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W3C Issues "Last Call" on Web Services Descriptions

The W3C has issued its "Last Call" draft defining web services, and laying out the basic code requirements and architecture. This core spec, with final deadline for comment Dec. 31, will put to an end many of the political and technical debates over what a "web service" truly is. Most importantly to integration developers, this W3C doc finally begins to define how to build a web service that will interoperate with other systems.

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Microsoft Preps to Expand Source Sharing Programs

Microsoft is considering plans to broaden its programs for sharing source code from Windows, CE, .NET and other technologies. In fact, one program being discussed in Redmond would enable developers access to certain Windows source through a smart card. There is even a "community collaboration" process being reviewed, where Microsoft will launch online newsgroups for support and advice. Much of this "opening" of software will be managed by Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. Integration Developer News spoke with Jason Matesow, program manager for Microsoft's SSI, to get more details on how Microsoft's "open" software plans might affect developers.

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Microsoft Preps to Expand Source Sharing Programs

Microsoft is considering plans to broaden its programs for sharing source code from Windows, CE, .NET and other technologies. In fact, one program being discussed in Redmond would enable developers access to certain Windows source through a smart card. There is even a "community collaboration" process being reviewed, where Microsoft will launch online newsgroups for support and advice. Much of this "opening" of software will be managed by Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. Integration Developer News spoke with Jason Matesow, program manager for Microsoft's SSI, to get more details on how Microsoft's "open" software plans might affect developers.

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W3C Issues "Last Call" on Web Services Descriptions

The W3C has issued its "Last Call" draft defining web services, and laying out the basic code requirements and architecture. This core spec, with final deadline for comment Dec. 31, will put to an end many of the political and technical debates over what a "web service" truly is. Most importantly to integration developers, this W3C doc finally begins to define how to build a web service that will interoperate with other systems.

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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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Inside the Google Web API -- The Developer Appeal

It's been six months since the release of the Google Web API, and at least 10,000 developers (Java, .NET, Open Source and other enterprise disciplines) have downloaded the code and started to build applets and services. Integration Developer News spoke with Nelson Minar, one of the lead Google engineers on the project, to get an up close sense of how one of the biggest splashes in Internet-based web services to date is doing with the developer community.

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Stage Set for Wireless, PDA Web Services Specs

After a feverish summer agenda, the SyncML group has pulled together a number of key specs and test results for setting standards for the "mobile extended enterprise." The work on mobile services interoperability and management wraps up just as SyncML joins the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), the newly created federation of mobile standards groups. See why the momentum will stay high for setting a new wave of standards for Java- and .NET-driven mobile/wireless web services.

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P2P Tools Target Microsoft Office Data Sharing, Integration

Moves by Microsoft and competing ISVs seem to be setting the stage to bring web services-type data sharing to desktop applications. Learn more about the latest P2P sharing technologies to help enterprise developers build programs enabling end users to more easily access and share Microsoft Office files (in Word, Excel and Access).

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Liberty, WS-Security Uniting Over SAML Standards

Last month, the Liberty Alliance Project elected a new president Michael Barrett, vice president for Internet strategy at American Express. Since his election, Barrett has left little doubt that he will push those vendors sparring over identity and security standards -- notably Sun, IBM and Microsoft -- to reach an agreement on interoperability. In this special focus, Integration Developer News tracks down execs from Sun, Microsoft, RSA and others to get an update on how well the "peace talks" are going. See why these talks may be going better than you thought.

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Scaling XML to High-Volume -- Dos and Don'ts

Developers looking to scale their pilot XML projects to embrace more volume or to link to more systems should carefully evaluate whether today's popular approaches will truly serve their needs. A recent whitepaper from Zapthink, web services consultancy in Waltham, Mass., found certain drawbacks with all of the top XML performance tuning options, including XSL, parsers and smaller element names. See how Zapthink says developers should cope.

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W3C Eyes New Security Protocols for B2B XML

The W3C has taken two steps forward on its proposal for two new protocols to ensure better security for XML data transfers. Developers have until Halloween to tell W3C if it's headed in the right direction with the latest plan. The proposals, XML Encryption Syntax and Processing and Decryption Transform for XML Signature, would enable data sharing and web services transactions to use smaller XML data elements rather than entire XML documents. See if the plans are a trick or treat in time for your comments.

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