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Web Services Standards and Interoperability

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An Overview of Web Services Interoperability   

The goal of integrating independent IT systems with Web services was almost cut short by a lack of interoperable implementations, even though they were based on the same specifications. This paper outlines how this situation arose, what has been done to date, and continuing efforts.

Solution in Detail: Building Standards-Based Business Applications  

Learn how SAP is building industry-standard support into SAP NetWeaver and how the platform, combined with Enterprise Services Architecture, enables companies to develop, build, and manage standards-based business applications.

Evolution of Web Services Attachments Technologies   

Technologies for web services attachments deal with binary data associated with a primary XML document. Assuming readers are familiar with basic web services concepts, this paper explains how these technologies have evolved in the last a few years.

First Look at WSDL 2.0   

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML format for describing web services, and plays a central role for interoperability among services implemented in different platforms. This article describes the status of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) 2.0 and compares it to its predecessor, WSDL 1.1.

The Difference Between RPC and Document Style WSDL   

A WSDL binding style can be RPC or document; the use can be encoded or literal. This article describes the WSDL binding style and use attributes.

More on Web Services Standards and Interoperability

Process Definition Capabilities Emerging in Web Services    

This article discusses the most compelling usage scenarios of Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) and provides a brief overview of BPEL's features.

The Role of UDDI in Web Services Change Management  

This article outlines features related to change management in Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registries that provide a systematic way to publish and find Web services that may be suitable for the development of business processes.

Challenges of Web Service Change Management 

The author in this article identifies the fundamental shortcomings of current Web services technology to enable change management, and provides some change management techniques to mitigate risk.

How to Solve the Business Standards Dilemma: The Context Driven Business Exchange

This article introduces the Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS), an international standard adopted by SAP to enable online collaboration between business partners.

Creating a .NET Client for an SAP Java Web Service Using Visual Studio .NET 2003, WSE 2.0, and WS-Security  

Based on an interoperability scenario between Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 and SAP J2EE Engine 6.40, this article guides you through a configuration for securely signing and encrypting SOAP requests and responses using X509 certificates, and also explains techniques for sending secure messages between the .NET Framework and J2EE using Microsoft WSE 2.0.

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