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When discussing Web services, most people tend to focus on the core Web services framework (the standards and protocols) and the applications that you can build with the framework. Although I have no trouble waxing profusely on these topics, I get even more jazzed when I start to think...
We are often asked by people who are trying to understand the value Grid technology brings to Web services, 'What is the significance of Grid services? They look like Web services.'
In June I attended the JavaOne conference out in San Francisco, to keep up with what the Java world was doing, and to see how it impacted Web services. I see a number of parallels between Web services and the way that the various Java specifications have been created, and some key diff...
Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the Web services world. Many enterprises have embraced Web services to build business-to-business transactions and a uniform communication layer among applications over corporate intranets.
In June 2003, the Global Grid Forum (GGF) adopted the Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI) specification as a GGF standard. OGSI is essential to the Open Grid Computing vision as it is the foundation on top of which the building blocks of future Grid applications will be placed.
Managing change in a software system is a lot like balancing your personal finances. With or without a resource allocation plan, the assets available and the demands placed on them change constantly. Whether it's your code or your checkbook, the result of mismanaging change over time i...
It's easy to develop Web services using Ruby. This article looks at how to develop a Web service client to access the Web services that are hosted in the Internet and how to develop a Web service with simple steps using Ruby.
GLUE, by The Mind Electric, is a framework for developing and publishing Web services. It is simple, easy, and fast to create Web services. GLUE supports SOAP1.2, WSDL1.1, and UDDI v2. It comes in two editions: GLUE standard is free, and GLUE Professional has more advanced features.
An important part of the Web service vision being promoted by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) and others is that of automated service discovery, the idea being that when we need a particular kind of service we will no longer have to go out and search for it manually; our computer wi...
When we think of all of the various complexities that can surface when implementing Web services at the enterprise level, we often think of integration issues, transactional integrity, security, and so on. We wouldn't necessarily rank file transfers as one of the more difficult technol...
In July 2002, BEA, IBM, and Microsoft released a trio of specifications designed to support business transactions over Web services. These specifications, BPEL4WS, WS-Transaction, and WS-Coordination (see WSJ, Vol. 3, issues 5-7), form the bedrock for reliably choreographing Web servic...