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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


Stylus Studio 6 From Progress Software, An Integrated Tool With Breadth
Building out from the base there's XSL, Web Services and XQuery just to name a few

XML Development - the term can mean many different things given the technologies currently available. At the center of it all is XML Schemas, DTDs and instance documents. Building out from the base there's XSL, Web Services and XQuery just to name a few. Because of this, it's not uncommon for a developer to have several tools, each specialized in one of those technologies. Stylus Studio, however, provides an integrated environment for XML development with broad support for the various technologies. This review covers its capabilities in some of the major areas.

XML and XML Schema Editing
At the center of all XML development is XML itself, schemas, DTDs and instance documents. To work with the core, Stylus Studio offers developers a set of easy-to-use tools for editing XML documents, XML Schemas and DTDs. When working with XML documents, the data is presented in three different views:

  • Text - Standard text editor with XML syntax highlighting, keyword completion and validation;
  • Tree - A tree view of document nodes that can be expanded and collapsed;
  • Grid - A specialized view that displays XML documents in a spreadsheet-like view; excellent for working with documents with repeating or list nodes.
XML Schemas are also presented in the Text and Tree views, but the Diagram view is an added option for schemas (Figure 1). The Diagram view is a graphical representation of schema elements and structures. One simple but effective feature of the Diagram view is the ability to zoom in and out, which lets developers see the big picture of the schema documents they're working on. While the document is edited in any view, all other views are updated on-the-fly.

Another nice feature of the XML Schema editing environment is the ability to create schema documentation simply by clicking on the documentation tab at the bottom of the editing window. The result is an HTML document with clear definitions of each element and type, the text of the definition as well as sample XML text for additional clarity.

XQuery and SQL/XML
Stylus Studio provides two ways to query data sources: XQuery for XML documents and SQL/XML for relational databases. XQuery documents can be created and edited using the Source editor and graphical Mapper editor. Stylus Studio creates a tree representation in the Source editor for each XML instance document referenced in the XQuery code. Nodes from these structures can be dragged into the query source to build any XPath statements quickly. While typing in the Source editor, a context-sensitive popup appears containing functions and any previously defined variables.

Developers can also edit XQuery documents in the graphical Mapper view. As with the Source editor, referenced XML instance documents are presented as tree structures. The Mapper also displays the return document structure as a tree. Nodes from source documents can be dragged to the return structure to build the appropriate output. XQuery functions are applied by inserting graphical representations of the desired function into the Mapper and attaching the appropriate source and target nodes. Stylus Studio supports the July 2004 draft specification of XQuery 1.0.

SQL/XML statements can be easily created using the DB-to-XML Data Source editor. It should be noted that this editor requires a JVM version 1.4 or higher on the machine that Stylus Studio is running on so JDBC can manage the connections. Stylus Studio ships with support for IBM DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, "Today there are so many facets to XML development that finding a single tool that effectively provides almost all of the functionality of the different areas is difficult."

Informix and Sybase. It also provides ODBC connectivity options through the DataDirect SequeLink server. Once connected to the host database, schemas, tables and columns are presented to the developer in a tree structure. When a table is dragged into the text editor, the statement can be built as SQL/XML. From here, the source code can be edited to structure the resulting XML as needed. As in other editing environments in Stylus Studio, a popup window of relevant functions, tables and column names is available when typing. Once saved, the SQL/XML statement can be used as a source document for other operations in Stylus Studio.

Web Services
Stylus Studio assists Web Services developers in creating services by acting as a stripped-down Web Services client. It's easy to create a call to a Web Service; simply identify the URL of the WSDL document for the desired service and Stylus Studio creates the requisite SOAP message. WSDL documents can be retrieved from either a file system or UDDI registry. The service call can be saved and reused as an XML source document for other operations in Stylus Studio; the call parameters retain the values set at the time saved.

XSLT and XML Mapping
XML document mappings are easily created in Stylus Studio using the XSLT editor. There are four views to this editor:

  1. XSLT Source
  2. Mapper
  3. Parameters
  4. WYSIWYG
The XSLT Source, Mapper and WYSIWYG are linked so that changes made in one are immediately reflected in the other. Figure 2 shows a simple XSLT mapping. The source for the transformation, which appears on the left side of the screen, reuses a previously created SQL/XML document. The target document, represented by the tree structure on the right, is based on a previously defined schema. The center pane shows any transformation functions in graphical form.

In the example shown, the function is a simple <xsl:for-each> statement that copies all user records to the target document. Additional functions can be added to the transformation either by typing the appropriate XSL code or selecting the desired function from a popup list of options.

Summary
Today there are so many facets to XML development that finding a single tool that effectively provides almost all of the functionality of the different areas is difficult. Stylus Studio from Progress Software, however, makes a very good attempt and delivers on that idea. It has strong support for the core - XML and XML Schema editing, good tools for XML mapping and transformation via XSL. It adds capabilities for newer technologies such as XQuery and supports Web Services. Overall, Stylus Studio is an excellent item for the XML developer's toolbox.

About Brian Barbash
Brian R. Barbash is the product review editor for Web Services Journal. He is a senior consultant and technical architect for Envision Consulting, a unit of IMS Health, providing management consulting and systems integration that focuses on contracting, pricing, and account management in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Stylus Studio 6 From Progress Software, An Integrated Tool With Breadth. XML Development - the term can mean many different things given the technologies currently available. At the center of it all is XML Schemas, DTDs and instance documents. Building out from the base there's XSL, Web Services and XQuery just to name a few. Because of this, it's not uncommon for a developer to have several tools, each specialized in one of those technologies. Stylus Studio, however, provides an integrated environment for XML development with broad support for the various technologies. This review covers its capabilities in some of the major areas.

Stylus Studio 6 From Progress Software, An Integrated Tool With Breadth. XML Development - the term can mean many different things given the technologies currently available. At the center of it all is XML Schemas, DTDs and instance documents. Building out from the base there's XSL, Web Services and XQuery just to name a few. Because of this, it's not uncommon for a developer to have several tools, each specialized in one of those technologies. Stylus Studio, however, provides an integrated environment for XML development with broad support for the various technologies. This review covers its capabilities in some of the major areas.

providing an example of how the technology can be used always helps.


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