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IBM, Microsoft, Sun All Get Real with Web Services Code

Last month, IBM, and Microsoft showed a working demo of their next-gen web services standards for reliability, security and transactions management. Meanwhile, Sun released the first J2EE 1.4 codeset with web services, making good on a promise made late last year to bundle core web services support for SOAP, WSDL and UDDI into J2EE 1.4 source.

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The "Big 3" Show Code for Real World Web Services

Last week was a pretty good one for devs looking for evidence that enterprise-ready web services are ready for their attention, Microsoft and IBM jointly showed a working demo of their next-gen web services standards for reliability, security and transactions management. Meanwhile, Sun was offering the first code release of J2EE 1.4 with web services, making good on a promise made late last year to bundle core web services support for SOAP, WSDL and UDDI into J2EE 1.4 source code.

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Tuning Your XML for Clean Web Services

If you've been working on more than project with XML, especially for integration or web services, some experts say you need to make sure your XML is keeping up with the needs of your system for throughput, performance and such. This week, IDN brings devs an XML Checklist for cleaning up code that may have been auto-generated by a variety of tools. If your enterprise is becoming an XML house, it's worth a look. It's easy, quick -- and may even be fun.

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OASIS to Demo Interoperable Web Services Security

Next week, OASIS looks to tackle head on the vexing issue of provisioning web services security, as it gives the first public demo of SPML, a proposed XML-based B2B framework for provisioning, exchanging and administering user access and other resource rights. At the debut, execs also intend an interoperability demo of multiple vendors' software products that have implemented first-generation Service Provisioning Markup Language.

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Hands-On: 7 Keys To Building a Better Web Service

The secrets to a successful web services project arise from one key insight, says Kirby Turner, a Solution Developer with developer services and integration firm Avanade Inc. That is: A web service is simply "a programmable application logic accessed by using standard Internet protocols." In this article, Turner touches on seven keys to success, including using registries, setting security and even the vexing debate over how much XML hand-coding does a developer really need to know.

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UML 2.0 Full Suite; MetaObjects Standards Complete

Modeling may get easier for developers to implement and support since the OMG completed its work on defining UML 2.0 and MetaObjects 2.0 standards. See how the work aims to expedite use and deployment of model-based application development, especially for object- and XML-based applications in Java, .NET and CORBA-based legacy environments.

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Java Vendors Look To Add Jolt To Tech, Community

On the eve of next week's JavaOne, there are signs that the major Java vendors -- IBM, Oracle, BEA, Sun, Borland and many others -- are each in their own way looking to re-invigorate the development language, and the community. See where the pushes -- and pulls -- will come from in the Java world this summer.

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A Developer's Roadmap to Using WS-Security

IDN takes an in-depth developers' look at WS-Security, now before WS-I's Basic Security Working Group. 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 can use it, what cross-platform features exist and are planned, and how WS-Security backers are working with other camps.

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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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W3C Proposes Flexibility on Royalty-Free Policy

The W3C, concerned that some of its work on web services standards could slow, last week began searching for a flexible compromise on the controversial plan to allow only royalty-free technologies to be considered as standards. While W3C insists the new plan keeps the RF preferences in place, the body wants to provide flexibility on a case-by-case basis. See the plan.

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10 Developer Tips for Getting the CEO On Board

As web services have matured, many developers are getting eager to tap into their traditional "glass house" legacy systems. To take that step, however, Java and C# developers will need approvals from top line managers. An exec from Attachmate, provider of legacy emulation and integration, provides IDN with 10 good tips for winning them over.

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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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