First of all we should define EIPs and why we should use them. As the name implies, these are tested solutions for specific design problems encountered during many years in the development of IT systems.
Forecasters are often met with skepticism. Almost every time I tell someone that I work in forecasting, they say something about forecasting the stock market, or forecasting the weather, usually suggesting that such forecasts are hopelessly inaccurate.
The 2012 MissionKit was just released today and it has several new features that bolster the toolkit that already has just about everything you might need for easing the process of working with data in XML and relational data stores.