IBM Unveils Next Generation Site for Developers

New developerWorks Portal a Hub for on Demand Technical Resources

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 10 Dec 2003: Today, IBM developerWorks ( launched the next generation of its online developer workspace. The enhanced site features resources developers need to build e-business on demand applications and provides a compelling web experience showcasing cutting-edge technology and IBM technical resources.

The comprehensive site, supporting 3.5 million registered developers, is a resource for technical professionals -- including developers, architects, testers, and administrators. It features a rich set of technical information, tools, training, and community for creating on demand applications using IBM products and open standard technologies, such as Java, XML, Web Services, Linux, Grid computing, and more.

"Developers are important to IBM and our new design is based on feedback we've received from our developer community. We improved the site so that developers can quickly find the information they need, become skilled on the latest technologies, and rapidly succeed in getting their applications developed," said Gina Poole, Vice President of Developer Marketing & Web Communities, ISV & Developer Relations. "The site features a new e-business on demand resource center and developer roadmaps that outline the IBM Software Development Platform, which includes the methodology and tools needed to create on-demand business applications."

The enhanced site combines technical resources, applications, processes, and infrastructure from developerWorks technology zones and the DB2 Data Management, e-Server, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli, and WebSphere Developer Domains. It features a new design, common look-and-feel, improved navigation, enhanced search capabilities, and a common information architecture making it easier for the technical audience to find the resources they need.

Not only does the expanded portal provide everything a developer needs to successfully create on-demand solutions, the site infrastructure itself showcases e-business on demand technology, is based on open standards such as XML and Java, runs on WebSphere, WebSphere Portal, DB2, Lotus, Tivoli and IBM pSeries and xSeries servers, and utilizes Rational tools. WebSphere Portal enables integration of legacy systems and applications that can continue to interact with each other without having to be re-engineered or rewritten. WebSphere Portal also utilizes web services to aggregate content from other portal servers anywhere in the world and present it on a developerWorks page -- enabling consistency, performance and availability.

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