Magic Software Enterprises and Software AG in Germany announced a partnership to enable XML connectivity for iSeries applications. By combining Magic eDeveloper with the Software AG’s Tamino XML Server, the companies provide a technological environment for building and enabling iSeries applications to take advantage of XML and cross-platform data transfer. In addition, existing iSeries applications can be upgraded, modernized and XML-enabled, increasing the value and life span of existing applications. Magic eDeveloper enables developers to directly access and manipulate XML data and instantly assemble Web Services utilizing its new Web Services Assistor for Web Services Description Language (WSDL) operations.,