Interoperating and Bridging .NET-Java on Desktop

By George Lawton [posted by Jack Vaughan]
Usually when developers think about interoperability, they are looking at connecting different servers together, or integrating clients built using one technology with servers built on top of another technology. But in some cases, developers need to integrate Java and .NET desktop application components together.

In a talk at the JavaOne Conference entitled “Java Technology and .NET UI Interoperability: How to Mix and Match UI Components,” Wayne Citrin, chief technical officer at JNBridge, and Robert Bell, senior engineer at Microsoft, discussed how this process can be simplified. Read more »

Bridging Java and PHP

Web developer Daniel Krook recently discussed bridging Java with PHP on his blog, krook.net. Krook’s goal is to access Java code from within a PHP application, and vice versa. Read more »

Project Metro: the new name for the Web services stack from Sun

Arun Gupta has pointed out a new name for the JAX-WS + Project Tango combination: Project Metro. JAX-WS is the standardized web services stack, and Project Tango is the interoperability toolkit. What is Metro?

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Neward on .NET and Java at JavaOne

TheServerSide Interoperability Blog correspondent George Lawton caught up with TheServerSide Interoperability Blog Blogger-in-Chief Ted Neward at JavaOne. Ted’s session was entitled Bridging the Gap: Using Java Technology and .NET Together in Harmony. We’ve posted some highlights from this session of turbo-charged kumbaya. Read more »

Hibernate, NHibernate, drivers and data

As with any software, individuals find their ‘mileage may vary’ when they implement ORM solutions. Things go wrong, or, more likely, things work, but they don’t work fast enough. While clearly seeking to complement and not supplement software like Hibernate/NHibernate, makers of established data access layer software tools may have a valid perspective on the issue when they say “Don’t forget the drivers!”

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Neward and Trenaman consider REST, or The Great and Complete SOAP vs POX Debate

How far can you go with GET, PUT, POST, DELETE? Much of the programming world asks the question. Here in one place are the complete collected episodes from Ted Neward’s and Adrian Trenaman’s recent conversation on the matter of SOAP and POX.

The interpid Neward suggests objects and XML have just as deep an impedance mismatch as objects and relational data do. REST is a good architectural style, admits Adrian, but he notes that SOAP, since it’s transport-agnostic, would work even if you wanted to send the message over other transports beyond HTTP, like JMS messages. Check it out! Read more »

Microsoft hires Director of Linux Interoperability

The word is that Microsoft has hired an OSDL principal for the position of Director of Linux Interoperability. According to Todd Bishop’s Microsoft Blog, Tom Hanrahan, who was most recently the director of engineering at the Linux Foundation and Open Source Development Labs, will oversee a lab promoting Microsoft/Novell software interoperability.
Bishop blogs:

But given all the scrutiny of the Novell agreement, Microsoft’s hiring of a Linux veteran for the role is likely to cause a stir, no matter the specifics of the job.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/116377.asp

SOAP vs POX Debate, Part Four

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth part of a continued series of transcriptions from a conversation secretly recorded at an “after” party in San Francisco thrown by a company who shall remain nameless but rhymes with “oogle” during the JavaOne 2007 conference between Ted Neward and Adrian Trenaman, who were discussing the SOAP-vs-REST debate. Ted had just suggested the idea that SOAP was inherently RESTful, and Adrian needed a break to drink more while he revelled in the implications…) Read more »

SOAP vs POX Debate, Part Three

(Editor’s note: This is the third part of a continued series of transcriptions from a conversation secretly recorded at an “after” party in San Francisco thrown by a company who shall remain nameless but rhymes with “oogle” during the JavaOne 2007 conference between Ted Neward and Adrian Trenaman, who were discussing the SOAP-vs-REST debate.) Read more »

SOAP vs POX Debate, Part Two

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a continued series of transcriptions from a conversation secretly recorded at a party in San Francisco during JaveOne 2007 between Ted Neward and Adrian Trenaman on the SOAP/REST debate. Ted was just finishing up discussion of SOAP encoding when they were interrupted by a burly black-suited-and-sunglassed “G-man” mumbling “Continue or Cancel?”.) Read more »