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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...
With Microsoft's .NET marketing campaign in full swing, Sun announced its Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) initiative in October of 2001. While J2EE provides a robust, scalable, and portable enterprise platform, until then it had been sorely lacking in the area of standardized support fo...
SilverStream eXtend Composer is part of the SilverStream eXtend family that provides a visual development environment used to create service-oriented applications. Composer allows developers to create services that gather data from multiple disparate sources, apply appropriate business...
There are a number of application areas in which it's useful to access multiple Web services that implement the same interface. For example, consider buying a book from an online bookstore. Suppose several bookstores implement a Web service that provides information about the price and...
As I speak both formally and informally to developers about Web services, the same questions always come up: Is anyone we know doing it? Don't we have to wait for .NET or the next version of J2EE? Is it secure enough to be trusted? The best way to answer these questions is to look ...
When Borland shipped Delphi 6 in May of last year, one of its new features was support for SOAP - most notably in the form of Web services. Borland Kylix 2 (for Linux) is now also available with the same capabilities, and as I write this article, Borland has just announced the Borl...
SpiritWave 4.4 from SpiritSoft is a vendor-independent, JMS-compliant messaging system that provides a common interface to heterogeneous messaging systems. It supports the publish/subscribe and point-to-point messaging paradigms. To leverage existing investments in messaging systems, S...
Many far-reaching claims are being made with regards to Web services. Some in the industry suggest that Web services will make dynamic e-business a reality, will be the next distributed programming paradigm, and will enable the 'Holy Grail' of fully distributed Web applications. Compon...
At first glance, Scott Seely's book looks like it might answer a lot of questions that a developer might have with regard to building SOAP applications. However, once inside I believe most readers will have a split experience. Scott hits the basics as most engineers would, but drills d...
Converting a Web site to a Web service requires some new tools in your programming toolbox. For Web services that need to exchange arbitrary Java objects, you can add the tools described here. I'll show you how to exchange Java objects using SOAP RPC and invoke methods on these objects...
For a few months, I was a member of the W3C RDF-Schema WG, so I looked forward to reviewing Creating the Semantic Web with RDF. I couldn't wait to see how the potential of RDF and the semantic Web would be explained without creating major digestive problems and headaches (or unintentio...
A guiding principle in the software business is that everything designed and developed today will eventually become a legacy system to-morrow. Just yesterday I was all excited about the new world of client/server. For a time, it was client/server this and client/ server that, accompani...
Two distinct initiatives have come to the forefront as means by which applications can be presented as Web-based services: Microsoft's .NET and the J2EE platform. Application servers and toolsets are beginning to tailor themselves to the Web services paradigm as the concept matures...
No one involved in Web development needs to be reminded of the continued rapid changes in the industry. Even with the current financial downturn, driven by the burst of the Internet bubble, innovation is still happening on many fronts. Nowhere is this truer than in the evolving area of...
Web Services Journal proudly announces WSJList, the NEW Web Services mailing list community at the center of discussions, technical questions, and more…
Have you ever looked at a child's toy and thought, 'I wish they had that when I was growing up?' I had that familiar feeling while reading Web Services: Building Blocks for Distributed Systems by Graham Glass. Having pored over various specifications, articles, and newsgroup archives o...