Tips

  • BizTalk Server: Microsoft's SOA building block

    Daniel Rubio discusses how how BizTalk still offers a needed extension for Windows Communication Foundation.

  • Who killed UBR?

    The UDDI Business Registry, a hosted replicated public registry was shut down on January 12th 2006, but how did a kid with such promise back in the day come to such a sticky end in boomtown of SOA?

  • How to sell SOAs and Web services projects using ROI

    To get a Web services or ROI project approved, you're most likely going to have to prove it financial benefits. But how can you do that before you've even launched the project? Maja Tibbling, Enter...

  • The human in the machine

    This Zapflash discusses The Amazon Mechanical Turk, a Web Service that enables the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are ill-suited for.

  • What's Up with XSL Formatting Objects?

    This tip delves into XSL Formatting Objects, XSL-FO, which takes XML content and formats it for had copy printing or other types of fixed-sized page display.

  • WCF: Microsoft's 'newest' Web services way

    WCF is Microsoft's newest Web services stack, a suite of SOA-friendly APIs.

  • Finding the ROI in SOA

    As anyone who has worked with SOAs and Web services can attest, it can be tough to know ahead of time what return on investment (ROI) a project can return. This column offers advice on where to loo...

  • 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.

  • ZapThink's 2005 SOA Scorecard and 2006 Predictions

    The traditional end-of-year ZapFlash focuses on revisiting our predictions and analyses over the past year and speculating the future of SOA and Web Services.

  • WSRF: Accessing stateful resources with Web services

    This tip discusses how WSRF is a specification designed to deal with stateful resources in the context of Web services.

  • Is that XML valid?

    The purpose of this tip is to discuss various levels of XML "validity" and the tools in the Java 1.5 standard edition that can be used to check XML documents.

  • Security in .NET 2.0

    The new security components in .NET 2.0 can help you greatly reduce the amount of code you need to write in order to make your applications secure.

  • SOA for Value Chains

    This tip discusses the value chain, from the suppliers of components to the assembly of those components into finished goods to the end customer is a complex web of interactions.

  • Using Altova's XMLSpy 2006 Visual Studio .NET Integrati

    This article discusses the features of the XMLSpy 2006, a widely-used XML development environment.

  • WS-Inspection: Discovering Web services

    This article discusses WS-Inspection, a service discovery mechanism used for Web services.

  • The Subtleties of Service Convergence ZapFlash

    This ZapFlash discusses the meanings for the term "software service" and why there is a convergence taking place in the marketplace among the various types of software services.

  • The Java XML Digital Signature API Spec (JSR 105)

    This tip discusses how Java XML Digital Signature API (JSR 105) Version 1.0 makes standard programming interface available to Java that complies with a variety of related W3C recommendations.

  • REST: Simplicity in Web Services design

    In this tip, an alternate approach to deploying a Web services compliant architecture named Representational State Transfer (REST) is discussed.

  • How To Overcome Ajax Roadblocks

    In this second part of a two-part column we'll look at roadblocks to wider Ajax deployment for Web services and SOAs -- and what it will take to overcome them.

  • BPEL: Web Services orchestration, hands-on with ActiveB

    Once the initial design of SOA is done, coordinating individual services in an aggregated manner implies another set of requirements, most of which can be addressed through BPEL.