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Web services have evolved from plain application-integration enablers to value-added stand-alone functionality providers such as getting a quote to a comprehensive business function like processing orders. Enterprises are exploiting this new revenue model by offering such business functions as services on usage basis. Information sharing instances such as Amazon's e-commerce services have helped in the creation of new powerful solutions using business functions as services. Why Do We Need Adaptation in Web Services? In the vision of e-business, it becomes important to address the dynamic nature of business environments. As third parties access more and more business functions, the richness of Web services offered should be adequately addressed. With Web services having to participate and cooperate in a networked system, they may need to frequently join or leave a pro... (more)

SOA Feature - Service Provisioning via SPML in SOA

Provisioning is the automation of all the steps required to manage user accounts or system access facilities or data relative to electronically published services. The Provisioning Services Technical Committee (PSTC) at OASIS, the premier standards body for SOA-related standards, defined an XML-based framework named Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) for exchanging user information, resource information, and service provisioning information in systems. In this article, we'll explore the role of SPML in managing identity and resource information in SOA environments. Wha... (more)

Bringing Interactivity to SOA and Web Services Using AJAX

Web-based applications have been used widely and are quite popular - from booking tickets to checking e-mail, they are all Web-based. As the popularity of and demand for Web-based applications has grown, users expectations have also grown. Users want their Web interfaces to be robust and they want instantaneous reactions. The present Web-based applications are typically client/server-based applications with a thin JSP/HTML client. The user has to wait for the response from the server since all the processing is done on the server side. The biggest drawback in Web-based applicati... (more)