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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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Devs Should Brace for Wave of Process, Modeling Tools

In the last several weeks, Microsoft, IBM, BEA, Borland, and CompuWare have all shipped new tools and/or extensions to help developers move their skill sets "up the stack" to better model their applications -- and include business logic in their dev projects. See why IT research firm Zapthink says it's just the beginning, and why Java and .NET devs should brace for a new wave of web services tools and IDE plug-ins that support developing process-driven services.

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Next Wave of Tools, IDEs To Support 'Process Development'

A new wave of web services tools and IDE extensions are coming to support process-driven services, predicts ZapThink, a web services research firm. These tools will sport better web services modeling and some high-performance cross-platform extensions for both the Java and .NET worlds. See why ZapThink says your next toolset should have "integration" built-in.

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Scaling XML to High-Volume -- Dos and Don'ts

Developers looking to scale their pilot XML projects to embrace more volume or to link to more systems should carefully evaluate whether today's popular approaches will truly serve their needs. A recent whitepaper from Zapthink, web services consultancy in Waltham, Mass., found certain drawbacks with all of the top XML performance tuning options, including XSL, parsers and smaller element names. See how Zapthink says developers should cope.

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