XForms and Native XML Storage

December 30, 2008

One area where it makes a lot of sense to preserve an end-to-end flow of XML data is with XForms applications. In other words, it makes sense to use XForms to implement electronic forms and then to store the information from those forms in a native XML database. This is an area where IBM has seen quite a lot of activity, particularly in various government environments. IBM has implemented electronic forms for gathering procurement information in large government departments, for gathering tax information from consumers and businesses, and for gathering social services information.

Along the way, IBM has developed expertise, best practices, and some useful tools. Here are some articles you may find interesting:

And here are a couple of screen cam recordings:

I look forward to bringing you even more news about the synergies between XForms and native XML storage early next year.

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One Response to “XForms and Native XML Storage”

  1. Vitor Says:

    Hi Conor,
    great list of resources. For Ruby on Rails users, I would also suggest the blog entry “Creating webservices using Ruby on Rails, DB2 and XForms – METS Standard” from Nuno Job, one of the DB2 Student Ambassadors at University of Minho, Portugal. He created several screencasts that show how to use XForms with DB2 pureXML and the METS standard and has blogged about it, including also some code samples. The blog entry is available at this URL: http://nunojob.wordpress.com/2008/02/26/mets-standard-with-ibm-db2-express-c-using-xforms-as-user-interface-and-ruby-on-rails-as-a-rest-web-services/


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