Maureen O'Gara presents a sneak peak of the Vordel Cloud Service Broker
private beta over at Cloud Computing Journal
Contact Vordel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like an invitation to the beta....
My colleague Ian Marsh has written some really useful blog posts about how to
get started with the Vordel Gateway , including the ubiquitous "Hello World"
and then some really useful pointers to how to create policies inside the
Gateway. Definitely useful and worth following Ian over at
Web Services and SOAP
The actual definition of a Web service is a matter of some debate because the
world of Web services can extend from small closed networks to global
discovery services implemented using UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery,
and Integration). But at a practical implementation level it is useful to
think of a Web service as any software service that can be defined using WSDL
(Web Services Description Language) and which uses SOAP for communication
between a requester and a listener. This communication uses SOAP as the
Tools such as SOAP:... (more)
Wireless transmission is becoming more and more common for many document
types, and XML is no exception. But XML itself presents a number of
challenges to the wireless medium. This article, the first in a two-part
series, describes these challenges, and describes techniques that can be used
to tailor an XML-aware system to the wireless world.
Wireless bandwidth continues to be at a premium, despite the long-standing
promises of 2.5G and 3G networks. XML isn't binary, and while this means that
knotty problems like little-endian/big-endian confusion are avoided, it also
means that... (more)
How can security policies be centralized across an enterprise's set of Web
applications? In particular, we examine the case of security policies for web
services and for traditional websites and describe how the two can be
administered and enforced together to improve both the cost of administration
as well as the strength and flexibility of the security system.
Web Services and Websites: Different or the Same?
Organizations have significant investments in web-delivered applications. To
date, these web systems have typically taken the form of websites serving up
HTML pages accessi... (more)