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Vol: 3 Iss: 12

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IT managers are continually asked to do more with less. Competitive pressures and budgetary constraints compel IT departments to capitalize on the organization's existing infrastructure as well as maximize the value of any extensions or custom development efforts.
Every now and then, I feel like two separate people. On one hand, I want to talk about services, pure and simple. I don't want to clutter it all up by discussing how to present the service to a user, or how to make it pretty, or how to make it cross platform. And yet, part of me realiz...
What lies behind Web services? Some say the answer depends on the power of the language used in the implementation, in addition to known standards like XML, SOAP, and WSDL.
This article outlines a set of best practices for service-oriented integration (SOI) by reviewing the evolution of integration practices, applying those lessons to service-oriented architectures (SOA), and finally analyzing SOA and SOI with the specific technology set of Web services t...
Concerns about security are cited as the single largest barrier to rapid Web services adoption. Yet most Web services today are fairly straightforward point-to-point integrations that can be securely implemented using only digital certificates and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protoco...
If the content of a SOAP message is not understood or the recipient of a message does not know what to do with it when they get it, then using Web services for business, even with extensions for reliable delivery and security, will just not work.
Web services have staked their claim as a key technology in building and integrating large, distributed enterprise systems. More often than not, however, Web services may be just one piece of a myriad of interfaces.
We've all heard the terms: portals, gadgets, portlets, dashboarding. But what does it all mean? And what role do Web services play in this exciting new world of componentized content?
As a senior architect I always have a weather eye on evolving technologies in order to answer questions on how decisions made today will affect applications three to five years into the future.
In previous issues of Web Services Journal (Vol. 3, issues 7 and 10) we discussed how Web services-driven BPM presents an opportunity for new types of business solutions and explored the challenges to Web services business process management (BPM). This month, we provide a roadmap for ...
Over the past year, Web services have been positioned as a key enabler to application e-business integration. Many companies and vendors have made large investments in supporting the Web services development process.
Web services have become the integration platform of choice for enterprise applications. Those applications by the very nature of their enterprise-scale components can be complex in structure, which is compounded by the need to share common data or context across business processes sup...