News: UDDI 3 Released; UDDI handed to OASIS Standards Consortium

  1. Nearly two years after it was launched by IBM and Microsoft, the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) spec on Tuesday moved from the definition and development phase to Oasis, a standards body that governs e-business and Web services standards, including XML. The move coincides with the release of UDDI version 3.

    Hopefully this move will help drive UDDI adoption. Mind you OASIS is in charge of ebXML as well, which could be interesting. Maybe ebXML Registry and UDDI will merge one day...

    Read Web Services Body, UDDI.org, Transitions Work to OASIS Standards Consortium, UDDI Advances to Standards Body.

    UDDI Version 3.0 Features List: http://uddi.org/pubs/uddi_v3_features.htm

    UDDI V3 Specification: http://uddi.org/pubs/uddi_v3.htm.
  2. Let me take the opportunity of this UDDI-related news to announce the availability of our Java-based client library allowing easy access to UDDI 1.0 and 2.0 registries. This is still early access software and feedback will be much appreciated. Among other features that differentiate our library from others available around: the ability to specify at runtime whether UDDI 1.0 or 2.0 messaging should be used (classically, the other implementations propose 2 libraries, one for each version, or have dropped 1.0 support), a complete collections library, an UDDI data structure validation library, the ability to access UDDI registry replies as stream (useful for XSLT transformation, for example), logging, etc. UDDI 3.0 support will be added in a near future...


    Bertrand Fontaine