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...Continues Commitment to Open Source Implementations of Standards for Web
Services...


IBM today released the source code for its UDDI for Java (UDDI4J)
technology, which allows e-business applications to communicate with the
UDDI Business Registry. This code is freely available via IBM's online
resource for developers, developerWorks.

UDDI4J, the latest example of IBM's commitment to open standards, is a
Java (TM) API that provides a client-side programmatic interface to easily
access any UDDI registry. The UDDI4J package can be used to easily
develop a Java application that can publish and find services in a UDDI
registry. The client code from the Apache SOAP release is used to
transport messages to and from a UDDI registry.

The UDDI4J technology will be open sourced via IBM's Public License, which
closely adheres to terms of many of the other popular open source licenses
used by the developer community. The technology will be housed on IBM
developerWorks Open Source Zone, a designated area for open source
projects from both IBM and non-IBM sources. It can be found at
http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource


IBM is a founding member of the UDDI Project http://www.uddi.org


an open
industry initiative that will enable businesses to discover each other and
define how they interact over the Internet. With the Internet quickly
emerging as the new integration platform for e-business, UDDI is one of
several technologies that is at the core of IBM's vision for Web services
being delivered via the WebSphere Software Platform for e-business.

Today, users can use UDDI4J to interface with the public UDDI test
registry, which went live in November. It can be found at
http://www-3.ibm.com/services/uddi/testregistry/


IBM is also driving the development of several other key standards for Web
services including SOAP, WSDL, XAML and accompanying open source
implementations of these technologies. Developers will find UDDI4J
complementary to IBM's XML and Web Services Development Environment
(WSDE), the first development environment which allows HTML, Java, SQL and
XML developers to quickly extend existing e-business applications so that
they can deliver business informational Web services.

UDDI4J is also complementary with IBM's Web Services Toolkit (WSTK), which
provides developers with a runtime environment as well as examples of how
to design and execute Web Services. The WSTK, available since July
2000,can be downloaded at IBM's alphaWorks Web site at
http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/webservicestoolkit


Several industry leaders have committed to participate in the ongoing
development of UDDI4J including: Bowstreet, Compaq, Crossgain,
DataChannel, Intalio, XMethods and XMLGlobal.


About IBM

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years
of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Software offers the
widest range of applications, middleware and operating systems for all
types of computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of
the new era of e-business. The fastest way to get more information about
IBM software solutions is through the Internet at:
http://www.ibm.com/software



For further information please contact:

Roger Warner

IBM

Tel: 020 72026299

Email: rwarner@uk.ibm.com


Jonathan Batty/ Tracey Farrant

For IBM

Tel: 01753 790700

Email: jbatty@uk.brodeur.com


tfarrant@uk.brodeur.com

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