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JMS Work Brings Asynchronous Features to Apache SOAP

Vendor support for a variety of SOAP-to-Java (and Java-to-SOAP) communications techniques is gaining steam. In the latest example, the Apache Axis Project later this month will release the industry's first native SOAP support asynchronous web services. The support for asynchronous communications follows the inclusion of a JMS (Java Message Service) transport mechanism offered to Apache by Sonic Software.

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Online Lender Cashes In with Improved J2EE App Management

The lowest mortgage rates in 40 years has accelerated business for online lenders -- if their systems can run fast enough and work reliably. With the promise of a rapid ROI, one of the nation's fastest growing online mortgage broker has found a way to help their front-line Java developers overcome the complexity of J2EE management. The result: Developers have tons more visibility and control over their applications, without writing complex management scripts with SNMP or JMX (Java Management Exchange). See how and why the techniques used by NexStar Financial Services could change the whole game for managing Java and non-Java integrated apps.

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Microsoft Ponders Full Reuse License for CE, Rotor Work

Microsoft licensing execs may soon allow developers to truly profit from the work they do cleaning up and improving Microsoft's CE and Rotor code, the head of Microsoft's Shared Source program Jason Matusow told Integration Developer News. Learn how you might profit from Microsoft's plan to launch a "non-commercial derivative license" program for CE and Rotor.

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Sun Gets Aggressive on J2EE Front with App Server, IDE

In the wake of the SunNetworks 2002 event, Sun Microsystems software engineers are putting final touches on a multi-platform version of their Sun ONE application server (formerly iPlanet). Downloads for Linux, Windows and Solaris (on SPARC) will be available in beta this week, with versions for Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX and IBM's AIX available in 90 days. Sun also wants to improve their IDEs -- both commercial Sun ONE Studio (formerly Forte) and the Open Source NetBeans toolset -- to make it easier for non-J2EE developers to get up to speed with app server development. See the roadmap.

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SharpDevelop Open Source C# Toolkit Upgrade Available

A free Open Source IDE for C# and VB.NET projects called #develop (SharpDevelop) launches a free upgrade to its toolkit this week, which developers can download beginning September 22. The free toolkit makes writing C# code simpler by providing developers several key features, including a syntax-highlighting editor, auto-generator for VB.NET and C# code, and identifying compilation errors in source code. IDN spoke with #develop developer Christoph Wille to get a rundown of the features and improvements.

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Eclipse Moves Beyond J2EE; Eyes End-to-End "Plug-Ins"

Eclipse, an Open Source IDE backed by IBM and more than 25 other vendors, isn't just for J2EE developers anymore. Fueled by new IBM-contributed technologies for a plug-in, extensible framework and XML data exchange, Eclipse this month will take giant steps toward a broader, multi-platform, multi-language vision. IDN interviewed Eclipse manager Mark Erickson about the moves.

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Web Services Will Force JVMs To Get Smarter

The emerging use of Web services could drive some significant changes in the way Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) work, according to Robert Berry, a distinguished engineer from IBM's Hursley Park Java Technology Center. Berry raised some eyebrows in the JVM world by predicting that current age of JVMs is coming to an end, and that JVMs will have to get smarter and more manageable to be valuable in the world of web services development.

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Hands-On: Architecting Asynchronous Web Services

Learn how best to deliver guaranteed two-way (asynchronous) communications that will confirm transactions, update databases and otherwise make sure both ends of the web service are in synch. IDN has gathered some of the best and most up-to-date resources (code sets, techniques, advice) available on how your fellow developers are addressing the issue of asynchronous web services communications.

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Hands-On: Architecting Asynchronous Web Services

Learn how best to deliver guaranteed two-way (asynchronous) communications that will confirm transactions, update databases and otherwise make sure both ends of the web service are in synch. IDN has gathered some of the best and most up-to-date resources (code sets, techniques, advice) available on how your fellow developers are addressing the issue of asynchronous web services communications.

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Web Services Will Force JVMs To Get Smarter

The emerging use of Web services could drive some significant changes in the way Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) work, according to Robert Berry, a distinguished engineer from IBM's Hursley Park Java Technology Center. Berry raised some eyebrows in the JVM world by predicting that current age of JVMs is coming to an end, and that JVMs will have to get smarter and more manageable to be valuable in the world of web services development.

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SharpDevelop Open Source C# Toolkit Upgrade Available

A free Open Source IDE for C# and VB.NET projects called #develop (SharpDevelop) launches a free upgrade to its toolkit this week, which developers can download beginning September 22. The free toolkit makes writing C# code simpler by providing developers several key features, including a syntax-highlighting editor, auto-generator for VB.NET and C# code, and identifying compilation errors in source code. IDN spoke with #develop developer Christoph Wille to get a rundown of the features and improvements.

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Eclipse Moves Beyond J2EE; Eyes End-to-End "Plug-Ins"

Eclipse, an Open Source IDE backed by IBM and more than 25 other vendors, isn't just for J2EE developers anymore. Fueled by new IBM-contributed technologies for a plug-in, extensible framework and XML data exchange, Eclipse this month will take giant steps toward a broader, multi-platform, multi-language vision. IDN interviewed Eclipse manager Mark Erickson about the moves.

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