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For developers wishing to build their own services the new Magic eDeveloper v9.2 software supports Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services Description Language (WSDL). Additionally, the company said applications developed with Magic eDeveloper could interact and integrate with Java 2.0 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application servers, such as IBM WebSphere.
The new tool is aimed at helping developers create client-server, online or browser-based applications. According to Magic, it is suitable for building applications for migrating and integrating data within a multi-database environment. Previous incarnations have offered Windows, Unix and Linux support and tools for linking to mainframe systems.
Avikam Perry, vice president of research and development for Magic Software said: "Enterprises of all sizes are discovering the promise of Web services in connecting applications and business processes across disparate architectures."
Perry added that support for Web services was "a natural fit" within Magic's strategy of providing a progressive application development and migration pathway for developers.