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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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Tips & Tricks: A Cross-DB Resource Guide

More and more, enterprise developers (Java, VB/.NET, C++, etc.) are being asked to create more efficient solutions for providing cross-database access to applications and users. Even without knowing a great deal about web services techniques, developers have a growing number of options, thanks to a variety of enhancements to familiar tools and techniques.

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Can an Apache XMLBeans Help Speed Java Devs on XML?

Concerned that Microsoft is way ahead of Java in supporting XML, BEA has handed over its internally-developed XMLBeans technologies to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to make it available as Open Source to devs. BEA VP Byron Sebastian told us why BEA is concerned about availability of XML support for Java devs, and how an Apache-run XMLBeans may help.

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Outlook 2004: XQuery's Final Countdown Underway

The W3C has completed its latest draft proposals for specs governing XQuery data models. The Last Call drafts for XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are available for review and open to comment until February. Except for tabling a plan for DTD-to-XML inter-communications, the W3C specifies how to create, store, recall and publish data and documents for XQuery access, and a test suite is under review. Get prepped with access to the spec, links to tools, dev (not vendor) briefings and forums.

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OMG Moves Closer to XML-Powered Reusable Code

Last week, OMG approved a proposed RFC on its Reusable Asset Specification (RAS), which seeks to standardize packaging software into a wide variety of easy-to-implement reusable assets, ranging from templates, codesets, services, APIs and business rules to fully-built applets and applications. See why IBM, Borland, Microsoft and other vendors and end users support RAS.

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Case Study: Brokerages Push XML for Finance

The country's largest brokerage firms are expanding basic XML specifications to define a new open and standard markup language for financial services. FpML v2.0 (Financial Products Markup Language) will provide developers important new guidelines for building B2B web services. But, even if you're not in finance, see how FpML highlights some keen insights on how your own industry should use Open Standards to construct web services transactions.

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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 recently spoke with execs at 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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ActiveState Debuts XSLT Tool for Visual Studio .NET 2003

At last week's Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in LA, even third party partners got in on the push to bring more web services development power Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003. Case in point: ActiveState released an upgrade of its Visual XSLT IDE plug-in for Visual Studio .NET 2003 IDN looks at the upgrade, which sports a just-in-time debugging, a visual schema mapper and improved project management.

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Hands On: Cross-DB Resource Guide for Devs

More and more often, enterprise developers of all stripes (Java, VB/.NET, C++, etc.) are asked to build cross-database access for applications and end users. This week, as part of IDN's reference library series for "developers as integrators," we present the latest in a growing list of cross-db methods for JDBC, OBDC, ADOdb, JDO, SQL and XML.

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Tuning Your XML for Clean Web Services

If you've been working on more than project with XML, especially for integration or web services, some experts say you need to make sure your XML is keeping up with the needs of your system for throughput, performance and such. This week, IDN brings devs an XML Checklist for cleaning up code that may have been auto-generated by a variety of tools. If your enterprise is becoming an XML house, it's worth a look. It's easy, quick -- and may even be fun.

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Developers Using XML for Real Time Data Access

A recent study by a leading developer-focused research firm is finding that XML is gaining steam for certain mission-critical data access projects. See why Evans Data Corp. says almost half of all devs surveyed are working on some data integration-related project using XML.

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XMLSPY Deepens Ties with J2EE, .NET Devs

Altova Inc. continues to broaden its outreach for XMLSPY to both the Java and .NET devs. This week, IDN looks in-depth at news Altova will integrate XMLSPY with BEA Weblogic Workshop, as well as Altova's plans for later this year to marry its XML technologies with Microsoft's .NET tools and platforms. We also take a long-range look at why vendors are becoming more and more interested in XMLSPY and other XML development tools.

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