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Survey Finds Momentum for Dual Java/.NET Strategy

It's the best of times and, perhaps, the most cooperative of times for developers working inside companies that have committed to web services projects. See why European IT researcher Quocirca said that more than 1-in-3 enterprises plan to have a dual Java and .NET strategy for their web services projects. Hint: Keeping life-cycle costs down is a major motivator.

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XMLSPY Deepens Ties with J2EE, .NET Devs

Altova Inc. continues to broaden its outreach for XMLSPY to both the Java and .NET devs. This week, IDN looks in-depth at news Altova will integrate XMLSPY with BEA Weblogic Workshop, as well as Altova's plans for later this year to marry its XML technologies with Microsoft's .NET tools and platforms. We also take a long-range look at why vendors are becoming more and more interested in XMLSPY and other XML development tools.

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Interoperability Guide to WS-I Basic Profile

The first formal docs for building integratable -- and interoperable -- web services are available free from the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I). IDN goes in-depth on the WS-I Basic Profile, to show devs how they can best use the docs, which reflects 1000s of hours of development and testing by teams from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle among others.

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Visual Studio 2004 to Speed Programming, Integration

Microsoft's 2004 plans for Visual Studio a.k.a. Whidbey include better tools for XML, data access, performance tuning and code reuse -- key areas geared to make devs more efficient programmers and better integrators. It will also support new WSE (Web Services Extensions) upgrades. For a drill-down view of Whidbey, IDN spoke with Microsoft's Ari Bixhorn, Visual Studio's Lead Product Manager.

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Inside Whidbey: Microsoft’s View for Visual Studio 2004

This week, Microsoft offered devs a sneak peek and a roadmap for its 2004 edition of Visual Studio (a.k.a. Whidbey). The company also unveiled a revamped program to promote partnerships with smaller dev shops and ISVs. In sum, the tools, technologies and outreach are all geared toward making devs more efficient and better integrators. To give you a deeper view, IDN spoke with Microsoft's Ari Bixhorn, Visual Studio's Lead Product Manager.

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Netware 6.5 Marks Novell’s “Open Integration” Push

As Novell preps for the release of Netware 6.5, the company is poised to become the latest in a growing line of commercial software firms looking to provide devs with Shared Source/Open Source code access. Take a look at how Novell wants to broaden dev abilities to access source code and integrate it with their legacy systems.

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Yankee Says .NET, Java Empower Dev Integration

A research note from The Yankee Group suggests a promising future for developers who know how to develop and integrate applications using Java and .NET. Yankee's numbers suggest that as much as 50% of all Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)-centric projects may fall away from integrators and into the hands of devs that know how to use Java, .NET and XML-based web services to deliver small-scale integration.

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Yankee Predicts .NET, Java Tools to Eat into EAI

A research note issued this month by The Yankee Group suggests a promising future for developers who know how to develop and integrate applications using Java and .NET. Yankee's numbers suggest that as much as 50% of all EAI-centric integration may fall into the hands of devs that know how to use Java, .NET and XML-based web services to deliver small-scale integration.

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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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IDN Offers Developers SOAP 1.2 JumpStart Kit

The W3C has finally published SOAP 1.2 as a formal standard, setting the Internet-based remote procedure call standard a core foundation for multi-platform web services. To mark the event, IDN presents a Developer JumpStart Kit for SOAP, amassing major SOAP assets for the developer. Click here for info on SOAP specs, Case Studies and tips from IDN, as well as from Apache, SoapBuilders, Soapware and even Microsoft (for free stuff).

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W3C Adopts SOAP 1.2; IDN Offers Dev JumpStart Kit

The W3C last week officially published SOAP 1.2 as a formal standard, setting the Internet-based remote procedure call as a core foundation for multi-platform web services. To mark the event, IDN presents a Developer JumpStart Kit for SOAP, amassing major SOAP assets for the developer. Get info on SOAP specs, Case Studies and tips from experts from all over, including Apache, SoapBuilders, Microsoft, Java experts, Soapware and many others.

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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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