Saturday, November 01, 2003

More WinFS

Extended Blog Conversation "Metadata needs to be standardized, Metadata needs to be trusted / Metadata needs to be error-correcting, When performed on a large scale, moderation detects and FIXES "lies" in metadata, When a user first uses an aggregator, it should still be able to intelligently search. under repeat usage, it should get smarter, the more sites the user adds to their list, the "smarter" the search will get."

And the answer to these questions are .NET and WinFS.

Along similar lines, Can GNOME Storage Keep Up with Longhorn's WinFS?: "Storage is the only possible competitor to WinFS for the Linux community. It needs to be adopted, pushed, and developed NOW. It's easy to make fun of Longhorn for being so hyped up when it won't be released until 2005/2006, but the fact is that developers are going to start working on Longhorn software very soon. And developers create the market. If you want Linux to succeed on the desktop, you need apps. And apps need developers. And developers aren't going to care about Linux if they can make use of far superior technology on Windows. Which, I'm afraid, is starting to be the case. Just when open source was beginning to gain ground in the desktop arena, it is now starting to loose its edge.Storage is the only possible competitor to WinFS for the Linux community. It needs to be adopted, pushed, and developed NOW. It's easy to make fun of Longhorn for being so hyped up when it won't be released until 2005/2006, but the fact is that developers are going to start working on Longhorn software very soon. And developers create the market. If you want Linux to succeed on the desktop, you need apps. And apps need developers. And developers aren't going to care about Linux if they can make use of far superior technology on Windows. Which, I'm afraid, is starting to be the case. Just when open source was beginning to gain ground in the desktop arena, it is now starting to loose its edge."

Microsoft's New WinFS Gets the PDC Buzz "The next SQL Server edition, which is slated for beta release in the first half of 2004, features advancements such as a Common Language Runtime (CLR) that will be hosted in the database engine in order to give developers the ability to choose from a variety of development languages for building applications.

Mangione said the enhancements with XML and Web services in the next SQL Server will "provide developers with increased flexibility, simplify the integration of internal and external systems, and provide more efficient development and debugging of line-of-business and business intelligence applications.""

The end of stand-alone databases? It'll be interesting to see the effect of relational file systems glued together by web services will have on the Semantic Web.
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