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If you search under Web services in Yahoo! the results include religious supplies and services, translation services, adult entertainment, and Internet services; however, that's all about to change. Web services are going to be the next great thing. Web services are a new model for creating dynamic distributed applications with common interfaces for efficient communication across the In- ternet. They're built around ubiquitous, open standards such as TCP/IP, HTTP, Java, HTML, and XML, as well as newer standard technologies such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI). UDDI is a specification of Web services' information registries. Web services are discovered through a UDDI-based registry, which is distributed across the Web. In that distributed registry, businesse... (more)

A Conversation with John Shedletsky, Vice President of Competitive Technologies at IBM

Recently Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WSDJ, spoke to John Shedletsky, vice president of Competitive Technologies at IBM. In addition to running the Competitive Technology Lab, Shedletsky and his team host competitive seminars for business partners and potential customers to illustrate the technical differences between WebSphere and its competition. WSDJ: When you say you try to understand competitors' technology and IBM's technology, what does that mean? JS: For example, with BEA WebLogic Server, we got the code, set it up, tried to write applications with BEA tools, and ran th... (more)

WebSphere Strategy Focuses on Tried-and-True

WebSphere Journal editor-in-chief Jack Martin recently chatted with Joe Damassa and the WebSphere marketing team, which features some new faces but is just as dedicated to the continued success of the WebSphere brand. In this exclusive interview the team discusses open standards, ISVs, Web services - and where WebSphere will go in 2004. WJ: Joe, WebSphere is a mature product and is obviously the market leader. Since you're the new head of WebSphere marketing, I'd like to hear from you and your team about where the platform's been and where it's going, so our readers can understa... (more)

IBM Puts Its Stinger in the Competition Again

IBM is really on a roll as WebSphere continues to shellac BEA in market share and product extensions. Now they go and release Stinger (beta version) for the next-generation DB2 to give Larry Ellison and Oracle something to think about. It has been over a year and a half since DB2 has been upgraded and it looks like good things do come to those who wait. Stinger vastly simplifies and automates many of the tasks associated with maintaining database management systems. IBM continues to slash development time for users who are building new applications, so that everyone can focus mo... (more)

WebSphere Goes Autonomic

IBM just announced WebSphere Application Server (WAS) version 6, which IBM says can save companies as much as $110,000 per minute in lost revenue and productivity. This capability is a major advance for enterprise-class computing, WebSphere version 6 is designed to automatically detect problems - and automatically save and process Web-based business transactions that until recently could take hours or days to recover under older systems. It is also the first J2EE application server to deliver these capabilities together. The financial impact of IT system downtime per hour varies ... (more)