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WS-I releases Web services application sample

Martin LaMonica Former Staff writer, CNET News
Martin LaMonica is a senior writer covering green tech and cutting-edge technologies. He joined CNET in 2002 to cover enterprise IT and Web development and was previously executive editor of IT publication InfoWorld.
Martin LaMonica
The Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) on Wednesday made a sample application available to demonstrate effective ways to use Web services standards. The latest interoperability guidelines and tests build off of the , which software companies and businesses use to measure compliance with basic Web services protocols.

The WS-I Sample Application 1.0, released Wednesday, offers different scenarios of how Web services could be used in practice. The sample describes a supply chain application in which different Web services protocols are used to exchange data between business partners. Several companies have already written implementations of the sample application to demonstrate their adherence to guidelines.