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One of the ingrained attitudes in the United States is the desire to simplify choices to a binary decision. Black or white. Coffee or tea. Winner or loser. Even our expressions reflect this ­ 'two-horse race,' 'two-party system.' And it's no different in the world of Web services. On ...
(Dublin, Ireland) ­ Bind Systems Ltd, an innovator in the area of open Web services­based technology, announces BindStudio, the product that turns Web services design upside down.
By now, every Java developer and architect has heard the words 'Web service.' Loosely, a Web service can be described as any business enterprise asset enabled for access over the Web.
Back in the early 1980s, a popular fast-food restaurant ran a series of humorous commercials on television based on an elderly woman visiting a competing fast food chain. After receiving her order, she would pry open an oversized hamburger bun and utter a shrill complaint for all to he...
Whatever happened to the e-commerce movement? Is it an idea whose time has come...and gone? Was the idea of Web-based business just a passing fad despite the effusive predictions of the industry pundits?
In a recent 'Strategic Planning' research note, Gartner issued a prediction that 'by 2004, more than 25 percent of all standard Web services traffic will be asynchronous....' and 'by 2006, more than 40 percent of the standard Web services traffic will be asynchronous.'
Creating a Web service is not a technology story that's limited to applications talking XML to one another and using registries. Rather, the real endgame is enabling companies to deliver useful services to key constituencies ­ employees, customers, and partners. To cite Metcalf's Law, ...
Why is it so hard to build applications that integrate enterprise systems? One problem is that the platforms that integrate diverse systems are more difficult to learn than they need to be. Another problem is that even after integrated applications are built and working, the systems ar...
A maturing generation of computing technologies is creating a service framework that enables enterprises to adapt to the business climate in real time, to improve their functions, reduce cost of development, and generate new value; this propels the entire commerce value system into a h...
This article identifies and describes the roles of major participants within the evolving complex ecosystem of Web services. A brief introduction to Web services is offered. Next, the limitations and/or issues with Web services in general as seen by these participants are described. Th...
It's beginning to look like you can't talk about Web development, enterprise application integration, XML, professional football, or cat juggling without someone mentioning Web services. If Web services have accomplished anything, they've succeeded in cornering the hype market.
Peer technologies seek to build vast ad hoc networks and communities around common interests, objectives, or content. Web services provide a common platform through which information and business processes can be exchanged, combined, and deployed across networks. There are interesting ...
By now we've all heard a fair bit about Web services, a lot of hype and few hints that there's something really innovative going on here. Trudge round any developer conference and you'll hear the chatter of eager developers wanting to roll together a host of disparate Web services into...
Have you played with SOAP yet? If so, which SOAP implementations have you used so far? Even though SOAP is on its way to becoming a standard, one thing you'll notice is that every SOAP implementation has a different programming interface. SOAP only defines the format of the messages th...