Subject: Proposed ubl-ssc additions for week of 5 February 2007
Hello UBL TC, Here are the items we will be considering for addition to the UBL Support Page in this week's TC meetings. Note that we are still in the process of establishing proper categories for such materials. It is not clear to me whether items 3 and 4 on this week's list should be categorized under "Commercial Products and Services" or whether we need a new category, something like "Free Products and Services with Ties to Commercial Products and Services" so that "Commercial Products and Services" can be reserved for things like listings of UBL consultants and commercial products that have UBL support built in. Item 3 also raises the question of whether we want to include UBL 1.0 support materials on the ubl-ssc page (a number of UBL 1.0 support items linked from the UBL TC page were not carried over to the initial ubl-ssc installation). We will discuss these issues in this week's TC calls. I'm getting to the proposed additions list early this week, but in future, it will typically go out around the same time as the Pacific TC call agenda. Jon ================================================================== 1. "Practical Universal Business Language Deployment" book http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/books-ublo.htm Practical Universal Business Language Deployment overviews the artefacts published in the Universal Business Language 2.0 specification, with details on schemes for deploying and utilizing the artefacts to effect stated objectives. This book is an electronic publication offering perpetual no-charge updates as the content evolves based on deployment and community experiences. ================================================================== 2. "Practical Universal Business Language Deployment" instructor-led hands-on training http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/sched-ublo.htm This is a one-, two- or three-day configuration of instructor-led hands-on training in the deployment and use of the Universal Business Language 2.0 artefacts. It is derived from the book of the same title and includes exercises that are not part of the publication. ================================================================== 3. OSS UBL API http://www.oss.com/products/ubl_main_asn1.html The OSS UBL API is an implementation of the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL), and can be used in conjunction with the OSS XSD/C Tools or the OSS ASN.1/C Tools. The API parses, serializes, creates, modifies, copies, and displays UBL documents in binary or XML format. The UBL documents are internally represented as C structures. The UBL Procurement process is fully supported (concrete API functions are provided for business transactions). UBL subsets are also supported, including UBL-SBS.A library and a set of samples using that library are available. Both static and dynamic versions of the UBL API libraries are supported on UNIX and Windows. ================================================================== 4. Contivo Builder http://www.contivo.com/home/xml-standards.html Contivo Builder is a schema vocabulary development tool that simplifies understanding and leveraging XML Schema vocabularies. The vocabulary approach enables developers to access the entire collection of schemas in UBL 2.0, readily reuse the component definitions in new schemas and capture the relationships between UBL and other schemas. Based on the Eclipse IDE, Builder is available at no charge. A vocabulary encompassing the entire UBL 2.0 schemas set is available for free download.