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W3C Issues Latest XQuery Draft 1.0 Standard

Late last week, the W3C released the latest working draft for an XQuery 1.0 standard. The release of the document marks the latest steps among a variety of software vendors -- application, database and tools -- to agree on a common standard for querying XML data and documents. The latest draft, which follows the submission of an XQuery test suite co-developed by Microsoft and IBM, also reflects collaboration with technicians from Oracle, BEA, Bell Labs and others. See why we're on the brink of an XQuery 1.0 spec.

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IDN Offers Developers SOAP 1.2 JumpStart Kit

The W3C has finally published SOAP 1.2 as a formal standard, setting the Internet-based remote procedure call standard a core foundation for multi-platform web services. To mark the event, IDN presents a Developer JumpStart Kit for SOAP, amassing major SOAP assets for the developer. Click here for info on SOAP specs, Case Studies and tips from IDN, as well as from Apache, SoapBuilders, Soapware and even Microsoft (for free stuff).

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W3C Adopts SOAP 1.2; IDN Offers Dev JumpStart Kit

The W3C last week officially published SOAP 1.2 as a formal standard, setting the Internet-based remote procedure call as a core foundation for multi-platform web services. To mark the event, IDN presents a Developer JumpStart Kit for SOAP, amassing major SOAP assets for the developer. Get info on SOAP specs, Case Studies and tips from experts from all over, including Apache, SoapBuilders, Microsoft, Java experts, Soapware and many others.

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XMLSec 1.0 Helps Ensure Multi-Platform WS-Security

Developers now have one more assurance that they will be able to implement WS-Security across multiple platforms. The XML Security Library, an Open Source implementation of W3C's XML Digital Signature and XML Encryption (the core components of WS-Security), has released XMLSec 1.0 to developers. Get this download and other key XML security add-ons.

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How Web Services Can Boost Dev Productivity

In this case study, IDN takes a look at how the proper use of .Net, SOAP and XML tools and "project targeting" strategies are fueling developer productivity. The proper combo of tools, talents and the right project are enabling one developer to do the work of three at one dev shop, even when taking on tough custom GUI and integration projects.

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SOAP Cleaned Up for Real-World Deployments

The SOAP scum is clearing up. After rigorous testing, fixing and review, the W3C says a final SOAP 1.2 spec could be out next month. Further, the legal clouds that hung over royalty-free SOAP have dissipated, as the vendors threatening to sue for property rights have changed their minds. See our report on what W3C says is real, along with code samples.

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XML and .NET Ease Multi-Point Integration

See how developers at one online auto repair service married XML with .NET and BizTalk technologies to build a complex web services project that brings everything a customer could want to know about his car under one hood -- including scheduling, pricing, paying, knowing what was wrong -- and even picking out a loaner. Tips and lessons learned -- regardless of your product choice -- are also featured.

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Tips & Tricks: A Cross-DB Resource Guide

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," IDN presents the latest in a growing list of cross-db methods for JDBC, OBDC, ADOdb, JDO, SQL and XML.

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Early-Release XQuery Tools Could Be Out by Fall

Database vendors are aligning over XQuery as a standard for querying XML data and documents. IBM and Microsoft just submitted a test suite to W3C for review, and even have help from Oracle and Informix to fine-tune XQuery's support for Java. XML-watchers say early code samples and implementations could be ready by fall, with full XQuery out there in early 2004. Get an update and resources.

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Database Vendors Align Over XQuery Work

For all the recent disharmony among database providers over web services workflow (or choreography), there is unity on another key front, XQuery. The W3C this week should begin reviewing a test suite for complying with its standards for querying XML data and documents. Even though the test is based on joint work by IBM and Microsoft, competitors Oracle, Informix, and others are climbing aboard.

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Developers Use XML for Real Time Data Access

A study by leading developer-focused research firm Evans Data found XML is gaining "surprising" steam for certain mission-critical data access projects. See how application and database developers are turning to XML to support real-time data updates for various enterprise users.

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Developers Use XML for Real Time Data Access

A study by leading developer-focused research firm Evans Data found XML is gaining "surprising" steam for certain mission-critical data access projects. See how application and database developers are turning to XML to support real-time data updates for various enterprise users.

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