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Quick Takes: ClientSoft links mainframes and Web services

Quick Takes: ClientSoft links mainframes and Web services

ClientSoft links mainframes and Web services

Legacy integration specialist ClientSoft, based in Miami, has released ClientSoft's Tanit Objects (CTO) legacy integration software. CTO aims to increase the scalability, reliability and performance level of Web services by linking S390/zSeries mainframes and Web application servers.

Once in place, CTO allows an application developer to create Web services for his or her company's core CICS transactions, extending the performance of the mainframe to any user or device. CTO creates customized components for the application server in the form of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), JavaBeans, COM, or Active X controls. These components enable the application server to interact directly with the mainframe without the need for data scraping or extra coding. This method allows Web services to be implemented faster, at lower cost and without opening up potential failure points or holes in the existing security system.

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Collaxa debuts Orchestration Server for BEA

Collaxa Inc. has announced today that the company's flagship product, the Web Service Orchestration Server (WSOS) 1.0, is now available for BEA's WebLogic application server for public download and WSOS 1.0 for Oracle9i is now available for private download.

Collaxa's WSOS is a Java Server Page (JSP)-like abstraction for orchestrating Java Message Service (JMS) and XML Web services, enabling Java developers to solve business process integration problems using emerging standards.

The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company's WSOS is designed to reduce Web services complexity by encapsulating the orchestration facilities needed for executing and managing service-oriented business processes. WSOS exposes facilities to developers through a flexible and intuitive JSP-like abstraction called ScenarioBean and is based on industry standards such as XML, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), ebXML and others.

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Data Junction crosses into Web services realm

Austin, Tx.-based Data Junction Corp. has announced it will add further Web services support to its integration software offering.

In addition to its current support of XML and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), later this year the company will add SOAP message integration to its Integration Process Designer, enabling tighter bi-directional integration of SOAP messages into event-driven process flows. Data Junction is also adding a SOAP adaptor software developer kit and associated Web Services Description Language (WSDL) support allowing users to create their own high-speed, data oriented Web services.

Finally, to make Web services more available to small and medium businesses, the company will enable users to create, save and predefine integration maps with the ability to expose them to business partners and clients over the Internet as a Web service.

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Netegrity widens portal for Web services

Waltham, Mass.-based e-business enabler Netegrity Inc. has announced support for Web services within the core Netegrity Interaction Server portal framework. Netegrity Interaction Server provides tools that allow customers to integrate and expose application functions and business processes as Web services. Interaction Server also provides customers the ability to manage and administer secure access to those Web services.

Netegrity's offering is geared toward enterprises that wish to expose existing J2EE, CORBA, COM or legacy Web applications as Web services. Using the Portlet Generator, a portlet developer selects the public methods and/or parameters for the portlet that will be exposed as a Web service. The Portlet Generator then automatically exposes these methods and/or parameters as a secure Web service.

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Elsinore and Perforce join forces on code streamliner

Perforce Software Inc., based in Alameda, Calif., and Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Elsinore Technologies Inc. have announced the integration of the Perforce Software Configuration Management (SCM) system, which manages the changes developers make while writing and testing software, with Elsinore's Visual Intercept defect tracking software.

Visual Intercept, an enterprise incident management system, integrates with Microsoft development and productivity tools. It allows users to capture, organize, manage, and communicate the incidents that affect software development. Perforce SCM is a software configuration management system that streamlines the software development process for organizations working with multiple operating systems and in multiple physical locations. By allowing developers to work on source code within the context of the incidents they are trying to fix, the Perforce SCM/Elsinore Visual Intercept integration helps streamline the development process.

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