Cape Clear has announced a free Web Services development utility called CapeNetTool, which allows developers to quickly and easily monitor and test Web Services. The tool consists of a tunnel monitor, which is used to monitor SOAP messages between a client application and a Web Service, and a sender, which allows developers to transmit SOAP (or any other) documents.

You can get CapeNetTool at: http://capescience.capeclear.com/articles/using_nettool/.

Press Release
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CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cape Clear Software has today announced a free Web Services development utility called CapeNetTool, which allows developers to quickly and easily monitor and test Web Services. CapeNetTool is exclusively available from Cape Clear's online developer support network, CapeScience (http://www.capescience.com). CapeScience is designed to provide experienced and novice Web Services developers with information, assistance, advice, and resources on designing, building, and deploying Web Services.

''Web Services' widespread appeal is its ability to bridge between the huge variety of IT systems, applications, and languages being used today, while respecting existing skills,'' commented John McGuire, senior vice president of engineering at Cape Clear Software. ''The fact that Web Services are accessible to practically every software developer drives the need for relevant information, resources and assistance. CapeScience provides information, advice, and support on all facets of Web Services development, from using .NET, WSDL, UDDI, and SOAP to building Web Services in conjunction with J2EE application servers.''


    CapeScience already provides a range of resources that are continually enhanced, including:

    -- Tutorials
    -- Technical code examples
    -- Support queries
    -- Mailing list
    -- Live Web Services
    -- Utilities
    -- Video tutorials
    -- Knowledge base


More about CapeNetTool

Web Services provide a simple means of building and integrating applications. The SOAP protocol, which is used by Web Services, is basically ASCII text, which provides specific advantages for the developer. For example, SOAP messages between Web Services can be read and understood. In addition, you can manually edit and send SOAP messages. CapeNetTool provides a fast and easy way to achieve both and reduces the time involved in managing and testing new services. CapeNetTool includes two core functions:

    * A tunnel monitor, which is used to monitor SOAP messages between a client application and a Web Service.
    * A sender, which allows developers to transmit SOAP (or any other)documents.


More information on CapeNetTool is available at: http://capescience.capeclear.com/articles/using_nettool/