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Gartner Warns Linux Can Cost More To Integrate

The Gartner Group has released a report on Linux that will be of special interest to commercial Java, .NET and legacy systems developers. Gartner found that while Linux may save some money in the purchase of stand-alone hardware/software, integrating Linux systems with installed applications may be more expensive than with Unix or Windows because of a lack of support, integration tools and knowledgeable service providers. See how Gartner suggests you deal with the issue.

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SOAP Poised for "Clean" Royalty-Free Bill of Health

Momentum continues to build for widespread and royalty-free adoption of SOAP. Despite concerns that W3C's adoption of SOAP 1.2 specs may be bogged down by vendor claims of royalty or patent protection, analysts expect the situation will be resolved by yearend. Epicentric (one of the vendors thought to be holding IP claims on SOAP) has withdrawn those claims. While that still leaves WebMethods' claims, sources say behind-the-scenes negotiations are busily at work to put the issue to rest.

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Troubleshooting WSDL -- Best Practices, Common Mistakes

Now that W3C is only a month away from final adoption of specs for WSDL (Web Services Description Language), many developers have begun working to incorporate the technology into their Java and ASP/.NET development projects. This week, Integration Developer News takes a look at the Best of the Web for helping enterprise developers avoid the most common snafus of WSDL use, highlighting articles that offer great hands-on advice for getting it right the first time.

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Troubleshooting WSDL -- Best Practices, Common Mistakes

Now that W3C is only a month away from final adoption of specs for WSDL (Web Services Description Language), many developers have begun working to incorporate the technology into their Java and ASP/.NET development projects. This week, Integration Developer News takes a look at the Best of the Web for helping enterprise developers avoid the most common snafus of WSDL use, highlighting articles that offer great hands-on advice for getting it right the first time.

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Gartner Warns Linux Can Cost More To Integrate

The Gartner Group has released a report on Linux that will be of special interest to commercial Java, .NET and legacy systems developers. Gartner found that while Linux may save some money in the purchase of stand-alone hardware/software, integrating Linux systems with installed applications may be more expensive than with Unix or Windows because of a lack of support, integration tools and knowledgeable service providers. See how Gartner suggests you deal with the issue.

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SOAP Poised for "Clean" Royalty-Free Bill of Health

Momentum continues to build for widespread and royalty-free adoption of SOAP. Despite concerns that W3C's adoption of SOAP 1.2 specs may be bogged down by vendor claims of royalty or patent protection, analysts expect the situation will be resolved by yearend. Epicentric (one of the vendors thought to be holding IP claims on SOAP) has withdrawn those claims. While that still leaves WebMethods' claims, sources say behind-the-scenes negotiations are busily at work to put the issue to rest.

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W3C Last Call Goes Royalty Free

The W3C wants to make sure that technologies that are adopted -- or even considered -- as web services standards be available to ISVs and end users on a royalty-free basis. Failing that, the group wants to put in place work-around policies that will make sure work on web services standards doesn't drag. After more than a year of discussion and back-and-forth proposals, the W3C last week released its Last Call document lining out its Royalty-Free Patent Policy.

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W3C Last Call Goes Royalty Free

The W3C wants to make sure that technologies that are adopted -- or even considered -- as web services standards be available to ISVs and end users on a royalty-free basis. Failing that, the group wants to put in place work-around policies that will make sure work on web services standards doesn't drag. After more than a year of discussion and back-and-forth proposals, the W3C last week released its Last Call document lining out its Royalty-Free Patent Policy.

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Sun, Microsoft Execs Comment on Sun Joining WS-I

Last week, after almost a year on the sidelines, Sun Microsystems joined the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), the web services standard group founded by IBM and Microsoft that now boasts more than 150 members. Integration Developer News spoke with senior executives from both Sun and Microsoft to get a sense of what Sun's coming into the WS-I tent will mean to the future harmony between Java and .NET-based web services.

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Java Execs Eye This Week's J2EE 1.4 Beta Release

This week, Sun makes the beta release of the J2EE 1.4 specification available for download. The key to this release is Java's support for web services standards (SOAP, XML and WSDL), and with this upgrade Java developers should be looking at their development in a new, more highly-integrated way. To find out just how J2EE 1.4 will shape the future of Java developers in a web services world, Integration Developer News spoke in depth with two of Sun's leading voices on J2EE: George Grigoryev, J2EE senior product manager, and Glen Martin, senior marketing manager for J2EE and web services.

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Using Perl for Oracle Integration Projects

Java, ASP and .NET developers working with Oracle, as well as Oracle DBAs, face increasing pressure to find affordable, full-featured tools to help with database integration development projects. One of the most affordable options, Perl scripting, has now become an even more powerful, cross-platform weapon, according to a recently released hands-on tech volume from O'Reilly. Integration Developer News talked with the author to get tips, tricks, and even some code samples.

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Web Services on Wall Street -- Inside STP

Straight-through Processing (STP) is set to revolutionize application development in the financial industry by providing developers a solution that automates the end-to-end processing of transactions for all financial instruments from initiation to resolution. In this feature, Gunjan Samtani, a divisional VP for Information Technology at UBS PaineWebber, describes how STP in combination with a web services approach will streamline back-office activities, leading to reduced failures, lower risks, and significantly lower costs per transaction.

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