BizTalk Provides Developer Tools
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Microsoft's BizTalk JumpStart Kit launched this week as a free download to assist developers in creating Internet applications that utilize the BizTalk Framework.
Announced earlier this year, the BizTalk framework consists of a design specification for the creation of XML schemas to be used in the communication of information between separate Internet applications.
The kit provides developers with the tools and source code necessary to make use of the XML schemas developed for the BizTalk Library. The schemas themselves, currently numbering over 100 and contributed to the library by multiple companies, are also available as a free download from the BizTalk.org Web site.
In addition to Microsoft, companies steering the BizTalk effort include Boeing, Clarus, and PeopleSoft.