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Sun, Microsoft Execs Comment on Sun Joining WS-I

Last week, after almost a year on the sidelines, Sun Microsystems joined the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), the web services standard group founded by IBM and Microsoft that now boasts more than 150 members. Integration Developer News spoke with senior executives from both Sun and Microsoft to get a sense of what Sun's coming into the WS-I tent will mean to the future harmony between Java and .NET-based web services.

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Java Execs Eye This Week's J2EE 1.4 Beta Release

This week, Sun makes the beta release of the J2EE 1.4 specification available for download. The key to this release is Java's support for web services standards (SOAP, XML and WSDL), and with this upgrade Java developers should be looking at their development in a new, more highly-integrated way. To find out just how J2EE 1.4 will shape the future of Java developers in a web services world, Integration Developer News spoke in depth with two of Sun's leading voices on J2EE: George Grigoryev, J2EE senior product manager, and Glen Martin, senior marketing manager for J2EE and web services.

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Using Perl for Oracle Integration Projects

Java, ASP and .NET developers working with Oracle, as well as Oracle DBAs, face increasing pressure to find affordable, full-featured tools to help with database integration development projects. One of the most affordable options, Perl scripting, has now become an even more powerful, cross-platform weapon, according to a recently released hands-on tech volume from O'Reilly. Integration Developer News talked with the author to get tips, tricks, and even some code samples.

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Microsoft Preps to Expand Source Sharing Programs

Microsoft is considering plans to broaden its programs for sharing source code from Windows, CE, .NET and other technologies. In fact, one program being discussed in Redmond would enable developers access to certain Windows source through a smart card. There is even a "community collaboration" process being reviewed, where Microsoft will launch online newsgroups for support and advice. Much of this "opening" of software will be managed by Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. Integration Developer News spoke with Jason Matesow, program manager for Microsoft's SSI, to get more details on how Microsoft's "open" software plans might affect developers.

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Inside the Google Web API -- The Developer Appeal

It's been six months since the release of the Google Web API, and at least 10,000 developers (Java, .NET, Open Source and other enterprise disciplines) have downloaded the code and started to build applets and services. Integration Developer News spoke with Nelson Minar, one of the lead Google engineers on the project, to get an up close sense of how one of the biggest splashes in Internet-based web services to date is doing with the developer community.

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Stage Set for Wireless, PDA Web Services Specs

After a feverish summer agenda, the SyncML group has pulled together a number of key specs and test results for setting standards for the "mobile extended enterprise." The work on mobile services interoperability and management wraps up just as SyncML joins the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), the newly created federation of mobile standards groups. See why the momentum will stay high for setting a new wave of standards for Java- and .NET-driven mobile/wireless web services.

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P2P Tools Target Microsoft Office Data Sharing, Integration

Moves by Microsoft and competing ISVs seem to be setting the stage to bring web services-type data sharing to desktop applications. Learn more about the latest P2P sharing technologies to help enterprise developers build programs enabling end users to more easily access and share Microsoft Office files (in Word, Excel and Access).

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Scaling XML to High-Volume -- Dos and Don'ts

Developers looking to scale their pilot XML projects to embrace more volume or to link to more systems should carefully evaluate whether today's popular approaches will truly serve their needs. A recent whitepaper from Zapthink, web services consultancy in Waltham, Mass., found certain drawbacks with all of the top XML performance tuning options, including XSL, parsers and smaller element names. See how Zapthink says developers should cope.

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

For developers looking to unlock the secrets to a successful web services project, Kirby Turner, a Solution Developer with developer services and integration firm Avanade Inc. offers a keen insight: A web service, he says, is "simply a programmable application logic accessed by using standard Internet protocols." Turner uses this core idea as a basis for his "7 keys to building successful web services." In these tips, Turner touches on many questions, ranging from 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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JMS Work Brings Asynchronous Features to Apache SOAP

Vendor support for a variety of SOAP-to-Java (and Java-to-SOAP) communications techniques is gaining steam. In the latest example, the Apache Axis Project later this month will release the industry's first native SOAP support asynchronous web services. The support for asynchronous communications follows the inclusion of a JMS (Java Message Service) transport mechanism offered to Apache by Sonic Software.

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Online Lender Cashes In with Improved J2EE App Management

The lowest mortgage rates in 40 years has accelerated business for online lenders -- if their systems can run fast enough and work reliably. With the promise of a rapid ROI, one of the nation's fastest growing online mortgage broker has found a way to help their front-line Java developers overcome the complexity of J2EE management. The result: Developers have tons more visibility and control over their applications, without writing complex management scripts with SNMP or JMX (Java Management Exchange). See how and why the techniques used by NexStar Financial Services could change the whole game for managing Java and non-Java integrated apps.

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REST Moves To Put XML Data Sharing in Motion

As developers of web services become more interested in ways to support asynchronous communications, various vendors are pushing to improve SOAP-RPC capabilities. Meanwhile, another approach called REST (Representational State Transfer) is gaining developer attention as a way to tie together hundreds -- if not thousands -- of Internet nodes.

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