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In the world of Web services, the question of the month is about platforms. Does the Web services world resemble the political system of the United States, with a two-party system, or is it a more free-wheeling system of coalitions and multiple interests?
As the CTO of a technology integrator, I help customers derive tangible business value from technology solutions. Web services holds a lot of promise in this regard. After shedding some light on what's new about Web services, this article will present our view on the .NET versus J2E...
Martin Fowler, of Extreme Programming fame, states: 'Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
Web Services Journal received a copy of the latest visual development environment from Microsoft - Visual Studio .NET, Enterprise Architect edition. We loaded the software on a PC running Windows 2000 Server, with 384MB of RAM, but with a fairly slow processor (400MHz AMD K6-III).
.NET Passport is a Microsoft-operated service that provides Internet authentication for Web sites, no matter what kind of devices they use for access. It provides reliable Internet authentication and allows users to sign in once to access a variety of .NET Passport-enabled Web site...
Legions of distinguished commentators have already written a zillion words to explain that .NET is either 'awesomely easy to use' or 'monopolistic'; conversely, what seems like thousands of articles suggest that J2EE is 'the only proven scalable platform' or is 'dangerously fragmen...
Another platform battle is brewing in the industry, or at least that's what the journals would have you believe. Will it be Microsoft's .NET platform, or J2EE supported by Sun, IBM, HP, and others? We don't know, but the more important question is: 'Who cares?' Presumably, Microsof...
As XML Web services invade the technology forefront, I almost feel as if an understanding of the SOAP protocol is becoming an everyday essential for me as a .NET developer.
Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) has achieved critical mass as a platform for developing Web applications. Microsoft's .NET is also a strong contender in the Web world. Today both J2EE and .NET are evolving (via XML, Web services, etc.) from development-only platforms into developm...
This article continues from the Web Services Journal article 'Building Blocks - An overview of Web services technology' (WSJ, Vol. 2, issue 7). In Part I, I provided a functional classification of Web services technologies and examined technologies in the areas of service descrip...