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  • 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.

  • Unit-Testing XML

    by Stefan Bodewig on  Jun 11, 2007 8

    There are many occasions where software creates XML output: XML documents are used for data interchange between different applications, web application create (X)HTML output or respond to AJAX requests with XML, and this has to be tested as much as anything else. In this article, Stefan Bodewig explains how to perform those tests with the XMLUnit framework he has co-authored.

  • Using Java to Crack Office 2007

    by Ted Neward on  Jun 04, 2007 25

    Office file manipulation used to be difficult, but since Office 2007, Word, Excel and Powerpoint files can be read and written without anything more complicated than the native JDK itself because Office 2007 documents are now nothing more than ZIP files of XML documents. Ted Neward demonstrates this in action.

Interview: Frank Cohen on FastSOA

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Apr 05, 2007

InfoQ had a chance to talk to Frank Cohen about his FastSOA methodology and architectural patterns. We have also published a one-chapter excerpt from his book on the topic. 6

Versatile RESTful APIs Beyond XML

Posted by James Stewart on  Mar 13, 2007

Rails makes it easy to support micro-format standards alongside XML in RESTful applications, potentially opening them up to a wider audience and/or reducing their bandwidth requirements. 1

10 Principles of SOA

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 27, 2007

In this article, Stefan Tilkov proposes 10 principles to serve as a basis for SOA discussions, focusing on abstract concepts that are independent from any particular vendor framework. 6

Arjen Poutsma on Spring Web Services

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Jan 31, 2007

Spring Web Services creator Arjen Poutsma talks about Spring's WS stack and the different approach it has to building Java Web services. 7

Simple JAVA and .NET SOA interoperability

Posted by Paul Hammant Ian Cartwright ThoughtWorks Inc on  May 12, 2006

.NET and Java interop can be made really simple using a REST document centric approach. This article demonstrates REST for interop as well as POST-REST. 4