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WS-Security Set To Become a Core Standard

The lead author of a comprehensive book on web services security expects WS-Security to become a foundation standard for securing web services, and tells developers to dismiss remaining debates as mute. Mark O'Neill, author of Web Services Security, shares with IDN various insights on a wide range of security topics, with sample code thrown in for "safe" measure.

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BEA Upgrade Seeks To Unify AppDev, Integration

BEA Systems execs say that J2EE is still too hard, and that Java developers need to become integrators. IDN's interviews with BEA execs shows you how BEA's new WebLogic Workshop products and developer programs address these. And, in the process, reveals how BEA has taken a few pages from Microsoft's developers' playbook.

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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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Chatty vs. Chunky: A Developers' Guide

More and more, developers in online forums and at events are asking for more info on the "Chatty versus Chunky" concept, coined by Jonathan Hawkins and Emmanuel Schanzer of Microsoft to describe an efficient 3-tier application design (web with to/from connections to legacy systems). Check IDN's Quick Study of technical sources.

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OASIS Eyes Open Web Services Management Specs

There's good news this week for those Java and .Net developers and sysadmins who want vendors to pay more attention to developing open standards for managing end-to-end web services. OASIS continues to push an agenda for cross-platform, web services management standards.

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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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Developers with XML Content Skills in Demand

An explosion in demand for developers who know how to build, manage and update dynamic XML-based content is coming -- starting this year, at least according to a study by Zapthink. See why developers who know how to use XML to deliver smart and inexpensive content solutions for end users will create new job opportunities.

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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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Dynamic Content to Spur Demand for XML Skills

In 2003, enterprise developers and end users are spending more time trying to find and format content than they spend creating it. See why ZapThink says this trend will create a huge opportunity for developers skilled in XML and web services to provide cost-effective solutions to their companies.

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W3C Enters Uncertain Waters with New Workflow Group

This month, the W3C officially began the process of exploring standards for Choreography -- the way web services will exchange business rules for workflow within an enterprise and between businesses. But even before the new working group holds its first meeting, political and technical rifts among vendors could cloud the work's immediate impact.

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