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W3C Last Call Goes Royalty Free

The W3C wants to make sure that technologies that are adopted -- or even considered -- as web services standards be available to ISVs and end users on a royalty-free basis. Failing that, the group wants to put in place work-around policies that will make sure work on web services standards doesn't drag. After more than a year of discussion and back-and-forth proposals, the W3C last week released its Last Call document lining out its Royalty-Free Patent Policy.

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W3C Last Call Goes Royalty Free

The W3C wants to make sure that technologies that are adopted -- or even considered -- as web services standards be available to ISVs and end users on a royalty-free basis. Failing that, the group wants to put in place work-around policies that will make sure work on web services standards doesn't drag. After more than a year of discussion and back-and-forth proposals, the W3C last week released its Last Call document lining out its Royalty-Free Patent Policy.

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Sun, Microsoft Execs Comment on Sun Joining WS-I

Last week, after almost a year on the sidelines, Sun Microsystems joined the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), the web services standard group founded by IBM and Microsoft that now boasts more than 150 members. Integration Developer News spoke with senior executives from both Sun and Microsoft to get a sense of what Sun's coming into the WS-I tent will mean to the future harmony between Java and .NET-based web services.

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Java Execs Eye This Week's J2EE 1.4 Beta Release

This week, Sun makes the beta release of the J2EE 1.4 specification available for download. The key to this release is Java's support for web services standards (SOAP, XML and WSDL), and with this upgrade Java developers should be looking at their development in a new, more highly-integrated way. To find out just how J2EE 1.4 will shape the future of Java developers in a web services world, Integration Developer News spoke in depth with two of Sun's leading voices on J2EE: George Grigoryev, J2EE senior product manager, and Glen Martin, senior marketing manager for J2EE and web services.

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Using Perl for Oracle Integration Projects

Java, ASP and .NET developers working with Oracle, as well as Oracle DBAs, face increasing pressure to find affordable, full-featured tools to help with database integration development projects. One of the most affordable options, Perl scripting, has now become an even more powerful, cross-platform weapon, according to a recently released hands-on tech volume from O'Reilly. Integration Developer News talked with the author to get tips, tricks, and even some code samples.

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Web Services on Wall Street -- Inside STP

Straight-through Processing (STP) is set to revolutionize application development in the financial industry by providing developers a solution that automates the end-to-end processing of transactions for all financial instruments from initiation to resolution. In this feature, Gunjan Samtani, a divisional VP for Information Technology at UBS PaineWebber, describes how STP in combination with a web services approach will streamline back-office activities, leading to reduced failures, lower risks, and significantly lower costs per transaction.

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W3C Issues "Last Call" on Web Services Descriptions

The W3C has issued its "Last Call" draft defining web services, and laying out the basic code requirements and architecture. This core spec, with final deadline for comment Dec. 31, will put to an end many of the political and technical debates over what a "web service" truly is. Most importantly to integration developers, this W3C doc finally begins to define how to build a web service that will interoperate with other systems.

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Microsoft Preps to Expand Source Sharing Programs

Microsoft is considering plans to broaden its programs for sharing source code from Windows, CE, .NET and other technologies. In fact, one program being discussed in Redmond would enable developers access to certain Windows source through a smart card. There is even a "community collaboration" process being reviewed, where Microsoft will launch online newsgroups for support and advice. Much of this "opening" of software will be managed by Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. Integration Developer News spoke with Jason Matesow, program manager for Microsoft's SSI, to get more details on how Microsoft's "open" software plans might affect developers.

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Microsoft Preps to Expand Source Sharing Programs

Microsoft is considering plans to broaden its programs for sharing source code from Windows, CE, .NET and other technologies. In fact, one program being discussed in Redmond would enable developers access to certain Windows source through a smart card. There is even a "community collaboration" process being reviewed, where Microsoft will launch online newsgroups for support and advice. Much of this "opening" of software will be managed by Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative. Integration Developer News spoke with Jason Matesow, program manager for Microsoft's SSI, to get more details on how Microsoft's "open" software plans might affect developers.

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W3C Issues "Last Call" on Web Services Descriptions

The W3C has issued its "Last Call" draft defining web services, and laying out the basic code requirements and architecture. This core spec, with final deadline for comment Dec. 31, will put to an end many of the political and technical debates over what a "web service" truly is. Most importantly to integration developers, this W3C doc finally begins to define how to build a web service that will interoperate with other systems.

Full Story >

Using Perl for Oracle Integration Projects

Java, ASP and .NET developers working with Oracle, as well as Oracle DBAs, face increasing pressure to find affordable, full-featured tools to help with database integration development projects. One of the most affordable options, Perl scripting, has now become an even more powerful, cross-platform weapon, according to a recently released hands-on tech volume from O'Reilly. Integration Developer News talked with the author to get tips, tricks, and even some code samples.

Full Story >

Web Services on Wall Street -- Inside STP

Straight-through Processing (STP) is set to revolutionize application development in the financial industry by providing developers a solution that automates the end-to-end processing of transactions for all financial instruments from initiation to resolution. In this feature, Gunjan Samtani, a divisional VP for Information Technology at UBS PaineWebber, describes how STP in combination with a web services approach will streamline back-office activities, leading to reduced failures, lower risks, and significantly lower costs per transaction.

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