Monthly Archives: November 2010

This Thursday: Web Service Discussion Group Ignites!

What: Our first of three quarterly Ignite-style presentations from UW people using Web services –- 5 minutes and 20 slides each! Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A period. We also have a slightly longer session scheduled on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a topic of importance to anyone who deals with student data.

When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 3:30-5pm.

Where: Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220

Who: Here’s the agenda…

  • Virjean Edwards – FERPA and You
  • Dan Boren – Web App Security: Two Things You Gotta Know
  • James Renfro – RESTful Workflow
  • Josh Ritter – Google Sites Integration via RESTful APIs
  • Paul Schurr – The Genesis of XML and JSON Web Services
  • Heather Sherman – Reporting with Google Visualization
  • Jody Tate – Web Service Views Using jQuery UI

———————————– Web services discussion group info ———————————–

We meet once per quarter, from 3:30-5:00 PM in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 220. The meeting dates are: 12.2.10, 2.17.11 and 5.19.11.

To discuss Web services of all flavors, please email questions, suggestions, challenges, etc. to:

Our Web service blog is located at:

The UW Web services Registry is located at:

And finally, don’t forget a free service available to the UW developer community–Web Service Design Reviews. If you are designing, developing, or integrating a Web service and would like some help, call on us!

More information is available here:

–Tom Lewis

SWS Test Scores has been released

Last Wednesday we released a new update to SWS which included a new TestScore resource. You can find the developer doc here. The most exciting part of this release is that the resource comes in XML, JSON, and XHTML formats. Early next year we will be converting all our resources so that you consume all our Student Web Service thru XML, JSON, and XHTML.

Thank you to all those who helped us with the design and testing of this new resource.

  • UW Admissions
  • College of Education
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Health Services
  • Physics Department
  • Catalyst Tools Team
  • Student Information Services
  • Office the Registrar

Keep in mind we will be decrementing XHTML in future (major) versions of the web service but that time frame has NOT YET been determined.