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A Developer's Roadmap to Using WS-Security

This week, WS-Security, one of the core building blocks for interoperable web services security, was adopted by OASIS. To help devs understand what the adoption of WS-Security might mean to their business -- and career -- IDN spoke with the WS-I's Steven Van Roekel, who details how developers can use it, what cross-platform features exist and are planned.

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How Python Boosts App Integration -- Part II

As Sun and Microsoft both look to embrace scripting languages in web services run by Java and .NET, IDN spoke with Alex Martelli, the author of O'Reilly's leading books on the topic of Python in the enterprise -- "Python in a Nutshell" and "Python Cookbook." In Part 2, Martelli offers insights on Python's different approach to working with Win32, Java,.NET, and even C/C++ apps.

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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. IDN spoke with execs from 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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Download: WS-I Testing Tools Ease Dev Pains

The Web Services Interoperability Organization has released a pair of testing tools for devs building web services to help them make sure their services will interoperate with others across the enterprise or the wide area. IDN speaks with a WS-I exec to get insights on how devs can begin using the Java and C# tools, and learned how WS-I may prompt better vendor standards.

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SAP Weaves Tighter .NET, Java Integration Tools

SAP has woven NetWeaver more tightly together, and the fit may be better for many non-SAP developers. The result, SAP hopes, will be a more intuitive, well-oiled platform that will make it much easier for Java and .NET devs to integrate their systems with data and business rules from SAP and other ERP software.

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Top 5 Web Service Security Flaws Identified

There a new Top 5 threats list for web services. The report was prepared by web services researcher Spire Security LLC and Forum Systems, a web service security provider. Many of the threats will sound familiar to long-time web-based developers, but see how XML parsing and WSDL scanning can impact the security of your web service project.

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Palm Eyes Better Wireless, Enterprise Integration

Execs at the maker of famed handheld Palm are hoping their latest Palm OS upgrades and expanded dev tools will jumpstart a new wave of enterprise development projects for wireless and integrated web services. See where Palm execs hope that better thin client support, and improved tools for Java, .NET and legacy devs, may give Palm devs a winning hand.

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10 Tips for How To Get Your CEO on Board

As web services continue to mature, many developers are getting eager to tie them into their "glass house" legacy systems. To take that step, however, downstream .NET, Java and C# developers will need approvals from top line managers. An exec from Attachmate, provider of legacy emulation and integration, provides IDN with 10 good tips for winning them over.

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Proposed Spec To Let Web Services Go Wireless

During this week's Intel Developer Forum, Intel, Microsoft, BEA Systems, and Cannon will propose WS-Discovery, a new web service spec that will describe ways for devices to find and connect to conventional, wired Web services. The spec, to be called WS-Discovery, would work with both .NET and Java-based wireless devices.

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Unified Protocol Proposed for Java, .NET "Events"

A leading group of tech experts from Java, .NET and the middleware sector have gotten together a proposal called WS-Eventing for helping make it easier for architects and devs to integrate web services components into high-performance applications. IDN looks why devs shouldn't be worried about an apparent competing plan from IBM, and how details of the XML/SOAP-based plan, will help ISVs mask the complexity of SOA integration projects.

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Survey Finds Combining .NET with Java Cuts Dev Costs

More than 1-in-3 enterprises plan to use a dual Java/.NET strategy for their web services rollout, according to the latest survey from European IT researcher Quocirca. Respondents say keeping life-cycle development and deployment costs down is a major motivator. See if your web-to-legacy integration and custom web services plans can benefit from bringing .NET and Java devs closer together.

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10 Vendors Offer Versions of WS-I Sample App

The Web Services Interoperability Organization has issued its first WS-I Sample Application, and immediately 10 major vendors, including Microsoft, BEA, IBM among others, released their implementations. Both the WS-I sample app and the vendors' implementations are available for download and review.

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