Geneva supports OASIS WS-Trust, SAML

Last week at the PDC 2008, Microsoft released the public beta of “Geneva”.    “Geneva” is three things: Geneva Server.  This is a security token service (STS), as defined in the OASIS WS-Trust specification.  This thing issues and transforms claims, manages user access, and enables automated federation. Geneva Framework.  This is a managed (.NET) Framework…

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Connect WebSphere and Java applications to SQL Server

FYI: The MS JDBC Driver is completely tested by IBM for use with WebSphere App Server v6.1 and v7.0. From the IBM Announcement for WebSphere Application Server v7.0:  WebSphere Application Server V7.0 does not include the WebSphere Connect JDBC driver that had been provided in WebSphere Application Server V6.1. To replace the functionality provided by…

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Open Source and Interoperability

Open. Source. Is. Not. Interoperability. Ted Neward is an entertaining and talented writer, not to mention a stand-up guy, and a first-rate technogeek.  But that doesn’t mean he is always right. I was just reading and old post of his which I missed during my unscheduled sabbatical, in which he writes: They [Microsoft] need to…

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Java/XML Binding Options? WebSphere prefers JAXB 2.0…

I’m looking to put together more Java and .NET interop samples. If any of you have any particular requests, let me know.  One of the key areas for interop I’m looking at is XML serialization.  Today I was scanning the web looking for insight into the leading Java-to-XML binding frameworks. For those of you who are .NET literate…

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SOA Story featuring WebSphere and WCF Interop, and wow! Look at those prices!

This is an older story, but you may have missed it. (I did!)  Insurance provider Safeco initiated a SOA effort and within that, built a new application using WebSphere Process Server, ASP.NET, and WCF Services written in C#.    The story was written up on infoq back in May, but it is still very current.  The business…

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IBM WebSphere Registry/Repository and Interop with .NET, part 3

Back in May, IBM had posted an article describing how to connect to its WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) from .NET applications. A surprise to me.  Not long ago I was huffing about lack interop on WSRR.  I later amended my comments in a followup post, saying that IBM had documented a SOAP interface to…

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StockTrader on Channel9

Greg Leake does a review of StockTrader on Channel9.  Check it out.

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Improving WCF interop with Websphere/RAD by controlling WSDL Generation

I wrote about Christian’s foray into this area a while back. Now comes news that other people are confronting the same issue, but with Websphere or Rational App Developer. Here’s the problem: WCF emits WSDL that is modular – the base WSDL file references other WSDLs and XSDs which are external.  Christian found out that…

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Feature Pack for Websphere improves interop with .NET

Back in June, IBM Announced the Feature Pack for Web Services for WebSphere Application Server V6.1, which adds new support for WS-* protocols into Websphere App Server. Find the announcement here. In the announcement IBM stated that the feature pack …extends the capabilities of Application Server V6.1 to enable Web Services messages to be sent…

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Fact Check – IBM’s Steve Mills claims on MS and SOA

We saw an article on CNET that included quotes from Steve Mills of IBM directly related to Interop, SOA and Microsoft.  Since Interop is one of our passions, we thought it would be worthwhile to respond.  Given that we are approaching an election here in the US, we are employing a CNN technique. Let’s check…

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