In June, we discussed two examples that illustrate how Web services can be used within an enterprise and also between enterprises. There are many software vendors developing products and tools to support Web services. A brief list, with links to relevant Web sites, follows. A search of each vendor's Web site using the key words Web services, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI will also yield valuable information.

IBM Corporation: IBM – with its other founding developers of Web services, Microsoft and Ariba – jointly submitted initial Web services specifications to the W3C for consideration in September 2000. IBM is developing support for Web services using WebSphere. Visit http://www.ibm.com/xml/. Also, visit http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/ws-wscd.html, where IBM has many articles concerning Web services and XML technologies. A CD containing additional information and software can also be requested from this location.

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