Rogue Wave Software Co-Submits Web Services Specification To The World Wide Web Consortium

Company Joins With Microsoft, Others on Open Standardization

Of XML and Web Services Technologies



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rogue Wave Software Inc.

    BOULDER, Colo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   RWAV), a leading global software and consulting services company,
 today announced that it has participated in the submission of the new Web
 services specification, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), to the World
 Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Rogue Wave and others have requested that the W3C
 publish the new specification for consideration.
     WSDL is a key Web services technology and is seen as a central protocol to
 Web service implementations such as Microsoft .NET, SUN's recently announced
 Open Network Environment (ONE) and Rogue Wave's XML Link technology.  WSDL is
 an XML vocabulary for describing the capabilities of Web services and the
 requirements for invoking Web services, which provide the ability for
 computers to interoperate by using XML-based messages.
     "WSDL is an important step forward for the specification of Web services.
 With XML and SOAP in the realm of the W3C, enterprise IT managers can look
 forward to a consistent and predictable environment for the interoperability
 of business systems," said David Rice, vice president of marketing for Rogue
 Wave.  "Rogue Wave has continually participated in industry-wide efforts to
 create standards and specifications on this front and will continue to serve
 as an avid participant in defining Web services."
     As a new specification submitted to the W3C for consideration, WSDL
 augments SOAP, enabling enterprise business systems to easily integrate
 through a standard Web Services architecture.  As communications standards
 emerge in the Web community, it has become increasingly important to be able
 to describe the format for those services in a common, structured way.  WSDL
 is addressing the need for a common vocabulary across XML-based messages.  For
 more information on the WSDL submission, visit the W3C website at
 www.w3.org/Submission/2001/07/.  To review the specification, see
 www.w3.org/TR/wsdl.
     Rogue Wave is an active member of the W3C XML Protocols Working Group and,
 as a member of the Object Management Group (OMG), is actively participating in
 the consortium's efforts to standardize SOAP and CORBA.
     Rogue Wave joins the following industry leaders in the submission of the
 WSDL specification:  Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp., Allaire Corp., Ariba
 Technologies Inc., BEA Systems Inc., Bowstreet Inc., Commerce One Inc.,
 Compaq Computer Corp., DataChannel Inc., Epicentric Inc., Fujitsu Limited,
 Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp., IONA Technologies, Jamcracker Inc., Oracle
 Corp., SAP AG, TIBCO Software Inc., VeriSign Inc., Vitria Technology Inc.,
 webMethods Inc., XML Global Technologies and XMLSolutions Corp.
 
     About Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
     Rogue Wave Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:   RWAV) is a leading global software and
 consulting services company.  Its large-scale, platform-independent, business
 frameworks, components and services provide the fastest way to bring durable
 mission-critical applications to market.  Today more than 300,000 developers
 at the world's leading companies use Rogue Wave products to develop
 comprehensive, enterprise-level general business and e-business applications.
 With headquarters in Boulder, Colo., Rogue Wave has offices located throughout
 the United States, Europe, and Asia and can be found on the Internet at
 www.roguewave.com.
 
     Rogue Wave is a registered trademark of Rogue Wave Software, Inc.  All
 other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
 regarding future events or the future financial performance of the company
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Readers are cautioned that these
 forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from
 actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents filed
 by Rogue Wave with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K
 and 10-Q, including amendments thereto, which identify important risk factors
 that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
 forward-looking statements, including risks associated with acquisition
 strategy, dependence on new product offerings, competition, patents,
 intellectual property and licensing, future growth, rapid technological and
 market change, manufacturing and sourcing risks, Internet infrastructure and
 regulation, international operations, volatility of stock price, financial
 risk management, and potential volatility in operating results, among others.
 
 

SOURCE Rogue Wave Software Inc.
    BOULDER, Colo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   RWAV), a leading global software and consulting services company,
 today announced that it has participated in the submission of the new Web
 services specification, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), to the World
 Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Rogue Wave and others have requested that the W3C
 publish the new specification for consideration.
     WSDL is a key Web services technology and is seen as a central protocol to
 Web service implementations such as Microsoft .NET, SUN's recently announced
 Open Network Environment (ONE) and Rogue Wave's XML Link technology.  WSDL is
 an XML vocabulary for describing the capabilities of Web services and the
 requirements for invoking Web services, which provide the ability for
 computers to interoperate by using XML-based messages.
     "WSDL is an important step forward for the specification of Web services.
 With XML and SOAP in the realm of the W3C, enterprise IT managers can look
 forward to a consistent and predictable environment for the interoperability
 of business systems," said David Rice, vice president of marketing for Rogue
 Wave.  "Rogue Wave has continually participated in industry-wide efforts to
 create standards and specifications on this front and will continue to serve
 as an avid participant in defining Web services."
     As a new specification submitted to the W3C for consideration, WSDL
 augments SOAP, enabling enterprise business systems to easily integrate
 through a standard Web Services architecture.  As communications standards
 emerge in the Web community, it has become increasingly important to be able
 to describe the format for those services in a common, structured way.  WSDL
 is addressing the need for a common vocabulary across XML-based messages.  For
 more information on the WSDL submission, visit the W3C website at
 www.w3.org/Submission/2001/07/.  To review the specification, see
 www.w3.org/TR/wsdl.
     Rogue Wave is an active member of the W3C XML Protocols Working Group and,
 as a member of the Object Management Group (OMG), is actively participating in
 the consortium's efforts to standardize SOAP and CORBA.
     Rogue Wave joins the following industry leaders in the submission of the
 WSDL specification:  Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp., Allaire Corp., Ariba
 Technologies Inc., BEA Systems Inc., Bowstreet Inc., Commerce One Inc.,
 Compaq Computer Corp., DataChannel Inc., Epicentric Inc., Fujitsu Limited,
 Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp., IONA Technologies, Jamcracker Inc., Oracle
 Corp., SAP AG, TIBCO Software Inc., VeriSign Inc., Vitria Technology Inc.,
 webMethods Inc., XML Global Technologies and XMLSolutions Corp.
 
     About Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
     Rogue Wave Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:   RWAV) is a leading global software and
 consulting services company.  Its large-scale, platform-independent, business
 frameworks, components and services provide the fastest way to bring durable
 mission-critical applications to market.  Today more than 300,000 developers
 at the world's leading companies use Rogue Wave products to develop
 comprehensive, enterprise-level general business and e-business applications.
 With headquarters in Boulder, Colo., Rogue Wave has offices located throughout
 the United States, Europe, and Asia and can be found on the Internet at
 www.roguewave.com.
 
     Rogue Wave is a registered trademark of Rogue Wave Software, Inc.  All
 other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
 regarding future events or the future financial performance of the company
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Readers are cautioned that these
 forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from
 actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents filed
 by Rogue Wave with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K
 and 10-Q, including amendments thereto, which identify important risk factors
 that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
 forward-looking statements, including risks associated with acquisition
 strategy, dependence on new product offerings, competition, patents,
 intellectual property and licensing, future growth, rapid technological and
 market change, manufacturing and sourcing risks, Internet infrastructure and
 regulation, international operations, volatility of stock price, financial
 risk management, and potential volatility in operating results, among others.
 
 SOURCE  Rogue Wave Software Inc.

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