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JavaDev'06: ESBs Will Turn Devs into Integrators

Beginning this week, Integration Developer News begins our countdown to JavaOne 2004 with a series that poses the question: "What changes are coming for the career Java developer in the next two years?" This week, Dave Chappell, one of Java's foremost experts on JMS and integration, spells out why Java devs needs to think "outside the stack," to learn skills that will better tie Java into .NET and other non-Java platforms. The Enterprise Service Bus, he says, will transform how Java devs think about APIs, data sharing and workflow.

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Does EJB 3.0 Put J2EE Thinking on Its Head?

Developers got their first view into the future of Java development during last week's TheServerSide Java Symposium, and what's in store may put some Java thinking on its head -- literally. See why EJB Expert Group members say today's "view of the [J2EE] container will disappear," as the bean takes on more significance -- and self-directed smarts. See what the pursuit of EJB simplicity might mean to your career, and what other devs are saying.

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A Dev's View Inside the Enterprise Service Bus

Go in-depth with Dave Chappell in an Q&A on ESBs on the eve of the release of his O'Reilly book on the Enterprise Service Bus. Integration Developer News spoke with Chappell to get insights on how ESBs work, and more importantly, how they may change how Java devs look at XML, XPath, messaging and transaction-driven integration projects.

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Apache Releases First Geronimo Codeset

Developers can now get their first glimpse at real code for Geronimo, ASF's Open Source J2EE project. Source and binaries are available for a free download. See why Geronimo's code release signals that another J2EE Open Source option is closer than many thought.

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Countdown to BPEL Begins - A Dev's FAQ

Controversy is giving way to simple hard work on BPEL4WS, the proposed orchestration standard for web services supported by both Java and .NET vendors. BEA and IBM have jointly submitted BPELJ, a plan to implement BPEL for Java J2EE -- so devs could be working with business process across Java and .NET apps by year end. All the while, Java vendors say they'll keep touch with Microsoft to make sure BPEL works with .NET. Get the details on a busy BPEL summer.

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Sybase's "At-The-Glass" Tools Ease Mobile Dev

This month, Sybase begins shipping a new software toolkit for ISVs that promises brings a new perspective, and a ton more efficiency, to the chore of tuning and integrating enterprise apps for mobile users. See how Sybase's Mach Desktop could let devs sidestep complex and tricky backend integration and instead do "at-the-glass" integration, by just picking the data elements they want from one or many backend applications.

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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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A Developer's Roadmap to Using WS-Security

This week, WS-Security, one of the core building blocks for interoperable web services security, was adopted by OASIS. To help devs understand what the adoption of WS-Security might mean to their business -- and career -- IDN spoke with the WS-I's Steven Van Roekel, who details how developers can use it, what cross-platform features exist and are planned.

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Quick Guide to Taming XML for Integration

Knowing some in-depth XML can really make a difference in the performance and ease of integration for certain beginner web services projects. IDN spoke with execs from an experienced web services development firm to provide a Quick Guide to some of the best XML tips for senior Java and ASP/.NET developers.

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Tips & Tricks: A Cross-DB Resource Guide

More and more, enterprise developers (Java, VB/.NET, C++, etc.) are being asked to create more efficient solutions for providing cross-database access to applications and users. Even without knowing a great deal about web services techniques, developers have a growing number of options, thanks to a variety of enhancements to familiar tools and techniques.

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Microsoft Previews Upgrades for Mobile .NET

This week, Microsoft will provide devs a "preview" of its first upgrade to its .NET Compact Framework. Microsoft engineers say that the improved performance, UI support and backend access technologies (including XML, COM SQL) will make it tons easier for devs to design, build, test and deploy mobile apps at work.

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Download: WS-I Testing Tools Ease Dev Pains

The Web Services Interoperability Organization has released a pair of testing tools for devs building web services to help them make sure their services will interoperate with others across the enterprise or the wide area. IDN speaks with a WS-I exec to get insights on how devs can begin using the Java and C# tools, and learned how WS-I may prompt better vendor standards.

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