Submitted by Dick on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:43
The bulkpub module, written by Dick Johnson, principal at VR Communications, Inc., is now available on the drupal.org site as a full project: drupal.org/project/bulkpub.
The bulkpub module provides a set of XML-RPC web service APIs that support remote bulk publication of external content to a Drupal 7 site.
Submitted by Dick on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 00:00
I see many job postings that ask for a person with skills writing XML transforms. The posts almost always end up assuming that such a person needs to be an XSLT expert. This need not always be the case! While it it is true that XSLT can be used to transform XML, there are reasons why you might want to consider doing XML transform using another programming language. My favorite language for transforms is Python.
Here is why I often choose to script in Python or PHP instead of using XSLT:
Submitted by Dick on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 00:00
I have used my wsdl2dita Python script to generate DITA source files from the WSDL file describing CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Standard), which is sponsored by OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), the same organization that sponsors the DITA standard.
Using the DITA Open Toolkit I generated a PDF file, which is posted on this site's download page. For those curious, you can browse through this PDF (also available on the Downloads page) to get an overview of the web services and operations that make up the CMIS standard.