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I guess the title begs the question, if this is the end of the beginning, is it the beginning of the end? Hardly. But it is time to close the book on the first phase of Web services - the beginning of the hype curve.
Web services is the latest trend in distributed computing. Based on sending XML messages that are transported over the HTTP protocol, the initial work has created a distributed computing model that is simple, easy, and lightweight. Most importantly, it works over the Internet.
Web services has the potential to transform e-business into a plug-and-play affair. Not only will Web services simplify how businesses interconnect, they will also enable businesses to find each other.
Collaborative commerce (c-commerce) is the name given to commercial relationships carried out over a collaborative framework to integrate enterprises' business processes, share customer relationships, and manage knowledge across enterprise boundaries. The ultimate aim of initiatives is...
Over the past couple of years, an idea has emerged (some might argue it's an old idea) that software will be transformed into being used as services, rather than as monolithic applications tied to a specific machine or platform. Rather than install software onto computers every time we...
Once upon a time, back before the turn of the century, there was a buzzword in the industry called CASE - computer-aided software engineering. In a nutshell, CASE would take the various models and requirements gathered by software analysts and automatically generate production-ready ap...
In the past two years, we have witnessed an explosion of Web services and XML communication technologies. While WSDL , SOAP, and UDDI have become the accepted bases of Web services, there are even more standards in the making.
Web services hold the promise to revolutionize the way architects build systems and how software is delivered and sold. While the full realization of these advances will take years to play out, most of these benefits are rooted in technologies that are available today. This article wil...
Web services has the potential to solve some of the most difficult technology and integration problems that have plagued IT departments for decades. Isolated systems, redundant code, extended development cycles, and vendor dependence have essentially been accepted as inherent side effe...
Based on the number of questions I get on the subject, quite a few people think that SOAP isn't secure. It's a bit hard to answer these questions because SOAP is neither secure nor insecure. It's not within the scope of SOAP to implement security. SOAP is simply a mechanism to package ...
Over the past year or so Web services has developed into the latest and greatest development craze. The Web services concept provides a strong impetus for current development of both of the major competing enterprise platforms - Microsoft's .NET and Sun Microsystem's J2EE. In the Java ...
Historically, content management systems (CMSs) have been notorious for falling short of enterprise expectations. This is because, despite claims to the contrary, most first-generation CMSs were essentially packaged C or C++ applications originally conceived and designed to solve speci...
One of the greatest challenges faced by Web services developers is the fact that the term 'Web services' isn't well understood outside the developer community. We've all experienced requests from product managers, customers, or salespeople who had no idea that connecting two disparate ...