SoftAMIS has the experience and the technical know how to assist you in designing, developing and deploying open standard infrastructure solutions based on XML and related standards.

XML is the fastest evolving technology for Web Applications. To address the requirements of commercial Web publishing and enable the further expansion of Web technology into new domains of distributed document processing, the World Wide Web Consortium has developed an Extensible Markup Language (XML) for applications that require functionality beyond the current Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

XML is a universal language for data on the Web that lets developers deliver content from a wide variety of applications to the desktop. XML promises to standardize the way information is searched for, exchanged, adaptively presented, and personalized.

Data such as customer information, credit card transactions, purchase orders, and fulfillment requests can be converted to XML and shared across applications without changing legacy systems. XML can be used to exchange data between Web server and browser or between trading partners without the existing systems needing any prior description of the data's structure.

Internet has opened up yet another paradigm of application development with XML and Web services. The network tiered approach of the past allowed applications to be created for a particular business, but the beauty of XML is that applications can now interoperate regardless of the platform or the business served. Web services and XML have changed the way developers look at application development, and together they create a gateway to allow applications to act more as interoperable services rather than independent islands.

The concept of applications as a service is possible because XML couples the productive aspects of network tiered computing with message-oriented concepts of the Web. These two methods of computing meshed together form the newest stage in the evolution of application development called Web services, which allow developers to leverage from existing sources of data and services over the Internet.

Developers can then call up Web APIs from various locations and be routed across the Internet to a service residing on a remote system. A service such as Passport enables a developer to provide authentication for an application from a remote service. Also, since XML is the standard for building Web services, the issue is no longer which platform to choose or develop on. This allows business to concentrate on core functionality rather than on technology.

With Web Services, we are on the verge of a new programming model. A set of standards has been developed that gives us programmatic access to the application logic of the web. This application logic is accessible to clients on every platform, and in every programming language. Using this model, we can build applications that integrate components using standard Internet protocols. At the core of the Web Services model is SOAP (Simple Object Acc Protocol), the protocol that allows messages to be transmitted as XML documents and invokes the capabilities of Web Services. The SOAP standard is the key to Web Services.

SoftAMIS has extensive experience in XML Web services that could be used to develop your project. Due to our own development libraries and frameworks already developed and tested we are able to create custom software faster and with higher quality comparing to building it from scratch.