Bluestone Software, Inc. announced the general availability of Bluestone Visual-XML 1.1, the latest release of the company’s toolkit for building XML applications. The new version expands XML options for intra- and inter-company integration and simplifies customization of dynamic XML applications. In doing so, Bluestone Visual-XML 1.1 provides easier application and data integration for users of Bluestone XML Suite, the company’s integration server framework, and Total-e-Business, Bluestone’s comprehensive e-business solution that includes XML Suite as its integration server component. Enhancements to Bluestone Visual-XML focus on expanding the reach of XML to customers, partners, and systems, as well as expediting the customization of XML-driven business systems to let users quickly
Oracle Corp. announced the immediate availability of the beta version of Oracle XML Developer’s Kit-bundled components, tools and utilities for building and deploying XML-enabled applications to create and maintain e-business marketplaces. In addition, Oracle is also establishing an XML support program to help ensure consistent, reliable and speedy deployments of XML business-to-business infrastructures. The Oracle XML Developer’s Kit (Oracle XDK) is available for developers working in a variety of programming languages. It provides the XML infrastructure and reliability companies need to easily exchange information across systems to create more efficient systems for competing in today’s global business landscape. Specifically, Oracle XDK includes the following: XML Parsers: supporting Java, C, C++ and PL/SQL, the components create and parse XML using industry standard DOM and SAX interfaces. XSL Processor: transforms or renders XML into other text-based formats such as HTML. XML Class Generator: automatically generates Java and C++ classes to send XML data from Web forms or applications. And XML Transviewer Java Beans to visually view and transform XML documents and data via Java components. In order to provide support to Internet developers, XML experts in Oracle Support will provide both phone and Web-based support for Oracle XDK. Support will be free of charge to those with a current maintenance agreement for the Oracle database or Oracle Application Server. In addition, stand-alone support for Oracle XDK may be purchased online-via the Oracle Store at The beta version of Oracle XDK is immediately available for free via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at http://technet.oracle.com . The production version is scheduled to be available by the end of the year. www.oracle.com
Collabria, Inc. announced they will market Collabria PrintCommerce e-business service for printers, print resellers and print buyers through the Ariba Network business-to-business e-commerce platform. Collabria has joined Ariba Supplier Link (ASL) program, the Ariba supplier partner initiative designed to make goods and services readily available via the Internet.
Liquid Software, Inc. and Alexus International, Inc. announced their partnership to deliver Networker LiquidLINK for PeopleSoft. Built on LiquidCENTER, Liquid Software’s PeopleSoft-certified integration engine, Networker LiquidLINK will use an XML-based exchange methodology to create efficient end-to-end workflow between PeopleSoft and Networker workforce applications, including: staffing and position management; requisition, job posting and candidate management; recruiting and hiring; and employee deployment, development and retention. Using secure, role-based access, Alexus Networker empowers recruiters, hiring managers, and salaried and hourly employees to participate in workforce processes from a user-friendly desktop browser. With Networker LiquidLINK, PeopleSoft customers will enjoy this best-of-breed functionality while leveraging the power of their ERP backbone. XML will be central to the LiquidLINK integration. Requisitions created in PeopleSoft will translate into XML documents that trigger Networker workflow, and new hire profiles expressed as XML will feed through PeopleSoft’s Message Agent API into the HRMS. www.liquidinc.com, www.alexus.com