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Architect FAQ for WS-Security Projects

Two key events for web services security this week: (a) The RSA Security convenes in San Francisco; and (b) OASIS wraps up final comments on its plan to secure SOAP attachments via WS-Security. To give architects and devs some hands-on perspectives on securing web services projects, IDN spoke with Mark O'Neill, a leading web services security expert author.

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Open Integration Tools Upgrade Due in March

Developers at the University of Illinois are working on a major upgrade to their Java-based OpenEAI project, an Open Source alternative to expensive and proprietary ERP/EAI middleware solutions. The OpenEAI framework 4.0 is due for release in March, and sports a wide array of integration-enabling templates, business workflow rules and components for Java, XML and ERP APIs. Get an overview, and the free download.

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Study Finds Changing DBA Roles in 2005

A report from Evans Data Corp. has found that more than half of all DBAs are working not just with their SQL database, but with web services, XML, middleware and even application performance tasks. See more about the changing face of DBAs and devs in 2005.

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2005 Will See XML's Powerful Next Wave

Execs watching the XML space say that architects and devs are lining up to learn more about using XML for data integration and doc sharing. The result: 2005's next wave of open XML standards and tools, including XQuery, will cut integration costs and time for building complex data portals and allowing cross-database queries. See what's coming up.

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Cisco, SAP Team Up on AON Integration

Cisco's push to bring data integration capabilities into a hardware router form-factor has a strong new enterprise software ally. SAP confirmed it will use Cisco's Application-Oriented Networking (AON) hardware technologies to speed data and business integration later this year, including Business One and NetWeaver software. IDN looks at how hardware just might change the face of integration this year.

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5 Tips for Tapping XML's Integration Power

A growing number of devs are finding benefits in learning hands-on XML skills. For example, devs at Quadrix Solutions have found that the more devs know about XML, they have in their hands the best "applications glue" they've ever worked with. Take a look a the 5 ways Quadrix engineers use to tap into the power of XML for integration.

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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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J2EE Build Tool Calms Websphere Coding Chaos

Catalyst Systems is bringing a new level of build management tools to J2EE Websphere devs and architects. See how Openmake 6.3, as an Eclipse 5.1 plug-in, cuts the need for J2EE devs to script makefiles, XML or even Java classes using a blend of XML metadata, Apache Ant and "builds" Best Practices.

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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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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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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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Software Vendors Pile on with XQuery Plans

Despite database vendor disharmony over web services workflow (or choreography), they do agree on something: XQuery, the proposed W3C standard for querying XML data and documents. Last week, the W3C began reviewing a test suite for XQuery. Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Informix and Software AG are among those with tools, roadmaps and demos on offer.

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