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GLUE, by The Mind Electric, is a framework for developing and publishing Web services. It is simple, easy, and fast to create Web services. GLUE supports SOAP1.2, WSDL1.1, and UDDI v2. It comes in two editions: GLUE standard is free, and GLUE Professional has more advanced features. The Mind Electric hosts a Yahoo group for developers to post questions and share knowledge. This article provides an introduction to how to use GLUE, including publishing and invoking Web services, working on SOAP messages, using SOAP over JMS, publishing EJBs as Web services, and publishing and inquiry using UDDI. A Simple Web Service Let's start by creating a simple Web service. Assume that we have an online bookstore service that provides searching for books by keywords. Here is the Java interface, which has one method that takes a string of keywords and returns a list of books matchi... (more)

Model Your Business Processes Using BPML

This article introduces the Business Process Modeling Language, a standard specification to model business processes. To illustrate the elements of BPML, I'll use a simple example that handles purchase orders. BPML is an XML metalanguage for business process modeling. A standard published by Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI), it provides a universal way to describe business processes in organizations. Business processes modeled using BPML can be deployed and executed on any BPML-compliant Business Process Management System (BPMS). BPML Fundamentals Process Process is ... (more)