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Expert Tips for Securing Web Services

The lead author of one of the most comprehensive books on web services security offers some key tips for designing and deploying security for enterprise-based web services projects. Devs should prep for attacks on their SQL, directory and URL strings. Take a look.

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Mainframe Integration Tips for Java, .NET

Java and .NET devs should look to a "runtime execution model" for using non-programmatic web services to leverage legacy apps, say experts at SD 2004's Best Practices event. See why these approaches, which offer quick and easy integration with mainframes, are boosting Java and .NET enterprise dev prospects.

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Java Toolmaker Borrows .NET Ideas

Long-time Java software maker Seagull Software has borrowed some "visual" ideas from Microsoft .NET to lower the bar on the complexity using Java/J2EE for connecting web services to legacy systems. See how Seagull's approach could help architects and IT managers get Java and .NET devs on the same page.

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Borland's SOA Push -- JBuilder 2005 and Beyond

Learn how Borland's JBuilder 2005's Web Services Designer, shipping next month, is only the first step in Borland's plan to assist Java/J2EE developers "bridge the gap" between Java/J2EE and SOA skills. Integration Developer News spoke with Borland's chief scientist for developer tools Rick Nadler to learn more about WSD and Borland's future SOA tools.

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Download: NetBeans 4.0 IDE Beta from Sun

Last week, Sun released the NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta, which sports a number of key upgrades, including: support for Tiger (J2SE 5.0), a rewritten Ant-based project system, and Java refactoring. Get more details, and access to the free download for Windows, Linux, Solaris and MacOS X.

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Top 5 Web Service Security Flaws Identified

There is a new Top 5 threats list for web services. Surprisingly, many vulnerabilities come from open or standards-based technologies. Prepared by web services researcher Spire Security LLC and Forum Systems, a web service security provider of Web services-related threats. See how XML parsing and WSDL scanning can impact the security of your web service project.

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Where In-Depth XML SKills Pay Off

Even though many IDEs and tools will auto-generate your boring XML, some experts say that hands-on knowledge of certain XML skills can really reap benefits -- and can especially improve performance and ease of integration for some web services projects. Architects from web services firm Quadrix Solutions share their insights on how to tame XML for integration and SOA projects -- in both .NET and Java.

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Can Sun, Microsoft Truce Speed Up Web Services?

The truce (if not all out love fest) between Sun and Microsoft continues, as they seem to have put aside many of their differences over how multi-point web services should be built, deployed and managed. See how the Sun and Microsoft/IBM camps on transport-neutral web services (WS-Addressing) might push forward a lot of stalled web services timetables

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IBM Points Devs at Java-to-Non-Java Integration

Over the past few weeks, IBM has left no doubt that business-level integration and workflow are not just developer add-ons anymore -- these are core platform services. IBM WebSphere and DB2 are beginning to add such cross-platform data-driven integration. Integration Developer News spoke with Websphere execs to get details on how deep IBM expects Java/J2EE developers to go with Java-to-non-Java business-driven development.

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A Dev's View Inside the Enterprise Service Bus

Go in-depth with Dave Chappell in an Q&A on ESBs on the eve of the release of his O'Reilly book on the Enterprise Service Bus. Integration Developer News spoke with Chappell to get insights on how ESBs work, and more importantly, how they may change how Java devs look at XML, XPath, messaging and transaction-driven integration projects.

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Countdown to BPEL Begins - A Dev's FAQ

Controversy is giving way to simple hard work on BPEL4WS, the proposed orchestration standard for web services supported by both Java and .NET vendors. BEA and IBM have jointly submitted BPELJ, a plan to implement BPEL for Java J2EE -- so devs could be working with business process across Java and .NET apps by year end. All the while, Java vendors say they'll keep touch with Microsoft to make sure BPEL works with .NET. Get the details on a busy BPEL summer.

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DataPower Optimizes XML Apps for Finance

DataPower, a small, private start-up in Cambridge, Mass., is pushing the envelope on XML-optimized firmware for devs implementing web services. See how the company gives IT teams snap-in support for web secure-XML transformations that integrate with the financial sector's demands. Also, review the latest free program.

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