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It can be difficult for developers, architects, and managers to keep up with new software packages and releases. This can be especially true with fast moving technologies like Web services. This article provides an overview of the main technologies that comprise the Java Web Services D...
The Apache Web Services Project is an umbrella project consisting of many projects. The scope of projects goes from SOAP implementations to a UDDI implementation to a host of WS-* implementation efforts. The developer community is a vibrant one, coming from a mixture of large companies...
A couple of issues ago, I railed about the lack of Web services- based technology to provide the last hurdle of any service - representation in a user interface. While many Web services will only be accessed programmatically, still more are destined to find their way, one way or anothe...
Web services have moved beyond the experimental stage in many organizations and are now becoming the foundation of numerous service-oriented architectures. Thus, architects are concerned about best practices for building, deploying, and maintaining a large-scale interoperable Web servi...
Until now, Web services have mainly been used to integrate application servers and databases behind corporate firewalls. However, powerful new services are becoming available over the public Internet as well. Companies such as salesforce.com, Grand Central Communications, eBay, Amazon,...
Organizations large and small routinely face challenges in managing business processes. From an administrative standpoint, policies and procedures are put in place to ensure compliance. However, no matter how strictly they are enforced, there are always those who work outside their bou...
This article describes the increasing importance of metadata in today's service-oriented application landscape, and the consequent fragility inherent in architectures when faced with change.