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  • event-driven architecture (EDA)

    An event-driven architecture (EDA) is a framework that orchestrates behavior around the production, detection and consumption of events as well as the responses they evoke.

  • Eclipse

    Eclipse is the most widely-used open source integrated development environment.

  • content management system (CMS)

    A content management system (CMS) is a system used to manage the editorial content of a Web site.

  • content aggregator

    A content aggregator is an individual or organization that gathers Web content (and/or sometimes applications) from different online sources for reuse or resale.

  • application service provider (ASP)

    An application service provider (ASP) is a company that offers individuals or enterprises access over the Internet to applications and related services that would otherwise have to be located in their own personal or enterprise computers.

  • Q&A: Messaging middleware with Apache projects

    In this Q&A, Rob Davies discusses messaging middleware and the hurdles that many developers face as they first approach the subject. Davis is CTO of FuseSource and coauthor of the book "ActiveMQ in Action."

  • SOA, semantics and services combine in DoD intelligence sharing effort

    Using textual analytics and natural language processing, Modus Operandi developed a service that analyzes and parses unstructured data and pulls out events or information. Article includes tips on SOA and semantics, SOA and data models, and an SOA recipe for stone soup.Among highlights: Recognize that not everything can be or should be shared.

  • Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)

    The Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) is a set of standards defining the way in which information is shared among diverse components of large, heterogeneous grid systems.

  • appliance computing

    Appliance computing is an Internet-based computing architecture where software applications reside on a Web server rather than on the end-user's workstation.

  • provisioning

    In general, provisioning means "providing" or making something available.

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  • DMTF pursues a standard for interoperable cloud computing

    The DMTF sees three main cloud computing roles: Cloud Service Provider, Cloud Service Consumer and Cloud Service Developer.

  • WS-I completes its work

    The Web Services Interoperability group (WS-I) has completed work on some basic profiles and at the same time announced the completion of the organization's work. Stewardship over WS-I's assets, operations and mission will move to the OASIS standards group.

  • Banking industry players seeking SOA interoperability

    The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) this month added pan-European banking organization UniCredit to its 23 members. BIAN works to create a framework for interoperability between large banking enterprise systems.

  • The standards behind Web services

    This tip digs into the status of the standards that form the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1, including those from W3C, OASIS and IETF.

  • WSDL 2.0 finalized

    W3C announced it has finished work on Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 with full support for HTTP, and SOAP. "In addition to the rigorous interoperability testing, we're pleased to have given developers the HTTP binding, which provides simple Web-friendly access to a service when the advanced features available in the SOAP stack, such as WS-Addressing, WS-Security, and WS-ReliableMessaging aren't required," said Jonathan Marsh, co-chair of the W3C Web Services Description Working Group and director of mashup technologies at WSO2.

  • OASIS okays Web services signature standard

    Digital Signature Services (DSS) version 1.0, which defines an XML interface to process digital signatures for Web services, received final approval as an OASIS standard, the standards consortium announced today. DSS enables the sharing of digital signature creation, verification and other associated services, without complex client software and configuration, according to the OASIS announcement.

  • Is WSRP dead?

    A scarcity of testable implementations is raising questions about the viability of Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) specification in the works at OASIS. "It's certainly worth wondering how one can successfully test, if services are hard to find," our editor comments.

  • WS-BPEL finally official

    This past week, OASIS, the international standards consortium, announced final approval of the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) version 2.0 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. WS-BPEL uses Web services standards to describe business process activities as Web services, defining how they can be composed to accomplish specific tasks.

  • OASIS forms group to advance SCA and SDO

    In its first step to advance Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) to become official standards, OASIS today announced the formation of the Open Composite Services Architecture (Open CSA) Member Section. The new group will "promote the further development and adoption" of the specifications for service-oriented architecture (SOA), which entered the OASIS process March 21.

  • eBay pilot takes RIA Web services direct to desktop

    Using the alpha version of Adobe's just announced Apollo runtime, eBay developers have created a pilot application that bypasses browser technology to link PC and Mac desktop applications directly to eBay's Web services.

  • VIEW MORE ON : SOA standards bodies
  • Mule architect sees REST with Atom rising, UDDI fading

    While SOAP and WSDL caught on, UDDI, the third leg of the Web services stool, has never enjoyed much popularity even as governance became more important to SOA. Dan Diephouse, the creator of XFire and software architect at MuleSource Inc., discusses these trends in the second part of a conversation from last week's Java One conference in San Francisco. There are times when Web services make sense, but he sees limited uptake on UDDI. Right now, he is putting the finishing touches on Mule Galaxy, the REST-based open source registry/repository that employs the Atom Publishing Protocol.

  • Data services pain points have become an SOA target for JBoss

    At JBoss World Orlando, Craig Muzilla, VP of middleware business at Red Hat Inc., discussed data services, MetaMatrix and SOA governance. He delved into the common data services issues and future goals regarding open source governance.

  • MuleSource debuts REST-based SOA registry/repository

    With the release today of an open source registry/repository, MuleSource seeks to be the Wal-Mart of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance vendors.

  • Rethinking the ESB

    Enterprise service bus (ESB) technology can be more than just the message and interface management software for service-oriented architecture (SOA), posits Robin Bloor, partner with Hurwitz & Associates. Seeing a role for the ESB in services mediation, policy implementation, mashup creation, and more, he writes: "The idea occurs to me that the ESB—rather than a UDDI registry—will probably become the initial vehicle for mediation between different SOA environments."

  • Divorcing SOA and Web services

    Jason Bloomberg gives a history of the evolution of SOA and Web services and discusses the common misconception that they are the same thing.

  • Where SOA standards matter: The SAP view

    Jeff Anders, director of solution marketing SAP AG's NetWeaver Developer Platform, was at JavaOne this month making a pitch for the new NetWeaver Composition Environment tool for standards-based service-oriented architecture (SOA) development. He brought along Michael Bechauf, vice president of industry standards at SAP, and currently chairman of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) to help make the point that the standards-based approach broadens the reach of SAP tools beyond SAP. Anders and Bechauf answered questions on why standards, including Java EE 5, Service Component Architecture (SCA) now with OASIS, and WS-I guidelines matter in SOA tooling. Bechauf also talked about the need for Web services interoperability that transcends some of the debate over what is the latest and greatest technology. He argues that business people are looking for the Web to provide a "ubiquitous dial tone" so they can transact business over the Internet as easily as they do over the telephone.

  • Registry interop called good first step

    A recent demonstration of interoperability among the UDDI-based registries from Hewlett-Packard Corp. via Systinet, webMethods Inc. via Infravio, and Layer7 Inc., in a step in the right direction, according to Neil Macehiter, research director, Macehiter Ward-Dutton. However, these and other vendors have a long way to go to reach the goal of semantic interoperability that he believes SOA requires.

  • Burton: IBM SOA registry/repository competes with UDDI

    The good news is that IBM has produced a technologically solid registry/repository, says a Burton Group report, but the bad news is that it largely ignores UDDI and works best with SOA implementations based exclusively on the WebSphere platform.

  • Forrester narrows list of specs for Web services

    The number of standards and specifications for Web services messaging may seem overwhelming, but Forrester analyst Randy Heffner has narrowed it down to a few for tech conservatives and a few more for the more daring.

  • Burton Group sizes up the SOA registry landscape

    On the heels of last year's SOA registry/repository feeding frenzy, Burton Group's Anne Thomas Manes sizes up the current market, noting that UDDI v3 compliance is necessary, but far from sufficient.

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  • WSDL Tutorial

    Our Web Services Description Language (WSDL) tutorial provides the tips, expert advice, news, trends and products you need to get started with or optimize your use of WSDL.

  • WSDLs get a report card

    WSDL definitions, schema, PortTypes, bindings, messages, and services are graded for quality by a product known as WSDL Report Card. The Report Card is intended to end squabbles between developers and QA teams. School's in!

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk Web services app touts improved development GUI

    Amazon Mechanical Turk now offers Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools for business analysts and users seeking to better integrate people into Web 2.0 workflow processes.

  • SOA triple play: Policy meets Semantic Web

    WSO2 uses Semantic Web Resource Description Framework triples concepts developed by W3C to express service policies and dependencies inside an SOA registry.

  • Eclipse Ganymede: Web Tools build SOA foundation

    Eclipse Ganymede offers new WSDL features and enhancements to the Web Tools Platform designed to make life easier for developers working of SOA projects.

  • Java One: Mule architect looks to bring REST to SOA

    A best-of-breed approach to SOA combining the strength of JMS, the Spring framework and the Mule ESB is what Dan Diephouse, the creator of XFire and software architect at MuleSource Inc., recommends for enterprise developers. In a conversation at JavaOne, he also talks about his work on Mule Galaxy, the REST-based open source registry/repository that is going GA later this month. Noting that a colleague refers to registry/repository offerings from closed source vendors as "a rich man's game," Diephouse set out to create a reg/rep for the REST of us.

  • SOA tutorial: WSDL template

    This detailed WSDL template contains sections for service identification, function requirements, a change log, provider information, dependency information and assets.

  • WSDL technology

    Anne Thomas Manes defines when to use a WSDL and describes the differences between WSDL 1.1 and 2.0.

  • A middle way to SOA governance

    John Michelsen, chief scientist at iTKO Inc., the service-oriented architecture (SOA) testing and governance provider, believes there is a middle way between the rigorous governance proposed for SOA based on WS-* specifications and the other end of the spectrum where Representation State Transfer (REST) approaches have little or no governance. As he suggested in part 1 of this interview, too much governance may stifle flexibility and too little may cause SOA applications to break when changes are made to Web services. He outlines a practical approach to governance for SOA in the second part of this interview from Integration World 2007 this week in Orlando, Florida.

  • WSDL 2.0, new messaging for Web services

    Semantic, messaging and bindings changes highlight what's new in WSDL 2.0.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WSDL
  • The Open Group to look at EA, SOA and cloud computing

    Included in sessions are cybersecurity, enterprise architecture - with an eye for business transformation. As always, skills certification programs related to TOGAF 9 will be a major draw.

  • WS-I completes its work

    The Web Services Interoperability group (WS-I) has completed work on some basic profiles and at the same time announced the completion of the organization's work. Stewardship over WS-I's assets, operations and mission will move to the OASIS standards group.

  • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)

    Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) is an architecture for setting up program components, written in the Java programming language, that run in the server parts of a computer network that uses the client/server model.

  • PatriotGrid

    PatriotGrid is a group of distributed computing projects whose goal is to identify new leads for vaccines or cures for agents known to be potential bioterrorism weapons.

  • 216-color browser-safe palette

    Go directly to the 216-color browser-safe palette table 136 browser colors with names When specifying colors for Web page backgrounds, fonts, and other elements for 256-color displays (the most common display capability), you will probably want to choose from the 216 colors that look the same on both PC and Mac operating systems.

  • XML turns 10

    W3C is marking the 10-year anniversary this month of the first release of XML, the standard that basically made all the other Web services standards possible. "There is essentially no computer in the world, desktop, hand-held, or back-room, that doesn't process XML sometimes," said Tim Bray, director of Web technologies, Sun Microsystems Inc., and co-developer of the original XML spec. "This is a good thing, because it shows that information can be packaged and transmitted and used in a way that's independent of the kinds of computer and software that are involved."

  • WSO2 releases Ruby framework

    WSO2 Inc, the open source service-oriented architecture (SOA) company, today announced WSO2 Web Services Framework for Ruby (WSF/Ruby) 1.0, an open source framework for providing and consuming Web services in Ruby. WSF/Ruby 1.0 is the first Ruby extension to offer extensive support for the Web services (WS-*) stack, the announcement said.

  • XML pipeline

    An XML pipeline is a formalized, logical expression of the method by which an XML (Extensible Markup Language) document is handled...

  • Project Tango

    Project Tango is the former name for the Project Metro Web services initiative.

  • WSO2 releases C and PHP frameworks

    WSO2 Inc. has released two new open source products for developers of Web services applications, Web Services Framework for C (WSF/C) 1.0 product, and Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 1.0. The two products provide support for "the widest range of Web services" specifications, including SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 Web services standards, as well as the entire WS*- stack, the company said.

  • VIEW MORE ON : First generation Web services standards
  • Discover how to implement Service Component Architecture (SCA) in "Tuscany in Action"

    In "Tuscany in Action," read how to use Apache Tuscany to implement Service Component Architecture (SCA). SCA lets a use describe and integrate services in a composite application.

  • Some Eclipse SOA Tools Projects are archived as work on SCA, modeling, moves ahead

    STP subprojects for service creation and a SOA system are put on hold, in prep for a new Eclipse rev with SCA, modeling and other new features.

  • Oracle re-brands BEA WebLogic as its strategic server for SOA

    Oracle is moving quickly to assure BEA customers that the WebLogic Java application server has an important place in the Oracle portfolio. Oracle's TopLink object-to-relational persistence architecture will become part of the WebLogic suite.

  • Eclipse Ganymede: SOA project adds WS-Policy, SCA tools

    The Eclipse SOA Tools Project unveils new tools for architects and developers working with WS-Policy and SCA, as well as new components for SOA modeling and integration.

  • Ganymede: Modeling tools target SOA, UML

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is supported by new SCA, Ecore and UML tools in next week's release of the updated Eclipse Modeling Framwork (EMF).

  • Evolving Web 2.0 apps

    Rami Jaamour discusses how emulation of services can help make Web 2.0 apps more reliable and more able to evolve safely.

  • What OSGi means to SOA

    The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) Alliance is working to realize the vision of a "universal middleware" for service-oriented architecture, according to this technical article penned by two executives of Oracle Corp. They explain that "OSGi also provides a programming model based on SOA."

  • SCA and SDO standards

    David Linthicum defines Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) and explains how to best build these components to enable a successful SOA.

  • Eclipse Swordfish SOA runtime mixes SCA, JBI and OSGi

    For SOA development inside Eclipse, the OSGi-based Swordfish offers the potential to make the best use of Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI).

  • SOA seen as plus for C++

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and the service component architecture (SCA) standard will create a revival for C++ developers, who have been saddled with the legacy label, predicts Rogue Wave Software Inc. "2008 will be an inflection point in C++ development. With the new developments in supporting multi-core hardware and SOA, C++ will again achieve parity in a company's strategic application portfolio," said Bart Foster, chief executive officer of Rogue Wave Software.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Service Component Architecture (SCA)
  • SCA and SDO standards

    David Linthicum defines Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) and explains how to best build these components to enable a successful SOA.

  • Apache releases Java SCA

    The Apache Tuscany team announced the 0.99-incubating release of the Java SCA project, a runtime based on the Service Component Architecture specification aimed at simplifying service-oriented architecture development. This is the Java portion of the OASIS Open Composite Services Architecture (Open CSA), which includes a C++ version of SCA and the Service Data Objects (SCO) specification.

  • Service Data Objects (SDO)

    Service Data Objects (SDO) is the name of a specification designed to streamline the processing of SOA (service-oriented architecture) data from diverse sources such as XML documents, relational databases and Web services... (Continued)

  • Using ADO.NET and SDO for SOA data continuity

    Both ADO.NET and Service Data Objects (SDO) use XML to enable data transfer between disjointed components inside an SOA, enabling developers to create all kinds of new Web services mashups.

  • SOA standards WS-Policy, SCA and SDO advancing rapidly

    Emerging SOA standard WS-Policy 1.5 is a proposed recommendation at W3C, while technical committees form to standardize Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) at OASIS.

  • Microsoft MIA in SOA standards – analyst

    Although Microsoft was a leader in the early WS* Web services standards it is missing in action where it comes to the standards for service-oriented architecture (SOA) currently moving through the OASIS process, writes Dana Gardner, principal analyst, Interarbor Solutions. "The absence of Microsoft from the Service Component Architecture (SCA), and its sibling Service Data Objects (SDO), definitions process can mean one thing: Microsoft will pursue its proprietary approach of baking pseudo-SOA into its operating system stack as long as it can," the analyst contends.

  • ZapThink: SCA and JBI bring nothing to the SOA table

    Despite being positioned by vendors at standards for service-oriented architecture, Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI) will have little or nothing to add to SOA development, argues Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst with ZapThink LLC. In this Q&A, he explains the ZapThink view that SCA and JBI are mostly about vendor politics and hype and can pretty much be ignored by architects and developers working on SOA implementations.

  • OASIS forms group to advance SCA and SDO

    In its first step to advance Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) to become official standards, OASIS today announced the formation of the Open Composite Services Architecture (Open CSA) Member Section. The new group will "promote the further development and adoption" of the specifications for service-oriented architecture (SOA), which entered the OASIS process March 21.

  • SCA and SDO become SOA essentials for banking system

    Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO), which last month began moving through the standards process at OASIS and JCP, are already being implemented in a bank processing system.

  • SOA specs SCA and SDO headed for OASIS and the JCP

    The Open SOA group has finally found a standards body homes for its two key specifications, Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) at OASIS and JCP.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Service Data Objects (SDO)
  • Data services mashup wizard latest for SOA

    Wizard technology for mashing up data services can help enterprise database administrators, as well as a new generation of 'mashup authors,' WSO2 director shows.

  • SOA triple play: Policy meets Semantic Web

    WSO2 uses Semantic Web Resource Description Framework triples concepts developed by W3C to express service policies and dependencies inside an SOA registry.

  • WS02 releases wiki-style SOA registry

    The WSO2 Registry is designed to attract business users with 'fun' wikis and other Web 2.0 features, while providing developers with policy enforcement technology.

  • Post-Oracle: BEA gets back to SOA basics

    BEA Systems Inc. is announcing it latest round of SOA upgrades, including a its AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0, which employs the SCA specification.

  • W3C publishes WS-Policy as recommendation

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today published Web Services Policy (WS-Policy) 1.5 as a recommendation, the status at which the proposed standard is considered mature enough for implementation. W3C has commitments to implement WS-Policy 1.5 in service-oriented architecture (SOA) products from BEA Systems Inc., IBM, Microsoft, Oracle Corp., Software AG, and Sun Microsystems, Inc., a spokesperson for the standards body said.

  • SOA policy beyond Java and .NET

    Refusing to join the debate over which is best for SOA development, Java or .NET, Miko Matsumura, vice president and deputy CTO for Software AG, says, "For service development, both platforms have a lot of good stuff." But looking beyond service development to SOA governance and policy, he suggests that none of the above is the right choice. "It may be preferable to treat policy via a declarative construct outside of either platform," he said. If policies are coded into the services by developers using either Java or .NET, SOA loses agility and business users lose the ability to have a say in setting policy. Since agility and business side participation in creating applications is central to the SOA philosophy, these are major loses. Matsumura foresees a third way emerging among vendors, which will eventually be turned over to a standards body to ensure interoperability. In this interview, Matsumura explains why policy and governance need to move beyond developer platforms.

  • Mule extending Web services capabilities

    MuleSource will extend the Web services capabilities of its open source products as it brings onboard Dan Diephouse, the developer who created the XFire SOAP framework. He said he will focus on expanding Web services capabilities including improved support for JAX-WS, WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Policy.

  • Using ADO.NET and SDO for SOA data continuity

    Both ADO.NET and Service Data Objects (SDO) use XML to enable data transfer between disjointed components inside an SOA, enabling developers to create all kinds of new Web services mashups.

  • SOA standards WS-Policy, SCA and SDO advancing rapidly

    Emerging SOA standard WS-Policy 1.5 is a proposed recommendation at W3C, while technical committees form to standardize Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) at OASIS.

  • Where SOA standards matter: The SAP view

    Jeff Anders, director of solution marketing SAP AG's NetWeaver Developer Platform, was at JavaOne this month making a pitch for the new NetWeaver Composition Environment tool for standards-based service-oriented architecture (SOA) development. He brought along Michael Bechauf, vice president of industry standards at SAP, and currently chairman of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) to help make the point that the standards-based approach broadens the reach of SAP tools beyond SAP. Anders and Bechauf answered questions on why standards, including Java EE 5, Service Component Architecture (SCA) now with OASIS, and WS-I guidelines matter in SOA tooling. Bechauf also talked about the need for Web services interoperability that transcends some of the debate over what is the latest and greatest technology. He argues that business people are looking for the Web to provide a "ubiquitous dial tone" so they can transact business over the Internet as easily as they do over the telephone.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WS-policy
  • Ajax platform provides document sharing

    Pandesa Corp. has released version 2.0 of its ShareSpace platform with Ajax-based applications that allow users to store, share, search, and recycle documents. A real estate company is using it to share documents with clients, contractors and consultants to keep them apprised of the latest developments on its projects.

  • With Ajax coming on Office slips

    While Ajax-based word processing, spreadsheet and graphics presentation apps grow in Web presence, Microsoft announces that the release date for Office 2007 has slipped. It is another blow to the Redmond-based software vendor's credibility and potentially opens the door for Web services versions of office-type apps.

  • Ajax apps threaten Office

    More and more Ajax-based word processing and spreadsheet applications are appearing on the Web, not only from Google and Yahoo but also from startups offering programs such as ajaxWrite, reports BusinessWeek. The magazine, which a decade ago predicted that office tools would move to the Web, sees trouble ahead for Microsoft's desktop dominance.

  • Ajax goes down the Tube

    A new Ajax-based Web application help commuters find routes through the London Tube system. Users can also post suggested routes for fellow travelers.

  • Ajax tag library aims to speed RIA

    Ideo Technologies has released SweetDEV RIA, an Ajax-based tag library designed to accelerate and simplify Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on J2EE platforms.

  • ZoHo site offers Ajax-powered office apps

    Adventnet Inc.'s ZoHo.com adds a PowerPoint-like presentation app and claims it completes the "the first Ajax-based Office suite online." The company was already offering Ajax-powered online word processing and spreadsheet apps.

  • Yahoo! unveils Ajax Web services

    Leveraging its 2004 acquistion of Oddpost Inc., Yahoo! has released four new Ajax-based Web services APIs.

  • Software AG adds Google map integrator

    Taking advantage of the most popular Ajax-based service on the planet, Software AG has added functionality to import and integrate Google maps with other applications to its Composite Application Integrator product.

  • Web services let loose using policy

    Businesses need to make dynamic Web services more flexible by decoupling the policy from the WSDL interface, according to Layer 7's CTO.

  • JAX-WS (Java API for XML Web Services)

    Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) is one of a set of Java technologies used to develop Web services... (Continued)

  • Apache adds JAX-WS implementations

    Apache Geronimo 2.0.1 released by Apache Software Foundation provides the first open source application server with two certified JAX-WS Web services implementations: Apache Axis2 and Apache CXF. Geronimo server is also a fully compliant and certified Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 container, Apache said.

  • Mule extending Web services capabilities

    MuleSource will extend the Web services capabilities of its open source products as it brings onboard Dan Diephouse, the developer who created the XFire SOAP framework. He said he will focus on expanding Web services capabilities including improved support for JAX-WS, WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Policy.

  • Sun Web services info updated

    Sun Microsystems Inc. announced it has revamped the Web services information page on its Website. Updated information is available on Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS), Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB), Web Services Interoperability Technology (WSIT), Java API for XML Processing (JAXP), and XML and Web Services Security (XWSS).

  • Web services with JAX-WS and WCF

    The most recent entry on TheServerSide.com Interoperability blog focuses on the practical interaction between Java's latest standard for defining Web services, the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS), and Microsoft's Windows Communication Framework (WCF). In the example given on the blog, the author uses BEA's SimpleService.

  • Bundling JAX-WS with Java6 a bad idea?

    Bundling Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) with Java6 is a mistake from at least one author's perspective. Part of the problem is that "Web services are important for Java, but implementations vary widely."

  • Newcomer: SCA, JAX-WS and Ajax in Eclipse SOA project

    Back in January, SearchWebServices.com talked to Iona Technologies Inc. chief technology officer Eric Newcomer shortly after the first committee meeting for the the Eclipse Foundation SOA Tools Project (STP). As the STP committee prepares to make as progress report at EclipseWorld in Cambridge, MA the first week of September, we asked Newcomer for a preview. In the first of this two-part interview, he discussed how the work has been progressing. In part two, he talks about underlying technologies including the Service Component Architecture (SCA) standard, JAX-WS runtime, other runtimes and where Ajax may eventually fit into the project.

  • Taking a REST with JAX-WS

    Provided are the basics on how REST can be implemented in a JAX-WS framework, with annotations and resource management.

  • Realizing strategies for document-based Web services with JAX-WS 2.0

    In this tutorial, Sameer Tyagi explores new features of JAX-WS 2.0 and shows how to implement some strategies to build document-driven web services on the Java EE platform.

  • JAX-RPC 2.0 renamed to JAX-WS 2.0

    .The Java API for XML-based Remote Procedure Calls (JAX-RPC 2.0) has been renamed to JAX-WS 2.0, which stands for the Java API for XML Web Services. The move comes as an attempt to clarify that JAX-RPC it's focused on Web services and not just XML-RPC, and to mark a clearer break from JAX-RPC's earlier releases and APIs.

  • VIEW MORE ON : JAX-WS
  • Service oriented architecture tutorials

    SearchSOA.com's tutorials are dedicated to providing learning opportunities around SOA (service-oriented architecture), Web services, business process management (BPM), cloud computing and more.

  • DMTF pursues a standard for interoperable cloud computing

    The DMTF sees three main cloud computing roles: Cloud Service Provider, Cloud Service Consumer and Cloud Service Developer.

  • WS-I completes its work

    The Web Services Interoperability group (WS-I) has completed work on some basic profiles and at the same time announced the completion of the organization's work. Stewardship over WS-I's assets, operations and mission will move to the OASIS standards group.

  • Pittsburgh hospital room gets the SmartRoom treatment

    The physician's usual bedside manner takes on a new tenor as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implements "SmartRoom" hospital workflow that is centered on in-room computer technology and using SOA.

  • Pittsburgh hospital room gets the SmartRoom treatment

    The physician's usual bedside manner takes on a new tenor as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implements "SmartRoom" hospital workflow that is centered on in-room computer technology and using SOA.

  • Web 2.0 buzzwords

    Jason Bloomberg discusses how to go about looking beyond the Web 2.0 vendor buzzwords to find products that actually work.

  • Mule architect sees REST with Atom rising, UDDI fading

    While SOAP and WSDL caught on, UDDI, the third leg of the Web services stool, has never enjoyed much popularity even as governance became more important to SOA. Dan Diephouse, the creator of XFire and software architect at MuleSource Inc., discusses these trends in the second part of a conversation from last week's Java One conference in San Francisco. There are times when Web services make sense, but he sees limited uptake on UDDI. Right now, he is putting the finishing touches on Mule Galaxy, the REST-based open source registry/repository that employs the Atom Publishing Protocol.

  • Data services pain points have become an SOA target for JBoss

    At JBoss World Orlando, Craig Muzilla, VP of middleware business at Red Hat Inc., discussed data services, MetaMatrix and SOA governance. He delved into the common data services issues and future goals regarding open source governance.

  • MuleSource debuts REST-based SOA registry/repository

    With the release today of an open source registry/repository, MuleSource seeks to be the Wal-Mart of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance vendors.

  • Boubez: SOA virtualization, SLAs and access control policy

    In part 1 of this interview with Toufic Boubez, chief technology officer for XML networking vendor Layer 7 Technologies Inc., he said the WS-Policy standard work at W3C is complete and that standard is being implemented. In part 2, he explains that there is still work to be done on specifications for policy languages expressing access control and service level agreements (SLAs) within WS-Policy. Boubez, co-author of the original UDDI specification, worked as an editor on the W3C working group that completed the WS-Policy specification this past summer. Now he is working informally with other vendors to provide the security, access control and federation specifications for SOA. He also discussed virtualization as it related to SOA.

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  • Low latency message queuing primer

    Messaging middleware has long provided dependable communications between systems. Learn how significant decreases in latency can provide nearly instant delivery of messages.

  • Dana Gardner: Look for cloud computing fit with other trends, support custom process architecture

    What should you look for in cloud computing in 2011? Dana Gardner says take a cue from SOA services and look for cloud implementations that link at a process level.

  • Book Excerpt - Demystifying Embedded Systems Middleware

    "Demystifying Embedded Systems Middleware," is a technical guide to embedded middleware implementation that includes theory, practical advice and real-world examples.

  • Burton cautiously optimistic about SCA for SOA

    Despite some concerns that SCA may be the next CORBA, Burton Group concludes that organizations doing SOA projects may have to accept that vendor adoption of the spec is inevitable.

  • Will SOA go the way of CORBA?

    Is service-oriented architecture (SOA) "just XML/SOAP based CORBA with evolving standards around it?" The author explores the opportunities and pitfalls of the service-oriented approach.

  • Rubio on roots of interop

    In a series of entries on TheServerSide Interoperability Blog, Daniel Rubio takes a look at approaches used for achieving Java and .NET interoperability without the use of Web services, from messaging, CORBA to JNI. In effect, it is a look at the roots of application interoperability.

  • Saving SOA from a fate worse than CORBA

    There's a theory that CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) failed to achieve its promise in the 1990s because "too many cooks spoiled the broth," writes Joe McKendrick. For SOA to avoid the same fate, there's a suggestion that its standards should be left in the hands of an elite group of computer scientists who can protect it from the IT equivalent of peasants with pitchforks.

  • Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)

    Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is an XML-based framework used to define and access information about learning objects so they can be easily shared among different learning management systems (LMSs).

  • ORBS (Open Relay Behavior-modification System)

    A similar but unrelated term is ORB (Object Request Broker).

  • Model Driven Architecture report hits the Web

    A six-month research project conducted by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm tested more than 40 MDA tools and now has a comprehensive consumer report available.

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  • Embedded systems middleware demystified with author Tammy Noergaard

    Embedded systems expert Tammy Noergaard discusses embedded systems middleware and lessons learned while writing her book, "Demystifying Embedded Systems Middleware."

  • SOA in Action Blog - SOA as a remedy for higher education's $25 billion integration headache

    The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) says it is gaining support from leading educational institutions, organizations, associations, states and corporations for its EdUnify SOA Governance Framework Initiative, which seeks to create greater efficiencies for a $25 billion integration headache faced by education institutions.

  • Microsoft modeling strategy: Work in progress

    After several years pursuing a modeling tool strategy focused on Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), Microsoft is broadening its approach to include more UML-related modeling tools. How these tools will work under the umbrella of the company's emerging Oslo meta modeling strategy appears to still be a work in progress.

  • The Ajax Experience 1: Google Chrome shakes up the browser firmament

    Responsiveness of Ajax apps can only improve as browsers get faster. Google's shiny new Chrome browser is just one of several in a very active browser segment. The ins and outs of that JavaScript infused segment were on display at The Ajax Experience in Boston.

  • Data services mashup wizard latest for SOA

    Wizard technology for mashing up data services can help enterprise database administrators, as well as a new generation of 'mashup authors,' WSO2 director shows.

  • Relating master data management to SOA

    This article discusses what MDM is, how it is related to SOA, and how they can be used together to deliver agility even in the most complex environments.

  • Adopt Google Apps? It depends, Burton analyst says

    Google Apps prove the concept that desktop applications can be provided using the SaaS model, but the lack of mature auditing capabilities make them risky for large businesses, the Burton Group reports.

  • Making sense of data services mashups

    Data services mashups would be easy if all the data was in XML. Since it is not, Kirstan Vandersluis of XAware Inc. explains how open source tools can help convert SQL into XML.

  • Enterprise mashups, SOA's killer app?

    As users move forward with the diligent work of SOA, enterprise mashups are emerging as an eye-popping new application that's getting the attention of the business unit.

  • Paul Fremantle on the open source ESB and REST-based SOA

    What does the future hold for the open source enterprise service bus (ESB)? Will there be a place for closed source ESBs or some hybrid approach? In the first part of this interview with Paul Fremantle, co-founder and vice president of WSO2 Inc., he discusses these issues as well as the Apache Synapse open source ESB, which is the core of the WSO2 ESB product. Prior to helping found WSO2, which develops open source products based on Web services standards, Fremantle was a on the senior technical staff at IBM where he created the Web Services Gateway, and led the team that developed and shipped it as part of the WebSphere Application Server. He was also a member of the team that developed the Service Integration Bus technology for WebSphere Application Server 6. He is currently co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee (WS-RX), which is working on the standard for reliable message exchange over SOAP. His involvement in open source dates back to the original Apache SOAP project. Fremantle earned an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy and an MSc in Computation from Oxford University.

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  • Kit provides XML transforms, charts, code generation

    An Altova software development kit provides XML transforms, charts and code generation. These prove of use as XML children such as XBRL rise in the enterprise.

  • Componentized XML Query tool takes a step forward

    DataDirect created a suite of tools to address XML complexity with a single XML layer capable of accessing data in a wide variety of formats. An updated engine that handles Query Update Facility (XUF) is also part of the mix.

  • Try XML-based Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) for accounting reports

    XBRL may step more forward as the SEC makes big firms add it to their GAAP 'to-do' list.

  • What's new at the W3C

    The W3C continues to be the main organization for creation of internationally recognized standards for XML, WSDL, and HTML. At any given time, a large number of related standards are working their way through the standardization process in various states of finality. W3C publications occur in a bewildering variety of flavors: notes, drafts, candidate recommendation, proposed recommendation and finally W3C Recommendation, essentially a standard.

  • Do you need SDO if you use XQuery?

    Larry Fulton discusses whether it is necessary to focus on Service Data Objects (SDO) when using XQuery and when it is a good idea to become acquainted with it.

  • XQuery examples

    Data services expert, Larry Fulton, gives a general overview of when to use XQuery and when to use XSLT.

  • XQuery tutorial available

    A new tutorial is available for Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) developers wanting to use the XQuery API for Java (XQJ), currently under development through the Java Community Process as JSR 225. XQJ provides Java programmers an way to use XQuery for XML programming and data integration, with full access to the J2SE and J2EE platforms.

  • REST and Unix united

    1060 Research Ltd. has updated the developer toolkit for its open source Java-based NetKernel software platform, which integrates the Representational State Transfer (REST) approach with "key concepts from Unix." With NetKernel, which also supports Ruby, Python, and Groovy, along with declarative languages such as XSLT, and XQuery, developers build applications by "composing resources and orchestrating requests at a pure logical level," the company says.

  • XQuery introduction

    Kurt Cagle digs into the functionality behind XQuery 1.0 and sees a big future for using it in combination with REST.

  • XQuery 1.0: A long time coming, now what?

    While the XQuery 1.0 specification may have taken years to get finalized, major database engines already support it. XML guru Ed Tittel notes that there's a massive reservoir of available information on XQuery as well, making it a standard that's immediately ready to move into production.

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  • Insights on BPM/SOA Excellence

    OMG's BPM/SOA Success contest winner employed agile techniques to deliver a 30% reduction in claim resolution times and fill the claim requirements of 16 different countries.

  • Cloud computing provides jolt, SOA becomes electric, 2010 becomes 2011

    At first cloud computing diverted attention away from SOA, but as more and more organizations move toward the cloud, SOA is becoming as ubiquitous as electricity.

  • A snapshot view of open source rules engines

    Maintaining code for changing requirements can be complicated. For frequently changed decision making requirements you may want to look at rules engines.

  • In 2011, will SOA policy and business rules tools step up?

    Business rules engines and SOA policy governance tools may help to make Business-IT alignment a vivid trend in the coming year.

  • A note on BPMN elements

    What represents the core of BPMN? A look at some basic notation. This in the wake of controversy concerning how well business users will do with BPMN 2.0.

  • Business Process Management for Oracle users now includes BPMN 2.0

    At Oracle Open World 2010, Defense Dept. CTO Dennis Wisnosky said Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) was at the center of streamlining operations. His group is using Oracle Fusion Middleware for process modeling.

  • Richard Watson on the importance of models in business process management and SOA integrations

    Richard Watson is a principal research analyst at Gartner. He has recently written about course corrections for BPM programs. He has seventeen years of experience in IT, including two years as an analyst with the Burton Group. SearchSOA.com Site Editor Jack Vaughan spoke with him about the importance of models in marrying SOA and BPM. Find out what to do -- and what not to do -- with BPM models.

  • Metastorm brings BPM modeling to Azure cloud computing platform

    Business process management (BPM) house Metastorm has joined the fledgling ''BPM in the cloud'' movement, releasing a cloud computing-based version of its BPM modeling tools. Metastorm joins Appian, Cordys and others testing the waters of cloud-hosted software for BPM. Notably, the Metastorm offering operate in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Metastorm M3 comprises a popular subset of its modeling tools for business process building. Supported model types include process/workflow, activity, rule, project, requirement, location and other models. Business users employing the tools can chat, whiteboard and annotate models online. The subset of Metastorm models can share a subset of Metastorm objects. ''We are using Azure to host our M3 Modeler,'' said Greg Carter, CTO, MetaStorm. ''The host and repository you store models in are on the Azure platform.'' ''It's like a gigantic copy of Windows on the cloud,'' he said, noting that M3 modeling also supports private cloud and on-premise architectures. While the runtime deployment of the BPM software still resides 'off-cloud,' one can picture a hosted runtime as a next step. The software could help cut time-to-deployment, allowing business teams to forge their models and bring process re-engineering long before IT installs runtime software and hardware. At the same time it released M3, Metastorm also announced an enterprise mashup system that allows Metastorm's software and other applications to be accessed from a single user interface.

  • BPM Case Study: Streamlining a water treatment workflow system

    Business Process Management efforts call for systems that effectively mimic current processes, and which can make changes on the fly when exceptions occur. They respond to ad hoc needs.

  • Enterprise architects must look beyond project boundaries for better BPM

    The enterprise architect must ensure that individual projects are aware of and adherent to the goals of the enterprise. Allowing BPM to become siloed in a project will limit its effectiveness.

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  • OpenText agrees to acquire Metastorm for $182 million

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) provider OpenText has signed an agreement to acquire BPM vendor Metastorm Inc. for $182 million, subject to a number of closing conditions.

  • Insights on BPM/SOA Excellence

    OMG's BPM/SOA Success contest winner employed agile techniques to deliver a 30% reduction in claim resolution times and fill the claim requirements of 16 different countries.

  • Cloud computing provides jolt, SOA becomes electric, 2010 becomes 2011

    At first cloud computing diverted attention away from SOA, but as more and more organizations move toward the cloud, SOA is becoming as ubiquitous as electricity.

  • Enterprise architecture: Looking back at 2010 and forward to 2011

    We've seen a lot of topics and technologies interacting in 2010. From enterprise architecture to business process management, mainframes to the cloud, and even security issues.

  • BPM tools for developer rules and cobblers' broods

    While there is much concern about creating BPM tools for end users, are we overlooking the development side? At Rules Fest 2010, rules maven Brian Jones discussed the architectural issues with rules-based systems for BPM today.

  • Is BPM right for your organization?

    How you relate to BPM is likely to be influenced by the kind of work you do and the responsibilities that you have. So what BPM currently means to you may differ significantly from what it means to the next person.

  • Tip: Taking a project-management approach to BPM

    Gina Abudi, partner and senior vice president of strategic solutions for the Peak Performance Group Inc., recommends starting with the correct big-picture mindset: "Treat it as any other project, with a defined beginning and a defined end," she says. Then follow these tried-and-true tips as you plan, develop, refine and roll out your BPM project:

  • Tip: Taking a project-management approach to BPM

    Gina Abudi, partner and senior vice president of strategic solutions for the Peak Performance Group Inc., recommends starting with the correct big-picture mindset: "Treat it as any other project, with a defined beginning and a defined end," she says. Then follow these tried-and-true tips as you plan, develop, refine and roll out your BPM project:

  • How do you decide whether to move BPM to cloud?

    Metastorm business transformation maven Neal Lohmann discusses cloud computing and Business Process management migrations. Issues to consider when moving BPM to the cloud include the types of processes, their complexity, the number of interfaces, and the state of the databases involved.

  • Podcast: BPM best practices - Talking with Apriso

    In this podcast, Chris Will, CTO of Apriso, discusses BPM best practices, as well as the role of an independent governance organization within the company that makes the difference between success and failure.

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  • On SOA infrastructure – Tips from TSSJS presenter Jeff Genender part two

    Open source maven Jeff Genender shares his take on SOA infrastructure. He includes message buses, containers, orchestrators and more in his definition.

  • IT and SOA infrastructure – SOA questions answered: Part Three

    SOA expert Kerrie Holley explains the tricks of SOA infrastructure and introduces some best practices in this Q&A.

  • What's next for XML accelerators?

    XML accelerators are important hardware appliances and central to some SOA implementations. Expert Steve Craggs looks into the trends for these superfast XML handlers.

  • Content-centric networking may be an alternative to traditional URLs

    Right now, locating and connecting to data on the web is dependent on URLs and using search engines to find URLs and grab chunks of data, following the hypermedia links. These ideas are heavily embedded in our thinking and day-to-day use. But there are alternative models, such as the hypothetical content-centric networking.

  • Speculation on networking alternatives

    Breaking away from URL-driven networking seems a bit farfetched right now. But so did the alternatives to dial-up internet access when they were first introduced. Unconventional thinking has brought us through great leaps in the past and may yet bring even greater changes.

  • SOA Tutorials

    Bookmark this page for easy access to SearchSOA.com's new tutorials, including tutorials on BPEL, Ajax, WSDL, and more. Our tutorials contain best practices, news, and expert advice.

  • SOA products for September 2009

    Several products and product upgrades for SOA, including a platform design to integrate applications and an array of performance testing tools, were released in September.

  • Crosscheck Networks acquires XML gateway maker Forum Systems

    SOAP and SOA test tool vendor Crosscheck Networks said that it acquired XML gateway maker Forum Systems. This betokens closer integration of Crosscheck SOAP test tools and the Forum Gateway XML product line.

  • Tibco creates high-speed messaging appliance

    Tibco Software created its first hardware product, the Tibco Messaging Appliance P-7500, aimed at reducing latency in critical applications. Application-specific ICs inside accelerate routing algorithm execution.

  • Google Chrome shifts architects' equations as V8 powers the browser

    The V8 JavaScript engine in Google's Chrome browser offers the enterprise architect new options for moving server-side functionality to the Web client. If it succeeds, it may give JavaScript a further lease on life.

  • VIEW MORE ON : SOA and XML networking
  • Verizon uses BPEL app to cut down on code, check for fraud, and go green

    Verizon Wireless employed Oracle BPEL Manager with a rules engine to study call patterns. That led to a reduction in lines of Java code for an app that provides fraud detection teams with better information for decision making. It also used less hardware, reducing IT energy consumption.

  • Oracle maps heterogeneous data services strategy for SOA

    This week Oracle Corp. released its Oracle Data Integration Suite, which the company says provides a heterogeneous data services strategy for service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations. The Oracle technology will create data services from information stored in Oracle databases, but also in databases from competitors as well as legacy systems dating back to the 1970s, says Ashish Mohindroo, product director for Oracle Fusion Middleware. In this interview, Mohindroo, who is responsible for the SOA product strategy, explained his company's vision of integration for service-enabling data.

  • Security and Ajax

    This chapter discusses security-related concerns that have particular implications for Ajax.

  • XML Web services

    This chapter looks at the pluses and minues of implementing and consuming Web services in a .NET environment.

  • SOA, Web services create software security challenges

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services and Web 2.0 technologies increase the attack surface of applications, creating new challenges for software testers and developers. Unlike legacy mainframe and client/server applications, which had a limited number of inputs, the new SOA and Ajax applications greatly increase the number of possible inputs, multiplying security vulnerabilities.

  • Efficient XML Interchange tackles data verbosity

    Coming out of the work on Binary XML, Efficient XML Interchange compresses the notoriously verbose data format on top of adding processing efficiency.

  • XML to DDL imports, synchronizes database schemata

    Ed Tittel discusses xml2ddl, a data integration and management tool for those using one of the supported target databases.

  • The case against WS-Security

    The WS-Security stack can be compromised by hackers, Brad Hill a researcher at ISecpartners, said at a recent security conference. He advocates going back to the established secure socket layers (SSL) mechanisms of ensuring secured transport, and argues that "SSL does almost everything you need for real-world Web service deployment."

  • XQuery 1.0: A long time coming, now what?

    While the XQuery 1.0 specification may have taken years to get finalized, major database engines already support it. XML guru Ed Tittel notes that there's a massive reservoir of available information on XQuery as well, making it a standard that's immediately ready to move into production.

  • Forum boosts Web services credit security

    Forum Systems Inc., the SOA and Web Services security infrastructure vendor, today announced the release of a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) security module. It help organizations handling credit card payments via Web services to comply new mandates for additional protection of Web applications through the use of application code reviews and the implementation of a Web application firewall.

  • VIEW MORE ON : XML security
  • Web services standards and requirements

    30 year IT veteran Tom Nolle discusses heavyweight WS standards and how they play into application development for new technologies like the iPad.

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk Web services app touts improved development GUI

    Amazon Mechanical Turk now offers Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools for business analysts and users seeking to better integrate people into Web 2.0 workflow processes.

  • SOA policy management

    Anne Thomas Manes explains a SOA policy management and how a policy framework provides a foundation for supporting a policy-driven infrastructure.

  • How governance and quality define SOA maturity

    Orlando, Fla. - Rami Jaamour, product manager for SOA Solutions at Parasoft, sat down to discuss the latest news happening at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit this week in Orlando.

  • Boubez: SOA virtualization, SLAs and access control policy

    In part 1 of this interview with Toufic Boubez, chief technology officer for XML networking vendor Layer 7 Technologies Inc., he said the WS-Policy standard work at W3C is complete and that standard is being implemented. In part 2, he explains that there is still work to be done on specifications for policy languages expressing access control and service level agreements (SLAs) within WS-Policy. Boubez, co-author of the original UDDI specification, worked as an editor on the W3C working group that completed the WS-Policy specification this past summer. Now he is working informally with other vendors to provide the security, access control and federation specifications for SOA. He also discussed virtualization as it related to SOA.

  • SOA changing management, monitoring

    SOA management tools are emerging, especially those using grid, virtualization technologies and legacy systems.

  • XML data integration for SOA goes open source

    XAware Inc. is going the open source route with the new version of its XML data abstraction technology for SOA. The tools are Eclipse-based with a Spring runtime.

  • Spring Web Services 1.0 focuses on 'contract-first'

    The 'contract-first' focus in Spring Web Services 1.0 gives developers flexibility and the loose coupling needed for SOA applications, its creator said.

  • SOA 2007: Adoption steady, but tech squabbles exist

    What is encouraging about SOA in 2007 and what is discouraging? At the half way point in the year, we ask trend watchers what they are seeing.

  • HP SOA strategy leans toward runtime governance

    HP announced an SOA strategy for governance, quality and management that integrates the technology it acquired from Mercury/Systinet last summer with its own OpenView product and plays to its strength in platform agnostic consulting, analysts say.

  • VIEW MORE ON : SOA management standards
  • DMTF pursues a standard for interoperable cloud computing

    The DMTF sees three main cloud computing roles: Cloud Service Provider, Cloud Service Consumer and Cloud Service Developer.

  • Security tokens, the OASIS approach to Web services security

    One approach to Web services security is to focus on authorization and authentication with the OASIS security standards and the security assertion markup language (SAML).

  • Q&A: SOA authentication, security tokens, SAML and more

    Security in an SOA environment must primarily address access control. It must be 'baked in.' We talked with Ross Altman, Research VP at Gartner, about authenticating Web services.

  • A view on W3C security standards for Web services

    Check out this status report on work groups responsible for Web services security standards. The discussion starts with a look at W3C efforts such as the Web Security Context Working Group, XML Signature 2.0 and XML Signature best practices. Useful Web services security standards links included.

  • HP acquires ArcSight for $1.5 billion

    This week HP said it would purchase cybersecurity and compliance vendor ArcSight for $1.5 billion. HP's acquisition of ArcSight will lead to new levels of security and compliance capability for customers worldwide, according to executives for both companies.

  • The case against WS-Security

    The WS-Security stack can be compromised by hackers, Brad Hill a researcher at ISecpartners, said at a recent security conference. He advocates going back to the established secure socket layers (SSL) mechanisms of ensuring secured transport, and argues that "SSL does almost everything you need for real-world Web service deployment."

  • SOA governance, security concerns drive XACML interop

    The policy requirements of service-oriented architecture (SOA) require major vendors, including IBM, Oracle and BEA Systems Inc. to demonstrate XACML interoperability.

  • OASIS begins work on WS-Federation

    OASIS announced formation of a new committee to advance the WS-Federation specification, which is designed to extend the scope of identity management via federations of trust. Gerry Gebel, identity and privacy strategies service director at Burton Group Inc., said in the announcement: "We're hopeful that this move will make convergence of existing standards more likely since OASIS has also produced WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, SAML, XACML, and SPML."

  • Web 2.0 lacks the business impact of SOA, Burton warns

    The hype around Web 2.0 is justified for devotees of MySpace and fans of wikipedia, but there is no good business model for its adoption by corporations, say analysts at the Burton Group.

  • New BizTalk Services rolling out

    Making a move in the Software as a Service (SaaS) competition, Microsoft will roll out new BizTalk Services on Tuesday, eWEEK reports. The new Microsoft Software plus Services (SpS) offerings for BizTalk include Identity Services providing authentication, access control and federated identity based on the WS-Trust specification, according to eWEEK.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Web services security specifications
  • Apache open-source projects' background

    The Apache Software Foundation publishes a lot of useful open source tools. You may already know about Tomcat or Apache Server, but lesser known tools are worth a look-see.

  • Reader mail box – State of Java in flux

    Forrester Research’s Mike Gualtieri asserts that Java is not a productive method of Web or application development and that it limits what developers and the enterprises they work for are capable of achieving. SearchSOA.com readers have responded to Gualtieri charges.

  • J2EE Learning Guide

    This guide explains what J2EE is, how it's used, and how it fits into the world of Web services. Check back often for updates and new additions.

  • JBoss portal supports Spring, Ruby and other frameworks for Web App development

    At Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in Boston Red Hat released a portal platform supporting lightweight Web application tool sets like Seam, Spring, Ruby, Groovy and PHP.

  • OSGi will keep developers from "being lazy"

    Within the plethora of features that made the original Web application servers 'fat' are some necessary elements. Fat has its place, and OSGi may be a needed bit of extra weight.

  • Oracle's Ellison sees success in Java-based middleware

    As Oracle took over the Sun-originated Java language, CEO Larry Ellison said the company's success in making money on Java will hinge on its overall success in middleware. The early take is that Oracle will now feature both enterprise-enabled and lightweight middleware product lines.

  • Challenging times for Java

    The Java coffee cup is in a bit of upheaval as Spring, Flex and other lightweight frameworks vie for attention.

  • Oracle-Sun combo: What does it mean for enterprise Java?

    Oracle's $7.4-billion offer to buy Java-originator Sun Microsystems re-arranges the enterprise Java landscape, but does not greatly disrupt the status quo, according to users and analysts.

  • Java EE servers said giving way to lightweight application frameworks

    You can add the venerable Java application server to the growing list of purported 'dead technologies,' says Rod Johnson, creator of the Spring Framework, speaking at TheServerSide Java Symposium in Las Vegas.

  • Former .NET Web developers ride Ruby and Rails application framework

    Light-weight architectures continue to gain currency, even on the heels of Microsoft's massive .NET framework effort. Two authors say the small-footprint Rails framework can provide more of an "an architecture out-of-the-box" for some Web application development.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Java standards
  • AWS Import/Export gets data to and from the Amazon cloud computing platform

    Internet transfer rates can be a gating factor for some cloud deployments. As a result Amazon's Web services have come to include Import/Export services to speed transfer of big data sets.

  • Express Logic ThreadX teamed with server to support Web services

    Express Logic joined with Real-Time Logic to integrate a Web server with an RTOS. Supported are Web services including SOAP, XML-RPC and JSON-RPC.

  • SOA specs for energy industry planned

    Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) today announced a collaborative initiative with energy companies to develop service oriented architecture (SOA) interoperability standards for the industry. For utility companies, standards will enable interoperability and integration of systems supporting high-data volume requirements for initiatives such as advanced metering infrastructure, the SAIC announcement said.

  • OASIS okays ebXML messaging standard

    OASIS, the international open standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved ebXML Messaging Services (ebMS) version 3.0, which defines a Web services-based method for the reliable, secure exchange of business information. The new version updates the standard to provide compatibility with SOAP 1.2, as well as WS-Security, WS-Reliability, and WS-ReliableMessaging, said Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS.

  • OASIS approves WS-Transaction 1.1

    Web Services Transaction (WS-Transaction) version 1.1, which describes an extensible framework for providing protocols that coordinate the actions of distributed applications, won approval as an OASIS Standard, according to an announcement today. "WS-Transaction gives developers the framework they need to build reliable, distributed applications," said Eric Newcomer CTO of Iona Inc., and co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) Technical Committee.

  • OASIS begins work on WS-Federation

    OASIS announced formation of a new committee to advance the WS-Federation specification, which is designed to extend the scope of identity management via federations of trust. Gerry Gebel, identity and privacy strategies service director at Burton Group Inc., said in the announcement: "We're hopeful that this move will make convergence of existing standards more likely since OASIS has also produced WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, SAML, XACML, and SPML."

  • WS-Policy on SOA fast track, W3C approval this summer

    WS-Policy, which has been in the W3C process since April, is progressing quickly towards the goal of becoming an approved W3C standard in the coming year.

  • webMethods integrates Infravio's SOA street cred

    Venerable integration vendor lets recently acquired SOA governance technology maintain its branding and mature at its startup pace.

  • SOA and BPM tools seen outpacing customer expectations

    SOA and BPM tools can play well together in enterprises but one of the challenges vendors face is convincing customers that BPM is ready for prime time.

  • Gavin King on advanced state management

    At TheServerSide Java Symposium in Barcelona, Gavin King, lead developer of JBoss Seam, talked about the need for maintaining state in Web services transactions. It might be summed up this way: "Imagine walking into a bookstore and hearing the cashier say, please don't do anything unexpected during the next 45 seconds, or you might be charged twice."

  • VIEW MORE ON : Web services transaction specifications
  • Matsumura: SOA and the world beyond infrastructure silos

    At a time when SOA seems to be emerging again, chastened if you will, by a near death experience, it was pleasant to converse with Miko Matusmura, who always has an engaging take on the SOA news of the day.

  • New BPMS tools from Intalio

    Intalio Inc., the open source Business Process Management System (BPMS) vendor announced the release for the 5.0 version of its BPMS product, which allows users to design and execute complex processes by breaking them down in several process blocks, company said. The new release includes tools for business analysts looking to model processes in Business Processing Modeling Notation (BPMN), and developers working to incorporate Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) into service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications.

  • Why does SOA need BPEL?

    The answer is orchestration, says Mike Pellegrini, principal architect at Active Endpoints. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), the OASIS standard, is important because allows developers to create high-level abstractions on top of Web services, he explains.

  • Talking SOA appliances

    The emergence of SOA appliances and the BPEL4People specification are covered in a podcast panel discussion hosted by analyst Dana Gardner. SOA and appliances dovetail, he notes, "because the very concept of an appliance is something that's loosely coupled."

  • Big week for BPM

    This was a big week for news from business process management (BPM) vendors, writes Simon Holloway, senior analyst with Bloor Research, so he compiled all the announcements into one article. He found support growing for the Object Management Group (OMG) Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) standard, which is also included in the Tibco Software Inc. release this week of its Business Studio 2.0 product.

  • ActiveBPEL for SOA released

    Active Endpoints, Inc., a provider of BPEL-based service-oriented architecture (SOA) orchestration products and services, announced public beta of ActiveBPEL for People. The new product uses WS-BPEL 2.0 to integrate human interaction with business processes, adding extensions for building custom workflows and workflow-related user interfaces, the company said.

  • Apache releases WS-BPEL engine

    The Apache Foundation has released an incubator version of Apache ODE, a WS-BPEL-compliant Web services orchestration engine. It organizes Web services calls following a process description written in BPEL.

  • Progress adds BPEL 2.0 to Sonic ESB

    Progress Software Corp. announced the immediate availability of Progress Sonic ESB 7.5. The upgraded release adds full WS-BPEL 2.0 support to the Sonic ESB with a new Sonic BPEL Server, Progress said.

  • Is WSRP dead?

    A scarcity of testable implementations is raising questions about the viability of Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) specification in the works at OASIS. "It's certainly worth wondering how one can successfully test, if services are hard to find," our editor comments.

  • WS-BPEL finally official

    This past week, OASIS, the international standards consortium, announced final approval of the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) version 2.0 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. WS-BPEL uses Web services standards to describe business process activities as Web services, defining how they can be composed to accomplish specific tasks.

  • VIEW MORE ON : SOA orchestration and choreography
  • Common data API options

    Developers new to the world of Web services tend to think only in HTTP terms. There are many ways to transport data produced by your service to your client. These start with venerable sockets protocols and even include e-mail as a potential communicative mechansim.

  • Ajax and Flex try to co-exist inside RIA development

    Ajax and Flex are complementary not competitors in rich Internet application (RIA) development for service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, Adobe's Flex evangelist argues.

  • Web 2.0 at the old ballgame

    Major League Baseball adopts Web 2.0 to authenticate home run balls for fans and provide umpires with the latest game time weather reports.

  • BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask get reference implementation

    Although BPEL4People and WS-HT aren't fully ratified standards, Active EndPoints Inc., one of the leaders of the standards effort, is incorporating them into its new tools for BPM and SOA design and development.

  • Apache releases open source ESB

    The Apache Foundation's Synapse project is releasing Apache Synapse 1.1, an open source enterprise service bus (ESB), which offers asynchronous support for HTTP and HTTPS and "very high scalability under load, supporting thousands of concurrent connections even with limited threads." Apache Synapse offers a wide range of connectivity, including HTTP/S, JMS, (S)FTP, SOAP, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Security.

  • OASIS okays ebXML messaging standard

    OASIS, the international open standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved ebXML Messaging Services (ebMS) version 3.0, which defines a Web services-based method for the reliable, secure exchange of business information. The new version updates the standard to provide compatibility with SOAP 1.2, as well as WS-Security, WS-Reliability, and WS-ReliableMessaging, said Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS.

  • Mule extending Web services capabilities

    MuleSource will extend the Web services capabilities of its open source products as it brings onboard Dan Diephouse, the developer who created the XFire SOAP framework. He said he will focus on expanding Web services capabilities including improved support for JAX-WS, WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Policy.

  • WSDL 2.0 finalized

    W3C announced it has finished work on Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 with full support for HTTP, and SOAP. "In addition to the rigorous interoperability testing, we're pleased to have given developers the HTTP binding, which provides simple Web-friendly access to a service when the advanced features available in the SOAP stack, such as WS-Addressing, WS-Security, and WS-ReliableMessaging aren't required," said Jonathan Marsh, co-chair of the W3C Web Services Description Working Group and director of mashup technologies at WSO2.

  • WS-ReliableMessaging voted OASIS Standard

    Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-ReliableMessaging) version 1.1 won final approval as an OASIS standard, the international open standards consortium announced today. "WS-ReliableMessaging allows messages to be transferred reliably despite failures in software components, systems, or networks," the announcement said.

  • RabbitMQ provides high performance messaging

    RabbitMQ is an implementation of Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), an emerging standard for high performance enterprise messaging. "AMQP was specifically designed to help commoditize the messaging market place, something until now dominated by IBM's MQ Series and Tibco RV," the author writes.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Reliable message standards
  • FUSE ESB brings Apache ServiceMix 4.0 to market

    The FUSE enterprise service bus (ESB) seeks to mix the goodness of open source with the goodness of commercial software. A new version is the first Iona product to see the light since Iona's formal acquisition by Progress Software. It supports OSGI and JBI.

  • Eclipse Ganymede: SOA project adds WS-Policy, SCA tools

    The Eclipse SOA Tools Project unveils new tools for architects and developers working with WS-Policy and SCA, as well as new components for SOA modeling and integration.

  • Sun Java CAPS chugs down SOA open source track

    Sun is adding master management to its ESB with the today's announcement of the latest version of the Java CAPS 6 SOA platform. The application suite also offers complex event processing.

  • Deutsche Post delivers .NET in Java CRM thanks to SOA

    An integration expert at Deutsche Post finds a way to bring .NET applications into a CRM system that is part of a Java-based service-oriented architecture (SOA).

  • Eclipse Swordfish SOA runtime mixes SCA, JBI and OSGi

    For SOA development inside Eclipse, the OSGi-based Swordfish offers the potential to make the best use of Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI).

  • Swordfish may lure SMBs into SOA waters

    Swordfish, coming soon from the Eclipse Foundation, offers a service-oriented architecture (SOA) runtime platform based on Service Component Architecture (SCA), Java Business Integration (JBI), and Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi), writes analyst Joe McKendrick. He argues that this open-source fish may tempt small and medium sized businesses to enter the SOA waters, at least on a project-by-project basis.

  • Java Business Integration (JBI)

    Java Business Integration (JBI) is a specification that defines an approach to implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA), the underlying structure supporting Web service communications on behalf of computing entities such as application programs or human users... (Continued)

  • Java EE and JBI lessons

    Daniel Rubio suggests looking at how Java EE Web services and Java Business Integration (JBI) components relate to one another in his latest blog.

  • SOA standards WS-Policy, SCA and SDO advancing rapidly

    Emerging SOA standard WS-Policy 1.5 is a proposed recommendation at W3C, while technical committees form to standardize Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) at OASIS.

  • Eclipse Europa, part 2: SOA tools ready for test drive

    The upcoming Eclipse Europa release will include version 0.6 of the SOA Tools Platform, which is not ready for prime time development, but is ready for serious evaluation.

  • VIEW MORE ON : JBI
  • BPEL (Business Process Execution Language)

    BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) is an XML-based language that enables task-sharing in a distributed computing or grid computing environment. 

  • BPEL, ready for people: Integrating Web services and human processes

    BPEL and BPMN have become closely integrated and are enabling the automation of business processes that involve not only Web services, but people processes as well.

  • Where does BPEL fit in?

    Business Process Execution Language is part of a long history of defining g Web services-based business processes. Discover the features of BPEL and how it fits with related standards such as REST, WSDL, and BPMN.

  • BPMN with BPEL a debated topic among experts

    Some believe Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) does not make modeling with Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) simpler, while others contend the opposite.

  • Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide by Matt Wright

    Author Matt Wright gives a detailed walk-through on how to create a BPEL service in Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide. Read the free excerpt here.

  • Co-evolution of BPMN and BPEL drives BPM in SOA settings

    The SOA industry often likes to pit standards against each other in 'standards wars.' The Business Process Modeling Notation and the Business Process Execution Language seem to be a case where co-evolution and collaboration seem to be the rule.

  • UML modeler includes BPMN support

    UModel V2008 Release 2 added support for Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) to the UML support already featured in UModel. The tool can serve for re-engineering services.

  • BPM Special Report: What you model is what you monitor

    Business analysts and other line-of-business role players may increasingly build the models for new-generation Business Process Management applications. In some instances, good BPM modeling results help make the business case for SOA. Still, some 'assembly' is still required by development teams.

  • Verizon uses BPEL app to cut down on code, check for fraud, and go green

    Verizon Wireless employed Oracle BPEL Manager with a rules engine to study call patterns. That led to a reduction in lines of Java code for an app that provides fraud detection teams with better information for decision making. It also used less hardware, reducing IT energy consumption.

  • Visual orchestration tool addresses event processing and SOA

    A tool for enterprise architects, business analysts and Java developers includes an integrated engine for complex-event processing. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and WS-Human Task standards are supported.

  • VIEW MORE ON : BPEL
  • BPMN with BPEL a debated topic among experts

    Some believe Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) does not make modeling with Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) simpler, while others contend the opposite.

  • Co-evolution of BPMN and BPEL drives BPM in SOA settings

    The SOA industry often likes to pit standards against each other in 'standards wars.' The Business Process Modeling Notation and the Business Process Execution Language seem to be a case where co-evolution and collaboration seem to be the rule.

  • BPM Resource Guide

    What's happening with Business Process Management? Find out with this resource guide that covers latest news on BPM tools, initiatives and platforms.

  • UML modeler includes BPMN support

    UModel V2008 Release 2 added support for Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) to the UML support already featured in UModel. The tool can serve for re-engineering services.

  • Some Eclipse SOA Tools Projects are archived as work on SCA, modeling, moves ahead

    STP subprojects for service creation and a SOA system are put on hold, in prep for a new Eclipse rev with SCA, modeling and other new features.

  • BPM Special Report: What you model is what you monitor

    Business analysts and other line-of-business role players may increasingly build the models for new-generation Business Process Management applications. In some instances, good BPM modeling results help make the business case for SOA. Still, some 'assembly' is still required by development teams.

  • Visual orchestration tool addresses event processing and SOA

    A tool for enterprise architects, business analysts and Java developers includes an integrated engine for complex-event processing. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and WS-Human Task standards are supported.

  • UML and SOA the Microsoft way

    Microsoft plans support for UML in its planned Oslo platform for model-driven SOA, but is not basing its new tools on that modeling language, explains Burley Kawasaki.

  • BPMN linking business and IT for BPM/SOA

    The oft stated SOA goal of bringing together business and IT to work on applications is being realized by users of the BPMN, argues Ismael Ghalimi, a leader in its development.

  • BPEL4People seen uniting SOA/BPM

    As OASIS begins the standardization process work on BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask, it is taking a step toward bringing service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) closer together, writes Joe McKendrick. However, the specifications do have critics, he notes, who say that BPEL is designed for programmers and not business people, who would be better served by something based on the more graphical business process modeling notation (BPMN) specification.

  • VIEW MORE ON : BPMN
  • The technology of Web Service Security

    SOAP Web service messages frequently move through public channels and contain valuable information, therefore security technology has become increasingly important.

  • Web 2.0 at the old ballgame

    Major League Baseball adopts Web 2.0 to authenticate home run balls for fans and provide umpires with the latest game time weather reports.

  • SOA complicated by ESB proliferation

    Despite technical adherence to standards, ESBs from different vendors still don't play well with others, argues John Michelsen, chief architect at iTKO Inc.

  • BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask get reference implementation

    Although BPEL4People and WS-HT aren't fully ratified standards, Active EndPoints Inc., one of the leaders of the standards effort, is incorporating them into its new tools for BPM and SOA design and development.

  • Liberty offers Web 2.0 open source security

    Liberty Alliance offers an open-source version of its privacy and security tools for Java developers working on Web 2.0 applications.

  • WSO2 releases C and PHP frameworks

    WSO2 Inc. has released two new open source products for developers of Web services applications, Web Services Framework for C (WSF/C) 1.0 product, and Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 1.0. The two products provide support for "the widest range of Web services" specifications, including SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 Web services standards, as well as the entire WS*- stack, the company said.

  • The case against WS-Security

    The WS-Security stack can be compromised by hackers, Brad Hill a researcher at ISecpartners, said at a recent security conference. He advocates going back to the established secure socket layers (SSL) mechanisms of ensuring secured transport, and argues that "SSL does almost everything you need for real-world Web service deployment."

  • SOA governance, security concerns drive XACML interop

    The policy requirements of service-oriented architecture (SOA) require major vendors, including IBM, Oracle and BEA Systems Inc. to demonstrate XACML interoperability.

  • New BizTalk Services rolling out

    Making a move in the Software as a Service (SaaS) competition, Microsoft will roll out new BizTalk Services on Tuesday, eWEEK reports. The new Microsoft Software plus Services (SpS) offerings for BizTalk include Identity Services providing authentication, access control and federated identity based on the WS-Trust specification, according to eWEEK.

  • Will acquisitions stifle SOA innovation?

    Startups often provide innovations in software technology, but as big SOA fish gobble up the small fry faster than you can say "food chain," is creativity dead in the water? Fear not, say industry analysts.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WS-Security
  • UML-based SoaML attacks SOA services modeling issues

    The ModelPro modeling engine connects with the Cameo SOA+ suite to bring a more graphical approach to services modeling. Underlying the tools is SoaML, an emerging OMG-backed profile for UML.

  • IBM, HP qualify on SAML 2.0

    Liberty Alliance today announced that major vendors including, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Corp., and Sun Microsystems Inc. have successfully completed product testing for SAML 2.0 interoperability. "Organizations worldwide are deploying SAML 2.0-based applications to enable secure new business services, help meet regulatory requirements and provide consumers with better protection against online fraud and identity theft," Roger Sullivan, president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board and vice president of identity management at Oracle Corp., was quoted as saying.

  • SOA governance, security concerns drive XACML interop

    The policy requirements of service-oriented architecture (SOA) require major vendors, including IBM, Oracle and BEA Systems Inc. to demonstrate XACML interoperability.

  • Microsoft, Liberty join for Web services identity interop

    Liberty Alliance, Microsoft and VeriSign join Concordia Project in effort to bring interoperability to competing identity management technologies.

  • OASIS begins work on WS-Federation

    OASIS announced formation of a new committee to advance the WS-Federation specification, which is designed to extend the scope of identity management via federations of trust. Gerry Gebel, identity and privacy strategies service director at Burton Group Inc., said in the announcement: "We're hopeful that this move will make convergence of existing standards more likely since OASIS has also produced WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, SAML, XACML, and SPML."

  • Web 2.0 lacks the business impact of SOA, Burton warns

    The hype around Web 2.0 is justified for devotees of MySpace and fans of wikipedia, but there is no good business model for its adoption by corporations, say analysts at the Burton Group.

  • Eclipse and Novell join in Web service security effort

    Open source developers are the focus of the combined digital ID efforts of the Higgins Trust Framework Project, sponsored by the Eclipse Foundation, and the Bandit Project, sponsored by Novell Inc. The two projects are demonstrating interoperability with the Liberty Alliance SAML-based security technology, as well as Microsoft's Windows CardSpace.

  • Liberty reaches out to open source

    Liberty Alliance is promoting the use of Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services Standards in the open source community. This week it announced the creation of the OpenLiberty Project to help spur adoption of its security specifications by open source developers.

  • SAML declares victory, closes in on a billion IDs

    The Liberty Alliance estimates that it will issue more than one billion SAML federated identities before the end of the year and now claims it has become the de facto identity management standard for Web services.

  • Burton: Put Web services security on front burner

    Burton Group report says WS-Security is "ready for prime time" and enterprises should start building a comprehensive plan that encompasses both transport- and application-level security.

  • VIEW MORE ON : SAML
  • Web Service Test Forum launched by vendors

    IBM and Oracle lead effort to speed up Web services interoperability testing and best practices with creation of open community of vendors and their corporate customers.

  • WSO2 releases C and PHP frameworks

    WSO2 Inc. has released two new open source products for developers of Web services applications, Web Services Framework for C (WSF/C) 1.0 product, and Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 1.0. The two products provide support for "the widest range of Web services" specifications, including SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 Web services standards, as well as the entire WS*- stack, the company said.

  • Burton: WS-* specs good, but SOA security needs more

    A Burton analyst says the WS-* security stack is on track, but organizations still need to think through security policies and implement a layered security strategy inside an SOA.

  • WS-Trust goes Ping

    Ping Identity has unveiled a new WS-Trust token software that provides portable security tokens for SOAP messages.

  • An emerging XML Web services security infrastructure

    On the Internet everybody shares the same security problems. This XML tip discusses how the W3C and OASIS are working to change that.

  • Web services security specs hit the standards track

    Seen as critical to building out an SOA, Web services standards defining credentials management, extended conversations and security policies have been submitted to OASIS.

  • New security standards seek to establish trust

    With three more WS-* specs on their way to OASIS, and proof that multiple federated identity protocols can co-exist, the Web services world is getting more secure.

  • Standards, tools vital to Web services security

    Converging standards, industry consolidation and specialized appliances are helping making Web services more secure, and manageable.

  • XML Security Tutorial

    Securing XML is an essential element in keeping Web services secure. This tutorial is a compilation of resources that review different types of XML security standards and approaches for keeping your XML Web services secure.

  • Giants pressured to submit Web services specs to OASIS

    A new Burton Group report urges Microsoft and IBM to submit their WS-* security specification to OASIS.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WS-SX
  • OASIS okays ebXML messaging standard

    OASIS, the international open standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved ebXML Messaging Services (ebMS) version 3.0, which defines a Web services-based method for the reliable, secure exchange of business information. The new version updates the standard to provide compatibility with SOAP 1.2, as well as WS-Security, WS-Reliability, and WS-ReliableMessaging, said Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS.

  • OASIS approves business process standard

    ebXML Business Process Specification Schema (ebXML BPSS or ebBP) version 2.0.4 has received the highest level of ratification from members of OASIS, the international standards consortium has announced. "ebXML BPSS defines a business process foundation that promotes the automation and predictable exchange of business collaboration definitions using XML," according to the announcement.

  • ebXML registry suited for SOA complexities, say proponents

    The OASIS ebXML Registry Technical Committee says federated information management and governance will be key for successful SOA deployment.

  • WS in a B2B scenario with EbXML

  • New OASIS TC tackles ebXML and SOA

    The new Electronic Business Service Oriented Architecture Technical Committee will address SOA implementations based on ebXML.

  • OASIS: ISO approval may spark ebXML critical mass

    If there was ever an Underwriter's Laboratory seal of approval for technology, ISO is it. The International Organization for Standardization last week approved a suite of four ebXML specifications, approval that the specs' authors at OASIS hope will soothe enterprise concerns about using the standard to do transactions over the Internet. OASIS vice president Karl Best and James Bryce Clark pointed to the automotive industry as early ebXML enthusiasts, as well as pockets of electronic commerce in Europe and Asia. With ISO aboard, Best and Clark are confident adoption will grow in some other frontiers, like North America. In this interview, Best and Clark provide insight on the importance of ISO certification and how ebXML stacks up against EDI.

  • ISO approves ebXML specs

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved four ebXML standards from OASIS. The specs enable global transactions over the Internet and would act as an alternative to EDI.

  • OASIS forms panel for business process flavor of ebXML

    The OASIS standards body on Monday announced that it has created a technical committee to work on the proposed Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS) for the ebXML standard.

  • SOAP testing tool extends support to ebXML

    Parasoft has released a version of its SOAPtest 2.1 with support for ebXML, the suite of specifications for companies to conduct business over the Internet.

  • Using ebXML messaging service with JMS

  • VIEW MORE ON : ebXML
  • WSTx (Web Services Transactions)

    WSTx (Web Services Transaction) is a set of XML markup specifications designed to permit the use of open, standard protocols for secure, reliable transactions across the Web... (Continued)

  • WS-Policy (Web Services Policy Framework specifications)

    WS-Policy is an abbreviation for the Web Services Policy specifications, members of the core Web Services architecture specifications... (Continued)

  • WSO2 releases C and PHP frameworks

    WSO2 Inc. has released two new open source products for developers of Web services applications, Web Services Framework for C (WSF/C) 1.0 product, and Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 1.0. The two products provide support for "the widest range of Web services" specifications, including SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2, WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 Web services standards, as well as the entire WS*- stack, the company said.

  • WS-AtomicTransaction (WS-AT)

    WS-AtomicTransaction, also called Web Services Atomic Transaction or WS-AT, is a specification that defines how single transactions are carried out based on WS-Coordination and WS-Transaction, companion specifications for information exchange in business processes... (Continued)

  • OASIS approves WS-Transaction 1.1

    Web Services Transaction (WS-Transaction) version 1.1, which describes an extensible framework for providing protocols that coordinate the actions of distributed applications, won approval as an OASIS Standard, according to an announcement today. "WS-Transaction gives developers the framework they need to build reliable, distributed applications," said Eric Newcomer CTO of Iona Inc., and co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) Technical Committee.

  • Handling Web services transactions

    In this tip, Daniel Rubio addresses many of the issues and approaches to working with transactions in the context of Web services.

  • Iona's Newcomer on ESBs, XML and Web services standards, part 2

    In the second of four SearchWebServices.com Year in Preview interviews with industry experts, Iona Technologies Inc. chief technology officer Eric Newcomer talks about how the Eclipse Foundation intends to make its mark on SOA and what to expect coming out of service modeling and mediation efforts. Newcomer chairs the Eclipse Foundation SOA Project and the OASIS Web Services Transaction Technical Committee (WS-TX). He's also been involved with the creation of the Service Component Architecture model, the Apache Synapse project and the open sourcing of Iona's Celtix enterprise service bus. @17174 Read Part One

  • JBoss adds Arjuna transactions to SOA stack

    JBoss Inc. has acquired the proprietary Arjuna Transaction Service Suite with the plans of turning it into an open source offering and adding to the company's developing SOA platform.

  • Transaction support from SOA platforms

    A SearchWebServices.com member asks one of our experts "What type of transaction support do current SOA platforms provide?" Read the response or pose a question of your own.

  • OASIS tackles Web services transactions

    Three new Web services specifications concerning transactions have become formal projects inside the OASIS standards body with the hope that all three become full-fledged standards within a year.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WS-TX
  • Apache open-source projects' background

    The Apache Software Foundation publishes a lot of useful open source tools. You may already know about Tomcat or Apache Server, but lesser known tools are worth a look-see.

  • The World Wide Web celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Some differ on when it was born, but by some measures the World Wide Web turned 20 last weekend. Tim Berners-Lee introduced his proposal for a "WorldWideWeb" to CERN on November 12, 1990.

  • Running Groovy, PHP on IBM JVM

    One of the most vibrant trends in Java in recent years has been the growth of support for non-Java languages on the JVM. PHP, Groovy, Ruby – these and other dynamic scripting languages have obtained a place in the application development life cycle where quickly building tactical Web apps trumps deliberatively building all-purpose strategic apps to stand the test of time.

  • Notable Python language update on view

    Google's interest in Python is just one reason this language continues to gain attention. If you are looking for a scripting language to do some rapid prototyping of SOA style applications with, you will probably find the functions you want in Python 3.0.

  • WSO2 supports PHP during 'growth spurt' driven by SOA

    At the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo, WSO2 announced the availability of the WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 2.0. One analyst's conclusion: this shows more wind filling the sails of PHP.

  • LAMP coders go hybrid route

    Developers working with the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack tend to use a hybrid mix of open source and vendor technology, according to the second annual Open Source Barometer survey of 35,000 coders. "People try open source on Windows on a laptop then they'll deploy on Linux with Ubuntu and Red Hat but the content they put in is coming from Microsoft," said Ian Howells, chief marketing officer for Alfresco Software Inc., the open source vendor, which sponsored the survey. "People don't want to be tied into a whole stack. They want choice in how they generate content and how they deploy it."

  • PHP Eclipse tools released

    The Zend Studio for Eclipse IDE plug-in for the PHP scripting language, a cornerstone of the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) stack for Web services development, is now available for download from Zend Technologies Inc. The company is also releasing its new Zend platform, which is designed to monitor PHP applications in real time, and enables a "holistic view" of performance management, said Andi Gutmans, Zend's cofounder and co-CTO.

  • Analysis: Oracle/BEA, Sun/MySQL

    Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework, offers his insights into this week's big deals with Oracle Corp. buying BEA Systems Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. acquiring MySQL, all of which have relationships to Spring. He predicts that BEA's WebLogic will become Oracle's server of choice, and sees Sun re-inventing itself as an open source company.

  • Sun acquiring MySQL

    Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced that it is acquiring MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion. MySQL, which is at the heart of the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack, is reportedly the most widely deployed open source database, with more than 100 million downloads and some 50,000 new copies downloaded on a daily basis, according to this report.

  • Working with Beehive Web services and JSR 181

    This chapter explores the Web service capabilities that are a part of Apache Beehive. You'll learn about JSR 181, Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform, which allows you to expose Web services using metadata annotations.

  • VIEW MORE ON : LAMP Web services (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP)
  • SAP CEO Leo Apotheker resigns

    SAP CEO Léo Apotheker has resigned after less than a year as the sole CEO of SAP. Executives Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott will take over as co-CEOs. McDermott currently heads up the field organization and Hagemann Snabe heads up product development. There had been speculation that Apotheker's contract would not be renewed.

  • SOA Skills: Hiring trends for SAP jobs - NetWeaver talent emphasized

    With the growing demand for service-oriented architects, businesses have come to acknowledge that certain qualifications are resume boosters, specifically SAP NetWeaver skills.

  • SAP sees upside in downturn

    SAP AG executives predict a continuing rise in software sales with the added benefit of having acquired Business Objects. Neither SAP nor Business Objects are dependent on sales to the U.S. financial institutions suffering from the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, executives said.

  • SAP unveils new BI

    With the completion of SAP AG's $6.7 billion purchase Business Objects, SAP unveiled new business intelligence and business optimization software packages this week. The new tooled developed jointly by SAP and Business Objects include: Financial Performance Management (FPM), Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Visualization and Reporting, Data Integration and Data Quality Management, Enterprise Query, Reporting and Analysis and Master Data Services.

  • SAP touts its results versus Oracle

    SAP AG's focus on service-oriented architecture (SOA) appears to be paying off as it is reporting its 16th consecutive quarter of double-digit software revenue growth. Analysts said SAP continues to hold an edge against rival Oracle Corp., but those comments were made prior to today's acquisition of BEA by Oracle.

  • Business Objects seeks wider BI

    Business Intelligence (BI) technology needs to be expanded to reach more business users in the enterprise, said John Schwarz, CEO of Business Objects Inc., which is in the process of being acquired by SAP AG. "When we make real time [tools] connecting structured and unstructured data, then we open the BI environment to everybody," Schwarz said.

  • More SOA vendor consolidation?

    Despite BEA Systems Inc.'s rebuff of Oracle Corp.'s offer to buy it, this article argues that BEA is not out of the consolidation woods yet. Another prediction for 2008 is that one of the major vendors in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) space may gobble up SAP AG.

  • Is SAP the SOA leader?

    Judith Hurwitz, CEO, Hurwitz & Associates just returned from an SAP AG sponsored conference where SAP executives told her their company is the leader in service-oriented architecture (SOA). While she agreed that SAP has done a good "job breaking down monolithic code into modular components" and adhering to Web services and SOA standards, she questions the SAP-centric approach.

  • SAP new SOA strategy debated

    This week SAP AG unveiled its new approach to service-oriented architecture, which is summarized as "customizing is out, extending is in." But as Joe McKendrick points out in his blog, not all analysts see this approach working, especially in heterogeneous environments.

  • SAP refutes Microsoft rumor

    SAP AG is not in negotiations to be acquired by Microsoft, said SAP CEO Henning Kagermann. Rumors of a Microsoft takeover of SAP were reportedly circulating around financial markets earlier this week.

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  • Oracle buys performance specialist ClearApp

    For ClearApp, maker of the QuickVision model-driven performance engine, the purchase means a powerful channel for innovative products. For Oracle it means another enhancement to its Web-and transaction-oriented management offering.

  • Oracle re-brands BEA WebLogic as its strategic server for SOA

    Oracle is moving quickly to assure BEA customers that the WebLogic Java application server has an important place in the Oracle portfolio. Oracle's TopLink object-to-relational persistence architecture will become part of the WebLogic suite.

  • SOA complicated by ESB proliferation

    Despite technical adherence to standards, ESBs from different vendors still don't play well with others, argues John Michelsen, chief architect at iTKO Inc.

  • BEA gives Oracle new Java platform, Eclipse tools

    Oracle will take advantage of BEA's market leadership and adopt the BEA technology, now including complementary features from the Oracle application server.

  • Oracle details SOA, Java roadmap with BEA

    Oracle executives pledge to upgrade and maintain BEA products with no forced migration, but plan to merge the two companies' ESBs technologies into a single product.

  • BEA's final products could disrupt SOA market - Burton

    BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0 is an "ESB market disruptor," that will be "a pleasant surprise" SOA, according to the Burton Group.

  • The SOA implications of Oracle's BEA purchase

    The financial advantages of Oracle's purchase of BEA are more concrete than how the two companies' SOA products will integrate, which has analysts and competitors guessing.

  • Analysis: Oracle/BEA, Sun/MySQL

    Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework, offers his insights into this week's big deals with Oracle Corp. buying BEA Systems Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. acquiring MySQL, all of which have relationships to Spring. He predicts that BEA's WebLogic will become Oracle's server of choice, and sees Sun re-inventing itself as an open source company.

  • Oracle calms customers after $8.5 billion BEA purchase

    Oracle and BEA assured customers that BEA's products will be supported after the completion of the $8.5B deal announced today, but some analysts report hearing rumblings from the BEA customer base.

  • Oracle buys BEA for $8.5 billion

    Oracle Corp. finally won its takeover battle with BEA Systems Inc., which has agreed today to be acquired for $8.5 billion, a 14 percent increase over the initial offer price in October, which was rejected by BEA's board of directors. Oracle is now expected to meld BEA's WebLogic and AquaLogic products for service-oriented architecture (SOA) into its own Fusion middleware line.

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  • Red Hat's JBoss EAP 5.0 to support OSGi with Microcontainer

    With its Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 5.0, released at is yearly user conference RedHat's JBoss group is centering efforts on a core JBoss Microcontainer that can interface with a wide variety of programming models. The microcontainer lets developers work on Java EE applications without being locked into any particular programming language or component model. Users will find support for POJO, Spring Framework, OSGi, Google Web Toolkit and others.

  • JBoss lightens up its next generation platform

    Red Hat laid out a future strategy for JBoss that is intended to provide a single platform for a variety of programming and deployment models, and announced three products for its next-generation Java application server portfolio.

  • Red Hat improves JBoss Java enterprise rules management

    Red Hat continues its move up the middleware stack, improving its basic rules engine, and launching rules authoring tools to open the doors of rules development to business analysts. JBoss Rules builds on open-source Drools.

  • JBoss, CA Wily moves target SOA performance management

    Red Hat's JBoss, CA, and IBM update monitoring and management tools to deal with rising service-oriented architecture complexity.

  • JavaOne: JBoss on SOA middleware, Java EE and data services

    There's traditional middleware and then there's SOA middleware and determining where they might converge or diverge is still a work in progress for vendors, says Craig Muzilla, vice president of Red Hat Inc.'s Middleware Business Unit. At JavaOne in San Francisco this week to tout Tuesday's release of Red Hat's JBoss Operations Network (ON) 2.0 integrated middleware management platform, he acknowledged that the product is only a first step when it comes to SOA management. Before the technology can advance, vendors need to define what makes SOA middleware unique and where it fits into the larger middleware picture, which is a question he hopes to have answered by the end of the year. Since he was at Sun Microsystems Inc.'s annual Java conference, he also pondered the future of the Java Enterprise Edition. And finally, on the one year anniversary of Red Hat's acquisition of MetaMatrix, he offered an update on the emergence of data services.

  • JBoss SOA platform offers modular options

    The new JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, available for download this week, offers a modular approach to open source tools and technology that allow developers to pick which pieces they need.

  • Data services pain points have become an SOA target for JBoss

    At JBoss World Orlando, Craig Muzilla, VP of middleware business at Red Hat Inc., discussed data services, MetaMatrix and SOA governance. He delved into the common data services issues and future goals regarding open source governance.

  • New open source portal released

    Liferay 4.4.0, an open source portal, has been released with new features including an improved user system, better content management, developer improvements, and usability improvements. Liferay supports multiple application servers, including Geronimo, Glassfish, JBoss, Jetty, Tomcat, Resin, JOnAS, and Pramati.

  • Marc Fleury's back working on SOA

    Marc Fleury, who sold JBoss to Red Hat Inc. and then departed the scene last year, is back working as an adviser to Appcelerator Inc., an Atlanta start-up, which he describes as having a "compelling take on the SOA market." Appcelerator has developed a "Message Oriented Architecture" enabling Ajax without Javascript, Fleury said.

  • Marc Fleury weighs in on BEA's fate

    Marc Fleury, who founded JBoss in the early 2000, sold it to Red Hat Inc. in 2006 and is now retired, is blogging about the Oracle Corp. plan to buy BEA Systems Inc., which he predicts will "get nasty" before it is over. He said the combination of the two product lines "makes sense from most angles I can think of," and may help Oracle leapfrog IBM in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) market.

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  • Sun Microsystems releases Java EE6, NetBeans 6.8 and GlassFish v3

    Even as the European Commission was holding a hearing on concerns from the Oracle-Sun acquisition on Thursday, Sun Microsystems released three much-awaited items.

  • Viewers not convinced by Oracle reassurances

    Oracle released an FAQ meant to assure users of Sun's open source tools Glassfish and Netbeans that it plans to continue to support the technologies. But viewers have doubt.

  • Java side of Sun seen strengthened by Oracle buy

    Sun Microsystem's Java assets may have more room to grow under its new Oracle umbrella, viewers suggest. Still, others voice concern about MySQL, the open source database that would join database giant Oracle's portfolio if its $7.4-billion merger with Sun goes through.

  • Lightweight Framework Resource Guide

    This Lightweight Framework Resource Guide covers the latest news on Ruby on Rails, GlassFish, Spring and Plain Old Java Objects (POJO).

  • Open source software requires governance, Burton warns

    Harried developers are making use of open source components for SOA and proprietary applications, but management doesn't even know it is there, a Burton Group analyst warns.

  • Eclipse, Sun and Oracle team up on persistence API

    The surprise announcement from this week's EclipseCon, is Sun Microsystems selecting the Oracle led EclipseLink project as the reference implementation for the Java Persistence API 2.0.

  • Sun shops for more open source

    Having completed its acquisition of MySQL's open source database, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s president and CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, announced that the company is shopping for more open source vendors to beef up its service-oriented architecture offerings. "Open source is really in the DNA of Sun," Schwartz said. "As such, when we look across the marketplace, those companies that have built good, high-integrity communities and have broad distribution and some measure of commercial success are the ones we are going to be most interested in."

  • Analysis: Oracle/BEA, Sun/MySQL

    Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework, offers his insights into this week's big deals with Oracle Corp. buying BEA Systems Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. acquiring MySQL, all of which have relationships to Spring. He predicts that BEA's WebLogic will become Oracle's server of choice, and sees Sun re-inventing itself as an open source company.

  • Sun acquiring MySQL

    Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced that it is acquiring MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion. MySQL, which is at the heart of the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack, is reportedly the most widely deployed open source database, with more than 100 million downloads and some 50,000 new copies downloaded on a daily basis, according to this report.

  • Stop Java evolution?

    Bruce Eckel, author of books on Java, suggests the language might be better off if it stopped evolving and stabilized. "Arguably one of the best features of C is that it hasn't changed at all for decades," he writes.

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  • HTML5 video codec war and lax support hinder adoption says Forrester

    HTML5 still lags behind other Rich Internet Application platforms like Flash, Flex and Silverlight, says Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond. While a video codec battle creates delays, front end Web developers report some success. Hammond says enterprise application developers probably won't get a lot of use from HTML5 until 2013.

  • Mobile app dev trends: Making life easier for developers

    Mobile application development is attracting Web developers as Mobile app dev's once high barrier to entry is lowered.

  • The annals of SOA Talk

    Web 2.0 generally, but blogs particularly, continued to be one of the big stories in 2008; actually, less a story than the way the stories are told. Blogs today are often the main way news is conveyed. In the SOA segment especially, 'thought leaders' have used the medium to shape the way SOA is discussed.

  • Services reuse drives ROI for SOA, survey finds

    Software component reuse is catching on and paying off, said the head of Evans Data, which recently surveyed developers on their SOA project experiences.

  • At The Ajax Experience 2 Continued: Browser competition moves Web applications forward

    The Ajax landscape continues to be a place of many frameworks, but several of these library frameworks seem to have gained ground in terms of general acceptance. They are also beginning to take on similar traits. In some cases, they have even shared code.

  • The Ajax Experience 1: Google Chrome shakes up the browser firmament

    Responsiveness of Ajax apps can only improve as browsers get faster. Google's shiny new Chrome browser is just one of several in a very active browser segment. The ins and outs of that JavaScript infused segment were on display at The Ajax Experience in Boston.

  • Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) melds with ColdFusion - builds calendaring system for child services

    The San Diego Department of Child Support Services took its ColdFusion skills forward into the world of Web 2.0 when it created a new RIA view for a child services agency calendaring system.

  • Data services mashup wizard latest for SOA

    Wizard technology for mashing up data services can help enterprise database administrators, as well as a new generation of 'mashup authors,' WSO2 director shows.

  • Unify offers RIA tool for SOA

    Unify Corp. released the next version of its rich Internet application (RIA) development and portal integration platform, NXJ 12, based on Java 1.5. The product is designed to create and deliver RIAs for service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, and "plugs into whatever SOA the customer is using," said Todd Wille, Unify's CEO.

  • Web 2.0 bites in Yahoo layoffs

    Web 2.0 appears to have ended the era when corporations could quietly lay off workers with few details leaking to the press or public. As Yahoo Inc. let 1,000 employees go on Wednesday in a previously announced reduction in force, workers receiving pink slips began issuing blow-by-blow accounts on blogs accessible to anyone with a PC and a Web browser

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  • At The Ajax Experience 2 Continued: Browser competition moves Web applications forward

    The Ajax landscape continues to be a place of many frameworks, but several of these library frameworks seem to have gained ground in terms of general acceptance. They are also beginning to take on similar traits. In some cases, they have even shared code.

  • How to sort out Ajax and RIA frameworks

    Confused by a dizzying number of Ajax frameworks? You are not alone. Curl's Richard Monson-Haefel, formerly of Burton Group has some suggestions for the Ajax and RIA developer.

  • Junk JavaScript?

    Should JavaScript and HTML be replaced with "proper" languages that might give more bang for the buck in rich Internet applications (RIAs)? One reader writes to suggest that it is time to move on from JavaScript and HTML, but the next question is what do we move on to?

  • Silverlight 2.0 for RIAs coming soon

    Microsoft Silverlight 2.0, which is nearing beta, will make it easier for .NET developers to use Visual Basic instead of JavaScript as a scripting language for rich Internet application (RIA) development, according to Scott Guthrie, a Microsoft vice president. The ability to program Silverlight 2.0 with Visual Studio tools, positions Microsoft to compete in the RIA arena with Adobe Software Inc.'s Flash, Guthrie said.

  • More coders feeling Groovy

    Groovy is what Java would be if it had been created in the 21st century, says one programmer. Although it still ranks below Java, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, PHP, and even Fortran, Groovy has been quickly moving up the charts as more and more developers use it, this article says.

  • RIA technologies compared

    As rich Internet application (RIA) development accelerates, a variety of technologies are becoming available including DHTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Silverlight. This article compares these choices to help RIA developers determine which ones might work best in their current projects.

  • Squish updated for Ajax testing

    Squish, the GUI testing tool, has been updated by froglogic GmbH. Squish 3.3 supports creating and running automated GUI tests of applications based on a variety of user interface technologies including Ajax and Eclipse RPC, and supports a variety of scripting languages including JavaScript, Perl and Python.

  • Is Web 3.0 for real?

    Versioning of the Web with Web 2.0 is often seen as marketing hype, but this author sees it as a way of designating the evolution of the Web, starting with Web 1.0, which is the original 1990s version, followed by Web 2.0 with the advent of Ajax and other rich Internet application (RIA) technologies. Web 3.0 is a new integration of Web services and RIA with traditional desktop applications resident on the PC, this blogger argues.

  • WSO2 releases mashup server

    WSO2 Inc., an open-source SOA vendor, combines Web services and JavaScript in its release of Mashup Server 1.0. WSO2 also announced creation of a hosted online version of the Mashup Server, which provides a community site for developing, running, and sharing mashups.

  • PHP Eclipse tools released

    The Zend Studio for Eclipse IDE plug-in for the PHP scripting language, a cornerstone of the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) stack for Web services development, is now available for download from Zend Technologies Inc. The company is also releasing its new Zend platform, which is designed to monitor PHP applications in real time, and enables a "holistic view" of performance management, said Andi Gutmans, Zend's cofounder and co-CTO.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Scripting languages
  • WSO2 supports PHP during 'growth spurt' driven by SOA

    At the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo, WSO2 announced the availability of the WSO2 Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 2.0. One analyst's conclusion: this shows more wind filling the sails of PHP.

  • Curl RIA tools hook up to Eclipse framework

    Like some rock stars, Curl is big in Japan but still seeking traction among U.S. developers. A new version of Curl moves its rich Internet application (RIA) tools to Eclipse.

  • SOA runtime major step for Eclipse – Milinkovich

    The development of an SOA runtime, the release of Ajax tools, a Web services security project and an embrace of PHP demonstrate the vitality of the Eclipse Foundation, its director says.

  • Liberty offers Web 2.0 open source security

    Liberty Alliance offers an open-source version of its privacy and security tools for Java developers working on Web 2.0 applications.

  • Creating User-Defined Mashups

    This chapter, excerpted from "Oracle Database Ajax and PHP Web Application Development," discusses how to personally customize your applications using mashups.

  • More coders feeling Groovy

    Groovy is what Java would be if it had been created in the 21st century, says one programmer. Although it still ranks below Java, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, PHP, and even Fortran, Groovy has been quickly moving up the charts as more and more developers use it, this article says.

  • Drupal

    Drupal is free, open source software that can be used by individuals or groups of users -- even those lacking technical skills -- to easily create and manage many types of Web sites... (Continued)

  • PHP Eclipse tools released

    The Zend Studio for Eclipse IDE plug-in for the PHP scripting language, a cornerstone of the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) stack for Web services development, is now available for download from Zend Technologies Inc. The company is also releasing its new Zend platform, which is designed to monitor PHP applications in real time, and enables a "holistic view" of performance management, said Andi Gutmans, Zend's cofounder and co-CTO.

  • Sun acquiring MySQL

    Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced that it is acquiring MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion. MySQL, which is at the heart of the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack, is reportedly the most widely deployed open source database, with more than 100 million downloads and some 50,000 new copies downloaded on a daily basis, according to this report.

  • Scripting language use rises

    Programmers in North America are increasingly using scripting languages, according to a new survey by Evans Data Corp. PHP and Ruby are especially popular with developers working on Linux-based applications.

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  • OData provides patterns for HTTP, JSON, data access

    Open Data Protocol, OData, is rapidly evolving. This Web protocol used for querying and updating data gives users a way to unlock data, freeing it from silos in today’s applications.

  • SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform from Thomas

    SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform presents readers with a hands-on review of key issues in applying SOA techniques on the .NET platform. This is another in the series of Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing books edited by the noted SOA expert Thomas Erl.

  • Legacy modernization opens Windows for publisher

    Book publisher Simon & Schuster successfully modernizes legacy mainframe systems by porting COBOL applications to Microsoft .NET.

  • BPM, SOA take coding out of .NET-based ERP customization

    With common Web 2.0 interfaces, SOA, and BPM, Epicor ERP business users and managers can make changes to business processes. In the past, that kind of customization had to be hand coded, requiring IT involvement.

  • Microsoft modeling strategy: Work in progress

    After several years pursuing a modeling tool strategy focused on Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), Microsoft is broadening its approach to include more UML-related modeling tools. How these tools will work under the umbrella of the company's emerging Oslo meta modeling strategy appears to still be a work in progress.

  • UML and SOA the Microsoft way

    Microsoft plans support for UML in its planned Oslo platform for model-driven SOA, but is not basing its new tools on that modeling language, explains Burley Kawasaki.

  • Web services for Windows CE

    Microsoft offers to ways to develop Web services for Windows CE embedded, one using .NET, the other using COM and a SOAP toolkit.

  • Web services with Open and Microsoft Office

    Spreadsheet programs like Excel and Calc inside Office suites can import Web services using Macros.

  • Deutsche Post delivers .NET in Java CRM thanks to SOA

    An integration expert at Deutsche Post finds a way to bring .NET applications into a CRM system that is part of a Java-based service-oriented architecture (SOA).

  • Silverlight 2.0 for RIAs coming soon

    Microsoft Silverlight 2.0, which is nearing beta, will make it easier for .NET developers to use Visual Basic instead of JavaScript as a scripting language for rich Internet application (RIA) development, according to Scott Guthrie, a Microsoft vice president. The ability to program Silverlight 2.0 with Visual Studio tools, positions Microsoft to compete in the RIA arena with Adobe Software Inc.'s Flash, Guthrie said.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Visual Basic
  • OData provides patterns for HTTP, JSON, data access

    Open Data Protocol, OData, is rapidly evolving. This Web protocol used for querying and updating data gives users a way to unlock data, freeing it from silos in today’s applications.

  • SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform from Thomas

    SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform presents readers with a hands-on review of key issues in applying SOA techniques on the .NET platform. This is another in the series of Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing books edited by the noted SOA expert Thomas Erl.

  • Microsoft previews new Dublin composite app platform for SOA

    Microsoft previewed modules of a platform for composite application development. Better support for service-oriented architecture, Web 2.0 and RESTful projects is a major goal. New versions of WCF and WF are due too, as well as modeling technology bringing forward MS's Oslo effort.

  • Microsoft SOA strategy: A failure to communicate?

    Microsoft follows the road-less-traveled and nowhere is it more apparent than in its strategy for SOA, which some see as muddled while others think it's on target, but not well communicated.

  • Silverlight 2.0 for RIAs coming soon

    Microsoft Silverlight 2.0, which is nearing beta, will make it easier for .NET developers to use Visual Basic instead of JavaScript as a scripting language for rich Internet application (RIA) development, according to Scott Guthrie, a Microsoft vice president. The ability to program Silverlight 2.0 with Visual Studio tools, positions Microsoft to compete in the RIA arena with Adobe Software Inc.'s Flash, Guthrie said.

  • Yahoo says no deal

    Multiple news sources are reporting today that Yahoo Inc. has rejected Microsoft bid to buy it. Microsoft wanted Yahoo as part of a strategy to create a new Web services environment that would challenge Google Inc.

  • Silverlight 2.0 coming to Web 2.0

    In keeping with the Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 buzz words, Microsoft is renaming Silverlight 1.1, its Rich Internet Application (RIA) development framework, to Silverlight 2.0. The framework, which is based on the .NET Dynamic Language Runtime, is scheduled for beta by the end of March 2008, Microsoft announced this week.

  • SOA test tool targets .NET

    The newest service-oriented architecture (SOA) testing tool from Parasoft Corp, runs on Windows, Linux and Solaris. Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 includes added test capabilities for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and lets .NET developers exercise messages in protocols that include the .NET proprietary standards.

  • Web services stacks – Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

    Microsoft's Dino Chiesa offers up a look inside Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and its uses as a Web services stack. He also discusses upcoming REST and Ajax support in .NET 3.5.

  • Microsoft passes OpenAjax tests

    Microsoft announced it passed the OpenAjax InteropFest 1.0 tests and is interoperable with other Ajax components in the OpenAjax ecosystem through the OpenAjax Hub. The OpenAjax Hub is a set of standard JavaScript functionalities defined by the OpenAjax Alliance to promote interoperability.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WCF
  • Jeff Genender on working with ActiveMQ

    Open source evangelist Jeff Genender talks about how to get the most out of ActiveMQ.

  • Messaging middleware with Apache projects

    In a podcast interview, Rob Davies - CTO of FuseSource and coauthor of the book "ActiveMQ in Action"- discusses messaging middleware and the hurdles that beginners face as they approach the subject.

  • CXF open source framework merges SOAP toolkit with Celtix ESB

    What do you get when you combine a SOAP toolkit with an Enterprise Service Bus toolkit? Seperation of concerns, support for SOAP, REST and Spring are just some of the features for an open source Apache Software Foundation standard.

  • SOA for pets uses REST and SOAP

    SOA e-commerce application provides pet owners Ajax-based online ordering service for home delivery of veterinary medicines.

  • More coders feeling Groovy

    Groovy is what Java would be if it had been created in the 21st century, says one programmer. Although it still ranks below Java, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, PHP, and even Fortran, Groovy has been quickly moving up the charts as more and more developers use it, this article says.

  • SpringSource buys Covalent

    In a deal that brings a market leader in Apache technology support into the Spring framework fold, SpringSource Inc. today announced that it is buying Covalent Technologies Inc., an open-source services provider specializing in supporting Apache projects including Tomcat. "This is a pretty natural step, as we've seen a recent rise in the use of Tomcat with Spring components," said Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource and a co-author of the Spring Framework.

  • Sun acquiring MySQL

    Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced that it is acquiring MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion. MySQL, which is at the heart of the Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack, is reportedly the most widely deployed open source database, with more than 100 million downloads and some 50,000 new copies downloaded on a daily basis, according to this report.

  • IBM says it's sticking by Geronimo

    Despite reports to the contrary, IBM is not reducing its commitment to the Apache Geronimo, which provides the open source code for its WebSphere Community Edition, a company executive said. Brenda Haynes, director of WebSphere open source strategy and development for IBM, said the company is thrilled with the number of downloads for Geronimo and continues "to have some of our best folks working on Geronimo."

  • Geronimo's days numbered?

    Geronimo is slowly being phased out by IBM, which employs many of its committers, an anonymous source tells TheServerSide.com. This source theorizes that IBM has stopped promoting innovations within Geronimo to prevent the open source WebSphere Community Edition from competing with Big Blue's for profit WebSphere Application Server.

  • Apache Wicket with Ajax updates

    Improved AjaxTree/AjaxTreeTable functionality and simplified APIs are part of the latest version of Apache Wicket, a Java open source component based Web framework. Focused on producing valid HTML and a logical separation between design and code, Apache Wicket uses a simple plain old Java objects (POJO) + HTML data model, according to the team developing the framework.

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  • Ruby on Rails Tutorial

    Ruby on Rails has enjoyed near cult status among programmers who converted to Ruby from Java. Learn about the lightweight framework that many application developers use.

  • Sun previews GlassFish V3 ahead of Java EE6 release

    It's a 'prelude' allowing developers to get their hands on the future GlassFish OSGi-based lightweight server. V3 supports JRuby and Comet server data push formats.

  • Learn about Ruby on Rails programming

    Rails, as the combination of the Ruby language and the Rails developer framework is called by its coder legions, is easier to work with than Java. It even has a bit of REST-oriented data access approach. SearchSOA.com offers various articles describing Rails with an eye toward SOA.

  • SOA ends era of big apps, opens door for Ruby on Rails

    SOA is no longer just an alternative to traditional monolithic application development, for modern business there is no real alternative to SOA, argues Engine Yard's Tom Mornini.

  • Pros and cons of Rails 2.0

    Jason Bloomberg discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Ruby on Rails 2.0.

  • Where Ruby on Rails fits into SOA

    Ruby on Rails is not going to replace Java EE or .NET in SOA development, but is a "compelling" tool for RESTful data services and Ajax, says Burton Group analyst Joe Niski.

  • How Ruby on Rails and REST go together

    The Rails framework for building Web applications in the dynamic Ruby language is now focused on the REST approach, says the author of a new book of Rails recipes.

  • Is Ruby on Rails ready for enterprise SOA?

    Ruby on Rails promises ease in RESTful SOA development, but for it to move up to enterprise class, developers need to know how to make it scalable.

  • Investors on Rails

    Ruby on Rails is attracting investors, as Benchmark Capital, an early backer of eBAY announced this past week that it is investing $3.5 million in Engine Yard Inc., a provider of Ruby on Rails application deployment and support. Mitch Lasky, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, said his firm approached Engine Yard, not the other way around because "Our expectation is they [are] poised to become a thought leader in the Ruby on Rails community."

  • WSO2 releases Ruby framework

    WSO2 Inc, the open source service-oriented architecture (SOA) company, today announced WSO2 Web Services Framework for Ruby (WSF/Ruby) 1.0, an open source framework for providing and consuming Web services in Ruby. WSF/Ruby 1.0 is the first Ruby extension to offer extensive support for the Web services (WS-*) stack, the announcement said.

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