XINS is a technology used to define, create, and invoke remote APIs. XINS is specification-oriented. When API specifications are written (in XML), XINS will transform them to HTML-based documentation and Java code for both the client-side and the server-side. The communication is based on HTTP. XINS competes with the complex SOAP technology. Main design goals include simplicity, scalability, and testability. XINS is not only a specification technology, but also an application development framework. It offers transaction logging, unique log documentation, and active code generation.
Orchestra is a complete solution to handle long-running, service oriented processes. It provides out of the box orchestration functionality to handle complex business processes. Its objectives are improvement and control of processes, services interaction, and improving the productivity and agility of the company. It provides a powerful engine to execute processes and a set of graphical tools to design, deploy, administrate, and monitor them. It is based on leading standards of the BPM market: BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) for Process design and WS-BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) for Process execution.
iBeans aims to make integration for Web applications much easier than it is today. It does this by focusing on simplicity and task-based integration and avoids technical jargon and new concepts wherever possible. It offers easy to use integration for doing things like publishing and subscribing to JMS queues and topics, sending and receiving email, polling resources such as databases and ATOM feeds, task scheduling, creating HTTP/Rest services, consuming external services such as Amazon EC2 and S3, Twitter, Flickr, Google, and much more. It proves a Tomcat distribution that drops straight into Tomcat, with no need to mess with your project dependencies, and works with developer tooling for Tomcat or Tcat. It has a very simple API using annotations. This means iBeans can be plugged into your existing Web apps easily. It includes easy unit and mock testing using JUnit. IBeans Central offers a great place to discover and try new iBeans in your applications.
Moose is a framework for getting XML into and out of Java software. It integrates easily with Spring, Spring Web Services, or plain Java applications. It will generate an XML schema which describes your mapping configuration. Spring Web Services can wrap Moose's schema generator, creating a nice stack for simple, rapid development of SOAP Web services in Java.