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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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OMG Eyes Better Legacy-to-Web Services Links

To help make it easier for mainframe and other object-oriented legacy applications to work better with web services, the Object Management Group (OMG) is moving on several fronts. During last month's OMG's Integrate 2002, members took the offense to update CORBA and other object-based programming models more able to work with code written with XML, Java, C#, SOAP and WSDL. See OMG's 2003 quick 4-point laundry list.

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IBM Websphere Exec Says Sun is "Blocking Innovation"

Last week, IBM released Websphere 5, the latest upgrade to its J2EE-based application server, with several key supports for web services. Even so, a key IBM exec says Sun and current JCP rules are "blocking innovation," making it tough for J2EE vendors to push the web services envelop. See what's latest in Websphere 5, and why IBM thinks Sun may be putting a drag on J2EE web services innovations.

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"Extranet" Web Services on the Rise in Europe

Developers, at least on the other side of the Atlantic, are aggressive in their use of web services technologies. Borland, in a survey released at its BorCon 2002 in London, found more than half of respondents were looking at web services to help with B2B, B2C, supply chain and remote employee access.

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Data Sharing Using XSLT and XPath

XSLT and XPath are gaining a reputation for helping developers tie into web and web services applications. But don't think you need to be an XML expert. Integration Developer News spoke with Zarella L. Rendon, coauthor of Prentice Hall's XSLT and XPath: A Guide to XML Transformations, to find out how XSLT and XPath can help developers speed web services and integration projects.

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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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Sun, Microsoft Execs Comment on Sun Joining WS-I

Last week, after almost a year on the sidelines, Sun Microsystems joined the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), the web services standard group founded by IBM and Microsoft that now boasts more than 150 members. Integration Developer News spoke with senior executives from both Sun and Microsoft to get a sense of what Sun's coming into the WS-I tent will mean to the future harmony between Java and .NET-based web services.

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Java Execs Eye This Week's J2EE 1.4 Beta Release

This week, Sun makes the beta release of the J2EE 1.4 specification available for download. The key to this release is Java's support for web services standards (SOAP, XML and WSDL), and with this upgrade Java developers should be looking at their development in a new, more highly-integrated way. To find out just how J2EE 1.4 will shape the future of Java developers in a web services world, Integration Developer News spoke in depth with two of Sun's leading voices on J2EE: George Grigoryev, J2EE senior product manager, and Glen Martin, senior marketing manager for J2EE and web services.

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Web Services on Wall Street -- Inside STP

Straight-through Processing (STP) is set to revolutionize application development in the financial industry by providing developers a solution that automates the end-to-end processing of transactions for all financial instruments from initiation to resolution. In this feature, Gunjan Samtani, a divisional VP for Information Technology at UBS PaineWebber, describes how STP in combination with a web services approach will streamline back-office activities, leading to reduced failures, lower risks, and significantly lower costs per transaction.

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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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P2P Tools Target Microsoft Office Data Sharing, Integration

Moves by Microsoft and competing ISVs seem to be setting the stage to bring web services-type data sharing to desktop applications. Learn more about the latest P2P sharing technologies to help enterprise developers build programs enabling end users to more easily access and share Microsoft Office files (in Word, Excel and Access).

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