web services

  • 5 pioneering paths for software development's new frontier

    Posted May 13, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Forward-thinking dev shops mix methodologies, hire cross-functional coders -- beating old-guard shops to the hottest emerging app markets.
  • When a cloud service vanishes: How to protect your data

    Posted August 10, 2011 - 10:18 am

    More and more, we rely on Web services as a matter of course. The key word is rely: We assume that the data we upload to, say, a photo-hosting account or blog service today will still be there tomorrow. In large part, that's because we assume the services themselves will still be there tomorrow.
  • Web Services Promise to Save You Money, Slash Paperwork

    Posted May 12, 2011 - 4:56 pm

    Need help putting together a business plan? Vetting a prospective customer or supplier? Accepting online payments?
  • Cloud tools organize your messy digital life

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 9:19 pm

    When people moved from paper to digital files on a computer, it didn't take long to realize that you can get just as burdened by digital stuff as by hard copies. Before long, companies sprang up to sell utility programs to help you find and organize the stuff on your computer. We're going through a similar cycle right now, with many of us moving our digital assets to servers in the cloud, and finding that managing stuff scattered across a myriad of sites belonging to a myriad of companies can be terribly frustrating.
  • EarthLink to acquire another regional telco for $370M

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Internet services provider EarthLink on Monday announced it has agreed to purchase debt-ridden telecommunications player One Communications for $370 million.
  • A glimpse of what's next to go at Yahoo

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Just two days after Yahoo announced the layoff of 650 employees -- about 4 percent of its workforce -- another shoe appears to be dropping. And this one will land squarely on a number of web-based services that are familiar names to millions of Internet users.
  • Web interoperability problems solved

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    Soap solves everything.
  • WS-I declares 'mission accomplished'

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Web services interoperability group formed by Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle says it is going out of business because it has concluded its charter to document best practices for Web services
  • 5 Windows Live Hidden Gems

    Posted June 8, 2010 - 11:38 am

    Pssst...have you heard? Microsoft has some great Web services.
  • Conceptualizing a dynamic web service demo engine

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    One of the challenges that you face when you are selling web services is this: "how do you showcase your product to a potential customer". The solution: an engine that can dynamically render a user interface for any given web service on demand.
  • SAP SOA and Web Services – what determines an Enterprise Service?

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    An SAP Enterprise service is technically a web service, and it has these 5 attributes:
  • SAP SOA Service Design Principles and Best Practices

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    For SAP SOA design and development, it is important to understand the best practices for identifying the granularity and technical characteristics of the enterprise service. Here, we provide essential design principles and best practices for designing such enterprise services.
  • WSO2 upgrades OSGi middleware

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Carbon platform features component management, Web services discovery
  • Review

    Free Web services let you hear, see voice mail

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    Over the past few years, Web-based voice mail services have been adding features that go beyond just storing your messages online. Most can automatically transcribe recorded messages. And some have evolved into virtual command centers to handle your calling needs, whether it's receiving calls, making them or forwarding them to other phones.
  • 20 Free Ways to Manage Video, Music, and Photos

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Downloads and services like Grooveshark, Jinni, and Phoenix help you make the most of your digital entertainment.
  • 16 No-Cost Tools to Improve Productivity, Collaboration

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Turbocharge your workday with free downloads and Web services like Ecofont, MakeSomeTime, and Tinychat.
  • 19 Freebies for Smart Web Browsing, Social Networking

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Make more use of your browser with MyBrainshark, MailBrowser, and more.
  • 11 Free Efficiency Enhancers for the Office or the Road

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Save time on tasks involving your PC or mobile gear, with tools and services like CacheMyWork, Connectify, and Ninite.
  • Why REST security doesn't exist

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Clearly, REST (Representational State Transfer) is winning the web service protocol debate. What was once a grass-roots movement has proliferated inside the enterprise and out. As of January 2010, 1,100 out of the 1,600 APIs listed on Programmable Web are REST-based. Some of our best-known cloud services utilize REST, including APIs from Amazon, SalesForce and Google.
  • A Guide to Amazon Web Services for Corporate IT Managers

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    There are several compelling reasons to employ AWS, even for those IT managers that haven't considered the cloud yet.
  • Making the cloud more enterprise-friendly

    Posted November 8, 2009 - 9:38 am

    Here are ways to make cloud computing enterprise friendly.
  • Thirty years of spreadsheets

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 2:25 pm

    It was 30 years ago this week that the first electronic spreadsheet began shipping. Here are some things to put that event into context, along with a new service from Socialtext that is worth looking at.
  • Useful Web Services--and a Firefox Tool

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    It's time for another Internet tools roundup. Last month I introduced you to Regator, Instructables, NiceCritic.com, and other useful (and fun) Web sites. This week I've got some practical tools (price comparisons, help sending large files) and some not-so-practical ones (turn yourself into a Simpsons' character!). Read on for the goods.
  • Review

    Using Box.net for online storage

    Posted August 31, 2009 - 5:00 am

    Box.net used to be just an online file storage service, but lately it has become this Swiss Army Knife of integrated Web services that they call OpenBox. Here are just a few of the more interesting things that you can do with the service.
  • REST vs. SOAP-based WS-* Web services duel dismissed

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:24 am

    There are perceptions afoot of a Web services war pitting SOAP-based WS-* services against REST services. But an official at Microsoft, which has spearheaded development of WS-* specifications, does not see the situation as being all that much of a conflict.
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