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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
"ConciseXML is a new syntax that builds on the best
features of XML and S-Expressions while eliminating their constraints."
"Because XML was not designed for data, it has serious
ambiguities and constraints. These limitations are hard for many to understand because most articles never address them. ConciseXML, a
superset of XML 1.0, aims to solve not only these limitations but also the verbosity of XML."
"The Cambridge, Mass. upstart created a programming language
called Water that's designed specifically for handling XML
(Extensible Markup Language) data."
"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."
Linux Business Week: XML Sucks
"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#"
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"