ZOIS's Home Web-Server
|Stag House, Kirkgate|
ZOIS Home web-site. This site
is visible from the Internet at large and is used for demonstrations
and other stuff that can not be easily placed on the main ZOIS site.
ZOIS itself is a small consultancy specializing in
large UNIX and Java based On-Line Transaction Processing systems. We
would encourage you to read the papers on the ZOIS public site. They give more
detailed information on what we do.
ZOIS Limited is
registered in England, Number 2197775.
ZOIS is based in
Cockermouth, the Registered Office is 14a, Main St, Cockermouth, CA13
The primary reason for the 'home' site was to allow demonstrations to be deployed rapidly with the hope of impressing clients and potential clients. Only a few have a link to the front page ...
- The Jobcentre Plus Examplar
- The UK Government's Public Employment Service is known by the
moniker 'Jobcentre Plus' and its online presence is currently known as
Universal Jobmatch or
Jobsearch Direct, depending upon the variable branding that they
use. A system was written, original in an indignant response to the
closure of the local Jobcentre Plus office, called the Jobcentre
Plus Mirror Database. It aimed to provide vacancy data in a
timely and better manner than the official site. It depended upon
scraping the official site site and then providing a better web
interface; RSS, JSON, e-mail feeds and a bulk download. With the
advent of the latest version of this Government site, we've been asked to stop. What's left is a
neutered example showing, in part, what
it used to look like. It's based on a sample database of out-of-date
vacancy data, about 100,000 records in size.
Some Technical Notes have been made on the nitty-gritty of these things:
- The Universal Jobmatch Archive
- When Universal Jobmatch, the current web-based Public Employment
Service in the UK was launched we were specifically not allowed to
scrape it; it was the reason why the Examplar exists. About mid-March,
2013 the Terms and Conditions for use changed, allowing scraping once more. The FTP archive is thus running
again and one can use a
zois.comURL to note otherwise ephemeral postings on the Jobmatch site.
- The Cockermouth RSS Portal Page
- Original, this page was intended as a
demonstration of how a simple RSS fed page can be built to exploit the
now defunct JCP Mirror system and its
use of RSS. It now
it switched off, the page should appear correctly, if a little less
A Technical Notes have been made on this:
- Building an Asynchronous Portal using Lightweight HTML Injection.
- A Map with Dynamic Elements
There are search interfaces to the Examplar elsewhere on this page.
Looking for the ZoisClock Java J2ME program? This has has now been written up as a Technical Note (TN-2009-10-01) and removed from here. Follow the links in the TN to find it.
Thank you for your interest.