Today was the day. Well, really Tuesday was the day but no matter. The WS-I membership approved the Sample Application implementation packages and they are available on the WS-I site now. These packages contain source code that are instances of the services for an B2B/B2C scenario that were defined by the Sample Application Working Group. Packages are available from ten different vendors including BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SUN and of course SAP. We have been out at conferences for the past six months demoing a live version of this application that shows interoperability between all of these vendors that the WS-I Basic Profile makes possible. But it wasn’t until the final WS-I membership vote was completed that we could publiclly release the source and call it done. You can also read about the use cases, system architecture and underlying usage scenarios of the Basic Profile used in the application. Those links are all english and pdf/html, but alternate formats, languages and more documentation from the WS-I are available.
A word of caution concerning our version. The readme notes that you need the NetWeaver J2EE 6.30 FP (Feature Pack) release. While this is available via early access programs it is not available via SDN. I apologize but a lot of you will have to wait to play with it until the successor to this version becomes available.
You will be seeing more on this in the near future here and in the SDN Technology area.