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Inside Whidbey: Microsoft’s View for Visual Studio 2004

This week, Microsoft offered devs a sneak peek and a roadmap for its 2004 edition of Visual Studio (a.k.a. Whidbey). The company also unveiled a revamped program to promote partnerships with smaller dev shops and ISVs. In sum, the tools, technologies and outreach are all geared toward making devs more efficient and better integrators. To give you a deeper view, IDN spoke with Microsoft's Ari Bixhorn, Visual Studio's Lead Product Manager.

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Netware 6.5 Marks Novell’s “Open Integration” Push

As Novell preps for the release of Netware 6.5, the company is poised to become the latest in a growing line of commercial software firms looking to provide devs with Shared Source/Open Source code access. Take a look at how Novell wants to broaden dev abilities to access source code and integrate it with their legacy systems.

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Yankee Says .NET, Java Empower Dev Integration

A research note from The Yankee Group suggests a promising future for developers who know how to develop and integrate applications using Java and .NET. Yankee's numbers suggest that as much as 50% of all Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)-centric projects may fall away from integrators and into the hands of devs that know how to use Java, .NET and XML-based web services to deliver small-scale integration.

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Yankee Predicts .NET, Java Tools to Eat into EAI

A research note issued this month by The Yankee Group suggests a promising future for developers who know how to develop and integrate applications using Java and .NET. Yankee's numbers suggest that as much as 50% of all EAI-centric integration may fall into the hands of devs that know how to use Java, .NET and XML-based web services to deliver small-scale integration.

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Juice Leverages XML for "Live" Desktop Integration

Juice Software is providing developers with an XML-based data integration platform that can bring "live" data updates directly to their end users' desktops from a variety of back-end software systems -- ranging from simple web pages, networked Microsoft Office applications, SQL databases and even high-end ERP systems.

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Devs Should Brace for Wave of Process, Modeling Tools

In the last several weeks, Microsoft, IBM, BEA, Borland, and CompuWare have all shipped new tools and/or extensions to help developers move their skill sets "up the stack" to better model their applications -- and include business logic in their dev projects. See why IT research firm Zapthink says it's just the beginning, and why Java and .NET devs should brace for a new wave of web services tools and IDE plug-ins that support developing process-driven services.

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IDN Offers Developers SOAP 1.2 JumpStart Kit

The W3C has finally published SOAP 1.2 as a formal standard, setting the Internet-based remote procedure call standard a core foundation for multi-platform web services. To mark the event, IDN presents a Developer JumpStart Kit for SOAP, amassing major SOAP assets for the developer. Click here for info on SOAP specs, Case Studies and tips from IDN, as well as from Apache, SoapBuilders, Soapware and even Microsoft (for free stuff).

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Download: Microsoft Tool Converts Java, JSPs for .NET

This week, Microsoft released for download its upgraded Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA) 2.0, a wizard-based tool that can automate the conversion of Java syntax and Java code to native Visual C# .NET. The key addition is JLCA's support for JSPs and servlets code. IDN takes a look at JLCA's features and talks with an early developer.

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W3C Adopts SOAP 1.2; IDN Offers Dev JumpStart Kit

The W3C last week officially published SOAP 1.2 as a formal standard, setting the Internet-based remote procedure call as a core foundation for multi-platform web services. To mark the event, IDN presents a Developer JumpStart Kit for SOAP, amassing major SOAP assets for the developer. Get info on SOAP specs, Case Studies and tips from experts from all over, including Apache, SoapBuilders, Microsoft, Java experts, Soapware and many others.

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Commercial Developer’s Guide to Open Source Licenses

Many commercial developers are becoming more interested in marrying Open Source with their commercial .NET, Java and legacy assets. But, navigating Open Source licensing can be confusing for enterprise developers, as there are more than 40 licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) to chose from. On the eve of the O'Reilly Open Source Conference, IDN talks to some famous Open Source execs to get a rundown on the most popular licensing options.

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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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Microsoft Offers ASP.NET Starter Kits, WebMatrix Tools

For devs that want to get deep with ASP.NET features, Microsoft has released its biggest set yet of free code, templates and downloads - and even made it attractive to tweak and share by making it available under a very non-restrictive license. See what Microsoft is making available, free and with few sharing restrictions.

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