Testimonials for WSDL 2.0 Recommendation

These testimonials are in support of W3C issuance of WSDL 2.0 as a W3C Recommendation.

Adobe actively supports the development of Web services and welcomes the new WSDL 2.0 Recommendation. WSDL 2.0 is a core component in building the next generation of Web services -- delivering the means fortrue system interoperation. As a provider of SOA-enabled technologies thatprovide a foundation for developers to build enterprise applications that are reuseable, extensible, web-friendly and provide complete binding support for Web services, Adobe applauds the hard-earned success of the Working Group members. As an active participant in the WSDL 2.0 effort, we are committed to continue our active support of W3C efforts in this area.
-- Charlton Barreto, Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
"IBM congratulates the W3C Web Services Description Working Group on achieving Recommendation status for WSDL 2.0. New features in WSDL 2.0 will enable customers to achieve better integration and synergy between simple HTTP-based services (REST) and SOAP-based Web services. Customers will be able to leverage their existing investments in implementations that use the WS-I Basic Profile (which documents correct use of WSDL 1.1) in parallel with the new WSDL 2.0 features.

Our product support for WSDL 2.0 begins with the IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2, generally available on 29th June 2007. The CICS Web Services Assistant has been enhanced to support both WSDL 1.1 and 2.0, and to transition between the two, to ensure that CICS will interoperate with modern tools, infrastructure and service components in the SOA environment."
-- Karla Norsworthy, Vice President, Software Standards, IBM
WSO2 is very pleased to see the WSDL 2.0 family of specifications become W3C Recommendations. These specs represent the distillation of years of accumulated industry experience with WSDL 1.1-based interoperability. As a contributor to the open source Apache Axis2 project, WSO2 has helped build comprehensive WSDL 2.0 support into the latest versions of Axis2. Axis2 and its new WSDL 2.0 support is incorporated into the WSO2 Web Services Application Server, a free and open source platform for creating, consuming, and managing Web Services.
-- Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO, WSO2
WS-I congratulates the W3C Web Services Description Working Group on WSDL 2.0 becoming a Recommendation. Many WS-I members have worked closely with the W3C Working Group, providing feedback on how to improve on the original WSDL 1.1 submission. WSDL 1.1 is part of the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1, based on WSDL 1.1, SOAP 1.1 and UDDI 2.0, which provides interoperability guidance to developers who are generating Web services to be deployed into a heterogeneous environment.
-- Michael Bechauf, President and Chairman of the Board, WS-I

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