ASPnews Home





ASP Directory


About Us

Search ASPnews:
Internet Lists
Internet News
Internet Resources
Linux/Open Source
Personal Technology
Small Business
Windows Technology
xSP Resources
Corporate Info
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers
Be a Commerce Partner
Cheap Plane Tickets
Digital Camera Review
Register Domain Name
Memory Flash Cards
Online Education
Remote Access
Advertising Trucks
Online Degrees
Best Digital Camera
Cheap Web Hosting
Digital Camera Review

ASPnews Focus
Top News:
» SOAs So Close, Yet So Far

» Why SaaS Is Making a Comeback

» Join the Discussion:'s industry forums

» More ASP News

TOP 50
Top 20 Providers
 & Top 30 Enablers
Free Newsletter!

ASPnews Shortcuts
Week's Top News

ASP News at

Industry Events

Discussion Forums

Industry Basics

Site Guide

Whitepaper: Power and Cooling for VoIP and IP Telephony Applications. Learn how to plan for VoIP power and cooling needs, and learn simple, fast, reliable, and cost effective strategies for upgrading old facilities and building new facilities.


Sun Leads Even in the Web Services Tool Category
By Sujata De

March 3, 2005

Continued from Page 4

A Brief Analysis

In a dynamic industry like software, trends change with every new invention. From the results of this contest, we can try to identify some emerging patterns in the software industry.

  1. Open source software
    With two of the five finalists being open source products, we can say that there is a wide commercial acceptance of open source products. As open source software is competing professionally with commercial products, the advantage of having the source code looks more lucrative. For example, in case of any problem in Axis, the developer can take a look into the source code and is free to modify it as per the business needs.
  2. Free and simple enabling tools
    A comprehensive, professional suite like BEA Weblogic did not feature among the finalists of this contest in which Java WSDP was judged the best Web services software of the year. This probably indicates that developers prefer to have free and simple enabling tools than high end, complex products that control all aspects of application development process.
  3. Focus on Java / J2EE
    In this contest, as we see the finalists in all the various categories, there is a clear focus on Java/ J2EE . Software that is meant for Java developers caters to one of the largest developer communities.


The technology for Web services is still maturing. Standards and implementations are evolving constantly to suit the dynamic needs of the users. With an increasing commercial focus as well as a very active open source developer community in place, a wide range of new products is coming up in every area of Web services.

The selections for the Web Service of the Year 2005 contest indicate some of the best products in the different areas of Web services among the abundance of utilities available today. This will guide the developer to find which Web services software will add the best value to a particular application.

About the Author

Sujata De is a Senior Software Engineer for Telecom and Mobile Solutions Lab, Hewlett-Packard, Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, followed by a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has around four years of industry experience involving quality Web services, LDAP, UDDI, and J2EE technologies and is currently involved in developing access controllers for Web services. She can be reached at

Article courtesy of

Go to page: Prev  1  2  3  4  

Email this Article
View Printable Version
Back to Strategies


Featured Links
Learn the secrets of the popular search engines!
Free Web Hosting Buyer's Guide -- Click Here!
Enhance your Web site with the Dynamic HTML HierMenus Code

JupiterWeb networks:

Search JupiterWeb:

Jupitermedia Corporation has three divisions:
Jupiterimages, JupiterWeb and JupiterResearch

Copyright 2005 Jupitermedia Corporation All Rights Reserved.
Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

Jupitermedia Corporate Info | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers

Give us your Feedback