XML-Based Portal Technologies and Data-Management Strategies

Chapter Overview

Chapter 7 discusses our use of a specific type of portal—an XML-based portal—as a foundation upon which to build an organizational datamanagement practice. After dodging a fast-moving hype bullet, we describe how the legacy code maintenance burden moves inversely to the degree of information engineering that organizations are able to implement. The pain inflicted by the legacy code maintenance burden can be reduced by reapplying information-engineering principles in an XMLbased portal environment. XML-based portals (XBPs) are a specific type of portal technology that greatly facilitates the implementation of specific data-management functions through the careful ...

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