Web services provide a way to allow efficient communication between disparate
services. For years, enterprises have struggled to find reliable,
cost-effective ways to integrate and automate critical processes between
different application packages. Web services technology has the potential to
answer an enterprise's needs, providing the ability to integrate different
systems and application types regardless of platform, operating system, or
The key to the success of Web services is the use of a common data exchange
standard such as XML. Through the use of this common language, enterprises
can create reusable application components (Web services) that can be linked
together to cost-effectively create distributed enterprise applications with
minimal development efforts.
Vendors continue to design the framework and development environments
necessary to build... (more)
To provide the best application performance, reliability, scalability, and
security for J2EE applications, many large organizations utilize network
load-balancing appliances and application switches. However, coordinating the
deployment of applications between application developers and network
managers can be a slow, painstaking process for companies choosing the many
advantages of the network-based, load-balancing switches.
By developing an application to manage the time-consuming coordination
between these two teams, developers can self-serve their needs more quickly,
Businesses need to provide their users with a method for securely connecting
to their networks while minimizing the costs associated with providing this
service - and also providing end users with as much convenience as possible.
As businesses embrace Web services as the method for delivering their
applications, they are struggling with security issues. Network World
recently reported that the top worry for IT executives deploying Web services
is security. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) can provide a viable alternative to
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) companies for securing Web ser... (more)
There are many dynamic things happening every day on DevCentral. While
innovative, powerful technology (IMO) helps,it all starts with incredible
people. Customers. Industry partners. Resellers and Consultants. F5 staff.
And, the DevCentral Team. The work that Joe, Don, and Colin have done and
continue to do amazes me. Based upon how many people are reading the Blogs
and Tech Tips, posting to the forums, and more, I'm guessing you agree.
They've set the bar pretty high.
However, it's just been kicked up another notch with the addition of a new
member to the DevCentral Core Team. ... (more)
For those not able to tune in to our live launch event at DevCentral this
week, here is a great video to watch. It features F5’s Dan Matte, Johnson
Chen, and Fred Wu presenting at the local China launch event for
DevCentral-China in Shanghai.
You can watch it at Network Chinabyte here!
Here is another article from China’s IT168 that includes some great pics.
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