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Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility Downtown Center 104 Washington Street Wall Street Area Downtown, New York City
This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.
Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.
There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.
Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).
The objective of this presentation is to provide enough exposure to Web Services such that a professional in the computer industry will understand what Web Services are, what situations they are best used in, and have a general familiarity with the technologies and tools associated with Web Services.
This presentation is targeted both at mid-level computer professionals (administrators, managers, etc.) and software engineers. However, this is a working-level presentation that will include references to programming concepts and working code examples in both C and Java.
Technologies for Discussion:
The following lists the technologies and standards that will be discussed in detail: XML, SOAP, WSDL, HTTP, HTML, UDDI and others.
The presentation is comprised of the following four sections:
Web Services have been portrayed as the solution to everything from software interoperability to bad coding practices to world hunger. Web Services is not the answer for every solution. However, if you don't know enough about Web Services to understand when to use them you will quickly find yourself at a disadvantage with your competition.
High-level introductions to the elements that comprise a "Web Service" will be followed with in-depth technical examples that explain the various standards that together comprise the Web Service landscape. This section will also include an explanation of how Web Services are differentiated from similar software interoperability efforts of the last twenty years.
This section will provide greater depth into the technical capabilities and short-comings of Web Services, explaining what situations Web Services are best suited for.
By this final section, you should have been exposed several times to the high-level technical aspects of Web Services and it is time to dig into the details. This section will make suggestions for tools that can be used to develop Web Services on nearly any operating system and actually walk through the process of creating Web Services step-by-step. All examples will work most major operating systems.
Web Resources: -------------- Apache Web Services Project http://ws.apache.org Microsoft Web Services Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices Sun Java and Web Services http://java.sun.com/webservices W3C Web Services Activity http://www.w3.org/2002/ws Various links exist for Perl + Web Services (do a web search).
Bruce Grant has approximately 10 years of experience in software engineering development and management. He is currently responsible for all Web Services-related technologies at The SCO Group including the SCOx Web Services Substrate (WSS). Bruce has acted as chief architect for the WSS product suite, as well as managing the team of software engineers that created it.
The WSS enables legacy applications to be "wrapped" as a set of Web Services, without requiring any modification to the legacy application. Also, the WSS enables nearly any SQL database to be wrapped into a set of one or more Web Services. Then, these Web Services can be used to create rich, graphical browser-based applications using another product within the WSS.
Prior to SCO, Bruce was a founding member and CTO of Vultus Inc., where he pioneered the development of an innovative framework for the creation of Web Services-enabled web applications. He has been a force for the adoption of open solutions and web standards, embracing technologies including Java, XML and SOAP. Bruce remains a strong advocate of agile software development methodologies, implementing them successfully since 2000.
SCOx's product offerings are designed to drive the creation of new UNIX-based products, by providing a unique framework for the development and delivery of Web Services enabled applications.
O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. most books are valued between $30 and $60)!
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00 Non-Member Single Meeting: $ 20.00 Student Yearly Membership: $ 20.00 Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID): $ 5.00 Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
SCOx will be sponsoring the food for this meeting. Thanks SCOx!
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!