Bobby Wolf has a good summary of what's happening with the different Web Services packages in the Java world. He writes about packages like JAX-WS and JAX-RPC and where he thinks things are turning to. A nice list of links there as well -> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog_comments.jspa?blog=392&entry=83694&ca=drs-bl
I need your help. I'm going to the PDC and I need to read up on various .NET 2.0 stuff before going there, to get most out of it. ASP.NET and Web Services/Interop is my main focus, so if someone out there knows of a really good book to read, please comment. I got a few books that I've read already, like the "A First Look at ASP.NET v2.0" by Homer/Sussman/Howard, but I'm sure there are more updated ones.
I did my registration to the PDC today, it will be so interesting and fun going there. There will be so many cool tracks and session, it'll be a tough time figuring out which ones to attend to. When I get back I'll have to do some "awareness sessions" for my mates at work, but I don't mind at all doing that.
It seems there will be lots of Swedish people going over the pond this time, so LA watch out :) The last time I was at the PDC I didn't get any chance to see anything of LA except for the Convention Center and the hotel. This time I'll try to go there a day or so ahead.
I needed to generate an XML document that showed all directories and html files in a certain folder and the folders below that. This is what I quickly wipped up:
/// Summary description for MenuBuilder.
public class MenuBuilder
public static void Main(string args)
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
//recurse through directories and return XmlNodes
XmlElement elem = GetData(@"c:\temp", doc);
private static XmlElement GetData(string dirName, XmlDocument doc)
//create a new node for this directory
XmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement("dir");
DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(dirName);
foreach (DirectoryInfo dinf in di.GetDirectories())
//Recursively call the directory with all underlying dirs and files
XmlElement elemDir = GetData(dirName + "\\" + dinf.Name, doc);
//Append the files in this directory to the current xml node
foreach (FileInfo finf in di.GetFiles("*.htm*"))
XmlElement elemDir = doc.CreateElement("file");
If all goes well, I'll be going to the PDC
in September. I keep my fingers crossed. Registration opens June 7 and the prising information is avalable now. There is a PDC news RSS feed