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  • What Are The Drawbacks Of REST?

    A recent posting on a REST Architects list has prompted Ganesh Prasad to outline some problems that he sees with REST (over HTTP) in terms of more dynamic peer-to-peer environments and how they could be addressed. He suggests some lessons could be learned from Web Services and mentions an Internet Draft specification which he has been working on.

  • SOA Practioners Should Define Standards First

    Standards are often cited as important, helping to prevent vendor lock-in and allow for interoperability between heterogeneous implementations. However, as Steve Jones points out recently, it is still common for many SOA practitioners to ignore selecting standards at the start of the SOA lifecyle. In this article he outlines where standards should fit in and how REST is no exception to this rule.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Presentation: Mark Little's "Diary of a Fence Sitting SOA Geek"

    In this presentation, recorded at QCon London 2008, Mark Little explains the history of SOAP/WSDL/WS-*-based web services and RESTful HTTP and shows that both approaches have their roles to play in any good architect's toolkit. He elaborates on where possible convergence could, or should, occur within the industry.

  • Microsoft announces release of “Zermatt” Identity Framework

    Microsoft released a beta of “Zermatt”, an identity framework for developers using the .Net framework. The framework helps developers build claims-aware applications to address application security requirements using a simplified application access model.

  • OASIS Symposium: Composability within SOA

    OASIS is going to hold a 3 day symposium on the topic of "Composability within SOA" in Santa Clara, CA from April 28th to April 30th. Engineers and Scientists from vendors and end-user companies will discuss topics including mashups, Service-Oriented Ajax, SCA, BPEL, SDO, BPM, Web Service Transactions, Data Security in SOA, SOA Reference Architecture...

  • Interview: Sanjiva Weerawarana on Web Services, REST and Open Source SOA Tools

    In this interview, Stefan Tilkov talks to Sanjiva Weerawarana about web services and REST, about core standards that are essential for web services standards, open source SOA tooling, scripting languages and web services, and the strategy of WSO2 in providing open source middleware.

  • EviWare Releases v2.0 of soapUI, a Web Services Test Suite

    EviWare, an open source company recently released v2.0 of their soapUI product at JavaPolis 2007. The test suite is capable of tracking test coverage, perform test refactoring based on updated WSDLs and creating mockup services from previously recorded requests/responses .

  • Interview: Paul Fremantle on the State of WS-*

    In a new InfoQ interview, Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder co-chair of the OASIS committee that standardized WS-Reliable Messaging, talks to InfoQ about the state and relative importance of web services standards, the role of open source software for SOA, his views on the eternal REST debate, and WSO2's business model.

  • Apache Axis2 1.1 Released

    Version 1.1 of Axis2, the Apache Web services stack, has been released, including significantly improved documentation and support for POJO and Spring services and clients.

  • Presentation: Guy Crets on Secure and Reliable Web Services

    In this presentation, recorded at Javapolis, integration expert Guy Crets introduces security and messaging standards from the Web services world and discusses how the WS-Security and WS-Reliable Messaging specifications can be used in real world integration and B2B scenarios.

  • BEA updates Aqualogic Service Bus

    BEA has released its AquaLogic Service Bus v2.5. The update features a host of smaller feature updates including improved standards support for UDDI and SAML 1.1

  • InfoQ Article: Secure and Reliable Web Services

    Web Services can become the single standard for all exchange of structured data. After waiting over 5 years, two important Web Services specifications have finally been endorsed: WS-Security and WS-ReliableMessaging. Will these specifications allow the adoption of web services as a standard for all communication within and between organizations?

  • Project Tango - WCF And Java Interop

    Sun Microsystems has launched the open source initiative called Project Tango. Windows Communications Foundation Engineers are working together with Java Web Services Engineers on the interoperability of enterprise features.

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