Web Service Transactions

As I’ve mentioned previously, shortly after I first joined IBM I was a member of the development team for the transactions component, initially of Component Broker and then WebSphere Application Server. My team leader back then was one Ian Robinson. Ian has since risen to the heady heights of Senior Technical Staff Member and I’m glad to say that he now acts as my mentor. Ian is co-chair of the OASIS WS-Tx committee and, as announced on his blog (of which I had no idea of the existence), Version 1.1 of the standard has just been announced. Ian has also added his name to the list of contributors on the WebSphere Community Blog (note the new location) having authored a lengthy article on the support for Web Service Transactions in WebSphere Application Server.

2 Responses to “Web Service Transactions”

  1. Bilal says:

    Hi David

    Are you working on WS-Policy integration for specifying coordination types in web services transactions ?

  2. Dave says:

    Bilal – WS-Policy does define assertions for WS-Tx. This is not currently supported by WebSphere Application Server. Unfortunately I can’t comment on what may or may not be coming in future releases. 🙁