.NET 4 Feature Focus: Type Embedding and Equivalence

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 27, 2008

In .NET 4 types will no longer be restricted to a single assembly. A single type, or part of a type, can be extracted from one assembly and placed into another. Why would you do this? Well first off all, to reduce the cost of including the Office Primary Interopt Assemblies from several megabytes to about 2KB by only including what you actually need.

SSIS for Oracle and Teradata

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2008

In conjunction with Attunity, Microsoft has released SSIS Connectors for Oracle and Teradata.

Robert Bell on Java and Silverlight Interop

by James Vastbinder on  Aug 08, 2008 3

Robert Bell, Microsoft Solution Architect, introduces interoperability scenarios for using Silverlight from Java and provides architectural guidance using sample code snippets.

Is AMQP on the way to providing real business interoperability?

by Steven Robbins on  Aug 07, 2008 4

AMQP came from inside of JPMorgan, thanks to John O'Hara. But his vision was bigger than just a new way to do things internally. The standard and open source technologies around it have been gaining momentum. Jeff Gould and others shed some light on where AMQP came from, who is driving it, and where it might be going.

Microsoft Office as a Rich Client For Enterprise Applications

by Mark Figley on  Jul 10, 2008 3

Ted Neward points us towards a solid piece by Bruce Wilson about increasing the power and usability of enterprise applications by using Microsoft Office as your client instead of a browser. And as Ted points out, this strategy can be a great option even if your backend is Java or any other Web Service aware platform.

Sun Metro and .NET WCF Interoperability

by Stefan Tilkov on  Mar 26, 2008 1

The latest interoperability event (a “plugfest”) at Microsoft’s Redmond campus showed impressive results for interoperability between future releases of Sun’s Metro Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation in .NET 3.5. InfoQ had a chance to talk to Harold Carr, the engineering lead for enterprise web services interoperability at Sun, about the interop results.

New Options for .NET-Java Web Services Interoperability

by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 25, 2008 4

When it comes to web services interoperability between .NET and Java, the choice used to be limited to SOAP over HTTP. Two new options recently became available in this area: WebSphere MQ (WMQ) and ActiveMQ transports can now be used for building interoperable web services between Java and .NET.

Microsoft bets on Atom Publishing Protocol as the future direction for Web APIs

by Hartmut Wilms on  Mar 04, 2008

Microsoft switches from the Web Structured, Schema’d & Searchable (Web3S) protocol to Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) for services offered by Microsoft's Live Platform on the Web.

Java Scripting Wish List

by Ian Roughley on  Jan 17, 2008 1

With the release of Java 6 and JSR 223, developers now have the option of being able to have inter-operability between Java and any of the supported scripting language. Mark Fortner has been exploring the capabilities of the Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) with JSR 223, and has found a number of items that could be improved.

Changes Coming for Mono on OS X

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 12, 2007 2

Currently Mono offers two GUI toolkits, Windows.Forms and Gtk+. Both of these work on OS X, but they only run via an X server. Just like early Java GUI toolkits, the non-native look and feel is causing problems for developers. Miguel de Icaza has announced that Mono 1.2.6 will be shipped with an OS X native backend for both toolkits.

JNBridge releases two new JMS Adapters for Microsoft .NET and BizTalk Server

by Hartmut Wilms on  Oct 30, 2007 2

Today JNBridge, one of the leading suppliers of Java/.NET interoperability tools for software developers, announced the release of two new Java Messaging Services (JMS) Adapters for the Microsoft .NET platform.

Lisp on the .NET Runtime

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 26, 2007

Continuing our coverage of Lisp, we present some of the efforts underway to port the venerable language to the .NET runtime. Variants we look at include IronLisp, LispSharp, and Common Larceny.

Article: Open Source WS Stacks for Java - Design Goals and Philosophy

by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 04, 2007 12

InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov questioned lead developers of Apache Axis2, Apache CXF, Spring Web Services, JBossWS and and Sun’s Metro about their design goals, their approach towards Java and Web services standards, data binding, accessing XML, interoperability, REST support, and framework maturity. The results revealed many similarities and some noteworthy differences.

ColdFusion as an Integration Platform

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 12, 2007

Facing stiff competition in the web server market, Adobe has added .NET support to ColdFusion 8. This sets it up to be perhaps the most connected platform out of the box.

.NET to Ruby connector available

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 11, 2007

The Ruby Connector allows communication between .NET and Ruby. This brings the power of .NET to Ruby, and allows to use Ruby to power Visual Studio generated GUIs.

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