Other things: Word HTML authoring, algorithms, device
This site is primarily the site of PageBox, hence the name.
PageBox is a way to distribute and deploy Web Applications, Web components and Web pages.
Beside PageBox we found useful to develop other sections:
Cuckoo is a Word plug-in written in VBA and C++ that parses Word documents to generate XML files.
Cuckoo is designed to generate XML content that can be combined with XML site files to produce XHTML documents. With Cuckoo, you can merge the XML produced from two or more Word documents or use a single CSS style sheet for a site.
Cuckoo is designed to reduce the cost of writing textual pages and maintaining a site because:
Cuckoo allows creating content in UTF-8.
You don’t need to know HTML to write pages with Cuckoo. You need to know a bit of XML, a bit of CSS and a bit of XSLT. The Cuckoo package contains numerous examples thoroughly presented in the documentation.
Ptah is a simple XHTML map generator written in Java. It has no configuration file and writes no file.
Ptah generates the XHTML code and then you just paste the code in your page.
Ptah can be used in combination with Cuckoo.
Ptah is Open Source, free and small. It is easy to modify to generate a different code.
Algorithms and methods
This section has two motivations:
We published a three-part article in Java Developer Journal (http://www.sys-con.com/java) and named "A Practical Solution for the Deployment of JavaServer Pages". You can find the three parts in:
We wrote this page when we were working on prediction. A Kalman filter aims to estimate a set of variables using a set of measurements.
B2B is increasingly important in our Society. B2B is also very important for PageBox that facilitates the organization of complex systems (I use your front-end, you use my service and so forth). The most fascinating example is the Air transport industry. This page explains how it works.
Society and computing
On this page we try to explain how people live from computing and how things will evolve.
The documentation is a bit old now (mostly July 2001). The idea of PageBox device is even older (August 2000).
A PageBox device is a box that runs a small Application server and a PageBox. Repositories deploy and update pages and Web applications on the PageBox devices. A Pagebox device serves a small number of users – an office or a family. Because users and PageBoxes run on a LAN, a response time is good and predictable.