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Day: November 13, 2001

Alpnet Launches FastTrackXML

ALPNET, Inc. announced the launching of its FastTrackXML, an extensible solution that offers corporations a quick and easy way to implement an XML-based authoring and single-source publishing system. Working with the client, Alpnet consultants and engineers implement, over a period of four to six weeks, a system that enables the client to author information modules, assemble them into publications and publish the result to paper, Web or on-line help. The FastTrackXML solution from Alpnet makes use of off-the-shelf packages and combines them with Alpnet design, development and customization services and powerful Alpnet -developed components. It is made up of an authoring environment and a publishing environment, developed and customized for one publication type, a service manual for instance. FastTrackXML from Alpnet lets users customize the content of the manualand output it to print, Web or on-line help format. Target users of FastTrackXML from Alpnet are publication departments, engineering teams that develop product information and marketing teams that need to publish the same information to multiple channels.

Jcorporate Releases Expresso Framework 4.0

Jcorporate Ltd. unveiled its Expresso 4.0 application development framework, a major release which includes integration with the Apache Jakarta Struts Framework. Expresso is an OSS Java application development framework, a foundation set of reusable, Java software components. By leveraging Java, JSP, Servlet, XML, J2EE, Javamail, Cactus, Log4J, JUnit, Xerces, Xalan, and Struts, Jcorporate empowers businesses to design and implement unique, adaptable, and unrestricted solutions that are independent of platform and application server.
Struts is a MVC light weight framework emphasizing presentation and application configuration, and bringing a powerful tag library to Expresso. Expresso 4.0 is an application development framework with components for developing database-driven web applications. Struts concentrates on specific areas of the application development process, whereas Expresso adds capabilities for database-stored security, object-relational mapping, background job handling and scheduling, self-tests, log4j logging integration, automated table manipulation, database connection pooling, email connectivity, event notification, caching, internationalization, XML automation, testing, registration objects, configuration management, automatic database maintenance, etc. Expresso is available for download at

New Book on Digital Rights Management

Gilbane Report Associate Editor Bill Trippe has co-authored the first book
about this important new topic, Digital Rights Management: Business and
Technology. As the title suggests, the book addresses both the business and
technical aspects of DRM. For publishers, DRM presents whole new
opportunities and new potential business models. Along with understanding
these business models, publishers must come to grips with the technology of
DRM. DRM includes complex component technology such as encryption and
watermarking, but it also needs to be understood in the broader context of
enterprise content management, digital asset management, and enterprise
security. This book provides comprehensive explanations of all these
topics, and includes detailed descriptions of all the vendor offerings, as
well as related standards such as XrML and ICE. Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology by Bill Rosenblatt, Bill Trippe, and Stephen Mooney
Published by Hungry Minds Books Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology

Stellent to Provide Content Management for Citrix Portal

Stellent announced a partnership with Citrix Systems, Inc. to integrate the Stellent Content Management system with Citrix portal software. The integration will enable users across the enterprise to contribute content in more than 225 formats directly into the Stellent Content Server through their Citrix portal. Citrix customers will be able to access and utilize features of the Stellent Content Management system, such as automatic conversion, search, subscription and workflow, through Citrix Content Delivery Agents. Citrix Content Delivery Agents are Web-based applications that plug into a user’s portal and provide direct access to a wide range of applications, content sources and services such as the Stellent Content Management system. Citrix and Stellent will engage in joint marketing and sales efforts through the Citrix Business Alliance Internet Solutions program.,

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