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What's in a name? A rose by any other name will still smell as sweet. Well, perhaps in the world of horticulture, but in the information technology arena, I'm not sure that aphorism applies. I'm sure you all realize that I'm referring to the recent purchase of Rational Software by IBM ...
As companies have viewed new technologies historically, the smart enterprise adopted new technologies while improving on its existing technology investments. Enterprises that embrace this methodology can drive more value out of both the new and the old technology. Why spend millions on...
Web services represent a quantum leap forward towards achieving not only interenterprise application integration, but also cross-enterprise application interoperability. These services will enhance operational efficiency and agility, and unlock the intrinsic value of the company's good...
Services-oriented architecture (SOA) is quickly emerging as a strong technical foundation for enterprise applications. My company, involved in the development of application architecture solutions, has seen a growing emphasis on SOA to meet the integration, process-level reuse, and fle...
When an enterprise needs more electrical power, it doesn't usually build a generating station. When it needs to transport employees to meetings in far-flung places, it generally does not build its own aircraft. Instead, an enterprise would consume services from an existing network of a...
Web services is now delivering on the promise of interconnecting systems, within and between organizational boundaries. But the benefits of open interoperability of such distributed resources only increase the complexity of the computing environment that has to be managed.
Current standards for SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI have no explicit support for the versioning and deprecation of Web services. This article introduces a means for Web service versioning and deprecation that is lightweight and flexible, and requires minimal development effort.
A favorite dot-com-era TV commercial of mine depicts several young entrepreneurs eagerly watching a ticker for their first e-commerce transaction. Their initial cheers and high-fives quickly faded into dead silence as the transactions started mounting into the millions. How could they ...
Software platforms traditionally offered a publish/subscribe mechanism as one of the core platform services. With help from this mechanism, an application could raise events or express interest in events produced by other applications. The Internet and Web services are emerging as the ...
Web services is useful, but it is too complex to be implemented in many organizations. That's where [insert new technology here] comes in. Its simplification of systems integration will revolutionize the enterprise IT department. Sorry, I'm just getting a head start on the next wave of...
The next technology evolution - or revolution, depending on how you look at it - is here. Battle lines are being drawn between supporters of Microsoft's .NET and Sun's J2EE platforms for creating Web services. The common ground in this battle: the market will head toward Web services.
The concept of Web services has seen more than its fair share of media coverage over the last year. And so has the concept of service-oriented architectures, which is the use of Web services to define a model of loose coupling between applications. But the industry buzz regarding this ...