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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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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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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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Interoperability Guide to WS-I Basic Profile

The first formal docs for building integratable -- and interoperable -- web services are available free from the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I). IDN goes in-depth on the WS-I Basic Profile, to show devs how they can best use the docs, which reflects 1000s of hours of development and testing by teams from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle among others.

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Devs Can Download First WS-I Interoperability Tests

Devs can now download the first set of WS-I interoperability testing tools aimed at ensuring compliance with its Basic Profile 1.0. See what's in the key tests for making sure that vendor and end user implementations of web services will work across Java, C#/.NET and legacy environments.

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Downloads: WS-I Issues First Interoperability Tests

The WS-I has released the first set of interoperability testing tools aimed at helping vendors and enterprise developers ensure compliance with its Basic Profile 1.0, the key to making sure their implemented web services will work across Java, C#/.NET and legacy environments. Download the first prerelease tests and read what they will do -- and won't -- for "out-of-the-box" web services interoperability testing.

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Sun Wastes Little Time Preparing WS-I "Wish List"

It's barely a week since Sun Microsystems was voted onto the board at WS-I, and already the company is mapping out their agenda for contributing to the web services group of more than 160+ vendors co-founded by Microsoft and IBM. Sun's WS-I delegate, Mark Hapner, a distinguished engineer, shared Sun's potentially controversial "To Do" list for changes in WS-I with IDN. See what you think.

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J2EE Specs Seek To Align with Non-Java World

As IDN reported earlier, the final J2EE 1.4 spec will be tabled to help developers using SOAP, WSDL and XML make sure their code runs across Java, .Net and Windows/Unix. But, the longer-term impacts for the Java/J2EE developer may reach wider than you might think, and open the Java community to a wide array of not-Java-only technologies. Read IDN's interview with a key Java exec.

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J2EE 1.4 Final Delayed To Support WS-I Interoperability

The release of the final J2EE 1.4 specification document will be delayed by several months to include the WS-I's Basic Profile for SOAP, WSDL and XML to ensoure interoperablity between Java and non-Java platforms. In an in-depth interview, hear how changes at the JCP will change the landscape for Java developers, and plans for making it easier to work with Windows and .Net projects.

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WS-I Sets Basic Profile for Interoperable Web Services

The WS-I has released a working draft of its first Basic Profile document. It provides developers an exhaustive list of implementation guidelines for how to use SOAP, WSDL and XML Schema to help ensure projects will interoperate with other systems. IDN looks in-depth at these specs for messaging, service description, discovery and security in our Q&A with a key WS-I exec.

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Liberty, WS-Security Uniting Over SAML Standards

Last month, the Liberty Alliance Project elected a new president Michael Barrett, vice president for Internet strategy at American Express. Since his election, Barrett has left little doubt that he will push those vendors sparring over identity and security standards -- notably Sun, IBM and Microsoft -- to reach an agreement on interoperability. In this special focus, Integration Developer News tracks down execs from Sun, Microsoft, RSA and others to get an update on how well the "peace talks" are going. See why these talks may be going better than you thought.

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