Daily Archives: May 26, 2006

A software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network

I have a long conference call today, lasting from 11:30 to 1:00. It’s one of those sort of broadcast conference calls, where I’m just a participant listening while others present. The presenters use LiveMeeting, and those of just participating watch their slides go by. We’re able to type in questions if we want. And every so often one of the presenters shares their desktop and shows us what they can do.

They’re specifically discussing web services. The most interesting part is when Antonio from TMAR shows us the development environment that they use. It’s not just XML code, rather it includes some sort of interpreter that allows him to drill down into a data view. It’s pretty cool. And apparently they wrote this development application themselves. Even cooler.

Then there are a couple of customer presentations, showing how they use web services. Yeah, yeah, we get it. Show us the development environment more. But, I’m able to listen and watch and also, while listening and watching, I’m able to organize the pile of papers that hides what I assume to be my desk underneath. And I finally find it, the desk.