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Within the IT industry, we're seeing a steady shift from an RPC (remote procedure call) integration style to asynchronous, document-based integration. More and more developers are realizing that asynchronous services are core to a new, loosely coupled and message-driven architectur...
Let's start with a high-level overview of WS-I and, if you can, highlight key members, new members, and what your broad mission statement is.
To quote Peter Drucker: 'The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the 50-fold increase in productivity of the manual worker in manufacturing.
In a previous article (Web Services Journal, Vol. 3, issue 7), we looked at business process management (BPM) driven by Web services and the opportunity it presents for new types of business solutions.
Transactions are a common, everyday occurrence in our lives. When you buy something at the grocery store, transfer funds between bank accounts, or simply make a phone call you are executing a transaction.
UDDI has been around for almost three years now. It has gone from an initial proposal by three companies (Ariba, IBM, and Microsoft), to a consortium effort (www.uddi.org) with a community of hundreds, and finally into the hands of the OASIS standards body.
One of the most frustrating things I've ever encountered in my life is trying to loosen a nut using a socket from the wrong measurement system. You know, I've got a metric nut, but an English socket set. So I find a socket that's close, but it's loose, and inevitably I end up stripp...
Web services are moving from the latest buzzword to a mature and accepted technology. Mainstream companies such as Eastman Chemical, Wells Fargo, and NEC have begun deploying significant Web Services-Based Integration (WSBI) projects.
In the past there seemed to be two more or less exclusive routes to integration: 'roll your own' or buy an EAI product. Typically, developers would choose the first option for maximum flexibility, while project managers preferred the second, for consistency and security.
With Web services becoming more prevalent in organizations, keeping tabs on performance, analyzing problems, and managing overall quality of service is as important as ever.
Service-oriented architecture is an attractive vehicle for attaining greater business agility. It has the potential to dramatically improve productivity and increase shareholder value with a comparatively modest (though far from dismissible) incremental investment in information te...
The work being done in WSDM will lay a firm foundation for effective distributed system management, both leveraging the unifying strengths of Web services in the solution itself and addressing the specific requirements for managing what are rapidly becoming the universal glue in enterp...
UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) is a registry for Web services. It provides a mechanism to advertise and discover Web services. Although you don't need to use UDDI to implement a Web services solution, you'll find that a UDDI registry greatly simplifies the ...
If your company is like most, it is likely that your suppliers, vendors, distributors, and partners have exposed dozens of Web services for your use.