• SOA - the bridge between business and IT

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) expert Daniel Foody looks at how SOA can help organizations bridge the chasm between business and information technology (IT).

  • JavaOne Day 1 highlights: Java EE roadmap, JBI, Dolphin

    Frank Cohen provides a rundown of key announcements and sessions from the first day of JavaOne.

  • Introducing a series of eight XSLT tutorials

    In this article, Ed Tittel provides a sneak peek at his eight-part series of XML Style Sheet Language (XSLT) tutorials, which will run in his XML tip through September.

  • Mobile devices: The future of Web services? Part 2

    While cell phones may not have the best form factor for browsing the Net, Web services may soon become the primary conduit for bringing mobile devices online.

  • Tracking the elusive SOA platform

    When it comes to SOA, "platform" doesn't just mean runtime execution. In composing services into processes, businesses need a service-oriented composite application platform.

  • XML file formats in Office 12

    Microsoft recently unveiled XML-based Office 12 - but just how "open" will the file format be?

  • Mobile devices: The future of Web services? Part 1

    In part one of a two-part column, Preston Gralla takes a look at Web services development for mobile phones and Nokia's push to build Web services into its smartphones this year.

  • SOA momentum building

    Michael Liebow looks at key announcements from the recent IBM SOA summit and discusses SOA benefits, advancements and customer needs.

  • XML firewalls shield systems

    The flexibility and expressiveness of XML makes it an easy target for message attacks. This tip describes how firewalls are being used to weed out XML-based threats.

  • Middleware: Part of the Solution, or Part of the Problem?

    When it comes to solving IT problems, middleware has helped and hurt businesses. This tip discusses the need for companies to forgo middleware for service-oriented architecture.

  • Security concerns unite archrivals Microsoft, Sun

    Ed Tittel looks at how two new single sign-on specifications from Microsoft and Sun Microsystems will shape the world of Web services identity management.

  • Finding the SOA Champion

    There is a special breed of CIO, chief architect and executive who knows what it takes to bring SOA to an organization. This tip looks at what it takes to be an SOA champion.

  • SAML means business benefits

    Preston Gralla looks at the implications of the growing acceptance of SAML 2.0, and why the standards-setting bodies believe that it's a great leap forward for Web services.

  • XML at the command line with XSH

    Ed Tittel looks at XSH, a command-line XML shell that allows you to query and manipulate XML document trees on an ad hoc basis.

  • Making gains in software development

    Learn how open standards can augment software development projects by enabling reuse, improving requirements management and facilitating automated testing.

  • Mixing Web services with mobile device

    David Linthicum, our resident EAI/Web services expert examines the "new concept" of mixing Web services with mobile devices.

  • SAML 2.0: The Holy Grail of identity m

    In part one of a two-part column, Preston Gralla explains the basics of Security Assertion Markup Language, and how it might be used in a typical real-world business scenario.

  • What compound document formats mean to

    Ed Tittel discusses a new initiative published by the W3C and explains how compound document formats may impact the future of Web page design.

  • Services: Build, buy, or repurpose?

    In this ZapFlash, Ronald Schmelzer answers this question: Should companies buy, build, or repurpose their IT resources to meet their emerging business needs?

  • The ROI of Web services and SOA, part

    In this second of a two-part column on ROI, Preston Gralla looks at what kind of return you might expect on your technology investment, and how to measure ROI after deployment.