SOA policy beyond Java and .NET

Some studies out and about of late have posed the question: Is  Java a better path to Services Oriented Architecture [SOA] than .NET? That is the backdrop for a recent interview on in which Software AG’s Miko Matsumura says, “For service development, both platforms have a lot of good stuff.”

But, looking beyond servers, or plumbing, Matsumura has a bit of a different view. Read more »

Reverse Engineering and the javanetx10.dll

Adam Breindel did some digging in his portable device and its Yahoo! Go application folder, where he uncovered javaxnet10.dll 

He looks there. And he ruminates. What is it?

“Eh? … some kind of Java library? or a JVM? or maybe just a Microsoft runtime DLL for using J# with the .Net Compact Framework? Running J2ME apps on .Net CF would be a kind of cool…” he writes.

And he provides an interesting forensic look that, in fact, uncovers, a .NET assembly.

.NET StockTrader and J2EE Interoperability

Microsoft’s Greg Leake recently penned a digest article describing a benchmark the company produced that compared a .NET server setup to an IBM WebSphere server setup. The task at hand was a stock trading application. It is hard to recall a time when a company published a benchmark competition that it lost, and this one does not break with that precedent. Read more »

Can SOAP work with AJAX?

Can SOAP work with AJAX? The answer is yes, writes Michael Galpin on His story discusses how Web services can be invoked directly from JavaScript clients, to produce an AJAX style Web application using Web services. Galpin works at eBay and much of his discussion centers around using WSO2 as a platform to build open source platforms for Web services and SOA. Read more »

Adobe adds .NET interoperability to Cold Fusion

Adobe ColdFusion 8 brings built-in .NET integration tools to developers working with the widely used server. Clearly, this is an example of how ISVs can drive forward the cause of platform interoperability. Adobe used JNBridge tools. Read more »

Web services interoperability using WebLogic

Over on BEA’s Dev2Dev site, Paul Done has provided some simple rules for ensuring Web services interoperability using WebLogic. Admittedly, most of the rules are pretty obvious, but he has produced drill-down blog posts that add further illumination. Read more »

More non-Java languages on the JVM?

Headius blogger Charles Nutter has issued a call to any and all interested in running non-Java languages on the Java Virtual Machine. He opines that diversity is needed in the JVM Languages group. Read more »

A look at Atom Interop

AtomPub advocates have staged an online interop event. The August2007InteropGrid is posted outlining results of the Atom interoperability test performed earlier this week.

On his blog, Microsoft software developer Joe Cheng describes his experience with the interop event. His objective was to test Windows Live Writer in the context of AtomPub and production-quality blogging services.

Related to the Atom XML Syndication standard, AtomPub is an HTTP-based protocol for creating and updating Web resources.

iPhone supports Open XML

Amid the news on iWork ‘08 from Apple, a suite of three Mac applications called Keynote, Pages and Numbers, comes word that the Apple folks are supporting the Open XML format, a sometimes controversial format that is touted by Microsoft. Also, according to MS’s Brian Jones writing on his blog, the iPhone supports OPen XML formats. He has pulled together a list of Open XML-compatible applications on his blog.

Among the jewels there is a CodePlex project that is creating a set of PHP classes which allow you to read and write Open XML-friendly SpreadsheetML files, and an Open XML library for Java on SourceForge, known as OpenXML4J.

Mini-Guide: REST (Representational State Transfer)

We had hosted a hot debate recently on TheServerSide Interoperability Blog that went over the pros and cons of REST and Plain-Old XML. If you can’t rest until you’ve learned more about REST (Representational State Transfer), then this mini-guide is definitely for you. Brent Sheets has hand-picked a collection of resources designed to help you not only understand what REST is — but how and when to use it. You’ll find definitions, overviews, articles, tutorials and more. Read more »