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Vendors Issue 2003 Web Services Security Agenda

With the adoption of the WS-Security spec imminent, Microsoft, IBM and other WS-I members will push "up-the-stack" in 2003 to address two key web services security issues -- setting and managing security policies and communications between trusted partners. Take a look at the six new high-level security proposals on the table.

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W3C Approves New Security, Validation for XML

The W3C continues its breakneck pace to implement data-centric security and formatting standards for XML. The latest security standards, endorsed by Microsoft, IBM, Sun and BEA, among others, give developers two new protocols to help parse XML documents into discrete data for transmission. W3C is also shipping a new Validator to keep your XML clean.

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Giga's 2003 Developer's Guide to Web Services

Giga Information Group says that despite a slow start, web services in 2003 have the capability to turn application integration into a "Killer App." In this wide-ranging interview with Giga vice president Uttman Narsu, see why technology and standards are now in place (or will be in early 2003) to empower web services developers to do some neat integration projects.

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Giga's 2003 Developer's Guide to Web Services

Giga Information Group says that despite a slow start, web services in 2003 have the capability to turn application integration into a "Killer App." In this wide-ranging interview with Giga vice president Uttman Narsu, see why technology and standards are now in place (or will be in early 2003) to empower web services developers to do some neat integration projects.

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W3C Approves New Security, Validation for XML

The W3C continues its breakneck pace to implement data-centric security and formatting standards for XML. The latest security standards, endorsed by Microsoft, IBM, Sun and BEA, among others, give developers two new protocols to help parse XML documents into discrete data for transmission. W3C is also shipping a new Validator to keep your XML clean.

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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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