JDocs is wonderfully complete – no, wait, we’re missing some docs!

If you are a Java programmer and you have not checked out JDocs, you are in for a treat. The main page states that “JDocs is a comprehensive online resource for Java API documentation.” This great collection of docs is hosted by the JavaLobby. There you will find 106 sets…

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IBM Redbooks about WebSphere and SOA/Web services – go get ’em!

IBM publishes an extensive collection of “Redbooks,” technical information in book form on all sorts of software and hardware topics. You can browse and search the collection and there is copyright information “to print multiple copies of specified IBM Redbooks or to make them available on an enterprise intranet or…

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Thinking about celebrating SOAP at 5 years (I know it is early)

Next April 26, SOAP turns 5 years old. Well, not the original SOAP, but SOAP 1.1 which really kicked off what I consider the Web services era. This is the version where IBM and Microsoft overhauled what had come before and, through our joint involvement, gave new focus to interoperable…

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How do people start using Web services and SOA? Step 2

The next step or phase of adopting web services and SOA is where you start doing what we call “service oriented integration.” This means that you now have services that are becoming interdependent or at least are called sequentially. Here BPEL might come into play and more fine grained end-to-end…

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