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Happy 10th Birthday, Open Applications Group (OAGi). This makes Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) the most mature XML standard in the industry today! OAGi is the organization that develops and maintains OAGIS.
As I get ready to celebrate the holidays this year, I spent a little time reflecting on what I would like from the various Web services vendors. While a case of scotch was definitely tempting, what I really want is a better toolset.
Much has been written recently about the business-to-business aspects of Web services, but what about the region between the Web service and the desktop? Above All Software lays claim to this 'last mile' by providing a platform for delivering composite applications.
Companies that adopted and deployed early implementations of Web services primarily focused on three fundamental areas: These early implementations were driven by a need for greater efficiency in integrating systems, data and business processes, and in development.
I'm sure I'm like many of you in this respect: I got into engineering because I love the idea of being able to address complex problems with a combination of my talent, my friends' talent, and the tools that I can come up with to make our work as easy as possible (work smart not hard!)...
It is sometimes beneficial to stop what you're doing, take a look around, and see where you've come from and where you are going. This regrouping is taking place right now across the software industry and is focused on the problem space of Web service description, discovery, and integr...
As I work with corporate America, as well as the government, I'm finding that services-oriented architectures (SOAs) are like snowflakes?no two are alike. I'm also finding that everyone has their own definition of SOA, and I've seen everything from messaging systems to portals called ...
Software reuse process and infrastructure are key enablers for SOA success. Software engineering spent the better part of the 20th century stubbornly resisting standard engineering disciplines. Project introspection and peripheral management activities accepted by all other engineering...
The combination of portal technology, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and Web services provides customers with a powerful approach to developing, assembling, and deploying portal-based composite applications. Recent improvements in composite application development tools, coupled ...
Enterprises are demanding integration tools that enable more seamless interoperability across diverse integration-ware paradigms: old, current, and emerging. The industry has coined a new three-letter acronym - enterprise service bus (ESB) - that speaks to the dream of standards-based ...
This article discusses the advantages of implementing shared 'data services' to deliver on the true promise of service-oriented architectures - rapid application development through reusable components without sacrificing fast, accurate enterprise data access.