(November 18, 2002) - Last week at SAP's TechEd 2002 technical conference, SAP announced the introduction of two new SAP xApps. The new entries include xApp Visual Information for Plants (xVIp) and xApp Product Definition (xPD).
(January 21, 2003) - Sponsors, participants, and invited guests joined the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) at Lockheed Martin recently to view the results of the OGC Web Services 1.2 Testbed initiative. The demonstration focused on emergency response situations in a mock Department of Hom...
(February 18, 2003) - Members of the OASIS interoperability consortium have approved the Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) as an OASIS Open Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. XACML allows developers to express and enforce policies for i...
Open standards for reliable Web services messaging, such as WS-Reliability, can provide the missing link to bridge the gap between organizations and help make Web services a truly enterprise-capable technology for standards-based systems integration, says Web Services Journal technical...
(May 19, 2003) - Today at the 2003 ACORD Conference, Microsoft Corp. and the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) announced that ACORD will provide more than 500 insurance forms built using Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003, Microsoft Office System's n...
(Pleasanton, CA) – Some companies make great weather vanes. Could there be a connection, for example, between PeopleSoft’s strong financial performance in 2001 – with 20% sales growth to about $1.8 billion – and its announcement this week that the next release of its PeopleSoft 8 line ...
(Stamford, CT) - Web services will capture substantial attention in 2002, and by 2004 Web services will dominate deployment of new application solutions for Fortune 2000 companies, according to Gartner, Inc.
(March 18, 2002) - German software giant SAP took advantage of the world media interest in the CeBIT technology fair in Hannover, Germany, last week to make an announcement that shows how carefully even giants these days are choosing to tread, so as to avoid taking definitive sides in ...
(April 25, 2002) - Sun Microsystem's chief technology evangelist, Simon Phipps, speaking exclusively to the Web Services Journal News Desk, commented extensively - and combatively - on the latest jibes from Microsoft Corp's Charles Fitzgerald and IBM's Bob Sutor, alleging that Sun - wh...
(June 18, 2002) -- E-mail Verify from IQServices.com is a Web services application that validates E-mail addresses. JavaScript validation on a form simply checks the proper format of an e-mail, for example, the use of @ in the input field. E-mail Verify goes a step further, validating ...
(August 1, 2002) - Reactivity, Inc., a provider of products for distributed application security, has introduced the Reactivity Service Firewall™, a unique, drop-in solution that makes secure XML and Web services-based application integration fast and affordable. The Reactivity Service...
(August 21, 2002) - Speaking to developers in Canada this week, after a four-year hiatus from speaking publicly north of the border, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates appropriately made the crossing of boundaries one of the themes of his remarks.
(October 15, 2002) - Microsoft Corp. has launched Content Management Server (CMS) 2002, part of the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server family. Microsoft has invested in Content Management Server to provide deeper integration with Microsoft .NET and support for industry standards. Integra...
(November 18, 2002) - (Last week, WSJ-IN asked industry experts, all intimately familiar with Web Services in all their flavors, colors, and spins, to answer the question: 'What is Web Services?' Following, the most recent response to that question, from a representative of Sun Microsy...
(January 21, 2003) - The Liberty Alliance Project has ratified the final version of its 1.1 specifications, incorporating feedback received during the review period that began last November. The version 1.1 specifications provide maintenance updates to the version 1.0 specifications ...
(February 26, 2003) - A new Web Services Distributed Management Technical Committee is being formed by OASIS members. This TC's goal, distinct from that of the Management Protocol TC, is to define Web services management. The scope includes using Web services architecture and technolog...
(April 8, 2003) - Sarvega™, Inc., recently announced the availability of XESOS Studio™, a stand-alone platform that centralizes configuration, deployment, and management of large-scale, distributed deployments of Sarvega XPE 2000™ switches. An industry first, XESOS Studi...
BPEL4WS is now moving rapidly into becoming the de facto standard for Web service orchestration with most platform vendors following in IBM and Microsoft footsteps after the submission of the specification to OASIS. This increased momentum and visibility will drive a great need for edu...
Web services are the beginnings of the next generation of expansion in computing power, says Larry Mittag. Speaking exclusively to SYS-CON.com/webservices, Larry Mittag ? VP and chief technologist of Stellcom, Inc., the premier San Diego-based systems integrator ? says: ?As far as mo...
(Bedford, MA) - The new book coauthored by David Chappell, vice president and chief technology evangelist for Sonic Software, and Tyler Jewell, director, Technical Evangelism at BEA Systems, Inc., shows developers how the promise of Web services can become a reality. Published by O'Rei...
Shazad A. Mohamed is president and CEO of GlobalTek Solutions Inc., a dynamic, forward-thinking company delivering innovative applications and services for businesses and a provider of customer-centric e-business solutions. Shazad is a results-oriented individual, whose business philos...
(April 29, 200) - Macromedia, Inc. announced Macromedia MX, a new integrated family of tool, server, and client technologies for creating rich Internet applications that promise significantly more intuitive, responsive, and effective user experiences across platforms and devices.
Web Services Journal strives to bring the latest information regarding Web Services to you in a variety of ways. In addition to our printed journal and digital edition, we have begun a series of Point/Counterpoint sessions with leading industry executives to determine their viewpoints ...
(August 1, 2002) - Microsoft Corp.'s chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates this week outlined the company's vision and road map for phase two of Microsoft® .NET.
(August 26, 2002) - As the worlds of wireless and Web services begin steadily to converge, Web Services Journal News Desk asks IBM's Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist, for a heads-up on where we are, where we're headed, and what technical challenges still remain in connecting the two technol...
(October 15, 2002) - Sonic Software has contributed standards-based enterprise-class SOAP messaging capabilities to Apache Axis, the next generation of Apache SOAP 2.0. With the acceptance of source code for inclusion in Apache Axis 1.0, Sonic delivers its asynchronous Web services exp...
(January 21, 2003) - Oracle Corp. 's new portal enhancements for Oracle9i Application Server are designed to capture and integrate data from multiple data sources including Web services, spreadsheets, and Web sites. These features, OmniPortlet and Web Clipping, shift the customization ...
(February 26, 200) - Members of the OASIS standards consortium announced plans to collaborate on the development of a generic and open model for ensuring reliable message delivery for Web services. The new OASIS Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-RM) Technical Committee will work to e...
(April 12, 2003) - The Liberty Alliance will announce the completion of the 2.0 spec at the RSA conference, April 14-17, 2003. A piece of the Liberty spec will be going to OASIS - which has implications for the SAML standard. Prateek Mishra, Netegrity director of technology and archite...
(May 20, 2003) - Members of the OASIS interoperability consortium have approved the UniversalDescription, Discovery and Integration specification (UDDI) version 2.0 as an OASIS Open Standard, signifying the highest level of ratification. UDDI enables companies and applications to dynam...
What makes a framework successful? Why are Web services confounding programmers? Questions about Web services' problems and promises were highlighted when Sean Rhody, editor-in-chief of Web Services Journal, was recently featured as a panelist on Rich Levin's PC TALK on WPEN-Radio, Phi...
(January 28, 2002) - The chairman of the Internet Press Guild has gone on public record as claiming that there is an 'evil little secret' about Web services: 'they're fatŠand therefore slow.' 'Most vendors don't talk about' the problem, says Steven Vaughan-Nichols, but 'Web services' ...
(March 18, 2002) - One of the best ways to drive adoption of emerging technologies, such as Web services, is to provide the developers with something to tinker with. IBM's alphaWorks and developerWorks portals do just that. In 2001, there were 85,000+ downloads of Web services technolo...
(May 2, 2002) - BEA Systems, Inc. and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) have forged a strategic relationship to deliver a framework that eases the development and delivery of mobile enterprise Web services applications for the thousands of organizations using BlackBerryTM.
(June 17, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. and Opera Software ASA have agreed to make Macromedia Flash Player available to licensees of Opera's embedded browsers. Opera will make Macromedia Flash Player available to consumer electronics manufacturers and software platform providers on a range ...
(August 1, 2002) When no less a person than the 'Father' of the World Wide Web says that Web services isn't a philosopher's stone, but can nonetheless help businesses during an economic downturn, the business and Internet technology worlds do well to sit up and take note. Especially w...
(August 28, 2002) - Palm Solutions Group and BEA Systems, Inc., have formed a long-term strategic relationship to bring Web services to PalmTM branded handhelds, using WebLogic technology.
(Note: This is excerpted from Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow through Web Services, published this week.) Web Services architectures are like a Rorschach test for technologists. Depending on their background and interests, technologists will ...
(November 25, 2002) - LogicLibrary has unveiled a new QuickStart program, with prepackaged software and services to help companies take the first step toward enterprise Web services enablement.
(January 28, 2003) - Altova's XMLSPY 5 Release 3 is out, offering enhanced developer support for various widely used enterprise technologies including .NET, Oracle XML DB, Web services, and more. The new version of XMLSPY is available immediately for free trial download.