IBM Announces New Version of Developer Tookit For Commercial Software Developers

Additional Products Give Developers Unlimited Options for Creating Customer Solutions

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San Mateo, CA - 31 Jul 1998: . . IBM today announced the availability of its newest version of the Developer Connection toolkit (Volume 2 of Release 2), one of the many resources available to developers through IBM's Solution Developer Program. The extensive toolkit adds more than 125 new tools, guides, white papers and sample code and 65 updates to the 1,000 tools designed to help developers address broader markets, reduce time to market and lower development costs.

The IBM Developer Connection is a worldwide multilevel subscription program offering streamlined access to IBM e-business tools, information and technology via the Web or on a set of32 CD-ROMs. It provides access to more than 1,000 leading-edge development tools to help developers build solutions on 16 platforms along with information on IBM's latest strategies for developing e-business solutions. The Developer Connection is the single, most comprehensive resource available to developers exploiting IBM technologies. This resource is useful for those developers creating new applications, enhancements, or migrating to new platforms. It also provides ongoing help with hot technologies and platforms such as Java****, the Internet, Lotus Domino** and Windows NT***.

"Developer Connection is one of many resources available to members of our Solution Developer Program. We encourage new developers to visit our Web site and sign up for the program free of charge," said Jeff Mason, general manager, Solution Developer Marketing, IBM. "With offerings such as Developer Connection that are updated regularly on the Web site and new updated CDs that are issued every six weeks, IBM solution developers are always in the forefront of the evolving industry with IBM's leading technologies. They in turn can pass that knowledge on to customers by building them a quick and simple path to e-business."

Highlights in this new version of Developer Connection include:

Pricing and Availability

Commercial developer members of the Solution Developer Program can download the new version of Developer Connection from the Web site for free or they can order the tools on CD for $130.

Nonmembers of the Solution Developer Program can purchase the new version for $1499.

To order in the U.S., customers can call 1-800-6DEVCON. Customers outside the U.S. can consult the Web page at for the number to call in their country.

Visit the Solution Developer Program Web site at to register and join the program, free of charge.

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