Results for Web Services

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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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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Hands-On: 7 Keys To Building a Better Web Service

For developers looking to unlock the secrets to a successful web services project, Kirby Turner, a Solution Developer with developer services and integration firm Avanade Inc. offers a keen insight: A web service, he says, is "simply a programmable application logic accessed by using standard Internet protocols." Turner uses this core idea as a basis for his "7 keys to building successful web services." In these tips, Turner touches on many questions, ranging from 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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JMS Work Brings Asynchronous Features to Apache SOAP

Vendor support for a variety of SOAP-to-Java (and Java-to-SOAP) communications techniques is gaining steam. In the latest example, the Apache Axis Project later this month will release the industry's first native SOAP support asynchronous web services. The support for asynchronous communications follows the inclusion of a JMS (Java Message Service) transport mechanism offered to Apache by Sonic Software.

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REST Moves To Put XML Data Sharing in Motion

As developers of web services become more interested in ways to support asynchronous communications, various vendors are pushing to improve SOAP-RPC capabilities. Meanwhile, another approach called REST (Representational State Transfer) is gaining developer attention as a way to tie together hundreds -- if not thousands -- of Internet nodes.

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OASIS Explores Protocol To Manage B2B Web Services

OASIS has taken on another massive project that could further define the role -- and architecture -- of web services in the B2B arena. A new committee, called the OASIS Management Protocol Technical Committee, is taking on the task of defining a new inter-enterprise protocol that would enable developers and sysadmins to build, monitor and manage web services interactions between companies. IDN interviews the chair of the committee to get an outlook of their goals for the upcoming months.

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Resources Galore Help Developers with Microsoft's WSDK

Last week, Microsoft released a "technical preview" of its Web Services Development Kit (WSDK), ahead of the general release late this fall. Key elements of the WSDK are aimed at providing developers with the first codesets to help them build services that use proposed workflow standards (including WS-Routing and WS-Referral). To jumpstart developers, Integration Developer News has provided a one-stop round-up on Microsoft WSDL resources.

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Software Giants Line Up Over Web Services Workflow

Last month, the focus in web service standards was on security. Now, IBM, Microsoft, Sun and other big software names are poised for another debate -- or compromise. See what's is store for the future of workflow and transaction management standards for web services, and get a scorecard to keep track of the players and proposals.

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Developer's Notebook -- Web Services Hit .Org Sector

Web services are enabling one developer to do what used to take three -- integrate systems at a non-profit affordably.

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What Developers Can Expect from OMA

What can wireless developers expect from the Open Mobile Alliance? IDN asks the author of "Learning Wireless Java".

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