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Blog Archive for arungupta during June 2005

174 Technical Sessions 158 Birds-Of-Feather 44 Hands-on Labs 8000-10000 people in the room 2000 in the overflow room 250,000 on the web Moscone Center, Jun 27th, 2005, 9:00am As always, John Gage (Sun's Chief Researcher and Science Office Director) started out with statistics and always a pleasure to hear him. Well, the last one is mine :) Here is a front-page article about the various...
Java API for XML Web Services 2.0 Standard Implementation Early Access 2 was released yesterday. Although JAX-WS 2.0 CVS repository is available for over a month on java.net, this is a milestone build indicating a new chunk of functionality from EA. In terms of new features, SOAP 1.2, MTOM, and swaRef support has been added. Several new samples (fromjava-soap12, fromwsdl-soap12, mtom, and mtom-...
JavaOne is Jun 27 - 30. Wow, that's next week and just few more hours before the show begins. I'll let John Gage keep track of the exact number of hours and provide interesting statistics to wake up the crowd at 8:30am in the morning. A quick preview of the conference is available here. Tracks have been reorganized to better align with developer needs. For instance, Tools is an altogether...
WS-I is meeting this week in Amsterdam for the summer plenary meeting. Tom Glover, chairman of the board, reiterated the value proposition that WS-I adds to the Web services market: Helping improve interoperability Influencing standards development culture
Steve Loughran and Edmund Smith, from HP Labs, published a paper on "Rethinking the Java SOAP Stack". The paper examines JAX-RPC programming model for Web services. Here I post my comments on the article. Marc Hadley posted his comments last week. And I agree with Marc that the paper is based upon JAX-RPC 1.1 and ignored the advances made in JAX-WS (Java API for XML Web Services, nee...
After a painful experience (1, 2, 3, 4) with Indigo CTP last month, I had a relatively smoother experience with Indigo Beta1 RC. It was made available around couple of weeks ago, as reported previously. I took a fresh Win XP + SP2 machine and installed Visual Studio 2005 Beta2, Indigo Runtime and then finally WinFX SDK. I had my first success when the Visual Studio started successfully, unlike...
developer.com announced the awards for Product of the year 2005 contest! And JWSDP won the "Web Service or Related Tool of the Year" award. Here are the specific reasons quoted for giving the award to JWSDP: Complete collection of tools for Java developers Easy to use Variety of implementations Stress on security Documentation and sample programs Other than that, Sun won awards in 5 other...
JSR 273 extends the JavaBeans specification and APIs to improve design-time functionality for component authors to leverage within the visual design environments in IDEs. This article reviews JSR 273 with the spec lead, and offers a few hints of where Java IDE tools may be heading. JSR 273 spec lead, Joe Nuxoll, provides an interesting difference between the .NET and Java developers thought...