Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

September, 2004

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    Real Web Services Interoperability

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    Mr. Web Services Interoperability, Simon Guest, has just published 3 articles on real interoperability between toolkits: .NET Framework, IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, and Sun JWSDP. Real interop between the big boys (all playing pretty darn nicely together...
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    WS-* Specifications: Are there too many and are they too complex?

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    Tim Bray and others have questioned the plethora of WS-* specifications . Tim says: I still think the WS-* stack is bloated, opaque, and insanely complex. I think it’s going to be hard to understand, hard to implement, hard to interoperate, and hard to...
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    Gartner's Magic Quadrant Analysis says Msft Leads the Way

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    [UPDATE]: You can now get the report here . I didn't actually purchase the document, but the description says: Microsoft and IBM continue to lead the Web-services-enabled software market, with Oracle and SAP nearing leader status. Innovation in this market...
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    C'mon people, it's a NOTE!

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    I wander over to some of the other Web services sites once in awhile and see what they are saying. At IBM's site I saw this article . It has a lot of similarities to my article , and has some good info in it (I like mine better but I'm probably biased...
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    Let the tools do it for you?

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    Tim and Erv seemed to have taken this quote from my last post to task: if you don't understand all the specs, don't worry about it. Tools are being created by people everywhere to make it so you can just indicate the capabilities you need and the rest...
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    Keith Ballinger talks about WSE on TheServerSide.NET

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    Keith Ballinger talks to Ted Neward about WSE on TheServerSide.NET. -Matt
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    Don Box: the lost minutes

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    Did you see Don's earlier Channel 9 tour of the halls of Indigo? Did you get a feeling that there had to be more? Did you feel like 19 minutes of tape was strategically deleted by "the man" in order to avoid the perception of ill-will and misfortune that...
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    $11 billion to spend on Web service projects

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    Want a piece of this ? -Matt
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    WS-* Specifications Simply Explained

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    The Intro to WSA article that we published today is one of my favorite articles that we have published recently. Felipe, Chris and Don worked on this piece for a long time and it does a nice job of explaining the underlying rationale for the Web service...
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    New Specs: WS-Transfer and WS-Enumeration

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    WS-Transfer and WS-Enumeration were published today by Microsoft and our partners. WS-Transfer basically defines a small set of verbs like are availalble in HTTP to GET, PUT, DELETE, etc. WS-Enumeration is more self-explanatory. I've been working on a...
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    WSE 2.0 UsernameTokens and Hashing Passwords

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    Hervey posts another great entry in his blog that digs into the whole confusing issue about whether clear-text passwords are required for using hashed UsernameTokens. He hits all the ins and outs. Ultimately the string you pass to the constructor of the...
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    One More Step Toward Transport Independence with Web Services

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    The initial SOAP spec was pretty tightly coupled with HTTP. Shortly thereafter folks realized that this SOAP thing could apply to more than the HTTP request/response world. Great steps had been made to remove the HTTP dependencies from the SOAP and other...
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    Ballmer Wild about Web Services

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    How big are Web services? Ask Steve Ballmer: Ballmer singled out XML and Web services as the "big breakthrough" of the next decade that will spur innovation. "The fact that companies like Oracle, IBM and (Microsoft) have bet on an architected approach...
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    Tell Becky what you are doing with WSE

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    Becky, a Product Manager here at Microsoft on advanced Web services, wants to know what you are doing with WSE : I have numerous upcoming marketing events coming up that I plan to leverage customers in. I can't make you any promises, but if you have a...
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    Next Workshop Scheduled on WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation

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    We just posted the details on the next Web services protocol Workshop . This is an interop workshop for those with WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation implementations. The Workshop is being hosted by IBM in Austin on October 5th and 6th. They are really...
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    The Future of Longhorn and Indigo

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    In case you didn't see it, Microsoft announced that Longhorn would ship in 2006 and that Indigo would be available in XP and Win 2003 versions. Of course we have been saying that portions of Indigo would be available on XP and Win2003 for awhile now ...
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    Mindreef releases SOAPScope 4.0

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    Simon noted that Mindreef released their next version of their SOAPScope tool for looking at SOAP messages . But now it does even more. Check it out . -Matt
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    VS .NET Beats WebSphere

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    eWeek reports : Microsoft Wins developer tool competition. -Matt
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    Cats and Dogs Living Together

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    Julie's post reminds me of our current animal situation at home. We have 3 dogs (2 Bichons and 1 Maltese) and a bunny. We have been trying to aclimate the two species so that we can do things like clean the bunny cage without worrying about blood ending...
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    AAAHHHHH!

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    My oldest daughter got her driver's permit yesterday...AAAHHH! Today is her first day of high school....AAAAHHHH! I can feel the rest of the follicles in my head switching from brown mode to gray.
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    Resource

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    I agree with Rory . It is so dehumanizing to be referred to as a "resource". Here at Microsoft we don't use such a nasty word. Instead we use the term "FTE". Being called an FTE (Full Time Employee) is so much nicer. For example: We're going to ship that...
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