Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Apache open source enhancements for Dutch government

Sosnoski Software delivers Apache open source enhancements for Dutch government

Auckland consulting company Sosnoski Software Associates Limited is please to announce the completion of enhancements to ApacheTM CXFTM open source software as commissioned by the government of the Netherlands. These enhancements have fixed several errors in the Apache CXF implementation of Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM), brought it into compliance with the latest WSRM 1.2 version, and also corrected long-standing problems in how the Apache CXF implementation combines WS-Security with WSRM. The changes provide greatly enhanced interoperability for exchanging messages with other software packages.

“Interoperability is the whole point of web services, so compliance with standards is crucial for every web services implementation stack,” said Dennis Sosnoski, Director of Sosnoski Software Associates. “Apache CXF is one of the most widely used stacks for Java software development, making it crucial that its support be top-notch. We're very pleased to have been able to contribute major improvements to CXF in this area.”

“Enterprise open source software is usually developed by in-house staff at companies with a direct stake in the software. It's great when other organizations can help fund independent work on features matching their needs and have the results benefit the whole community.”

Dutch government shares e-development

Users of the Dutch government Digikoppeling electronic messaging standards had pointed out the
importance of adapting Apache CXF software for WSRM 1.2. The government information systems use Digikoppeling to exchange messages; WSRM enables them to exchange messages in a reliable way.

This is why Logius, the digital government service, commissioned one of the developers of Apache CXF, Sosnoski Software Associates, to adapt the software. “Logius is financed by communal funds.

It is therefore important that these funds are spent for the benefit of the community,” said Tom Peelen, lead architect at Logius. “By releasing the software under an open-source license it can be used freely by other parties.”

Good for Dutch and European e-government and for businesses

The support of WSRM 1.2 is good news for European projects, such as the large-scale Peppol project in which the European Union member states develop computerized procurement systems based on Apache CXF and WSRM 1.2. Businesses in and outside Europe also benefit for their widespread use of Apache CXF and WSRM. “I really encourage this type of co-creation project,” said Dennis Sosnoski. “It's great to show how high-value and widely useable software can be developed as an open-source solution with extremely low costs, compared to very expensive commercial alternatives.”

“We're already seeing wider adoption of the WSRM standard for data exchanges within the Netherlands as a result of this work,” said Tom Peelen. “There's also increasing interest by other EU governments in adopting the Dutch government standards.”

About Sosnoski Software Associates

Sosnoski Software Associates assists organizations using webservices for all types of data exchange. They're Java web services experts, providing consulting, training, and custom development services to companies worldwide from their base in New Zealand. In addition to commercial work they contribute actively to the development of the open source Apache CXF web services stack and other data exchange tools.

www.sosnoski.co.nz/index.html

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fruitful Endeavours: Kiwifruit Exports Reach Record Levels

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). More>>

ALSO:

Economic Update: RBNZ Says Rate Cut Seems Likely

The Reserve Bank will likely cut interest rates further as a persistently strong kiwi dollar makes it difficult for the bank to meet its inflation target, it said. The local currency fell. More>>

ALSO:

House Price Action Plan: RBNZ Signals National Lending Restrictions

The central bank wants to cap bank lending to property investors with a deposit of less than 40 percent at 5 percent and restore the 10 percent limit for owner-occupiers wanting to take out a mortgage with a deposit of less than 20 percent, according to a consultation paper released today. More>>

ALSO:

Sparks Fly: Gordon Campbell On China Steel Dumping Allegations

No doubt, officials on the China desk at MFAT have prided themselves on fashioning a niche position for New Zealand right in between the US and China – and leveraging off both of them! Well, as the Aussies would say, of MFAT: tell ‘em they’re dreaming. More>>

ALSO:

Loan Sharks: Finance Companies Found Guilty Of Breaching Fair Trading Act

Finance companies Budget Loans and Evolution Finance, run by former 1980s corporate high-flyer Allan Hawkins, have been found guilty of 106 charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act for misleading 21 borrowers while enforcing loan contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Post Panama Papers: Govt To Adopt Shewan's Foreign Trust Recommendations

The government will adopt all of the recommendations from former PwC chairman John Shewan to increase disclosure and introduce a register for foreign trusts with new legislation to be introduced next month. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news