What’s in Java 10 (and 9) for XML Developers?

Java JDK 10 arrived this month (March 2018). It has much less radical changes compared to Java 9. The general trend: In: JSON/AJAX, Docker, effeciency, security JavaDoc, unmutable collections, more support for charsets in API Out: XML-WS (SOAP), CORBA, Java WebStart, RMI (When I say “out”, some are just removed…

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Analysis versus Synthesis: are we atuned to each kind of thinking?

Does some of the supposed discrimination in the hiring policy of high tech companies actually have the common root cause that while the companies’ hiring regimes are brilliant at identifying useful analytical thinkers they are weak at finding useful synthetic thinkers?  (In fact, the regimes may actually weed out useful…

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Schematron-Related Patents

Going to the USPTO website and typing aclm/(Schematron) into the advanced search field shows US patents that mention Schematron in their actual claims (the core of the patent).  Here is the result: PAT. NO. Title 1 9,146,908 Validating an XML document 2 9,128,999 Managing software product-line customizations 3 8,914,370 Generating…

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