The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) on Wednesday announced general availability of its tools for testing interoperability with the WS-I Basic Profile for use of Web services.

Final versions of the Web Service Communication Monitor and the Web Service Profile Analyzer are available at Implementations are available for C# and Java.

The Monitor captures messages exchanged with Web services and stores these messages for analysis by the Profile Analyzer. The Profile Analyzer evaluates messages and validates the description and registration artifacts of the Web service.

The tools complement the recently released Basic Profile 1.0 and Sample Applications 1.0, which are intended to help developers ensure their Web services meet WS-I interoperability guidelines.

ooking ahead, the WS-I Basic Security Profile Working Group expects to publish a draft of its Basic Security Profile early this spring.

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