The battle for the dominance in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services has nonetheless so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon), as many underlying Internet-based standards have emerged only recently.
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connected over the Internet, mobile Java code, content stores, and even hosted/application service provider (ASP) discussions. Much of these, among other capabilities, are now present within the Microsoft .NET (the Microsoft Longhorn ) strategy, which is, to say the least, opponents to play the public-relations catch-up game. However, when it comes to development capabilities, runtime services, standards participation and definition, and other pertinent Web services metrics, Oracle is still certainly one