MySQL Federated Tables: The Missing Manual (7 tags)
A new MySQL storage engine allows you to use tables in remote servers as if they were local. Unfortunately, the documentation doesn't explain much more than that. Fortunately, Giuseppe Maxia can explain everything you need to know to make federated tables work correctly and efficiently.
SAML 2: The Building Blocks of Federated Identity (6 tags)
Paul Madsen reports on the developments in web services security, including a new major release of SAML, which provides the basis for building federated identity.