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Plumtree Delivers Web Services Development Tools for .NET and Java Interoperability
Plumtree Delivers Web Services Development Tools for .NET and Java Interoperability

(April 28, 2003) - Plumtree Software's new Enterprise Web Development Kit is a set of development tools for using the Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite to build personalized, interactive applications from Web services running on different platforms. Based on the Enterprise Web Suite's new Web services programming interfaces for integration components and the portal itself, the EDK includes sample code and documentation for Java and .NET development environments, as well as software that bridges many of the incompatibilities between Web services that preclude true interoperability.

Plumtree also has just launched the Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite, based on new releases of every major Plumtree product: the Plumtree Corporate Portal 5.0, Plumtree Search, Plumtree Collaboration Server 3.0 and Plumtree Content Server 5.0. The Enterprise Web Suite allows customers to create a volume and variety of Web applications and workspaces, and manage them in one environment.

To assemble these applications, the portal orchestrates a wide range of Web services running on industry-standard application servers, for importing users, profiling users, indexing content and federating searches. By insulating the developer from platform-specific differences in Web services implementation, the EDK ensures that these services are interoperable, regardless of the development environment in which they were created.

In spite of major advances in Web services technology, developers continue to face significant challenges when developing applications:

  • Because SOAP and WSDL are relatively new technologies, developers are still forced to make protocol-level choices when implementing Web services, resulting in significant differences between implementations of WSDL and SOAP, and poor interoperability between Java and .NET SOAP toolkits.
  • Developers trained in traditional object-oriented programming techniques face a steep learning curve in adopting Web services technologies.
  • Programming interfaces that were not designed explicitly for use with SOAP and HTTP tend to perform poorly in actual deployments.

    The Plumtree EDK was designed to address these challenges, to ensure interoperability across Java and .NET implementations. Plumtree's EDK hides the complexity of SOAP from developers and exposes object-oriented programming interfaces in both Java and .NET environments. Providing Java and .NET APIs allows programmers to use the tools they already know. Once a developer chooses the .NET or Java API and begins development of a new portal application, the Plumtree EDK provides a layer of abstraction that manages the communication between the application and the portal, minimizing HTTP requests to ensure acceptable performance. As a result, developers are able to build new portal services quickly without having to master the complexities of Web services.

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