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The data evolution has completely changed how businesses conduct transactions on the Web. The business environment has evolved rapidly from presenting static data to consumers and businesses alike, to a new world, something we can only describe as the era of application integration and data evolution. Interoperability, today's buzz word, is meaningful because it describes a process in which legacy systems are being integrated with new, interactive business software solutions. Both IBM's WSAD and Microsoft's.NET Framework v1.1 are component based and contain a large collection of interfaces. This article focuses on the internal structure of .NET, whereas the second article will examine WSAD's layered architecture. The remaining articles will demonstrate how both infrastructures interact with their respective Web components, i.e., ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Java servlets, JavaSe... (more)

WebSphere's Studio Application Developer Architecture Explained

In part 1 of this article, we discussed Microsoft's .NET Framework. This month, we examine WebSphere's multi-product architecture with focus on the WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) for Windows, the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that replaces IBM's Visual Age for Java. WSAD, a collection of development tools based on the Eclipse technology, provides an environment designed to enhance Web services development and build J2EE Enterprise applications. The overall WebSphere Application Server (WAS/WSAD) architecture is component-based and layered in multi-tiers.... (more)

IBM's WebSphere Application Server vs. Microsoft's .NET Framework

The data evolution has completely changed how businesses conduct transactions on the Web. The business environment has evolved rapidly from presenting static data to consumers and businesses alike, to a new world, something we can only describe as the era of application integration and data evolution. Interoperability, today's buzz word, is meaningful because it describes a process in which legacy systems are being integrated with new, interactive business software solutions. Both IBM's WSAD and Microsoft's.NET Framework v1.1 are component based and contain a large collection of i... (more)