/Doug Tidwell

About Doug Tidwell

Doug Tidwell is a Senior Programmer and Cyber Evangelist at IBM. He has more than a seventh of a century of programming experience and has been working with XML-like applications for several years. His work as a Cyber Evangelist is basically to look busy, and to help customers evaluate and implement XML technology. Using a specially designed pair of zircon-encrusted tweezers, he holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Georgia. He can be reached at dtidwell@us.ibm.com.

Parsing Comma-Separated Values

2010-05-26T11:18:17+00:00 May 18th, 2005|XML|

Ask the expert: My assignment on an XML pilot project is a transformation from data formatted in comma-delimited files (CDF) that the customer wants to transform into XML data. Seems logical enough, but I can't find any reference to a CDF-to-XML translator. What would you suggest? --Tom Watson, consultant Doug Tidwell responds: Tom, I think I have a solution. It all starts with getting the data.

XML Security Suite: Increasing the Security of E-Business

2010-05-26T11:19:02+00:00 May 18th, 2005|XML|

As more and more companies use XML to transmit structured data across the Web, the security of documents becomes increasingly important. This article presents some basics of Web security, describes the components of the XML Security Suite, and gives examples that illustrate how the technologies in the XML Security Suite increase the security of Web commerce.

Servlets and XML: Made for Each Other

2010-05-26T11:18:30+00:00 May 18th, 2005|XML|

Find out how Java servlets and XML work together to generate an XML document and DOM tree and interface with a database. This article includes a couple of useful techniques: using HTTP parameters to control processing and generating a DOM tree without an XML source document.

XML and How it Will Change the Web

2010-05-26T17:14:22+00:00 September 17th, 2003|XML|

If you listen to the current hype, XML sounds like a technological achievement on a par with sliced bread and the wheel. Beneath the hoopla, XML represents the next evolution in Web technology. In this article you can explore the basics of XML and find out how it will change the Web.