• October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Getting Wily about Web services performance problems

    Service-oriented architecture is creating a new breed of applications that will require a new breed of tools to monitor them. Wily technology has plunged into that arena, releasing what it believes is an SOA-grade monitoring tool set.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Making SOA easy to use

    Quick assembly and simplified reusability ranked at the top of the list when Pearson Education installed an enterprise service bus to blend two critical collegiate course applications.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Open source ESBs race to define themselves

    ObjectWeb's Celtix and LogicBlaze's ServiceMix take different tacks, but pledge cooperation with each other and with Apache Synapse.

  • October 05, 2005 05 Oct'05

    BEA's Carges addresses BPEL, JBI and SOA

    Before becoming chief technology officer at BEA Systems Inc., Mark Carges headed up BEA's Enterprise Framework Division -- including integration and portal products -- and was one of the original architects for the Tuxedo transaction system.

  • September 29, 2005 29 Sep'05

    BEA embraces Eclipse, acquires M7

    BEA Systems Inc. yesterday snatched up Eclipse IDE vendor M7 Corp, giving the company a sizable infusion of open source functionality.

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    ClearNova integrates Java and Ajax

    Making sure that Java-built Web services don't end at the server level, ClearNova has built a development environment that plugs Java into an Ajax development environment.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    Infravio release targets SOA business rules

    The latest registry/repository upgrade from Infravio focuses on putting more control in the hands of business users.

  • September 19, 2005 19 Sep'05

    Oracle keeps aggressive pace with new app server

    The linchpin to Oracle's Fusion middleware, Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 features advanced SOA capabilities, a new rules engine, and tighter integration.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    The WSDM in SOA

    Tomorrow a group of prominent Web services and networking vendors will attempt to show off the muscle and flexibility of the WSDM specification.

  • September 08, 2005 08 Sep'05

    Burton report: Tackling security inside SOA

    A new Burton Group report recommends a blended approach to securing Web services, including management software and XML devices.

  • August 26, 2005 26 Aug'05

    ESB integration: Unlocking the mainframe

    Mainframe integration providers say ESB strategies can ease integration complexities and provide more business agility in a Web services world.

  • August 23, 2005 23 Aug'05

    Synapse to provide open source Web services mediation

    Leading ESB and SOA management players lead the new Apache project to provide transformation and routing and promote loose coupling.

  • August 18, 2005 18 Aug'05

    Hapner on SOA and the global computing model

    Mark Hapner is a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems Inc. He is lead architect of the J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) platform, co-lead of the Enterprise JavaBeans specification and lead for Java Message Service (JMS). Hapner, who is ...

  • August 15, 2005 15 Aug'05

    OASIS looks to build SOA blueprints

    To tackle real-world use cases and dispel much of the confusion concerning Web services adoption, OASIS has formed a committee that will build user-centric SOA blueprints.

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Cisco's AON to bridge networks and applications

    CEO John Chambers says Cisco Systems Inc. hasn't taken enough risks in recent years. If that's true, then its Application-Oriented Networking (AON) initiative may be making up for lost time.

    AON, in a nutshell, is Cisco's strategy to use a mix ...

  • August 01, 2005 01 Aug'05

    ESBs, composite application frameworks deliver agility

    Organizations are turning to modern messaging-based middleware, such as enterprise service buses and composite application frameworks, as they move to more agile, service-oriented architectures.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    Management Web services hit open source fast track

    Management vendors have put three Web services management specifications on a combined standards, open source fast track to prepare for the challenges of SOA.

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    Sun goes open source with Web SSO authentication

    With Open Source Web Single Sign-On, Sun Microsystems hopes to stir community and innovation in the Web and identity management arena - but some users smell a marketing ploy.

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    The role of composite applications in an SOA

    Integration, a longtime thorny issue for IT organizations, is the potential sweet spot for Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Industry veteran Roger Sippl, co-founder and chairman of Above All Software, founded in 2002, has been ...

  • July 19, 2005 19 Jul'05

    IFX Forum expected to unveil Web services work

    At its quarterly meeting next week, the financial services standards group is poised to deliver four Web services reference implementations.

  • July 08, 2005 08 Jul'05

    Sun unveils open source plan for Java application server, ESB

    At odds with the server market, Sun is seeking redemption through opening the source code for its Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9.0 and Enterprise Service Bus.

  • June 29, 2005 29 Jun'05

    BEA courts open source frameworks

    With customers demanding flexibility in development tools, BEA is adding support for lightweight, open source Java frameworks.

  • June 24, 2005 24 Jun'05

    JavaOne 2005 – JBI, GlassFish mark new frontier as Java turns 10

    As Java celebrates its 10th anniversary, Sun will cut the cake at this year's JavaOne conference with announcements on project GlassFish and Java Business Integration.

  • June 15, 2005 15 Jun'05

    The case for document-centric Web services development

    Edmund Smith, a software engineer at EMB, in Cambridge, England, recently co-authored a white paper, "Rethinking the Java SOAP Stack," with Steve Loughran, a scientist from HP Labs in Bristol, England. In the white paper, the authors make the ...

  • June 07, 2005 07 Jun'05

    SAP to shift focus to Business Process platform

    SAP plans to shift revenue growth from its ERP business suite to its Netweaver platform, which was recently transitioned to a Business Process platform supporting Web services.

  • June 01, 2005 01 Jun'05

    Elementool taps .NET for Web services strategy

    The provider of hosted project management software rewrote its site in .NET technologies and is beta-testing a Web services interface.

  • May 09, 2005 09 May'05

    Standards, tools vital to Web services security

    Converging standards, industry consolidation and specialized appliances are helping making Web services more secure, and manageable.

  • April 26, 2005 26 Apr'05

    Integrated open source stacks to gain traction

    While many organizations are still wary of open source software, analysts predict that demand for it will increase with the advent of integrated stacks.

  • April 18, 2005 18 Apr'05

    JCP fosters easier Java-based Web services

    The Java Community Process approved Web services meta data as a standard last week, simplifying the creation of Java-based Web services. However, one key group isn't on board just yet.

  • April 10, 2005 10 Apr'05

    SAP unveils SOA adoption program for Netweaver

    SAP's new adoption program will show customers how Netweaver can be used to build out their service-oriented architectures.

  • April 07, 2005 07 Apr'05

    JuggerNET bridges Java and .NET for health care

    Health care software provider IDX recently implemented JuggerNET to bridge the gap between Java-based middleware and .NET clients.

  • March 30, 2005 30 Mar'05

    Blue Titan updates SOA fabric

    Blue Titan Software on Monday enhanced its enterprise service-oriented architecture fabric products, adding more intelligence to the network.

  • March 23, 2005 23 Mar'05

    Voices from the Web: SOA - Top down or bottom up approach?

    There has been much discussion on whether an SOA should be driven by business requirements or IT. Is there perhaps a "middle way"?

  • March 09, 2005 09 Mar'05

    Dancing with Web services: W3C chair talks choreography

    As companies embrace service-oriented architecture, the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) continues to gain traction as a means to weave Web services into meaningful business processes. While BPEL allows existing services to be orchestrated...

  • March 08, 2005 08 Mar'05

    Is SOA really just the same old architecture?

    At TheServerSide Java Symposium, Author Gregor Hohpe downplayed the service-oriented architecture hype and explained what the term really means.

  • March 07, 2005 07 Mar'05

    OASIS advances security standards

    OASIS took big strides with its security standards last week, ratifying XACML 2.0 and reaching several milestones with SAML 2.0.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    The need for speed: Web services performance tips

    The Web services performance market flourishes with hardware and software tools, not to mention a slew of best practices.

  • February 28, 2005 28 Feb'05

    Rearden Commerce launches SOA-based procurement platform

    Rearden Commerce has unveiled a new Web services and SOA-based eProcurement stack, which aims to improve how companies procure services over the Web.

  • February 24, 2005 24 Feb'05

    Standardizing business integration with JBI

    Integration technologies are expensive and often tie you into a proprietary solution. Additionally, customers often have to rely on more than one vendor to meet their integration needs. Ron Ten-Hove's group at Sun Microsystems was working on a ...

  • February 07, 2005 07 Feb'05

    UDDI 3 - more than just Web services 'Yellow Pages'

    OASIS announced last week the ratification of UDDI version 3.0.2, part of the evolution of UDDI beyond a simple lookup registry, into a repository of manageable Web services.

  • January 25, 2005 25 Jan'05

    Europeans embrace SOA, open source

    BEA last week released the results of a survey held at its developer events in various European cities. The results revealed a high expected rate of adoption for both SOA and open source software (OSS).

  • January 19, 2005 19 Jan'05

    Rise of the Java superplatform: Overkill or overdue?

    The past three years have seen the rise of a superpower in the middleware space: Java superplatforms.

  • January 18, 2005 18 Jan'05

    Preferred programming: Model-driven and pattern-based development

    A pair of Forrester Research reports show developer preference for model-driven development over OMG's prescribed model-driven architecture (MDA) and the flexibility offered by patterns-based development over code generation.

  • January 12, 2005 12 Jan'05

    Revisiting the definitive SOA definition

    Readers try their hand again at defining a service-oriented architecture, and arrive at some common ground what makes up an SOA.

  • January 06, 2005 06 Jan'05

    Toolkit brings Web services standards closer to developers

    IBM recently released a new toolkit that gives developers the opportunity to test drive emerging Web services specifications.

  • January 04, 2005 04 Jan'05

    IT getting savvy about Web services

    Experts and users divulge some of their pressing Web services concerns and predictions for 2005.

  • December 15, 2004 15 Dec'04

    State DOJ finds TIME for XML, SOA

    The Wisconsin Dept. of Justice is rewriting a critical messaging application to include XML Web services and service orientation.

  • December 08, 2004 08 Dec'04

    Commerce One patent sale could hinder small businesses

    Experts lay out a worst- and best-case scenario for the Web services market following this week's auction of Web services and XML patents by bankrupt Commerce One.

  • November 23, 2004 23 Nov'04

    XML straining network performance, bandwidth

    ZapThink reports that XML is putting unreasonable demands on corporate networks, putting companies in search of alternatives to handle the pressure.

  • November 18, 2004 18 Nov'04

    SOA, XML soothe integration worries

    Experts at this week's XML Conference 2004 relay how XML and service-oriented architecture solves critical integration challenges.

  • November 11, 2004 11 Nov'04

    Father of XML: UBL bridges e-commerce gap for SMBs

    OASIS' ratification this week of the Universal Business Language 1.0 (UBL) gives the business world a means of standardizing common business documents necessary to the order-to-invoice process. Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems XML architect and chairman ...

  • October 28, 2004 28 Oct'04

    Java integration spec shunned by IBM, BEA

    Sun's latest Java Specification Request, the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification, promotes SOA implementation within the Java community. Two huge Java vendors, however, have decided not to support the spec.

  • October 25, 2004 25 Oct'04

    New Layer 7 software spans identity, security, middleware domains

    Layer 7 Technologies' new SecureSpan Bridge software connects client apps with Web services, without additional coding.

  • October 20, 2004 20 Oct'04

    A defining moment for SOA readers and industry experts submit their 50-word definitions for a service-oriented architecture.

  • October 18, 2004 18 Oct'04

    Actional, Westbridge merge Web services capabilities

    Enterprises can now buy Web services management and security from one vendor -- a revamped Actional Corp.

  • October 18, 2004 18 Oct'04

    JBoss adds open source BPM engine to its offerings

    JBoss announced it has acquired the open source business process workflow engine jBPM.

  • September 30, 2004 30 Sep'04

    Survey: SOA prominent on 2005 budgets

    A Yankee Group survey of 473 enterprise decision makers reveals that companies have put aside money for service-oriented architectures for 2005.

  • September 23, 2004 23 Sep'04

    Migrating to a service-oriented architecture, Part 2

    This is the second part of the introduction intended to help you better understand the value of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), and to develop a realistic plan for evaluating your current infrastructure and migrating it to a true ...

  • September 20, 2004 20 Sep'04

    Netegrity release supports WS-Security 1.0, WebSphere and WebLogic

    Version 6.0 of Netegrity's Web services and SOA security product TransactionMinder includes support for WS-Security 1.0 and more Web services architectures.

  • September 15, 2004 15 Sep'04

    Service-oriented architecture tutorial

    In this article we briefly discuss the relationship between CBD and SOA, followed by a discussion of SOA architecture and design decisions. We describe the basic SOA components and building blocks, and a prescriptive technique for performing SOA ...

  • September 13, 2004 13 Sep'04

    Web services message reliability spec published

    WS-Reliability 1.1 was introduced by OASIS this weekend. The specification guarantees message delivery, eliminates message duplication and guarantees messages are sent in order within a group.

  • September 02, 2004 02 Sep'04

    SOA meets regulatory compliance

    An analyst firm puts a priority on creating services that help enterprises comply with industry regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA.

  • August 18, 2004 18 Aug'04

    Microsoft releases host integration server 2004

    Microsoft is offering newly updated software for customers that want to expose mainframe applications as XML-based Web services.

  • August 17, 2004 17 Aug'04

    Breaking through fog of Web services standards caught up with Anne Thomas Manes, vice president and research director for Midvale, Utah-based Burton Group, for an update on what is happening in the ever-evolving world of Web services standards. Manes, an expert on such ...

  • August 12, 2004 12 Aug'04

    Open-source contribution brews stronger Java

    IBM's donation of the Cloudscape database to open source secures stronger Java application development and a few benefits that will trickle down to WebSphere.

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    The Holy Grail of model-driven development

    The concept of model-driven development (MDD) is really starting to catch on because of its promise to increase the productivity of those charged with the task of developing and maintaining application systems. But what exactly is MDD? ...

  • July 26, 2004 26 Jul'04

    The pros and cons of securing Web services with SSL

    Pankaj Kumar has an eye for security. With more than 14 years of software development experience to his credit, the Hewlett-Packard Co. technical architect is now developing Web services-based technology for HP's OpenView platform. Kumar has been...

  • July 22, 2004 22 Jul'04

    Integration the key to SOA at Eastman Chemical

    For Eastman Chemical, the road to service-oriented architecture (SOA) began with a complete integration of technologies and business processes across the company.

  • July 15, 2004 15 Jul'04

    Workflow and orchestration tools reduce risks, enforce corporate policy in business automation

    The article explains what creating a workflow entails and how workflows streamline business processes and bring value to the organization. The article also includes specific examples of code involved in scripts versus workflows, and explains how ...

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    Are developers aboard SOA bandwagon?

    IT managers love the SOA design philosophy of code reuse. But what about programmers?

  • July 01, 2004 01 Jul'04

    Developers proud of Mono 1.0 release

    Novell released version 1.0 of the Mono Project yesterday to rave reviews from the community, and its developers.

  • June 02, 2004 02 Jun'04

    SOA breaking down reusable-code barriers

    Interest in service-oriented architectures is surging and that's a blessing for CIOs who want developers to reuse old code in new applications.

  • May 25, 2004 25 May'04

    The "Keep Dreaming Pile": Can Web services adoption usher in a collaborative development process?

    Learn about an emerging application customization methodology that uses Web services as the means by which applications are customized by end users.

  • May 20, 2004 20 May'04

    Gartner: SOBAs will revolutionize application integration

    Ready for another acronym? Service-oriented business applications (SOBAs) are going to change the way enterprises develop applications and do business, according to a Gartner research director.

  • May 19, 2004 19 May'04

    Enterprise apps may pose Web services security problem

    Just when you thought your SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle apps were safe, Gartner said that opening their built-in Web services interfaces may open some unknown security holes.

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    Competing standards good, competing standards bad

    With multiple standards bodies, standards from the same body covering similar related areas, and de-facto standards from individual organisations it is inevitable that there will be multiple standards covering the same problem space. ...

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    Smalltalk with object-oriented programming pioneer Kay

    The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) recently named object-oriented programming (OOP) guru Dr. Alan Kay the winner of the 2003 Turing Award for leading the team that invented Smalltalk, the first complete OOP language. Smalltalk, which Kay ...

  • April 26, 2004 26 Apr'04

    Arjuna supports transactions on Systinet platform

    Arjuna Technologies has added transaction support for Systinet's WASP platform.

  • April 13, 2004 13 Apr'04

    Analyst: Standards refine portal relevance

    Two new portal standards may redefine the way portals are used in the enterprise, a new Burton Group research report says.

  • April 07, 2004 07 Apr'04

    New OASIS TC tackles ebXML and SOA

    The new Electronic Business Service Oriented Architecture Technical Committee will address SOA implementations based on ebXML.

  • April 06, 2004 06 Apr'04

    Three roads to the SOA Implementation Framework

    The SOAIF envisions a comprehensive framework that provides all the technology that enterprises need to build and run an SOA -- process, management, security, modeling and more. Learn more in this article from ZapThink.

  • April 05, 2004 05 Apr'04

    Analysts: Jini's promise to be realized in app layer

    Jini technology may not stand a chance against Bluetooth when it comes to attaching mobile devices to a network, but analysts say it can be a viable means of facilitating communication between applications.

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    The future of the integration market

    Using a fairly general definition of the integration market, there appear to be a very large number of companies all fighting in the same space, writes Peter Abrahams of

  • March 25, 2004 25 Mar'04

    EDI maintains enterprise relevance

    XML may be a rising star when it comes to exchanging business information, but standby EDI still has a presence in the enterprise.

  • March 23, 2004 23 Mar'04

    SOAP support added to Dralasoft Workflow 3.0

    Dralasoft's business process management software now supports SOAP enabling it to invoke one of its components as a Web service.

  • March 23, 2004 23 Mar'04

    SOA Editor eases Web services development

    Cape Clear Software's new SOA Editor is a free tool that helps the development of Web services in an SOA.

  • March 18, 2004 18 Mar'04

    Parasoft tool tests for WS-I conformance

    SOAPtest 2.5 from Parasoft Inc. simplifies use of the WS-I's Basic Profile 1.0 testing tools.

  • March 16, 2004 16 Mar'04

    IBM: Identifying Web services' entry points and pain points

    Taking a leap of faith into Web services is an incremental process for enterprises, said Bob Sutor, IBM Corp.'s director of Websphere software. In part 2 of this interview with, Sutor points out three ways companies take that ...

  • March 11, 2004 11 Mar'04

    Paving an SOA road map

    A Burton Group report describes the tools, policies and procedures an enterprise can follow to building the road map for a service-oriented architecture.

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    Snapbridge platform is a drag -- and drop

    Snapbridge Software's new XStudio 2.5 development platform enables drag-and-drop building of XML solutions.

  • March 08, 2004 08 Mar'04

    Explaining Integration V: Partner management

    In this continuation of a series of articles, Peter Abrahams of addresses integration with partners.

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    The business case for service-oriented architecture

    Web services have sparked a renewed interest in taking a service-based approach to application development. By and large, business executives "get it," but the SOA skeptics may surprise you.

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Explaining Integration VI: Business rules management systems

    In a previous article in this series, Peter Abrahams of talked about macro and micro-flows. However some of these decision points hide a different level and type of decision process.

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Macro and Micro flows -- What is the difference?

    Draw a diagram that shows how objects are connected together to create a transaction (a micro-flow diagram). Then, draw a diagram showing how a business process is made up by connecting various systems (a macro-flow diagram). The two look similar. ...

  • February 24, 2004 24 Feb'04

    Extending UDDI with robust Web services information

    As enterprises begin to deploy more and more Web services, they need some method of keeping track of this diversity. Many companies are turning to universal description, discovery and integration (UDDI) registries to store information about those ...

  • February 20, 2004 20 Feb'04

    Are your enterprise business applications secure?

    When technology vendors talk about security, you are most likely to be in a discussion about protecting investments in technology systems -- preventing unauthorized access through attacks or locking down systems. Fran Howarth delves further in this ...

  • February 17, 2004 17 Feb'04

    Collaboration secures SOA development

    Blue Titan Software and DataPower Technology team up to secure service-based applications and service-oriented architectures.

  • February 10, 2004 10 Feb'04

    Electronic payment options: The e-way or the old way?

    Until now there have been several options for electronic payments; each has its own strengths and weaknesses, but none was thought to be a comprehensive solution by itself. Aneet Shah of comments.

  • February 03, 2004 03 Feb'04

    Tool injects WS management into app design phase

    Actional has released a plug-in for BEA System's WebLogic platform that is designed to let developers build Web services management capabilities into the design phase of the application development process.

  • January 30, 2004 30 Jan'04

    Motive adds value with Managed Services

    The prospects for outsourcing systems and enterprise management functions have never looked stronger as the facilities for automation and remote management improve and skills become more scarce. Steve Barrie of analyzes Motive's ...