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Integration efforts within an enterprise have been aided by the adoption of service-oriented architectures and common integration infrastructure. While the service-oriented architecture needs to be driven from within the organizations, a common infrastructure can come from outside. Grand Central Communications offers this via its Web Services Network. The Web Services Network The Web Services Network provides, as a service, a framework that lets companies integrate their existing applications in a flexible, secure, extensible manner. Think of it as an integration broker available in an ASP model. It offers multiple ways to get connected even if you're not Web services enabled. But for those who are, SOAP is its native tongue. Mediation The network helps mediate differences in technologies used by different organizations. While SOAP is its native protocol, the network ... (more)

SOA Product Review: Get Rich Applications with WorcsNet IAB Studio

IAB Studio is a tightly integrated set of development and runtime tools you can use to easily create browser-based applications, reports, and workflows with rich user interface controls. It makes liberal use of client-side event processing and AJAX-based communication to a J2EE server to provide a more responsive user experience with lighter server loads. IAB Studio is broken down into three components: Application Builder, Reporting Suite, and Workflow Suite. Application Builder provides all of the containers and controls you need to assemble rich user interfaces complete with ... (more)

SOAPtest 2.5 from Parasoft

SOAPtest is a comprehensive testing tool geared to testing Web services. It provides unit, system, and load testing features and support for WSDL, WS-Security, and JMS, including asynchronous messaging. It also supports attachments, access to performance monitors, comparative reporting, and more. Unit Testing The goal of unit testing is to exercise each method individually to make sure it is working correctly. SOAPtest leverages WSDL to create a test suite for a Web service. Simply enter the URL to the WSDL resource and SOAPtest does the rest. It creates a new test project with on... (more)

Sonic Software's SonicXQ Release 1.0

Enterprise application integration (EAI) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Regardless of size, companies need to get their internal applications to work together and expose them to their trading partners in order to gain a competitive advantage. Integration comes in different forms, from simple data exchange to fully integrated business processes. In between is a myriad of solutions addressing the whats and hows that come up during any integration-planning phase. Sonic Software recently released SonicXQ 1.0, a product aimed at IT groups trying to solve the integration p... (more)