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Progress Software announced that the Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company (FAMI) will deploy the Progress Sonic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) in order to streamline its enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure and integrate several discrete applications, which are dispersed across various platforms. FAMI is undergoing a multi-year cost optimization project within their IT environment and regards the Sonic ESB as an integral part of their ability to reduce costs. Currently FAMI’s core applications - such as billing, policy administration and claims management systems - run on a variety of platforms in a decentralized environment. Using the Sonic ESB, FAMI will integrate dozens of discrete internal and external business applications under a single, loosely-coupled architecture, which is expected to lead to reduced customer costs, improved time-t... (more)

Web Services Challenges: Experts Sound Off on PC TALK

What makes a framework successful? Why are Web services confounding programmers? Questions about Web services' problems and promises were highlighted when Sean Rhody, editor-in-chief of Web Services Journal, was recently featured as a panelist on Rich Levin's PC TALK on WPEN-Radio, Philadelphia (950 AM). Sean joined Larry Perlstein, VP and research area director of the Gartner Group, and Steve Wilkes, principal technologist, AltoWeb, Inc., in discussing Web services. Their spontaneous dialogue suggests the directions that Web services may take. Here are some highlights from the... (more)

Borland C++Builder 6 Equipped with Latest Web Services Technologies

(Scotts Valley, CA) - Borland Software Corporation has released Borland C++Builder 6 for rapid development of e-business applications with Web services support in a true C++ visual development environment. C++Builder 6 enables C++ developers, estimated at 2.6 million worldwide, to simplify e-business integration across diverse platforms between customers, suppliers, business partners, and employees worldwide. Borland was the first company to provide a rapid application development (RAD) environment for building and deploying Web services on the Windows platform with Delphi 6 and ... (more)

Has Microsoft's Passport to Success Failed? .NET My Services Is Shelved

pass·port noun An official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship and permits a citizen to travel abroad; something that gives one the right or privilege of passage, entry, or acceptance. The above definition, excerpted from www.dictionary.com, reminds us of the fatal flaw in Microsoft's "My Services" scheme - which was "quietly shelved" yesterday, according to yesterday's New York Times. .NET My Services relied for its success upon the recruitment of partners - just as real-live passports succeed only when every country worldwide accepts them as valid ... (more)

TIBCO Releases AJAX-Based Development Solution "General Interface 3.0"

Tibco Software has released its General Interface 3.0, which the company says uses AJAX techniques to build upon its Rich Internet Application (RIA). General Interface 3.0 consists of two components, Tibco General Interface Framework and Tibco General Interface Builder, which together "enable developers to deliver applications that run completely in a standard Web browser," the company says. This installation-free framework eliminates the need for client-side software, end-user plug-ins, ActiveX controls or Java applets.  "The TIBCO General Interface technology has been enabling ... (more)