DonXML this week on .NET Rocks!
Rory somehow convinced DonXML to drive up to the .NET Rocks! Studios for our first Thursday-night live show.
Don Demsak (a.k.a. DonXML) is all about XML and related technologies, and as such he told us Why XML? for the as-of-yet unbeliever.
Other topics include what the community gets wrong with XML, what's wrong with typed datasets, Object Constraint Language (OCL), what's wrong with the XML DOM, declarative programming and XAML, and SVG.
ScottW showed up in the second half with a surprise phone call!
Don Demsak (a.k.a. DonXML) is a Microsoft MVP and an independent consultant who specializes in architecting and programming multi-tier applications using Microsoft's .Net framework. He is an evangelist that is known for preaching the benefits of XML, SVG, and the .Net framework on various discussion groups across the web and on his blog. He also enjoys the intellectual comradery of working with people from around the world. Don is one of the founders of the SharpVectorGraphics (aka SVG#) open source project, which is bringing SVG to the .Net framework and a member of XmlInsiders, a select group of international professionals who have a demonstrated expertise in Microsoft's XML technologies and who provide valuable, early feedback on related developing technologies and publications to their peers, the Microsoft XML team, and others.