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White Papers and Books White Papers published two educational white papers in conjunction with the formal ratification of version 3 of the standard; the first presents an executive overview of UDDI and its business value to implementors of web services-based infrastructure. The second highlights key features of the standard, with an emphasis on features new to version 3.

UDDI Executive Overview: Enabling Service-Oriented Architecture
The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) protocol is a key member of the group of interrelated standards that comprise the Web services stack. It defines a standard method for publishing and discovering the network-based software components of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). This paper discusses the strategic rationale for UDDI and analyzes its enabling role in the context of today's enterprise Web services applications. A companion slide presentation is also provided (available in PDF and PowerPoint formats).

Introduction to UDDI: Important Features and Functional Concepts
This paper provides a concise overview of the UDDI standard and highlights significant architectural changes in the recent Version 3 specification. The paper covers key functional concepts in the UDDI specification including its data model and programmatic interfaces. Also covered in this paper is a description of registry affiliation - a key feature enabled by the UDDI v3 specification.

Community White Papers

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The Evolution of UDDI
By emphasizing the interaction of private and public registries, Version 3 of the specification helps to bring the vision of wide deployment of web services closer to fruition. Indeed, by reflecting real-world use cases, this evolution supports the promise and reality of today's web services applications.
  • Date: July 2002
  • Author: Brent Sleeper
  • Organization: The Stencil Group
Why UDDI Will Succeed, Quietly: Two Factors Push Web Services Forward
On UDDI's six-month birthday, we suggest that two aspects of the growing momentum for Web services-one economic, one technical-will help make a success of the standard for registering and discovering Web-based services. Bottom line, UDDI will succeed because its technical underpinnings work for the geeks.
  • Date: April 2001
  • Author: Brent Sleeper
  • Organization: The Stencil Group Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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