With all the attention being paid to Web services primarily focused on back-end infrastructure, very little attention has been paid thus far to the user interfaces that will be required to support next-generation applications based on these services. With that issue in mind, two companies, ComplementSoft and Droplets, are seeking to provide more robust browserlike user interfaces than today's Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
Stories by Tom Sullivan and Michael Vizard
The nature of application and data integration is changing. Although the early whisperings of the demise of EAI (enterprise application integration) are proving premature, the technology is now finding itself challenged by an expanding range of options.
The nature of application and data integration is changing. The early whisperings of EAI's (enterprise application integration's) demise are proving premature, and the technology is now finding a few emerging options.
SAN MATEO (02/09/2001) - Two major emerging technology trends will converge this week when a number of startup companies move to link peer-to-peer computing architectures with evolving Web services platforms from companies such as Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp.