Monday, May 19, 2003

Web Services: CreativITy
Keeping IT real

See also; Web Services: Analysis for the rest of us

It's been said that web services stand for something that only developers can really understand.
In order to change that, its duality must be acknowledged by developers and front end users alike.

Ultimately, the scientific or biological definition of a web service is just one thing involving the structuring of
XML, HTTP, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI with reference to "web service's Universally Agreed Specifications (UAS) for:
structured data, exchange, messaging, discovery of services, interface description, and business process orchestration".
However, what web services can do when launched into real world settings is too, numerous to list and far greater in
omnifarious and omnivorous terms than originally anticipated.

Some phrases quickly becoming synonymous with web service achievements are: EAI
(enterprise application integration), STP (straight through processing), SOA (service oriented architecture),
and RTE (real time enterprise) but these are only a few and there will be others for different reasons.

Web services are destined to do more for Information Technology and Internet Technology simply because
they can fill any void or erroneous situation with a solution that may then be built on. While enterprises are
already enjoying the benefit of web services, I think that Small Businesses will be the most affected by the their
evolving presence because of the integration ease and pricing factors for the efficiency that they provide.
These factors are already serving to change the way Small Businesses evolve as well as, standardize the way
eBusinesses parallel them.

IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, BEA (Large Software Vendors)
(Businesses with a strong and thriving Internet Presence), and countless independent
software developers (incorporating technical knowledge and creativity within software
applications already existing) are working collectively to create web services to work within pre-existing
software frames and foundations that will likewise function within browser requirements and mobile units
like cell phones and PDA's (personal digital assistants like Palm).

Current XML and Java developments will also further the shape and usefulness of web services
as they mature in the market. The exciting aspects of web services in the moment are the
fact that they are available to put to use immediately and like other elements of luxury and
refinement will only improve with age.

The main focus of development from within software development industries is the constant
communication and creative flow. Development articles within the industry also prepare, organize,
and respond to the latest facts and findings as they occur to keep developers competitive in the spirit of
athleticism yet collectively on the "same page" in terms of organizing information and inspiration.
So that "re-inventing" the wheel syndrome does not erupt to disrupt the progress of these "disruptive technologies" forces.

In some respects, communication is improving as a result of web-based tools like groups, forums,
emails, and instant messaging. Personally, I have notice that this method of communication creates
environments that encapsulate creativity and analytics with consistency and constructiveness.
Real communication actually improves once one adjusts to the new medium.

Like businesses, Educational Institutions are changing in light of these new offerings. Harvard Law
and web logs for an example are setting new standards for Universities, developers, and bloggers as
they relate to real time data system requirements, costs, and content management integration.

Web services benefit every day desktop users by offering the ease of integration and customization
to make uses more reliable, attractive, and fun. Once earthlings (every day users) begin mastering
how to use software, integrating web services becomes something that is liberating and independent.
This is how generations become inspired to take technology to new places. Likewise, web services also
provide quality technologies to those with no experience or knowledge of the software with the same added
convenience. Does it get better than a win-win situation?!

Web services and the media

Do web services need to be validated or justified? Honestly, no, I don't really think it's necessary,
however, the presence of critics, skeptics, and "trendy" labeling does add suspicion to its reputation.
Like most things the only test that is truly revealing is that of time. The tests that determine the likelihood of
passing "The Time" test are all but conclusively affirmative that IT will.

Any solid research done on behalf of web services reveals profundity beyond coincidence and
while it's not Nirvana, "virtually" speaking it's the next best thing.

What is on the web service horizon for consumers?

· Wireless
· Mobile
· Audio components and sound card adaptations
· Syndication
· Front-End Database Components
· Design Templates Integration
· PDA Choreography

Need visuals? Here are some infrastructure illustration examples taken from:

Infrastructure for web based applications
Distributed infrastructure for Web Services
Web Services used to implement Business Logic

Suggested Article for more Real World applications information:

Suggested article for the basic breakdown to the present moment:,,t269-s2132086,00.html


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