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More Testimonials for XForms 1.1

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:56:53 -0700
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF55B32332.F7EB232A-ON88257646.007DC782-88257646.007E10DC@ca.ibm.com>
Below are several testimonials for XForms 1.1 that have been sent to me:

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EMC congratulates the XForms working group with the new XForms 1.1 
Recommendation.

XForms 1.1 is another major leap forward for this important XML technology 
which 
enables you to build end-to-end applications based on pure XML processing.
EMC has been actively implementing this new specification into its 
currently 
shipping "Formula" forms product.

Jeroen van Rotterdam
General Manager XML Solutions
EMC Content Management & Archiving Division

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SATEC, as an implementor of the XForms specification in its products, i.e. 
DataMovil, 
strongly supports the advancement of the XForms 1.1 specification to a W3C 
Recommendation. 
SATEC believes that the enhancements introduced in the 1.1 version improve 
and facilitate 
the use of the specification to implementors and final users, as well as 
providing new 
functionality that widens the field of application.

Rafael Benito
Director - Vertical Solutions Engineering
SATEC

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As the maker of XSLTForms, a client-side implementation of XForms 1.1, I 
have chosen XForms 
to develop professional web applications heavily based on XML.  XForms 1.1 
is now a mature 
technology including a complete set of required capabilities. Coupled with 
Native XML Databases, 
XForms is the interface element of the XRX architecture, which permits 
analysts to develop effective 
applications without any procedural source code.

Alain Couthures
Chief XML Architect
agenceXML

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XForms has long been an intriguing technology, a way of binding a complete 

user interface to an XML model that's vendor independent, portable, and 
capable of sophisticated validation and constraint modeling. It turns an 
XForms enabled client into a rich data editor at a time when rich data - 
XML - is increasingly becoming the de facto form in which we pass our data 

and data models back and forth. XForms 1.0 was a good start, but it had 
the 
same limitations that most first generation products have - not enough use 

cases to test all of its edge conditions, and those limitations held the 
technology back. XForms 1.1 takes seven years of thinking, 
experimentation, 
implementations and user feedback into account and unequivocably solves 
these problems hands down, while simultaneously remaining true to its 
underlying vision. It's much easier to work with, considerably more 
flexible, 
easier to implement and extend, and has taken advantage of the 
developments 
of the last half decade to incorporate up-to-date features, such as 
support 
for AJAX, Atom and SOAP, that make it useful both in RESTful and 
traditional 
SOA based distributed services. To put it simply, XForms 1.1 rocks!

Kurt Cagle
Managing Editor
http://xmlToday.org

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I have used XForms for many projects including Real Estate Forms, Metadata 
Registries, 
Requirements Analysis, Use Case Analysis and overall project management.

I have found XForms to be simple and yet powerful.  The fact that XForms 
has only 
around 21 basic elements means that it is easy to learn and also easy for 
me to 
automatically generate these XForms from XML Schemas.

XForms represents a shift from the nightmare of hundreds of incompatible 
JavaScript 
libraries to a single standard that we can base web application 
development on. 
XForms combined with new features that we hope to see in HTML-5 such as 
the datagrid 
will provide most web application developers with a new library of 
easy-to-use and 
easy-to-maintain web components.

I have also found that the integration of XForms MVC architecture to work 
very well 
with REST and native XML data stores.  The makes the entire process of 
converting XML 
into objects and then again into relational data completely unnecessary. 
This is driving 
many new web application architectures such as XRX and adding fuel to the 
NOSQL movement. 

Dan McCreary
President, Dan McCreary & Associates
Enterprise Data Consultants
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 22:57:32 UTC

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