New XML-Based Web Services Standard Proposed - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

New XML-Based Web Services Standard Proposed

The Web Service Choreography Interface would link Web services within a business process.

The list of proposals for Web-services standards continues to grow. The latest, called Web Service Choreography Interface, is from BEA Systems Inc., Intalio Inc., SAP AG, and Sun Microsystems Inc. WSCI is XML based and would help developers program the sequence of multiple transactions defined as Web services within a business process. WSCI, which has been published on the companies' Web sites, will eventually be submitted to an industry standards body.

Noticeably absent among the companies endorsing WSCI are IBM and Microsoft, which use other technologies to orchestrate the flow of Web services. Research and consulting firm Delphi Group said that "the proposed standard itself is moving into areas in which IBM and Microsoft haven't been able to come to agreement around a standards vs. a proprietary value-add approach to the market." Nevertheless, such technology is needed to use Web services as part of a larger, more complex business process, instead of simple information retrieval, Delphi said.

Also this week, IBM expanded its Web services tool chest with the release of a toolkit aimed at Windows and Linux developers. The WebSphere Software Developer Kit complements the company's existing software and tools for the WebSphere E-business platform. With the new SDK, developers can use the Java language to build and run Web services on Windows and Linux.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Commentary
Why 2021 May Turn Out to be a Great Year for Tech Startups
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2021
News
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
Slideshows
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll