What about standards?

We are facing a phenomenon: The industry defines various standards (The worst thing about standards, is: There’s a plural to it!), and as a software vendor you try to stick to them. What does this have to do with PTV? In the past, xServers were based on JWSDP – a rather “tolerant” technology. If you sent erroneous (regarding the W3C standards) requests to an xServer prior to 1.10, they may have been proccessed and you received a response. So in a sense, we were not conform to the standard. Now, with the 1.10 xServers we are conform to W3C standard: the 1.10 xservers are based on CXF, which is W3C conform and follows a rather strict policy regarding standards.

In this context, some customers may face the situation, that they have to review their applications, when updating. Those customers, who have been using our jwsdp based 1.8 Java clients will have to think about this one. (afaik .NET developers won’t face any problems in this context). We will continue to deliver software that supports standards and document this.

By Martina Beck

Martina Beck has been working for PTV since 2000. As certified computer scientist she was originally responsible for providing customers with technical support and she later moved on to the Product Management division. Since 2011 she has been working for PTV as an online marketing manager in international marketing with an emphasis on social media (et al. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube). The PTV Developer Blog is the PTV Developer Components' lead channel. The posts on important topics and trends originate from close cooperation with developers, the product management and other experts.