All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘XML’

Android XML File Can Crash Devices

Apparently all Android apps have a file called the AndroidManifest.xml, and this contains information the system has to have before it can run any of the app’s code. So it’s a pretty important file. Unfortunately, if that file is malformed, it can cause big problems for the device that’s running it. Earlier this month, TrendMicro reported on the issue after …

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MOSO Launches New Version Of Xmplify XML Editor

MOSO recently released version 1.5.0 of the Xmplify XML Editor for Mac OS X. The Australian company built the editor specifically for Mac OS X 10.6, and says it provides a fully XML-aware editing environment with DTD and XML Schema-based auto-completion, automatic document validation, XSLT and XPath support, live HTML preview, etc. According to the company, Xmplify is in use …

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XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years

Roughly four years ago, XML co-inventor Tim Bray announced (in spectacular iPhone-hating fashion) that he had joined Google, mostly because of Android. He’s been serving as developer advocate. Now, Bray has announced that he is leaving the company effective March 17th, for much less interesting reasons. He simply doesn’t want to move to California, and Google will no longer allow …

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Facebook Awards Biggest Bug Bounty Payout Yet

Back in 2011, Facebook launched its bug bounty program, in which it would pay users disclosing security bugs that have previously gone undiscovered. The company kindly reminded people that it wouldn’t sue them if they gave it a reasonable amount of time to respond to the report before making any information public. This week, the company announced that it awarded …

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XML Found To Be Just As Fast As JSON

Since its introduction in 1996, XML has taken the world by storm by providing an easy to use markup language that’s used in everything from RSS to office productivity software. Its main competitor – JSON – is often quoted as being superior due to it being faster while using less bandwidth. One engineer has set to prove that wrong. David …

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Altova Unveils RaptorXML

At the XBRL26 Conference in Dublin, Altova unveiled RaptorXML, which it describes as “a ground-breaking new XML and XBRL validation and processing server”. It’s cross-platform compatible, and takes advantage of multi-core and multi-CPU computers and servers for fast XML and XBRL data processing. Features include: Ultra-high performance code optimizations Ultra-low memory footprint Cross platform capabilities for Windows, Linux, and MacOS …

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Microsoft Office And Its XML-Based Formats

This week, Microsoft launched Office 15 and Office 365 for Windows 8. As Zach Walton writes: The traditional Office 15 will come in multiple flavors depending on the user’s needs. The three versions available include Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Business 2013, and Office Professional 2013. What makes these stand out over previous versions of Office is …

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Google Docs to Drop .doc and Other Antiquated Microsoft Office Formats

This week, Google announced through a very short update to its official Google Apps update feed that Google Docs will be dropping export support for older Microsoft Office formats. As of October 1st, Google plans to eliminate the ability for Google Docs users to export their documents in Office 1997-2003 formats. Specifically, users will no longer be able to export …

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