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Oracle Sample Application Uses WS-I Basic Profile 1.0

Oracle Helps Developers Build Interoperable Web Services

Redwood Shores, California, USA. August 15, 2003.

Oracle Corp., the world's largest enterprise software company, today announced the availability of a new sample application to help developers test the interoperability of software and Web services, based on the latest recommendations from the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization.

The sample application -- an early release of WS-I supply chain application for Oracle9i Application Server - -implements a real world supply chain scenario by modeling the interactions between multiple Web storefronts, retail warehouses and manufacturers. The sample is based on WS-I Basic Profile 1.0, and demonstrates how Web services can connect heterogeneous systems and autonomous organizations. As a result, developers will be able to test the interoperability of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based Web services deployed on Oracle9i Application Server with Web services deployed on other platforms such as .NET and J2EE application servers from other vendors. The sample application can be downloaded free-of-charge from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at

"Oracle is committed to promoting interoperability based on open industry standards," said Donald Deutsch, vice president of standards strategy and architecture at Oracle. "Serving as a founding board member of the WS-I, on the Advisory Board for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and on the J2SE/EE Executive Committee for the Java Community Process (JCP), Oracle has helped guide these organizations toward a common vision for Web services interoperability across platforms, languages, and operating systems. Oracle's implementation of the WS-I sample application provides an example of how the industry can work together to ensure full interoperability among Web services technology."

The sample application utilizes many of the features of the WS-I Basic Profile, including a variety of XML schema naming conventions, SOAP message formats, SOAP message styles, and WSDL design practices.

The upcoming release of Oracle JDeveloper, recently announced at JavaOne 2003, is scheduled to feature integrated support for WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 Conformance Testing, enhancing the existing Web services capabilities of the tool, which include instant deployment and testing with the embedded Oracle9i Application Server, local and remote debugging, profiling and integrated SOAP message monitoring. The new feature will enable developers to deliver WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 compatible applications and services more quickly and easily.


The WS-I sample supply chain application for Oracle9i Application Server is immediately available for free download from Oracle's online developer community Web site, OTN, which also offers many additional resources for Web services developers and architects. A developer's preview of the new Oracle JDeveloper is scheduled to be available for free download and evaluation from OTN by the end of the year.

About Oracle9i Application Server

Oracle solves the IT challenge of integrating fragmented middleware products to run an e-business by providing one product that can replace more than 12 separate point products from other vendors. Oracle9i Application Server features full J2EE support, built-in enterprise portal software, high-speed caching, business intelligence, rapid application development, application and business integration, wireless capabilities, Web services and more, all in one package. Oracle's extensive investment in application server research and development has enabled the company to deliver a lightweight J2EE engine and extended caching capabilities that allow companies to save on infrastructure costs by scaling with software instead of hardware. The recently released Oracle9i Application Server Java Edition includes all of Oracle's enterprise Java software in a single, easy-to-use package.

About Oracle JDeveloper

With full support for open-standards development on any operating system, Oracle JDeveloper provides complete development life-cycle support for Java developers creating J2EE applications and Web services. Oracle JDeveloper offers built-in features for optimizing the performance of Java applications while providing a single Integrated Development Environment for Java, XML and SQL; business intelligence; UML modeling and J2EE Web services.

About Oracle

Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at


Julie Geer-Brown
Oracle Corp.
Tel: +1 (650) 607-5204

Alison Wesley
Oracle Corp.
Tel: +1 (650) 607-6561


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also the news story "WS-I Releases Basic Profile 1.0a Final Specification for Interoperable Web Services."

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