Petals ESB Wiki Petals ESB is an open source ESB developed by the OW2 Consortium. It is a tool for implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA). It is standard, modular, and physically distributed, to adapt to large scale infrastructures. Rich Internet Applications Backbase Customer Experience Platform (CXP) helps you create rich, interactive web portals and mobile applications. Allowing you to create, and manage deeply relevant customer experiences on any device. Delighting your customers and driving measurable business results.
XML Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format which is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined by the W3C's XML 1.0 Specification and by several other related specifications, all of which are free open standards. The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality and usability across the Internet. It is a textual data format with strong support via Unicode for different human languages.
Gecko (layout engine) Gecko is a web browser engine used in many applications developed by Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation (notably the Firefox web browser including its mobile version and their e-mail client Thunderbird), as well as in many other open source software projects. Gecko is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public License version 2. It is designed to support open Internet standards, and is used by different applications to display web pages and, in some cases, an application's user interface itself (by rendering XUL). Gecko offers a rich programming API that makes it suitable for a wide variety of roles in Internet-enabled applications, such as web browsers, content presentation, and client/server. Development of the layout engine now known as Gecko began at Netscape in 1997, following the company's purchase of DigitalStyle. As Gecko development continued, other applications and embedders began to make use of it.
Layer 8: Raytheon gets $10.5M to develop "serious games" These aren't your basic video gaming systems here. The US government gave Raytheon BBN Technologies a $10.5 million today to develop what it called "serious games" that result in better decision-making by teaching players to recognize and diminish the effects of their own biases when analyzing information used to make decisions. Under a contract from the government's cutting edge research group, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Raytheon BBN will develop game-based training programs featuring an international detective theme developed by game designers, cognitive psychologists and experts in intelligence analysis and in measuring game-player engagement. In other news: 11 cool robots you may or may not have heard of IARPA said that some research has shown that serious games, what it calls videogames developed for educational, therapeutic, or other non-entertainment purposes, can develop positive learning for real- world skills or behavior changes.
Apache Synapse Apache Synapse is a simple, lightweight and extremely high performance open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and mediation engine. It began incubation at the Apache Software Foundation on August 22, 2005, and graduated as a sub project of the Apache Web Services project on January 2, 2007. After implementing extensive support for legacy systems integration, it moved out from the Apache Web Services project as a Top Level Project (TLP) of the Apache Software Foundation on the February 5, 2008. Apache Synapse is released under the Apache License. Synapse has implemented a non-blocking HTTP/S transport implementation over the Apache HttpComponents/NIO module to handle thousands of concurrent requests using very little resources and threads. This implementation is capable of connection throttling to control the rate at which large messages are read and processed, and thus can handle heavy concurrent loads of large messages using constant memory.
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Apache ServiceMix Wiki Apache ServiceMix is an enterprise-class open-source distributed enterprise service bus (ESB) based on the service-oriented architecture (SOA) model. It is a project of the Apache Software Foundation and was built on the semantics and application programming interfaces of the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification JSR 208. The software is distributed under the Apache License.
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