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Quick Takes: OpenLink releases updated Virtuoso server

Quick Takes: OpenLink releases updated Virtuoso server

OpenLink releases updated Virtuoso server

Burlington, Mass.-based Middleware vendor OpenLink Software, Inc. has commercially released Virtuoso 2.7 a cross platform, multi-protocol server for SQL, XML, and Web services.

The new release enables the creation, integration, hosting and deployment of Web services that coexist with existing IS infrastructures. Virtuoso enables the publishing of SQL stored procedures, Java objects, and .NET objects, as SOAP, WSDL and UDDI compliant Web services. It also enables the creation of XML documents from SQL databases on the fly, such that XML-based access to disparate data can be used as the data foundation for current and next generation Web services.

Virtuoso 2.7 is available for the Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS X platforms. It includes support for all ODBC and JDBC accessible databases.

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Rational previews automated Java testing tool

Rational Software Corp. has previewed a new automated Java testing technology, which will be added to the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's stable of lifecycle software development tools for Java developers.

Rational's new Adaptive Test Playback technology will, according to the company, provide the industry?s first self-correcting object recognition, which will significantly reduce the need to update existing tests throughout an application's lifecycle and reduce the need to continuously re-align automated test scripts with objects that have changed in new software builds and versions. Rational's technology can find target objects in Java and Web-based applications without the need for human intervention and object re-mapping.

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Iopsis updates Web services component suite

Web services software provider Iopsis Software Inc., based in Redwood Shores, Calif., has released a new version of its Web services component suite. iNsight 2.0 provides a component-based framework and packaged functionality for the creation, assembly, deployment and publication of enterprise Web services.

With iNsight, components can be dropped into existing applications and wired together in an environment of the user?s choice using a visual choreography component. These components (available in both .NET and J2EE) require no knowledge of Web service standards, including WSDL, SOAP, WSFL, XLANG, BPML and are configured to 'drop and go'.

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Iona goes wireless in deal with Metrowerks

Web services integration company Iona Technologies Inc. has announced an alliance with Austin, Tx.-based Metrowerks to bring Web services integration capabilities to the wireless application development market. Under terms of the alliance, Metrowerks will bundle technology from Waltham, Mass.-based Iona's Orbix E2A Web services integration platform, XMLBus Edition, into its J2ME development toolset, CodeWarrior Wireless Studio.

Metrowerks CodeWarrior Wireless Studio is used to create wireless Java applications and services. It includes a class browser, code navigation system, text editor, optimizing compiler, advanced debugger, wizards, and RAD tools for visually creating J2ME MIDP applications (MIDlets). By bundling technology from Iona's Orbix E2A, XMLBus Edition, into CodeWarrior Wireless Studio, Metrowerks adds XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI capabilities needed to build and deploy Web services. These Web services can be used to connect wireless application development projects to existing enterprise systems.

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Seagull adds Metaserver's BPI capabilities to its Web services suite

Integration vendor Seagull Inc., based in Atlanta, has announced a partnership with business process integration (BPI) provider Metaserver Inc. to add Metaserver 's BPI capabilities with its Transidiom legacy Web services tool suite. Both companies will market and sell the new product combination.

As part of a joint development effort, Metaserver, based in New Haven, Conn., has integrated Transidiom into its modeling and execution suite, providing an integrated framework for automating connectivity to diverse systems, including proprietary legacy applications. Transidiom is a software suite for developing and deploying legacy Web services and publishing legacy business processes as callable XML, Java, MQSeries, COM and SOAP interfaces. Metaserver 's integration software enables companies to automate and manage businesses processes across multiple enterprise systems and the Internet.

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