Friday, April 25, 2008

UDDI over SOAP over HTTP over TCP over IP over Ethernet over SOAP over ...

PVS sample code
The first exercise session of the lecture on protocols for distributed systems starts today. During the last few weeks, I have written a lot of sample programs that partially implement or use most of the covered protocols on top of TCP sockets. Apart from some unpleasant experiences with COM, it was good fun, largely due to the simplicity of the technologies. The exercise later in the semester will also feature some of our own research products.

Friday, April 18, 2008

DGS List Manager complete

Web Forms with InfoPath

The first version of the DGS List Manager is now complete and in productive use for the VSR homepage. The programs serves as a front-end to the Data Grid Service (DGS), a Web-service for creating and managing lists of aribtrary XML content in an ad-hoc fashion via an easy to consume interface.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

PhD Talk

Yesterday, I held a presentation on my PhD area of research at an internal group meeting. While it was quite challenging to pack the most important things in 30 minutes, I got some valuable feedback for further improvements of the talk. As the thesis itself is currently under my supervisor’s review, I’m now more occupied with the upcoming semster than with my PhD.