XML SIG: XML Without Tears - 2nd-generation XML RAD



  • This presentation is focused on XML-centric Rapid Application Development technologies featuring the first public demonstration of Wizen's PowerXML software.


    Ramin Firoozye, CEO and founder - Wizen Software

    View Ramin's Powerpoint presentation.


    Cubberly Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00-7:30pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:30-9:00pm program


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    XML is a great foundation for data representation.

    But XML development is where SQL was 15 years ago. Lots of promise, but painfully slow to develop by hand. Having to start from scratch writing XML Parse handlers, DOM processing code, and integrating it into applications is painful and time-consuming.

    New 2nd-generation technologies like Wizen's PowerXML are designed to take the pain and suffering out of XML development and focus the task on the work that needs to be done. In this presentation, Wizen Software, a San Francisco-based startup will, for the first time, publicly show its new PowerXML X-RAD (XML-centric Rapid Application Development) technology.

    The PowerXML suite consists of a GUI pipeline development tool, a cross-platform server deployment platform, and an SDK with access from C++, Java, and the command-line. It brings together XML, HTML, XSLT, database access, Java, C++, XPath, and a host of new technologies into an easy-to-use and understand package so XML-centric applications can be developed very easily--in minutes instead of months.

    In this presentation, the basics of XML, XSLT, and XPath will be touched on, and live PowerXML demos will be used to illustrate solutions to complex problems. Integration with web-servers and other web-based services will also be shown.

    Time (and schedule) permitting; there will also be a sneak preview of the forthcoming Xaplet XML component architecture and X-RAD for web-services.

    Speaker Profile

    Ramin Firoozye

    Ramin Firoozye ([email protected]) is CEO and founder of Wizen Software (http://www.wizen.com). He has over 17 years of experience in high-tech development, international consulting, and management. He has published articles for various trade journals and has served as a speaker at technology conferences around the world (including XML-Europe and XML-One). He was personally involved in the design and development of several high-performance XML, XPath, and XSLT processors and one of the first DBMS to XML conversion systems. His first startup, Walkabout Software, Developed the first multimedia-capable web-browser. It was later sold to a large browser vendor outside the Bay Area in 1997. Wizen is his third startup.