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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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Microsoft Ponders Full Reuse License for CE, Rotor Work

Microsoft licensing execs may soon allow developers to truly profit from the work they do cleaning up and improving Microsoft's CE and Rotor code, the head of Microsoft's Shared Source program Jason Matusow told Integration Developer News. Learn how you might profit from Microsoft's plan to launch a "non-commercial derivative license" program for CE and Rotor.

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Sun Gets Aggressive on J2EE Front with App Server, IDE

In the wake of the SunNetworks 2002 event, Sun Microsystems software engineers are putting final touches on a multi-platform version of their Sun ONE application server (formerly iPlanet). Downloads for Linux, Windows and Solaris (on SPARC) will be available in beta this week, with versions for Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX and IBM's AIX available in 90 days. Sun also wants to improve their IDEs -- both commercial Sun ONE Studio (formerly Forte) and the Open Source NetBeans toolset -- to make it easier for non-J2EE developers to get up to speed with app server development. See the roadmap.

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SharpDevelop Open Source C# Toolkit Upgrade Available

A free Open Source IDE for C# and VB.NET projects called #develop (SharpDevelop) launches a free upgrade to its toolkit this week, which developers can download beginning September 22. The free toolkit makes writing C# code simpler by providing developers several key features, including a syntax-highlighting editor, auto-generator for VB.NET and C# code, and identifying compilation errors in source code. IDN spoke with #develop developer Christoph Wille to get a rundown of the features and improvements.

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Hands-On: Architecting Asynchronous Web Services

Learn how best to deliver guaranteed two-way (asynchronous) communications that will confirm transactions, update databases and otherwise make sure both ends of the web service are in synch. IDN has gathered some of the best and most up-to-date resources (code sets, techniques, advice) available on how your fellow developers are addressing the issue of asynchronous web services communications.

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Secrets to Building a 'Customer-Service' Web Service

Developers from Extreme Logic used a combination of Microsoft.Net technologies with a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach, to build JoeAuto.com, an Internet-based auto repair business. The result is that consumers can go online to conduct a variety of operations -- schedule maintenance, receive a diagnosis, obtain pricing information, make service appointments, choose a loaner car, view repairs and even make payments. Learn the techniques you can apply to your business from Extreme's CTO Keith Landers.

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"Mono," the Open Source .NET, Ready for Developers

On the first anniversary of the launch of The Mono Project -- an "Open Source" version of .NET, which is based on C# and will run on Unix/Linux platform -- the technology is ready for developers. Integration Developer News spoke with Mono's creator Miguel de Icaza, who has also spearheaded work on the GNOME open source desktop.

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From VB 6 to VB .NET: Making the Move -- Part II

In Part II of a two-part series on migrating developer skills and enterprise assets from VB to VB.NET, the senior technical team from Greystone Solutions provides developers a key checklist for moving from VB to VB.NET, including .NET compatibility; use of ASP .NET and ADO .NET; and migrating existing applications to .NET technologies.

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Resources Galore Help Developers with Microsoft's WSDK

Last week, Microsoft released a "technical preview" of its Web Services Development Kit (WSDK), ahead of the general release late this fall. Key elements of the WSDK are aimed at providing developers with the first codesets to help them build services that use proposed workflow standards (including WS-Routing and WS-Referral). To jumpstart developers, Integration Developer News has provided a one-stop round-up on Microsoft WSDL resources.

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