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It's not unusual for the January issue of a magazine to have a column discussing the past, or predicting the future. This year, I thought we might try something a little different. Rather than reminisce or prognosticate, I thought I'd toss out my list of Web service needs in the form o...
The Web services phenomenon has finally arrived. All of the developer conferences and symposiums are talking about how Web services will revolutionize the world. Well, it takes action to start a riot, and this article should set your wheels in motion. In this article, you'll learn how ...
Web services have now officially outlived the initial wave of hype, and many corporate developers are in some phase of designing, building, testing, or deploying their first mission-critical services. While Web services offer a new way to expose your application functionality to progra...
The next time a CEO or CIO comes to you looking for an innovative solution to an intractable business problem, you might want to remember the example set by the Medusa jellyfish and the snail.
PowerBuilder, a 4GL RAD tool, has extended its productivity to Web services components and application development. With this RAD environment, developers may not only make use of Web services, creating new Web services components and applications, but also easily migrate existing compo...
The RPC mechanism enables a remote procedure call from a client to be communicated to a remote server. SOAP RPC supports three types of parameter modes - IN, OUT, and INOUT - for remote method invocation. In this article I'll explain how JAX-RPC supports SOAP RPC parameter modes and h...
Web services tool vendors frequently compete on how quickly their users can 'generate a Web service from scratch' or 'expose a Java/COM+/CORBA class as a Web service.' While speed of development is important, the broader business needs of an enterprise must be the main driver of new te...
The Web service-based functionality provided in Sun Microsystems J2EE 1.4 is a culmination of the Java APIs and utilities that were previously part of the Java Web Services Developer Pack (WSDP) and have been repackaged for the most part into J2EE 1.4. For the sake of this review, I wi...
To most people, the term 'Web service' implies a remote server offering some functionality that can be invoked over an HTTP connection, through SOAP-based messages.
Only a few years ago, concepts in application integration applied to EAI technologies such as messaging oriented middleware (MOM). However, now Web services is the new technology in town. Because Web Services is a different integration paradigm than traditional EAI, opportunities exist...
In the October issue of Web Services Journal (Vol. 2, issue 10), I wrote an article on how to assemble a free C# .NET development environment by combining Eclipse, the Java 2 platform, Microsoft's .NET SDK, and a C# Eclipse plug-in from Improve Technologies.
Kazoo's CEO, Joseph Cardoza, was asked by Colliers' CIO, Jon Green, to propose a solution for a problem that had been haunting the Colliers IT department for a while.
According to Gartner, Inc., vice president and research fellow Roy Schulte, 'a new form of enterprise service bus (ESB) infrastructure will be running in most major enterprises by 2005.' ESBs combine Web services, enterprise messaging, transformation, and routing to provide an integrat...
Thankfully, the myth that Web services standards begin and end with SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI is fast dissolving. Most developers now appreciate that mission-critical Web services must also extend to include standards in security, resource management, remote application access, choreography...