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If you search under Web services in Yahoo! the results include religious supplies and services, translation services, adult entertainment, and Internet services; however, that's all about to change. Web services are going to be the next great thing. Web services are a new model for creating dynamic distributed applications with common interfaces for efficient communication across the In- ternet. They're built around ubiquitous, open standards such as TCP/IP, HTTP, Java, HTML, and XML, as well as newer standard technologies such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI). UDDI is a specification of Web services' information registries. Web services are discovered through a UDDI-based registry, which is distributed across the Web. In that distributed registry, businesse... (more)

It's You, Not the Software

The IBM WebSphere family of products can be a lot of different things to different people, and – just like any family – each member has it sown strengths and weaknesses. Some are fully developed and mature; others are just starting out. Each member has its own way of doing things and of working with other members of the family. Some members are very cooperative and eager to work with outsiders; others stay close to the family. The most important part of the family, though, is not the software itself, it’s the people who design, build, customize, deploy, and administer the softw... (more)

Looking at IBM Portal with Larry Bowden

Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, recently spoke with Larry Bowden, vice president of IBM Portal WSDJ: What was the genesis of the IBM Portal and how were you involved? We built portals long before they were called portals. Customers have been describing to IBM for several years how they wanted to use business technologies to lower costs and improve productivity for employees by bringing the applications, content, processes, and people interactions to a new Web-based workspace. Some customers focused on employees as their primary goal, others on part... (more)

The Evolving Role of WebSphere

Development tools like WebSphere Studio, according to IBM's Scott Hebner, have changed "from being almost rogue initiatives with a lot of customers driven by a couple of departments into really being strategic investments now." And the entire usage of tools like this, and of application servers overall, has, he notes, changed. WebSphere Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Jack Martin had the opportunity recently to engage with Hebner's entire team, the team behind marketing IBM's WebSphere infrastructure software, in a wide-ranging and exclusive discussion. In this first install... (more)

Lots of Exciting Happenings in the World of WebSphere

It's been a busy month in the world of WebSphere, with the advent of some very exciting new functions in WebSphere Studio and WebSphere Application Server. The latest version of WebSphere Studio (v5.1) takes a huge step toward helping people build Web applications in Java - without needing to be a Java expert. This version contains several rapid application development features, such as a visual editor for Java and Enterprise JavaBeans, and a wizard for generating Web services. These features enable a whole new class of people to start customizing WebSphere. WebSphere Studio now... (more)