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Web Services Will Force JVMs To Get Smarter

The emerging use of Web services could drive some significant changes in the way Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) work, according to Robert Berry, a distinguished engineer from IBM's Hursley Park Java Technology Center. Berry raised some eyebrows in the JVM world by predicting that current age of JVMs is coming to an end, and that JVMs will have to get smarter and more manageable to be valuable in the world of web services development.

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SharpDevelop Open Source C# Toolkit Upgrade Available

A free Open Source IDE for C# and VB.NET projects called #develop (SharpDevelop) launches a free upgrade to its toolkit this week, which developers can download beginning September 22. The free toolkit makes writing C# code simpler by providing developers several key features, including a syntax-highlighting editor, auto-generator for VB.NET and C# code, and identifying compilation errors in source code. IDN spoke with #develop developer Christoph Wille to get a rundown of the features and improvements.

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Eclipse Moves Beyond J2EE; Eyes End-to-End "Plug-Ins"

Eclipse, an Open Source IDE backed by IBM and more than 25 other vendors, isn't just for J2EE developers anymore. Fueled by new IBM-contributed technologies for a plug-in, extensible framework and XML data exchange, Eclipse this month will take giant steps toward a broader, multi-platform, multi-language vision. IDN interviewed Eclipse manager Mark Erickson about the moves.

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Secrets to Building a 'Customer-Service' Web Service

Developers from Extreme Logic used a combination of Microsoft.Net technologies with a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach, to build JoeAuto.com, an Internet-based auto repair business. The result is that consumers can go online to conduct a variety of operations -- schedule maintenance, receive a diagnosis, obtain pricing information, make service appointments, choose a loaner car, view repairs and even make payments. Learn the techniques you can apply to your business from Extreme's CTO Keith Landers.

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"Mono," the Open Source .NET, Ready for Developers

On the first anniversary of the launch of The Mono Project -- an "Open Source" version of .NET, which is based on C# and will run on Unix/Linux platform -- the technology is ready for developers. Integration Developer News spoke with Mono's creator Miguel de Icaza, who has also spearheaded work on the GNOME open source desktop.

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From VB 6 to VB .NET: Making the Move -- Part II

In Part II of a two-part series on migrating developer skills and enterprise assets from VB to VB.NET, the senior technical team from Greystone Solutions provides developers a key checklist for moving from VB to VB.NET, including .NET compatibility; use of ASP .NET and ADO .NET; and migrating existing applications to .NET technologies.

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Resources Galore Help Developers with Microsoft's WSDK

Last week, Microsoft released a "technical preview" of its Web Services Development Kit (WSDK), ahead of the general release late this fall. Key elements of the WSDK are aimed at providing developers with the first codesets to help them build services that use proposed workflow standards (including WS-Routing and WS-Referral). To jumpstart developers, Integration Developer News has provided a one-stop round-up on Microsoft WSDL resources.

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Intel, Microsoft, Sun Scramble For Wireless Developers

Intel, Microsoft and Sun will all be ratcheting up their wireless outreach to developers in the coming weeks in efforts to capture mind-share and talent for the next wave in mobile computing. Integration Developer News has prepared a short checklist of what developers can expect from the Big 3 in wireless PDA and cellphone developer packages.

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SyncML Tests Remote Management for Wireless Devices

Later this month, the SyncML Initiative will begin the first testing of SyncML Device Management products for interoperability. These tests, if successful, would lead to the first wave of remotely upgradeable wireless devices (cellphones and PDAs) using a device-independent spec. On the eve of these important tests, Integration Developer News spoke with Douglas Heintzman, chairman of SyncML, an open standards group behind these tests for wireless devices.

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SyncML Tests Remote Management for Wireless Devices

Later this month, the SyncML Initiative will begin the first testing of SyncML Device Management products for interoperability. These tests, if successful, would lead to the first wave of remotely upgradeable wireless devices (cellphones and PDAs) using a device-independent spec. On the eve of these important tests, Integration Developer News spoke with Douglas Heintzman, chairman of SyncML, an open standards group behind these tests for wireless devices.

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Intel, Microsoft, Sun Scramble For Wireless Developers

Intel, Microsoft and Sun will all be ratcheting up their wireless outreach to developers in the coming weeks in efforts to capture mind-share and talent for the next wave in mobile computing. Integration Developer News has prepared a short checklist of what developers can expect from the Big 3 in wireless PDA and cellphone developer packages.

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From VB 6 to VB .NET: Making the Move -- Part II

In Part II of a two-part series on migrating developer skills and enterprise assets from VB to VB.NET, the senior technical team from Greystone Solutions provides developers a key checklist for moving from VB to VB.NET, including .NET compatibility; use of ASP .NET and ADO .NET; and migrating existing applications to .NET technologies.

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