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The Best of SOAP Tools and Info -- 2003

With the W3C weeks away from certifying SOAP 1.2 as a standard, Integration Developer News thought it timely to offer a Quick List reference to some of the best known, and most used, SOAP support tools available. Take a quick survey of the web's best resources for downloads and info on SOAP 1.2 ranging from Apache to SoapBuilders, to Soapware to Microsoft (for free stuff).

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W3C Takes Big Steps to Finalize SOAP, XML Standards

The W3C has taken significant steps forward to give web services developers a collection of core standards for protocols and language use. Most notably, standards for SOAP, XML Namespaces and XHTML are entering their final stages, and final adoption could be only weeks away.

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Bank Finds SOAP Key to Leveraging Legacy Assets

One of Canada's leading banks has found SOAP is not just a protocol, but provides an important tool for leveraging legacy assets in an Internet world. See how ScotiaBank used SOAP to enable their small staff to quickly "integrate" more than 1500 customer Win32/Win2000 clients with a new high-speed Internet system for customers -- without needing to rewrite any custom client software.

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Web Services Bring Harmony to Non-Profit

In time for the holidays, IDN takes a look at how developers at one non-profit charity are using a web services approach to bring harmony to their Java, ASP.NET and XML applications. Learn how one of the nation's largest children's foundations is building cross-platform portals and database integration projects that streamline operations, and put their employees and development teams on the same page.

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SOAP Poised for "Clean" Royalty-Free Bill of Health

Momentum continues to build for widespread and royalty-free adoption of SOAP. Despite concerns that W3C's adoption of SOAP 1.2 specs may be bogged down by vendor claims of royalty or patent protection, analysts expect the situation will be resolved by yearend. Epicentric (one of the vendors thought to be holding IP claims on SOAP) has withdrawn those claims. While that still leaves WebMethods' claims, sources say behind-the-scenes negotiations are busily at work to put the issue to rest.

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Troubleshooting WSDL -- Best Practices, Common Mistakes

Now that W3C is only a month away from final adoption of specs for WSDL (Web Services Description Language), many developers have begun working to incorporate the technology into their Java and ASP/.NET development projects. This week, Integration Developer News takes a look at the Best of the Web for helping enterprise developers avoid the most common snafus of WSDL use, highlighting articles that offer great hands-on advice for getting it right the first time.

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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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Inside the Google Web API -- The Developer Appeal

It's been six months since the release of the Google Web API, and at least 10,000 developers (Java, .NET, Open Source and other enterprise disciplines) have downloaded the code and started to build applets and services. Integration Developer News spoke with Nelson Minar, one of the lead Google engineers on the project, to get an up close sense of how one of the biggest splashes in Internet-based web services to date is doing with the developer community.

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JMS Work Brings Asynchronous Features to Apache SOAP

Vendor support for a variety of SOAP-to-Java (and Java-to-SOAP) communications techniques is gaining steam. In the latest example, the Apache Axis Project later this month will release the industry's first native SOAP support asynchronous web services. The support for asynchronous communications follows the inclusion of a JMS (Java Message Service) transport mechanism offered to Apache by Sonic Software.

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REST Moves To Put XML Data Sharing in Motion

As developers of web services become more interested in ways to support asynchronous communications, various vendors are pushing to improve SOAP-RPC capabilities. Meanwhile, another approach called REST (Representational State Transfer) is gaining developer attention as a way to tie together hundreds -- if not thousands -- of Internet nodes.

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Hands-On: Architecting Asynchronous Web Services

Learn how best to deliver guaranteed two-way (asynchronous) communications that will confirm transactions, update databases and otherwise make sure both ends of the web service are in synch. IDN has gathered some of the best and most up-to-date resources (code sets, techniques, advice) available on how your fellow developers are addressing the issue of asynchronous web services communications.

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Resources Galore Help Developers with Microsoft's WSDK

Last week, Microsoft released a "technical preview" of its Web Services Development Kit (WSDK), ahead of the general release late this fall. Key elements of the WSDK are aimed at providing developers with the first codesets to help them build services that use proposed workflow standards (including WS-Routing and WS-Referral). To jumpstart developers, Integration Developer News has provided a one-stop round-up on Microsoft WSDL resources.

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