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Mainframe Integration Tips for Java, .NET

Java and .NET devs should look to a "runtime execution model" for using non-programmatic web services to leverage legacy apps, say experts at SD 2004's Best Practices event. See why these approaches, which offer quick and easy integration with mainframes, are boosting Java and .NET enterprise dev prospects.

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Java Toolmaker Borrows .NET Ideas

Long-time Java software maker Seagull Software has borrowed some "visual" ideas from Microsoft .NET to lower the bar on the complexity using Java/J2EE for connecting web services to legacy systems. See how Seagull's approach could help architects and IT managers get Java and .NET devs on the same page.

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Does Java Development Need New Leadership?

Java/J2EE devs and vendors are still reeling from this summer's JavaOne mesage from Sun, which virtually ignored the core enterrprise developer. Rather than help the core F1000 community identify new enterprise developer opportunities, Sun execs encouraged devs to pursue gaming, cellphones, devices and even auto dashboards. See why Java/J2EE devs may need to count on others -- such as Borland, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Nokia and even newcomer Orange -- for Java's next enterprise vision.

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.NET Designer Tool Cuts Coding By 80 Percent

A small Silicon Valley tools firm has developed a .NET developers' aid that can cut up to 80% of your .NET design and coding by providing end-to-end auto-generation of code for GUI, queries, workflow, transaction management and database connectivity. See why devs at McDonald's, Otis Elevator and others are sold on these .NET tools from Iron Speed.

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10 Tips for How To Get Your CEO on Board

As web services continue to mature, many developers are getting eager to tie them into their "glass house" legacy systems. To take that step, however, downstream .NET, Java and C# developers will need approvals from top line managers. An exec from Attachmate, provider of legacy emulation and integration, provides IDN with 10 good tips for winning them over.

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Chatty vs Chunky: A Dev Guide

More and more, developers in online forums and at events are asking for more info on the concept of "Chatty versus Chunky," coined by Jonathan Hawkins and Emmanuel Schanzer of Microsoft to describe an efficient 3-tier application design (web with to/from connections to stateful legacy systems). IDN provides this Quick Study list of some top technical sources on the topic to provide insight, templates and sample code.

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Covalent Provides Unified Web Apps Management

Covalent Technologies is offering a application management suite that looks to help devs better tie together their .NET and Java apps with Open Source assets. See how Covalent's upgraded CAM (Covalent Application Manager) suite will help make integrating legacy with Open Source a little less painful, and provide a one-stop view of .NET and Java apps that tie in with Tomcat, JBoss, Linux, Apache, and MySQL.

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New Tool Brings Richer UIs to PHP Web Apps

After several years in development, PHP-GTK 1.0 was recently released for free download This week, IDN focuses on the PHP-GTK extensions for PHP, which enable enterprise devs to employ PHP in more varied ways, notably to move away from the Web and use more traditional GUI technologies. Get the download, some sample apps and some great insights on using PHP-GTK for your next enterprise PHP project.

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Aeroprise Eases Wireless AppDev for Developers

A small Silicon Valley software firm may have "cracked the code" for developers when it comes to wireless app dev and integration. The key, say execs from Aeroprise, is simple: Don't rewrite the enterprise app for the device -- instead, bring the device to the app. See how an Aeroprise approach can pare hundreds of man-hours, and thousands of dollars, from your enterprise wireless project.

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Seagull Tools Speed Windows, .NET Integration

Like many Java tools providers, Seagull is looking to make it easier for enterprise devs to integrate web and legacy assets. With deep Java roots, Seagull is bringing some new tools to .NET and Windows devs that just may turn some heads about how the Java and .NET (and Windows) worlds will interact.

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Hands-On: 7 Keys To Building a Better Web Service

The secrets to a successful web services project arise from one key insight, says Kirby Turner, a Solution Developer with developer services and integration firm Avanade Inc. That is: A web service is simply "a programmable application logic accessed by using standard Internet protocols." In this article, Turner touches on seven keys to success, including using registries, setting security and even the vexing debate over how much XML hand-coding does a developer really need to know.

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Financial Firms Upbeat After B2B Web Services Test

Financial services devs have been given some guidelines on how today's web services technology can -- or cannot -- be used for complex and sensitive B2B cash management system integration. Overall, the verdict from some of the most demanding financial firms in the world can be summed up as "OK in some places. Almost more places. Let's stick with it." See why BoA, JPMorgan Chase and others are so optimistic, and what they say still needs to be done.

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