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October 30, 2001
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IN THIS ISSUE | Today's Highlights
1. FEATURES AND EXPERT ADVICE
- Featured Topic: Learn about Web services
- Brief: SOAP: Disrupting the balance of power
- Tip: "Web Services" Building Blocks
- Advice: Introduction to Web Services (Online event)
2. NEWS AND TOP STORIES
- Lead Story: Report: SAP to back Sun's Java over Microsoft .Net
- News: XML standard is the talk in computer circles today
- News: Patent holder eyes Web services players
- News: Developers cautious on Microsoft Web services
3. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND LINKS
- Best Web Links: Free tutorials
- Poll: Which Web services framework will you most likely use?
- Featured Book: Java & XML, Solutions to Real-World Problems
- The Missing Link: Report: Qualcomm's anti-hijack setup
LEARN ABOUT WEB SERVICES | SearchMiddleware Featured Topic
Didn't make it to XMLEdge 2001 and Web Services Edge 2001? We bring
the conference to you with exclusive interviews with keynote speakers,
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SOAP: DISRUPTING THE BALANCE OF POWER | Brief: searchMiddleware
SOAP is making profound changes to the communications and interactions
landscape. SOAP is not only being adopted and endorsed by rivals such as Sun
and Microsoft, but is also being actively used to solve real-world problems.
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"WEB SERVICES" BUILDING BLOCKS | Tip: Ed Tittel
To continue the discussion of Web services that we began with the last
tip, I want to discuss the building blocks of Web services.
It should come as no surprise that a number of important XML initiatives
are helping to drive how Web services are defined and advertised, how user
agents communicate with servers and vice-versa, and how data is packaged
for exchange between consenting parties to such services. A fascinating set
of XML standards defines an environment in which Web services can operate.
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INTRODUCTION TO WEB SERVICES | Online event: Eric Newcomer
This online event provides an overview of and an architectural
introduction to Web Services, and describes the core technologies,
including XML, SOAP, WSDL, ebXML, and UDDI. It examines the most
important non-technical issues raised by this new approach to
building distributed applications.
>> CLICK to view the Online Event...
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SAP TO BACK SUN'S JAVA OVER MICROSOFT .NET | Lead Story: IDG News
SAP will back the software development platform based on the Java
programming language from Sun Microsystems instead of Microsoft's
.Net software platform. Microsoft has been challenging Sun for
enterprise application development platforms, and its failure to woo
SAP, a major business software company, could be a blow of Microsoft.
>> CLICK for the Full Story...
>> CLICK for more information on Web services...
These middleware headlines and more are available on our news page
>> Full Stories: https://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/info/news
- XML IS THE TALK IN COMPUTER CIRCLES (Washington Business Journal)
- PATENT HOLDER EYES WEB SERVICES PLAYERS (CNET)
- DEVELOPERS CAUTIOUS ON MICROSOFT WEB SERVICES (Computerworld)
- MEDIA RETAILER TURNS TO WEB SERVICES, WINDOWS XP (Computerworld)
- XML DTD/SCHEMA EDITORS (Network Computing)
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TAKE OUR POLL | searchMiddleware Reader Survey
Which Web services framework will you most likely use?
>> Cast your Vote: https://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/
FREE TUTORIALS | Best Web Links
Our editors scour the four corners of the Web to hand-select and
catalog the best links, so you don't have to. We've already done the
mousework for you, so click over today to browse hundreds of
pre-screened resources. This section includes free tutorials for XML,
EJB, Web services, Java and more.
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED BOOK | searchMiddleware Bookstore
Title: Java & XML, 2nd Edition Solutions to Real-World Problems
Author: Brett McLaughlin
This second edition of Java & XML adds chapters on Advanced SAX and
Advanced DOM, new chapters on SOAP and data binding, and new examples
throughout. A concise chapter on XML basics introduces concepts, and
the rest of the book focuses on using XML from your Java applications.
THE MISSING LINK | Report: Qualcomm's anti-hijack setup
Chalk up this bit of innovation to 9/11. Qualcomm, the company that
makes black cell phones that go in your pocket, reportedly plans to
make black boxes that go in airliners. Only these black boxes will be
very different than the ones searchers hunt down after the fact.
Qualcomm's system will relay real-time, in-flight cockpit conversations,
flight data, and video of passengers to ground control. If anything
unusual were to happen up there, ground controllers would be able to
see and hear the red flags -- and possibly have a chance to react.
Qualcomm will enlist the satellite technology of Globalstar to get the
system off the ground. (Source: Reuters)
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