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Organizations looking to reduce integration costs are increasingly adopting a service-oriented architecture (SOA) to maximize their IT investment. The preeminence of Web services as a tool that can support a wide range of dynamic business processes has made it the SOA tool of choice.
Agile and adaptive business processes and supporting IT infrastructure are the holy grail of enterprise applications. The industry is heading in the right direction to start delivering on this promise.
One of the things I continually rail about in the Web services world is the lack of last mile technology - you know, the ability to get a Web service in front of a user. Even though a large number of Web services are designed solely for computer to computer communication the continuing...
Despite the magnitude of a migration to a service-oriented platform, the continuing uncertainty of critical WS-* standards, and the often thundering impact of large-scale SOA deployments, now is the time to start considering the move.
A few years ago, a heated debate raged over the benefits of two competing technologies: .NET versus J2EE. Microsoft advocates affirmed that .NET was superior and likewise Java enthusiasts asserted similar observations about J2EE. As it turns out, both camps were at least partially corr...
Web services have served as a topic of interest for IT professionals since at least 2001, and yet there have been few examples of significant, successful deployment. With this in mind, developers and IT decision makers should be aware of the major, business-defining role of eBay's succ...
sforce.com surfaces the services used by the saleforce.com CRM solution to provide an exhaustive development platform used to integrate new functionality and develop applications. While the services provided using industry-standard Web services protocols (XML and WSDL) represent one of...
Web services and the Grid are converging! The prospect of grid-based, commodity computers delivering run anywhere, anytime Web services across the Internet has hype-o-meters showing a speedy rise and marketing departments gearing up everywhere.
Want to leverage your enterprise's Web services? Chances are you'll be enabling or exposing existing application services and not building new. This should come as no surprise to anyone.
Increased demands to meet customer service-level agreements often put a great burden on IT to deliver a robust architecture for application management. Organizations wishing to deploy a management solution must consider a number of important requirements.
Web services are already changing the integration model for enterprise applications, and they offer even greater promise for the future. It's not going to happen overnight, but there is an ever increasing focus on incorporating Web services into new applications and existing infrastruc...
I recently wrote an editorial as editor-in-chief of .NET Developer's Journal in which I openly questioned the value of re-architecting existing systems to use the latest and greatest technologies. Specifically, I illustrated my argument with the case of a local ISV (independent softwar...