OpenGIS Consortium Publishes Web Map Server Cookbook. The OpenGIS Consortium (OGC) has released a draft Version 1.0 Web Map Server Cookbook as "the first in a planned series of books detailing the implementation and use of OpenGIS Specifications." This Cookbook covers the XML-based Web Map Server (WMS) interface implementation specification. WMS "defines interfaces for Web-based software to learn about, retrieve, merge and query maps. The Cookbook provides the basic understanding and steps needed for implementing and exploiting the WMS interface and related technologies. Chapter 1 establishes the background and context of the WMS interface implementation specification including a discussion of WMS client and server development technologies (XML, XSL/XSLT, ASP/JSP, etc.). More.
Last night we updated the ASP.NET Website to ASP.NET 1.1. So far so good, we found a couple of bugs in the forums that we had to patch this morning, but overall the site seems to run faster! Today we got even more good news, we should have our new dual-processor SQL box online by-end-of-week. It's somewhat amazing that our little SQL Server (single-proc. 750 MHZ 1GB RAM) has handled the load of (we're serving about 100K unique users / day on the site right now.):
Unfortunately the search functionality of the forums is killing CPU utilization on the SQL Server. Once we get the new DB in place we'll dedicate it to the forums --- should definitley speed up the site even more! [via Rob Howard's Blog]
Last night we updated the ASP.NET Website
Essay: What makes a weblog a weblog? In progress. [via Scripting News]
Very good read.
Salesforce.com is expected this week to unveil partnerships with Microsoft, BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Borland Software