I just finished my Apache Stonehenge interoperability demo at the NYC .NET Developer’s User Group meeting. Thanks to all that attended, we had a great time and some really good questions. Hopefully I’ve sparked some interested in the community about interoperability and the ability to connect multiple languages and platforms together using web services and WCF.
As promised the slides from this evening’s presentation are available for download on my website. If your downloading the slides please join the mailing list and let us know what you think.
Also here are some of the key links from my presentation
The ConnectedShow podcast is a new podcast created to help Developers get up to speed with .NET technologies. They just recently posted an episode related to Project Stonehenge, a project I’ve been working with recently.
ConnectedShow Podcast #8: Project Stonehenge
Keep up the good work Dimitry and Peter
At the JavaOne conference on June 4, Dan’l Lewin and Steven Martin from Microsoft appeared for the keynote to announce their further support of Interoperability. This effort is backed by Sun joining the Apache Stonehenge Incubator project. Stonehenge is sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation, a leader in the Open Source community, and was created to build reference applications that demonstrate the use of WS-* Standards in real-world project implementations.
This came at a great time, the StoneHenge project just completed their M1 release of the StockTrader application. M1 comes complete with installation guides and interoperability walkthroughs for connecting .NET, PHP, and WSO2′s Web Service Application Server (WSAS), a Java implementation.
The Sun Metro implementation discussed at JavaOne is currently contributed to the project. Additionally, there is a patch available for the .NET stack that supports this Metro implementation. The commiters at Stonehenge hope to have the Metro Implemetation added to trunk by the M2 release.
This is really good news, as I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve recently been contributing to the StockTrader application. This announcement in some ways confirms the success and commitment to open standards and interoperability in enterprise environments. Although, the real success and adoption is now in the hands of the Open Source community. That being said, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again encourage developers to take a look at the Apache Stonehenge project, download the bits, and offer feedback and support.
I’m currently following the Apache StoneHenge Project. This is an Incubator project that demonstrates using WS-* Standards to interoperate between multiple platforms. The flagship project is the StockTrader application which currently has an implementation where .NET, JAVA, and PHP can communicate using standard SOAP messages or encrypted SOAP messages.
StoneHenge is a great project and since it is in this early phase of incubation they’re still looking for new members. Below is some useful information for getting started.
“The aim of the Stonehenge project is to develop a set of sample applications to demonstrate seamless interoperability across multiple underlying platform technologies by using currently defined W3C and OASIS standard protocols.” Full proposal
Microsoft MSDN StockTrader
The Apache StockTrader application is a subset of MSDN StockTrader Project. There is no need to install this, it’s just helpful to know that this project exists.