Information Architects announced that SmartCode will provide a development framework that quickly extends existing e-business applications to deliver tightly integrated Web Services. Web Services built by iA SmartCode are SOAP-compliant and take full advantage of XML, RDF, and J2EE. SmartCode’s SOAP-compliant framework provides an open, extensible way for applications to communicate using XML-based messages over the Web. The SOAP wire protocol specification for invoking methods on servers, services, components and objects is compatible with SmartCode’s object-based approach to identify and delivering content as independent objects. Implemented as a plug-in for NetBeans, SmartCode’s IDE provides built-in support for the Resource Description Framework (RDF) that further simplifies the creation of SOAP-compliant Web Services. Availability will be 4th Quarter 2001.