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Cape Clear unveils an application development tool for building and deploying Web services.

Cape Clear unveils development tool for Web services

Cape Clear Software, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based provider of Web services technology, has announced a beta program for its CapeStudio Web services development tool. CapeStudio is a rapid application development (RAD) tool that enables software developers to graphically build and deploy Web services, Cape Clear said. The CapeStudio beta is available for free on Cape Clear's Web site.

CapeStudio automatically generates code for Java or Visual Basic from Web Services Description Language (WSDL) files, which describe the interfaces to Web services, reducing the time and complexity involved in building a Web service, Cape Clear said. CapeStudio also provides a graphical environment for defining bi-directional transformations between XML documents and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages. CapeStudio is a stand-alone Web services development environment that works with any Web services platform that adheres to the XML, SOAP, WSDL and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) industry standards, according to Cape Clear.

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Kadius chooses Iona application server for content management platform

Iona, the Dublin-based business integration technology provider, has announced that Kadius Systems, a J2EE content management platform provider, has chosen the iPortal Application Server 3.0 as the infrastructure to support KOSMO 2.1, Kadius' Jave 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and XML-based content management platform.

Kadius, which is also based in Dublin, said it has implemented Iona's next-generation J2EE technology as the foundation for the KOSMOS content management platform. The iPortal Application Server 3.0 provides an open architecture and full J2EE compliance to enable the rapid deployment and integration of the KOSMOS 2.1 platform into an organization's existing IT infrastructure, according to the companies.

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IntraNet Solutions signs affiliation deal with Software AG

IntraNet Solutions Inc., an Eden Prarie, Minn.-based provider of content management technology, has announced an alliance with the U.S. arm of German based Software AG in which customers will have access to workflow, native repository and content conversion capabilities in the Tamino XML Database via the Xpedio content management system.

Software AG's alliance with IntraNet Solutions provides Tamino users with a system for managing this content. Tamino users are able to submit documents from XML transactions into Xpedio, where they can be used in their native formats or automatically converted to HTML or XML renditions of the original file, the companies said. Xpedio allows Tamino users to route the documents through a workflow process for approvals and monitor them for review.

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OASIS adds new support for members in Europe

OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, has opened an office in Amsterdam headed by Pim van der Eijk. As the OASIS European Representative, van der Eijk will support and expand OASIS membership in Europe by organizing activities and promoting involvement in the technical work of the consortium.

According to van der Eijk, European organizations are drawn to OASIS because the consortium encourages open collaboration on interoperability issues critical to European companies. Members of each technical committee specify which language they will use to conduct their work and most discussions are held via e-mail or conference calls to accommodate participants from multiple continents. When face-to-face meetings are held, a technical committee chooses a location convenient to its own members.


Icode integrates accounting, manufacturing and e-commerce in platform

Icode Inc. said it has released its Accware Integrated Business, a software platform that integrates accounting, manufacturing, e-commerce and all other departments and locations in one package.

Fairfax, Va.-based Icode said it has combined its Accware accounting program with an e-commerce system, resulting in a front-end, back-end business management software.

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