Ivelin is a frequent contributor to the open source community. Apache Cocoon, JBoss,
GNU XQuery and Jakarta Commons are among the projects he has recently participated
In his professional involvement Ivelin successfully used a balanced mix of open source
and proprietary tools to build multiple high volume transactional distributed systems.
Currently tech lead with BMC Software, Inc., his responsibility is to continuously
evaluate, disseminate and apply software development technologies and practices in
enterprise web application projects. Along with company architect Troy Cline, Ivelin
co-inventor of a patent pending technology for highly scalable transactions carried
the internet. Previous to his position with BMC, Ivelin occupied a CIO position with
Cyberfort, Inc., a company building web applications for the financial and security
sectors. A native of Bulgaria, Ivelin is co-founder of the first independent computer
book publishing company in the country.
Articles by this author
Though not yet a W3C Recommendation, XQuery has been around for a long time now.
This article looks at the trends in its deployment, and predicts the big opportunity
XQuery in web services integration.
Interactive Web Applications with XQuery
The W3C's XQuery language can be used to create HTML front ends to web services.
Ivelin Ivanov demonstrates by wrapping Amazon's ListMania interface.
Portal Syndication: Embedding One Web Site's Functionality in Another
Ivelin Ivanov shows how simple it is to syndicate functionality between web sites
when using Apache Cocoon.
In the first article of our new XQuery column, Ivelin Ivanov shows how XQuery
makes light work of rendering multiple RSS files into a single HTML page.
XML Forms, Web Services and Apache Cocoon
Server side business logic is often invariant with respect to the client device.
Ivelin Ivanov shows how the Cocoon XMLForm framework addresses the concern of separating
purpose from the presentation of a form, maximizing its reusability for a variety