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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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Hands-On: Building Asynchronous Web Services

How do web services devs best to deliver guaranteed two-way (asynchronous) communications to confirm transactions, update databases and otherwise make sure both ends of the web service are in synch? IDN has gathered some great resources (code sets, techniques, advice) from your fellow developers to help you take asynchronous web services head-on.

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Compuware Finds F1000 Seeking to Cut Java Complexity

Compuware's latest experience with F1000 firms shows that their dev execs are concerned with Java's growing complexity, especially as Java projects dovetail with web services and legacy integration projects. See how Compuware is bundling in modeling and integration-savvy features into its latest tools to help enterprises speed their projects.

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Dev Guide to 2004 Opps in SOA, XML Projects

A new report from ZapThink says that 2004 will see a dramatic rise in the size, nature and breadth of service-oriented projects, and makes suggestions for how enterprise devs, especially those with Java and .NET credentials, should hone their skills to take advantage of the trends. Get some tips on the hot skills for 2004.

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Java Devs React To Middleware Co's Site for .NET

The Middleware Company, creator and manager of TheServerSide.com, a leading online community for enterprise Java/J2EE devs, has launched a .NET version of its site. TheServerSide.NET is the first non-Java project launched by The Middleware Co. since its founding in 1998. See why The Middleware Co. feels now is the time to support .NET news and discussion - And why many Java devs welcome the outreach -- and many don't.

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Zapthink Preps Devs for Coming SOA, XML Future

A new report from ZapThink says that 2004 will see a dramatic rise in the size, nature and breadth of service-oriented projects, and makes suggestions for how enterprise devs, especially those with Java and .NET credentials, should hone their skills to take advantage of the trends. Get some tips on the hot skills for 2004.

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Can an Apache XMLBeans Help Speed Java Devs on XML?

Concerned that Microsoft is way ahead of Java in supporting XML, BEA has handed over its internally-developed XMLBeans technologies to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to make it available as Open Source to devs. BEA VP Byron Sebastian told us why BEA is concerned about availability of XML support for Java devs, and how an Apache-run XMLBeans may help.

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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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.NET Devs Get Help To Spur Code, Rules Reuse

Engineers at LogicLibrary have released a version of their asset management library designed to make it easier for .NET devs to share code and business rules across projects. LogicLibrary's XML-driven Logidex provides .NET devs with (a) Best Practices for tagging and identifying software, (b) quick search tools for locating assets, and (c) techniques for making sure the code built today can be reused tomorrow. See how XML brings power and efficiency to .NET development.

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Outlook 2004: XQuery's Final Countdown Underway

The W3C has completed its latest draft proposals for specs governing XQuery data models. The Last Call drafts for XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are available for review and open to comment until February. Except for tabling a plan for DTD-to-XML inter-communications, the W3C specifies how to create, store, recall and publish data and documents for XQuery access, and a test suite is under review. Get prepped with access to the spec, links to tools, dev (not vendor) briefings and forums.

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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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OMG Moves Closer to XML-Powered Reusable Code

Last week, OMG approved a proposed RFC on its Reusable Asset Specification (RAS), which seeks to standardize packaging software into a wide variety of easy-to-implement reusable assets, ranging from templates, codesets, services, APIs and business rules to fully-built applets and applications. See why IBM, Borland, Microsoft and other vendors and end users support RAS.

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