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  • WS-I closes its doors. What does this mean for WS-*?

    The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization has just announced that its mission has been accomplished and it is transferring all future efforts to OASIS. Is this just business as usual, or is this further evidence that WS-* is on the wane?

  • Building RESTful services with Flash

    In a recent blog posting the RESTful credentials of Adobe's Flash are called into question. Duane Nickull, one of the main authors behind the OASIS SOA Reference Architecture and Adobe evangelist, responds by illustrating why the core principles behind SOA and REST are well supported within Flash.

  • W3C Releases Unicorn Web Validation Tool

    W3C has released Unicorn, a one-stop tool to help people improve the quality of their Web pages. Unicorn combines four popular tools, including the Markup validator, CSS validator, mobileOk checker, and Feed validator, with a single interface.

  • GET Details On Upcoming .Net Access Control Service

    The .net services team, released details on future plans for the .net services offering, that is part of the Azure services platform. .NET Services includes access control to help create secure connections between your applications and services, as well as a service bus for communicating across network and organizational boundaries.

  • SOA Transactions Using the Reservations Pattern

    Despite the extreme importance of transaction processing for ensuring reliability and manageability of distributed computing and several existing WS-* standards, the implementation of the transactional behavior in SOA is still pretty rare. The Reservation pattern, described in a new post by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz, provides one of the possible solutions to this problem.

  • Is SOA Still Dead?

    Anne Thomas Manes continues blogging about SOA being dead, citing slowing software spends and SOA software infrastructure sales while other specialists blame the economy and people’s approach to SOA.

  • SOA Meets Formal Methods

    In a recent blog post Steve Ross-Talbot, one of the main authors of the WS-CDL specification, discusses how he has been using a CDL-based methodology in insurance services and seen an 80% reducing in time to develop and deploy SOA successfully.

  • Interview: Tim Bray on the Future of the Web

    In this interview made during QCon SF 2008, Tim Bray talks about why he is not convinced with the buzz surrounding Rich Internet Applications and shares his ideas on Cloud Computing. He also expresses his opinion regarding the debate REST vs. WS-* and the future directions web technologies will be taking.

  • REST Truer To The Web Than WS-*

    Bill Burke, lead of the RESTeasy project, talks about how REST is truer to the goals of the Web than Web Services and allows you to focus on interoperability at the right level, without having to worry about the kind of problems WS-* standardization has encountered.

  • Interview: Ian Robinson discusses REST, WS-* and Implementing an SOA

    In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ian Robinson discusses REST vs. WS-*, REST contracts, WADL, how to approach company-wide SOA initiatives, how an SOA changes a company, SOA and Agile, tool support for REST, reuse and foreseeing client needs, versioning and the future of REST-based services in enterprise SOA development.

  • OASIS Releases a Raft of New Standards

    OASIS announced the release of 9 new standards in the WS-* architecture, including new versions of WS-AtomicTransaction, WS-ReliableMessaging and WS-Trust.

  • Debate: Is SOA Dead?

    Burton Group's Anne Thomas Manes wrote an obituary for SOA, saying SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. InfoQ has collected industry reactions.

  • WS-Resource Access Activity Begun At W3C

    W3C announces that WS-Eventing, WS-Transfer and others are now going to be standardized through a new working group.

  • Geneva Manages Your Identity

    Microsoft has released Geneva Beta 1, previously known as Zermatt, an identity management solution which takes the burden of authenticating and authorizing users away from applications. Geneva supports the OASIS WS-Trust specification.

  • Debate Around The Need For The Open Web Foundation

    The formation of the Open Web Foundation was recently announced at OSCON 2008 as a way for "community driven specifications" to be standardized. Although there has been some positive responses to the OWF the majority of people seem unconvinced of the efficacy, especially when we already have the IETF, W3C and OASIS.