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    Top Ten Web Services Interoperability Predictions for 2005

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    As we head in to the New Year, I thought it would be fun to put together some of my predictions for Web Services Interoperability in 2005. In no particular order, here they are: Popularity of "Contract-First" Web Service design will increase Thanks to...
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    Web Services Interoperability paper from IBM

    Some Web Services Interoperability tips and examples in this IBM paper: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tip-j2eenet1/
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    Presentations

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    The following is a list of my presentations: Web Services Interoperability (Japanese) This is a localized version of my Web Services Interoperability Deck (in Japanese) as presented at other events and forums. 12 Apr 2005 ...
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    Predictions for Web Services Interoperability in 2005

    As we head in to the New Year, I thought it would be fun to put together some of my predictions for Web Services Interoperability in 2005. In no particular order, here they are: Popularity of "Contract-First" Web Service design will increase Thanks to...
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    Books

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    The following is a list of my published books: Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit Discover how to build applications that run on both the Microsoft .NET Framework and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)—and extend your customer reach and system...
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    Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability

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    I thought it might be fun to put together a "Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability" - especially between .NET and IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and some of the open source toolkits. I'd love to add other people's experiences, findings and comments...
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    Off Topic: RGB and BGR LCD Displays

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    'tis the season for "Off Topic" posts... Yesterday I picked up a new LCD monitor - an NEC MultiSync LCD 1860NX . I have a 19" NEC LCD monitor in my office, so I was keen to get something similar for home. It's a nice looking monitor, has a height adjustable...
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    Off Topic: MSN Deskbar Clip

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    Since installing the MSN Toolbar suite last week (see previous posts), I've setup quite a number of shortcuts. Amongst others, this includes one called blog which points to http://weblogs.asp.net/smguest . This is great, but people often Email me and...
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    Off Topic: MSN Toolbar Suite (Part 2)

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    I've been putting together a small app that writes settings to the registry. Half way through coding this I thought "Hang on! I know I've written something similar to this before...". I open the MSN Deskbar, enter the name of the function and it shows...
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    Off Topic: MSN Toolbar Suite

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    I installed the MSN Toolbar Suite today. I've never used the Google desktop equivalent, so I can't comment on how it compares - but I do like the power of searching everything from Windows Explorer, especially using my keyboard shortcuts. In the past...
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    Bio - Simon Guest

    New page: http://simonguest.com/blogs/smguest/articles/bio.aspx
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    Articles

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    The following is a list of my published articles: Host-Based Web Services Integration Using SLI (Screen Logic Integration) This article shows how SLI (Screen Logic Integration) can be used to expose Web services from host (mainframe) -based applications...
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    Review of WSCF

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    This week, Christian Weyer of Thinktecture released a tool called WSCF (WS Contract First), designed to help promote developing Web Services using a WSDL first approach - and hence make services naturally more interoperable. Instead of just posting a...
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    Off Topic: Blog Reloaded

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    I have some vacation time to take at the end of this month. Aside from generally relaxing with the family and doing stuff around the house, I'm thinking it could be a good opportunity to "reload" my blog. Some of the posts and categories need a little...
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    Using XML Schemas effectively in WSDL Design

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    Here's a nice article for those doing XSD/WSDL first development of Web Services. Credit for the link goes to Christian (which reminds me... I need to test his WSCF release!).
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    WSE 2.0 SP2 released!

    WSE 2.0 SP2 released today! Customer fixes included, plus a new security token (KerberosToken2), which supports impersonation, delegation and authentication in Web farm solutions. Download from the MSDN Web Services portal: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
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    Microsoft WSE 2.0 SP2 and Sun JWSDP 1.5 Interoperability

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    I’ve just completed some work on WS-Security interoperability between Microsoft WSE 2.0 SP2 and Sun JWSDP 1.5 (the new version released a couple of weeks back). Overall, things went really well. The JWSDP implementation has changed quite a bit since 1...
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    Off Topic: Memories of the ZX81

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    At Thanksgiving yesterday a family friend was asking how I “got in” to computers… Wow, this took me back. My parents bought me my first computer for a joint birthday and Christmas gift (a common scenario when your birthday is 5 days before Christmas day...
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    Chris on Managing Security Context Tokens (SCTs) in a Web Farm

    Chris Keyser (whose office is actually next to mine) releases a new MSDN article on " Managing Security Context Tokens in a Web Farm ". This is something that he's been working on for the past few months, and is definitely worth the read for those looking...
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    Pre-register for Interop Month!

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    Interested in interoperability? Want to see some best practices, focused technical guidance and (of course) have a chance to win some cool giveaways? Microsoft announces "Interoperability Month" - a month long Web cast series focusing on interoperability...
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    Contract First using BizTalk Server 2004

    Jesús explains how to use a contract first approach with BizTalk Server 2004 - especially using the BPEL4WS standard and BPEL import wizard provided by the product. Interesting read .
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    SoapMail released to GDN workspace

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    Damon Cole has updated the SoapMail sample to work with WSE 2.0, and posted it to a GotDotNet workspace. This updated sample shows a SoapMail router that receives incoming mail messages with the soap.mail URI addressing scheme, and forwarding it to an...
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    Sun release JWSDP 1.5

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    Sun have released JWSDP 1.5 . New features that have a bearing on interoperability include WS-Security (now out of EA) and v1.0.4 of JAXB. I'll be creating a new version of the WS-Security interoperability article for this release in the coming weeks...
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    Certificate issues with WSE/JWSDP WS-Security article

    A few people have asked me about using their own X.509 certificates after reading the WSE/JWSDP WS-Security article on the MSDN Interop Home page. It appears that although the supplied sample certificates work just great, things can go bad when you try...
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    webMethods Integration World - San Diego

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    On Wednesday I attended webMethods Integration World in San Diego, where I spoke on a panel discussing Web Services interoperability. Joining me on the panel: · Mark Hapner, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems · Ian White, Micro Focus · Andy Astor...
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