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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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Quick Guide to Taming XML for Integration

Knowing some in-depth XML can really make a difference in the performance and ease of integration for certain beginner web services projects. Integration Developer News recently spoke with execs at an experienced web services development firm to provide a Quick Guide to some of the best XML tips for senior Java and ASP/.NET developers.

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Java, Microsoft Drivers on Web Services Road

Developers familiar with Java and Microsoft driver technologies (JDBC and ODBC) will see a boon in XML-enabled tools in 2003, according to a leading provider of drivers and tools. See why SQL is for data at rest and XML is for data in motion, as DataDirect Technologies works with leading SQL vendors Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and others.

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Driving ODBC, JDBC Drivers to XML Web Services

It will get much easier in 2003 for developers using ODBC and JDBC to upgrade to XML-based web services, according to DataDirect Technologies, one of the leading providers of database driver technologies to software providers and end users. See how DataDirect is working with leading vendors, including Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and key Java developers, to bring strong XML support to SQL data.

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The 5 Biggest Myths about Developing Web Services

As 2003 proceeds, the trick for developers will be to tell the difference between myth and reality. In this special column for IDN from Bob Sutor, director of IBM's Web Services Strategy, Bob gives developers a perspective on how standards work being conducted by IBM, Microsoft, and others is designed to empower -- not confuse -- developers. Bob also helps de-FUD the topic of "What can be done now?"

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W3C Takes Big Steps to Finalize SOAP, XML Standards

The W3C has taken significant steps forward to give web services developers a collection of core standards for protocols and language use. Most notably, standards for SOAP, XML Namespaces and XHTML are entering their final stages, and final adoption could be only weeks away.

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Developer Advice as Unity over Security Emerges

As Sun, Microsoft and IBM unify on web service security, a just-released ZapThink study suggests some helpful ways for developers to separate hype from reality.

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Virtuoso Expands UDA Features with ASP.NET

OpenLink Software, Inc., a provider of UDA (Universal Data Access) and web services middleware, will include support for ASP.NET in its Virtuoso 3.0 Universal Server for SQL and XML data, slated to ship in Q1 2003. Integration Developer News interviews OpenLink CEO Kimberly Idehen to hear how he thinks developers should prepare in 2003 for web services integration projects.

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