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The Four Principles of Successful APIs

API programs are growing in popularity among many corporations – both for IT and line of business professionals. Ronnie Mitra of the API Academy at CA Technologies, shares four key principles for delivering API success.

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Use Case: Building Add-ins for VS.NET

VisualStudio.Net has become a popular dev tool in large part because of its feature-rich structure and easy UI. However, it is not always easy to customize VS.NET. In this case study, Elementools CEO offers an insights, lessons learned (and sample code) on the best ways to adjust VS.NET to meet your individual dev needs.

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Rich Internet Apps To Tie SOA To Desktops

In 2005, Rich Internet Apps (RIAs) will be an important key to unlocking the power of end-to-end SOAs, says Scott Cranton, an IT architect and consultant. See how RIAs will bring "loose coupling" between desktops and middle-tier services, and forge the crucial "last mile" link between PCs and next-gen SOA back office apps.

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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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Today's Portals "Inadequate" for Web Services?

A stunning report from web services analysts Zapthink for portal developers recently predicted that today's web-based portals will prove "wholly inadequate" for loosely coupled, distributed web applications. Read why the solution may be "rich clients," of all things. And why such an approach could save devs lots of time -- and headaches.

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Today's Portals "Inadequate" for Web Services?

A stunning report from web services analysts Zapthink for portal developers predicts that today's web-based portals will prove "wholly inadequate" to meet the needs of emerging standards-based, loosely coupled, distributed applications. Read why the solution may be "rich clients," of all things. And why such an approach could save devs lots of time -- and headaches.

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ThinkTank Explores How Web Services Can Cut Coding Costs

Some of the nation's best-known financial companies will meet in New York next week to explore how standards-based web services (and related open standards) can speed up projects by cutting the amount of code it takes developers to launch or modify a business process. Get an overview of the event, and some insight into how Merrill Lynch is using open standards to cut costs.

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SOAP-Based Tool Targets Legacy C/C++ Integration

Developers at Softintegration have released the latest upgrade of their Ch tools aimed at making C/C++ code more portable and accessible from the glass house. The Ch scripting language, SDK and tools can be used to better hook C/C++ code into web services using SOAP, integrate with front-end databases, and even pass C/C++ calc functions to PCs and PDAs. Get a tour of Ch, and download the code.

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OASIS Preps Developers for UDDI v2 Standard

Next week, OASIS begins formal consideration of proposals for UDDI v2 as an Open Standard for web services registries, including its committee work on specifications, APIs, model requirements and implementations. See IDN's quick overview along with links to proposed standards and even sample code.

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W3C Issues "Last Call" on Web Services Descriptions

The W3C has issued its "Last Call" draft defining web services, and laying out the basic code requirements and architecture. This core spec, with final deadline for comment Dec. 31, will put to an end many of the political and technical debates over what a "web service" truly is. Most importantly to integration developers, this W3C doc finally begins to define how to build a web service that will interoperate with other systems.

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