OGIS, Mentor Aid Web Services Development
Software development conference and Expo East provided a platform for announcing new tools to aid Web services development.Software development conference and Expo East provided a platform for announcing new tools to aid Web services development. OGIS International Inc., which delivers Java, UML (Unified Modeling Language) and Web services solutions, announced here last month its XGrotto Integration Platform and Directory, a system for finding and using Web services. OGIS, of Palo Alto, Calif., is a U.S.-based subsidiary of Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute Co. Ltd., of Osaka, Japan.
XGrotto works in a manner similar to UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) directories, but it does not use UDDI, said Katsuya Oba, general manager of OGIS. The company began working on XGrotto more than a year ago and began its development with UDDI in mind, but the company said it ran into problems because of "limitations" with UDDI.