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  • Case study: A new approach to integrating architectures post-merger at Lawson

    The merger of Lawson and Intentia in 2006 left developers with an important problem to solve - the integration and presentation of legacy applications and business services that are constructed in Java, .NET, and other technologies. This case study looks under the hood at the new architecture at Lawson and how they got there.

  • Article: Making Sense of all these Crazy Web Service Standards

    Michele Leroux Bustamante explains the most relevant WS-* standards used today in terms of their actual implementation among WS platforms (with a focus on Java and .NET), their level of adoption and readiness. If you are new to web services or to the WS* protocols, or you are having difficulty keeping up with the pace of change in this area, this article should help.

  • Sun demonstrates WS-AT interoperability with Microsoft

    Sun's latest Project Tango release includes WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-Coordination support. They also have demonstrated interoperability .NET 3.0 clients.

  • Ted Neward on Interop & Office Integration interview & whitepaper

    Ted Neward has published a detailed whitepaper on Java and .NET integration with samples showing Office clients over Spring-based Java systems, SQL Server & JSP. At the same time InfoQ has published a video interview with Ted that talks further about Office integration possibilities as well as various interop approaches (in-proc, messaging, web services) work and when to use them.

  • Gemstone, Tangosol Offering Native .NET Clients to Distributed Data Caches

    Gemstone last month released its Gemfire distributed data cache offering with native C++ and .NET cache clients. Tangosol last week also released Coherence for .NET which provides a native C# client to access data in Coherences' data grid. Both companies have Java-based distributed cache solutions with .NET support, frequently used by projects with .NET client front-ends with Java backends.

  • Article: Rich Office Client Applications

    There is a client platform that's already present on nearly every user's desktop, one which provides an amazing amount of power and flexibility in its user interface options, and provides a familiar user-interactive style that undergoes intensive study with every release. Ted Neward introduces the Microsoft Office platform as a rich client technology with examples of Excel - Java integration.

  • Red Hat joins Interoperability Vendor Alliance

    Red Hat announces it has joined the Interoperability Vendor Alliance, with IBM, Microsoft, BEA, Oracle and others.

  • InfoQ Article: In-Process JVM & CLR Interop

    The two most popular managed environments (the JVM and the CLR) are in fact, nothing more than a set of shared libraries, each providing services to executing code such as memory management, thread management, code compilation (JIT), etc. Using both the JVM and the CLR inside the same operating system process is easy; in this new article, Ted Neward shows how and why.

  • webMethods Joins the Interop Vendor Alliance

    webMethods has announced that it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance. webMethods will be working with Microsoft, the initiator of this collaborative effort, and other key vendors, including BEA Systems, CA, EMC, GXS, Software AG, and Sun Microsystems, to simplify integration and improve interoperability with Microsoft-based solutions.

  • GigaSpaces 5.2: Adds support for Spring, .NET, local-views

    GigaSpaces this month released version 5.2 of their in-memory datagrid and space-based architecture suite, now bringing it's capabilities to the .NET world, as well as adding support for Spring, SQL-based continuous queries and local-views, and special support for "slow consumers". InfoQ spoke to GigaSpaces CTO Nati Shalom to find out more.

  • WPF as a Rich Client Technology?

    WPF makes it easy to create visually impressive apps, but also has other talents which make it a compelling choice as a rich client over back-ends written in any technology such as Java, Ruby, or .NET. A new article on InfoQ compares WPF to alternatives such as Ajax/DHTML, Swing, and Flash; it will also look at some scenarios where a WPF client makes sense, using Java as the back-end example.

  • Channel9: .NET client with Java integration at Industrial and Financial Systems

    Dan Johansson, CIO of the Swedish company Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS) talks about is over all architecture and experiences, including how they integrate multiple client types (including .NET) over a J2EE backend and Oracle DB.

  • Presentation: Ted Neward demos WPF-Java & other .NET+Java integrations

    In this presentation recorded at JAOO, Ted Neward goes into further depth on Java and .NET integration strategies, explaining how Microsoft Office can be a rich client over Java, demonstrating buiding a Windows Presentation Foundation GUI on top of Java POJOs, Windows Communications Foundation interop, and more.

  • JNBridge 3.1: Embed SWT/Swing in .NET and Winforms in Java

    JNBridge 3.1 is a Java and .NET interoperability bridge tool that allows Java or .NET code to run in each others JVM or CLR in-process, with shared memory. Version 3.1 adds the ability to embed AWT/SWT and Swing widgets inside WinForms apps, or embed .NET WinForms controls into Java UIs. InfoQ spoke to JNBridge to hear more about the technical integration.

  • Mono 1.2 release with thoughts from Miguel de Icaza

    Last week Mono hit its 1.2 release. Novell uses Mono in server form for both ZenWorks and iFolder in its Suse Linux Enterprise 10 platform. This release was primarily focused on performance and scalability improvements. Enhancements can be found across the board in support for Windows Forms and System.Drawing, .NET 2.0 parity in C#, and debugger support for both X86 and X64.