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Guy Pardon: Transactional J2EE Apps with Spring

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Did you hear about Spring? In my opinion, it is going to play a big role in J2EE and simplifying Java programming. At least when it comes to transactional applications, things are much simpler than with EJB.

Have a look for yourself: TSS was kind enough to publish my presentation on Spring.

WS-Transaction under OASIS custody!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Rumors had been around for a while that this might happen, and it did: the WS-Transaction specs (proprietary work until recently) are now under the custody of the OASIS standards body:

Vendors supporting the WS-TX initiative include BEA Systems, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and TIBCO. This sounds like the kind of industry momentum needed to push acceptance in the market:-)

The new standardization committee is open to anybody - I would participate too if it weren’t for the strict IPR policies used by OASIS…

WS-Transaction version 1.0 is out

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

It took a long time to finish, but at last the WS-Transaction specification is now available in version 1.0!

This specification consists of two concrete standards, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity. Besides BTP (released at OASIS a few years ago), this is the first ‘official’ release of a WS standard for transactions across web services.

Unlike BTP, this one _is_ backed by industry giants, and very compact as well. At the very least, this gives us a likely candidate for industry-wide adoption.

There are still some things that I don’t like — to name one, the compensation model is built to suit BPEL4WS meaning that it has no business-level actions upon close of the activity (the Atomikos compensation model does a lot more to foster service autonomy and business-level status of activities).

But at least the atomic transaction part seems acceptable…