Tuesday, March 15, 2005

It's out

The GA of the ATS 4.0 Suite is now available for download. You may find that some features aren't enabled by default in the 30 day evaluation software, but we believe this won't affect the majority of evaluators. If it does, mail us and we're always happy to work with prospective customers to make sure your evaluation period progresses smoothly. Based on any feedback we get, we may revisit the decision to disable some features in future releases.

If you've any general questions, then please use the forum, where our engineers will respond as soon as possible.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Some historical references

This may be worth a look. Some of it is historical now. And this.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Heuristics in WebServices.org

Back here I commented on the lack of heuristic support in some Web Services transactions specifications. Well I wrote a piece for webservices.org, that's been published here.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Submit those papers

I'm on the PC for the Web Services and Formal Methods workshop. So if you've anything relevant, I'd encourage you to submit.

Friday, March 04, 2005

REST versus SOAP

An interesting discussion going on here and here. I've watched these sorts of things happen over and over again for the past few years and it just seems to me like "use the right tool for the right job". Let's not have yet another "PC versus Mac" debate, or "C++ versus Java". Google use Web Services and Amazon support both approaches. There are good reasons for that.

Pat Helland moving

Pat Helland is moving jobs to Amazon. I know Pat from various HPTS workshops. A great guy who knows his stuff and has a wonderful voice. He's going to be joining the likes of Werner to create a great SOA+reliability group. Good luck Pat.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Savas just sent me this and a follow-up link, which is probably best checked out first. I found it funny, but I'd like to know who he was broadcasting the images too ;-)

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

POA policies for Web Services addresses

Steve discusses one of the few major changes to WS-Addressing that the TC has made since it's inception. There's potentially some overlap with policy here and it definitely smacks of POA attributes/policies. Not sure if it's a good thing or not at the moment. Time to go away and muse over it.