IBM developerWorks upgrades site

Based on developer demand, IBM developerWorks (, IBM’s free, on-line resource for developers, announced recently that it has made several additions to its Web site content, including a new Web services zone and a collection of code and components.

To reinforce IBM’s commitment to developers considering emerging open standards based technology, IBM developerWorks has strengthened its focus on Web services by advancing its Web services special topic area into a full-fledged zone, the company said. This change will mean that the newest zone appearing on developerWorks will feature five monthly columns, with most content written by authors outside IBM, and will offer development tools for complex code writing tasks. The Web services zone will offer the same level of detailed content as the other zones which appear on developerWorks, including XML, JavaTechnology, Linux and Open Source Projects and Components. Other features of the Web services zone include: links to Web services, related software and a tutorial on creating a complete Web services project.

724 Solutions wins award

The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) has honoured 724 Solutions Inc. with the Canadian Software Systems Award in a ceremony at CIPS’ Informatics/Convergence 2001 conference in Calgary.

The award is part of the CIPS National Awards of Achievement sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The CIPS prize is awarded for a software system originating in Canada that has had a significant effect – as evidenced by new concepts, market acceptance, increased competitiveness or influence on later developments. Since its first introduction to the marketplace in 1999, 724 Solutions’ financial services software infrastructure and applications have been adopted by financial institutions around the world – including Bank of Montreal, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Hanvit Bank.

RosettaNet to support ebXML

RosettaNet recently announced its intent to support the ebXML Messaging Service Specification for the secure transfer, routing and packaging (TRP) of electronic information.

Future releases of RosettaNet’s Implementation Framework (RNIF), which serves as a guide for e-business process development and implementation, will include support for the ebXML Messaging Service Specification, in an effort to achieve interoperability goals across industries. RosettaNet also recently announced the registration of 83 RosettaNet business process standards within the UDDI Universal Business Registry, making it one of the largest contributors of e-business process standards to UDDI thus far, the organization said. This registration effort seeks to simplify the registration and discovery of e-business processes by and between companies using RosettaNet standards to transact business across the supply chain.