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Remember that kid in the neighborhood - the one who had the bat and ball, and if you wanted to play together, you had to use his stuff? Even if he was a pretty nice kid, there was always a time when you longed for the ability to play on your own, or at least use a bat that was more you...
While moving from C++ to C# means giving up template-based containers, that doesn't mean you can't effectively organize your data. And like C++, C# collections have some unique benefits.
The AltoWeb Application Platform is a J2EE-compliant system designed to provide an integrated environment to develop, deploy, and manage Web-based and services-based applications. It allows developers to create applications without specific knowledge of enterprise Java and to deploy th...
Web services have become a very popular method for connecting distributed systems. The open standards-based techniques that Web services leverage provide many benefits in an enterprise computing environment, including cross-platform interoperability, simple firewall configuration, and ...
WSJ's Industry Editor, Norbert Mikula, recently spoke with Dave Deutschman, chief technology officer of Quintessent Communications, headquartered in Seattle, WA., about their entry into the Web services market.
Increasing visibility throughout the supply chain, improving efficiency across the enterprise, responding to regulatory or competitive pressures to reduce cycle times, eliminating errors due to inaccurate or out-of-date information, collaborating with your business partners. The common...
Today Web services are believed to be the crucial technology for e-business. Technically, they don't differ considerably from distributed components, such as EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans), CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), or even COM+ (Component Object Model).
Standardizing connections between systems is critical for efficiency. We've all heard of Moore's Law stating that processing power doubles every 18 months, but you may not have heard of Gilder's Law that network bandwidth doubles every 6 months. This leaves us with an environment in wh...
Today, Web services are being portrayed as the building blocks for the EAI platform, whereas, in the last three-to-four years, J2EE-based application servers have been able to carve their way to the core of enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions for several small, mid-, and...
Markets are created when something is provided that didn't exist before. Markets explode when that capability becomes compelling - e.g., the new offering becomes dependable and usable by a large volume of people who derive significant value from it. Web services does the latter. It wil...
Enterprise applications have really made significant strides over the past 10 years (especially in the past 4) to improve their ability to integrate into a larger corporate scheme. There was a time when the letters SAP invoked uncertainty on the part of non-SAP consultants as to what t...
Web Services has been touted as the next big achievement that may eventually replace our current model for building e-business applications. Although it's true that Web services presents tremendous opportunities, it is also true that Web services is an extension of traditional environm...
In today's global economy, organizations are expanding their market opportunities by extending their reach. Mergers and acquisitions, new partnerships, and new business models - including e-business and Web services - are changing the way companies interact with their customers, and wi...
IBM and Microsoft recently launched another Web services-related effort - the Web Services Interoperability Organization , or WS-I for short. Its charter is to promote Web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. I, for one, view intero...