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Sonic Software's newly released Sonic ESB 5.5 makes it possible for companies to build out an event-driven, service-oriented architecture (SOA) that can adapt to ever-changing business requirements.
As predicted in the May issue of JDJ the proprietary application server market is being dominated more than ever before by IBM, with BEA's share slipping for the second successive year.
Melissa Data has introduced a SOAP interface for its Data Quality Web Service (DQWS), a unique data-entry verification service capable of validating and correcting postal addresses, updating phone area codes, parsing names and appending gender, and spotting fraudulent entries such as v...
The market for Web services-based professional services is heating up, a new report published by IDC reveals. According to this study, services firms report significant increases in the number of projects, in project complexity, and in the penetration of Web services in their everyday ...
Creative Science Systems, Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship product, NetZyme Enterprise Version 6, an integration middleware that seamlessly integrates systems across platforms, protocols and programming languages.
Forum Systems' Forum XWall V3.0, debuting this week at NetWorld + Interop, is perhaps the first Web services firewall to address the essential elements of data-level networking.
IBM has posted the long-awaited Stinger open beta of its next DB2 rev, which, thinking of ISVs, is supposed to be wizard embedded technology.
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) version 1.0 has been approved as an OASIS Standard, the highest level of ratification. CAP enables the exchange of emergency alert and public warning information over data networks and computer-controlled warning systems.
The new XG4 (XML Generation 4) family of chips and modules about to be released by DataPower is the first to break the 1 gigabit barrier, enabling server, blade, security and networking device vendors to embed fast, secure XML-aware networking into Web services devices.
Linux is making huge gains as the platform of choice for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications. Sun has seen more than 1 million downloads of the Linux version of its latest application server release, and all application server vendors uniformly agree that Linux is a f...
As anticipated Web-wide since last week, Google just filed for its IPO - a $2.7 billion offering that ranks as one of the largest ever. Last year's profits, according to IPO papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, were $105.5 million on revenue of $961.8 million, up f...
How do five of IBM's most highly-placed executives, the five GMs of its Software Group, see the future unfolding in areas like grid and autonomic computing, security, systems management, application development, and SOAs? What's the current story with DB2, how do Tivoli and Lotus fit i...
Chances are you've heard the term service-oriented architecture (SOA). It describes a software architecture in which reusable services are deployed onto application servers and then consumed by clients in different applications or business processes. If you've tried to find information...
Sun, Scott McNealy has said, will be 'uniquely advantaged' by its inter-operability agreement with Microsoft. Naturally enough the industry is eager to learn further details of how and when. It's all 'great in theory but worth nothing until it happens,' says one prominent commentator.
Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of a free J2EE 1.4 Application Verification Kit (AVK). The new J2EE AVK tests for portability and the correct use of J2EE APIs across J2EE technology-compatible application servers.
Computer Associates has sacked the head of its worldwide sales operation, EVP Stephen Richards, the latest executive claimed by the investigation of the revenue-inflating scandal that has gripped the company for several years now and stripped CEO and chairman Sanjay Kumar of his titles...
DataDirect Technologies has launched its new online Developer Center. A portal for developers worldwide who use data connectivity components from DataDirect Technologies, the interactive Web destination allows users to access technical information and exchange insight.
The director of IBM WebSphere was there, along with the president of open-source JBoss and Borland's GM of developer tools. Much of Javaland was there, in fact. The occasion? A press event in San Francisco ushering in version 1.4 of J2EE, being billed by Sun as 'the leading enterprise ...
According to the very latest reports, the Google IPO is just days away from being announced. The company is due to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission any moment, says the news agency Reuters.
'GMail created a surprising storm for a product that hasn't yet been released,' writes the chairman of the EFF, Internet pioneer Brad Templeton. 'I come to this problem from two sides,' he continues. 'One, I'm a fan of Google, and have been friends with Google's management since they s...
Tim Berners-Lee, who when last we looked was being knighted by the Queen, has been given the very first Millennium Technology Prize by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation for creating the World Wide Web and not making any money off of it or patenting it. To kinda make it up to him ...
Standards consortium OASIS has brought together government defense agencies, major manufacturers, and software vendors to collaborate on the deployment of an international data exchange standard to support complex engineered assets throughout their entire life cycle.
Parasoft has released SOAPtest 2.6, the comprehensive Web services testing product that verifies every aspect of a Web service from WSDL validation, to client/server unit and functional testing, to performance testing.
Sun Microsystems, Inc., has announced the general availability of the Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8. The offering is the first commercially available version of the J2EE 1.4 specification, which includes support for the WS-I Basic Profile and extensive developer pro...
The alpha version of the TMAPI 1.0 core package and index API is now available. TMAPI is a programming interface for accessing and manipulating data held in a topic map.
Unify Corporation, a global enterprise software company, chose Oak Grove Systems' Reactor 5 business process management (BPM) engine for its Unify NXJ application platform.
'Will Sun be using a significant portion of the settlement proceeds to benefit Java developers and strengthen independent, standards-based efforts to advance Java?' That's the question asked by Rick Ross. 'Will Sun prove it has the vision to strengthen Java by recognizing and assisting...
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the Document Object Model Level 3 Core and Load and Save specifications as W3C Recommendations.
Today members of OASIS announced plans to advance an electronic business architecture that builds on ebXML and other Web services technology.
Ever wondered how Steve Ballmer communicates with Microsoft's staff? Wonder no more, because the Internet today is abuzz with copies of the internal memo he sent out explaining the Sun-Microsoft 'peace agreement' - and it makes fascinating reading. 'This agreement underscores what I be...
Parasoft, a provider of Automated Error Prevention (AEP) software, has announced the general availability of AEP Team Starter Kits, which enable development organizations of all sizes to effectively prevent software errors by following the same best practices and error prevention techn...
So was it or wasn't it? No one seems 100% sure one way or another whether Google's 'Gmail' announcement on April 1 was an April Fool or not. We review the various interpretations from around the i-Technology world.
So in the next 10 years, will we never again hear Scott McNealy say things like 'When Steve Ballmer calls me wacko, I consider that a compliment'? Just in case, we bring you here ten vintage McNealy barbs - all aimed, over the years, at Sun's new-found friend: Microsoft - the company o...
'He will be driving the product, sales, marketing and manufacturing efforts at Sun with a huge, hands-on chief operating officer role at Sun,' Scott McNealy has just said - referring to Sun's new president and chief operating officer, the newly promoted 'Software Czar' (now certain to ...
Microsoft is going to pay $1.95 billion to get Sun Microsystems, the company with the sharpest spurs, off its back. The pair said this morning that they had settled all their legal differences. Microsoft will pay Sun $700 million to resolve antitrust issues, $900 million to resolve pat...
Just what the world needs on April 1st, a revolutionary new protocol, the 'XML Control Protocol' (XCP for short). 'With the advent of XCP/IP,' gushes the launch site, 'connection-oriented networking will finally move from the legacy environment of inscrutable bits and bytes to a struct...
BuiltOne Ltd has chosen Infravio Ensemble to manage Web services for the business-to-business (B2B) and marketplace-to-marketplace (M2M) integration of a paint industry consortium project in Korea.
With the release of ServiceBuilder Web services Consumption (WsC) 2.0, ClientSoft offers enterprise developers a comprehensive tool set that enables mainframe applications to consume Web services from more modern service-oriented architectures (SOA).
Imagine a technology that can remember the songs you've forgotten from your own music collection - and can suggest new purchases based on what you own and love already! The newly available MusicMagic Framework from Predixis performs the advanced computer processing of music based on li...
This week's Quote of the Week comes from Bill Gates.


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