International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CIS2E 08). Paper: Using B-trees to Implement Water: a Portable, High Performance, High-Level Language
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Merrick Stemen looks at the fastest, easiest way to program web services and offers examples implemented in the Water language. This article compares a Water language web server program with the equivalent Java programming.ComputerLetter
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The notorious complexity and inefficiency of XML have opened up some intriguing and perhaps lucrative opportunities for technology startups
"One of the most intriguing approaches [to XML] is a programming language called Water, being commercialized with a Draper Fisher Jurvetson-backed startup called Clear Methods. It has been designed to handle and work with XML in a much more native way than most commercially important languages."
"The Cambridge, Mass. upstart created a programming language called Water that's designed specifically for handling XML (Extensible Markup Language) data."
"Recently, SearchWebServices.com spoke about the Water language and the limitations of XML with Water co-creators Mike Plusch and Christopher Fry, CEO and chief scientist, respectively, for Clear Methods Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. "
"Clear Methods says programming with XML needs to be simplified--and it hopes its software, designed with that in mind, will win over converts."
Clear Methods, a startup providing advanced XML and Web services technology, today announced that Michael A. Cusumano has joined the Clear Methods Board of Advisors.
"Developer Colin Saxton, of the UK-based integration software company Exel Computer Systems plc, agrees that XML is bloated"
"Das im US-Bundesstaat Massachusetts angesiedelte Startup-Unternehmen Clear Methods hat die Programmiersprache "Water" herausgebracht. Ihr Einsatz soll die Entwicklung XML-basierender (Extensible Markup Language) Anwendungen vereinfachen"
"Clear Methods is promoting its Steam run-time engine and Water, an executable language that, Plusch said, “radically simplifies XML."
"Two-year-old Massachusetts start-up Clear Methods Inc says Web services are having trouble getting off the ground because of XML, one of key props Web services are supposed to be based on."
"Clear Methods, of course, has a solution to these pesky problems like the fact that XML isn't a single uniform common language to express logic and data."
"XML 1.0 isn't the lingua franca it's cracked up to be, Mike Plusch from Clear Methods is claiming, it's 'unreliable, ambiguous, verbose, and isn't designed to work with logic and complex data structures.'"
"Not only can content be built in XML format and transferred with XML-based messaging, it also can be processed at its destination with XML commands and application code."
"With this week's release of Version 3.10 of the Steam platform, Cambridge, Mass.-based Clear Methods says it has not only increased the flexibility of Web services, but extended XML from the Web realm to all levels of computing."
"Clear Methods, a startup that has created a language and runtime engine that can power XML as an alternative to Java or .NET in some instances, has released the latest version of its Steam Engine -- Version 3.10."
"Clear Methods Inc., an XML and Web services solutions startup, has upgraded its offerings, known as Steam and Water, to enable faster, more efficient development of XML-based business solutions and Web services."
"Despite all its promise for free data exchange among disparate applications, Web application developers still contend with XML's shortcomings. Startup Clear Methods claims to have developed a powerful yet simple solution: XML as a general-purpose programming language called Water."
"F# isn't the only language Microsoft is working on, although details about an X# [now also known as Xen] are rather murky. X# is rumored to be a language focused on more intelligent processing of things like XML documents, much like ClearMethods' Water language, but there have been denials that the company is working on this."
"Most software experts agree the vital cog to facilitating Web services development is XML, but not everyone out there thinks Microsoft, IBM and myriad other vendors use XML as the flawless cure-all."
Darryl Taft from eWeek caught up with Mike Plusch, CTO of Clear Methods and got the details on Clear Methods, Steam, and the Water language.
"Le langage de Clear Methods se distingue de XML par son caractère dynamique et orienté objet."
"It's too complicated. It's too expensive. That's why it's change-or-die time"