This post concentrates on three new XML transformers: the XMLFlattener, the XMLSampleGenerator, and the XMLUpdater.
XML has a bad reputation as being difficult to understand and complex to use. It is bizarre that something so simple and obvious to look at can simultaneously be difficult to understand and a pain to work with.
But it’s only a pain when you don’t have the right tools: and FME2012 provides tools that work efficiently, in a way that is user friendly to even the most casual XML user.
If you’ve used FME2011 - or attended our FME World Tour - you may have noticed a new transformer. It’s not often a single transformer gets a whole Evangelist post to itself, but this remarkable piece of functionality is going to be both popular with power users and simple enough for novices.
This post explores a suggestion from an FME training course attendee on how to track assets using a combination of iPhone, Twitter, and GeoRSS. It’s simple and quite practical for use on a small scale.
This FME Evangelist is the second of a two part review of the FME Server-hosted FMEeopardy! contest from the recent FME User Conference; here we cover in detail how the Answer Submission part of the project works, how to send published parameters to FME Server workspaces and how to stream HTML output back to the web browser. Finally we’ll look at what Best Practice issues I learned the hard way!