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Demand for Interop Fuels J2EE, Microsoft Unity

Last month's JavaOne put J2EE/.NET interop in the spotlight like never before, and could well mark a new era in J2EE-Microsoft relations. Sun and Microsoft technical experts stood together on stage to debut co-developed J2EE-to-.NET interop technologies. And, IBM, BEA, Compuware, among others, are also working one-on-one with Microsoft to craft tools, standards and Best Practices for better interop. Take a tour.

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End-to-End Security Takes Center Stage

This summer, stars are aligning for details specs and better tools for building end-to-end security interop between Java and .NET systems. Integration Developer News speaks with Eve Maler, a Sun security exec who also worked behind-the-scenes to help deliver last month's historic Microsoft/Sun pact on Single Sign-On security.

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Users Cite Top Java-to.NET Interop Issues

As F1000 firms continue to aggressively adopt .NET throughout their enterprises, many IT execs are looking for ways to better leverage their existing J2EE/Java assets with .NET. Identify Software, one of the nation's more innovative problem-resolution companies in the interop space, has compiled customer data and shared the Top 3 reported Java-to-.NET interop issues, and other insights.

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XML School Shares Latest Interop, Security Tips

This July, a unique XML Summer School event will provide devs with their first drill-down look at implications for the Microsoft/Sun proposed specs for building interoperable security/identity for Java and .NET web services. Devs will get sample code, patterns and Best Practices for working with SAML, WS-Security and even the newly-proposed Microsoft/Sun specs from those who worked behind the scenes on the proposal.

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The Challenge of .NET/Java Interop -- sans SOA

An increasing number of F1000 firms are looking for ways to easily get their Java/J2EE and .NET assets to better cooperate. It is a world rich with new standards and emerging technologies for web services, SOA and other "sharing" options for data and business rules. Henrich Gantenbein, a Solutions Architect with Avanade, a leading web services and integration firm, offers some valuable advice.

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SAML 2.0 Security Gets Test, Preps for Vote

SAML 2.0, the key upgrade to a core web services security markup language, passed two key hurdles last week. First, SAML 2.0 passed an interop test to exchange authentication, attribute and authorization info with other major security specs. Second, a draft SAML 2.0 spec is ready for the vote. Get the details.

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Inside WS-Security -- A Developer's View

As the WS-I's Basic Security Working Group convenes this week, IDN takes an in-depth developers' look at WS-Security, a top proposal before BSWG. IDN spoke with Steven Van Roekel, a Microsoft web services director, and one of the co-authors WS-Security with IBM, Versign and others. He details the vision and benefits of the proposal, discusses how developers could implement it, what cross-platform features exist and are planned, and how WS-Security backers are working with other camps.

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Health Care IT Project Eyes Semantic Web

Next month, a visionary group of IT and health care professionals hope to demo their approach to better interop and integration of medical data between providers - and even to improve patient access to their own medical data. IDN looks at health care IT's latest champions, who say the semantic web will provide better cross-platform data access that will be good for providers, patients and could even lower health care costs.

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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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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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Microsoft Services for Unix is Faster, and Free

To improve connectivity between Windows and Unix/Linux devs, Microsoft has released an upgrade to its Services for Unix Windows-to-Unix/Linux interoperability software. Starting with the current SFU 3.5 release, the software is now free to all Windows users. Get details on where SFU 3.5 zips up protocol and file performance, and get the free download.

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10 Vendors Offer Versions of WS-I Sample App

The Web Services Interoperability Organization has issued its first WS-I Sample Application, and immediately 10 major vendors, including Microsoft, BEA, IBM among others, released their implementations. Both the WS-I sample app and the vendors' implementations are available for download and review.

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