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IBM Delivers New WebSphere Studio Tools Supporting Linux and Web Services

IBM Delivers New WebSphere Studio Tools Supporting Linux and Web Services

(May 3, 2002) - IBM has announced new WebSphere Studio application development products for Linux and Web site development, as well as new toolkits for building wireless, portal, and voice applications. They're all based on the Eclipse platform, which is supported by an open-source community for multivendor software tool integration.

New WebSphere Studio products include:

  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer, now available for Linux. The new Linux-available tools are based on open standards and make it fast and easy for developers to build, test, deploy, and maintain new business applications. The new tools include an integrated unit test environment that supports both Red Hat and SuSE Linux, version 7.1 or higher.

  • A new version of WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows now supports Windows XP and new multi-language support for English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer for Windows and Linux offer the industry's first integrated Web services, Java, J2EE, XML, and Web development environments. With this tool, developers can create a variety of components, including Java, EJB, JSP, XML, or Web services, in one environment, increasing productivity. For example, Linux developers can now simultaneously view and edit a Java class, a JSP file, and the resulting HTML page side-by-side, instead of constantly moving from one file to another. A new Web services client wizard can now generate proxy that consumes document-style SOAP messages commonly used by Microsoft Web services.

  • WebSphere Studio Site Developer, a new tool that provides everything a developer needs to create, manage, and maintain dynamic e-business Web sites. It features integrated Java, XML, and Web services development environments that help streamline the development process, wizards, and templates to keep development simple, and advanced rich-media image editing and animation tools to easily create advanced graphics for Web sites.

    WebSphere Studio meets J2EE specifications and supports the latest Web standards including Java, JSP, HTML, DHTML, XML, VoiceXML, and Web services (SOAP, UDDI, WSDL). WebSphere Studio tools are integrated and easy to learn, with many step-by-step tutorials and online help for self-learning.

    IBM also announced new plug-ins to extend WebSphere Studio for building wireless, portal, and voice applications, available this month:

  • WebSphere's first Everyplace Toolkit, enabling Web developers to create wireless e-business applications and portlets with HTML, Wireless Markup Language (WML), and Compact HTML (CHTML). This makes it easier and faster to develop wireless applications without having to understand programming details, such as connectivity requirements and the limitations of certain mobile devices, such as screen size or graphic display. ( See www.ibm.com/pvc )

  • WebSphere's first Portal Toolkit, enabling Web developers to create, test, debug and deploy Web applications as portlets. Samples and templates guide developers through the development of portlets, or portal applications, including dynamic deployment for test and debugging. (See www.ibm.com/websphere/portal )

  • A new version of WebSphere Voice Toolkit that debugs applications by pinpointing where the VoiceXML code needs to be modified to match the required application flow. The WebSphere Voice Toolkit enables developers to write voice applications quickly and easily, simplifying the complexity of speech technology. Based on VoiceXML 1.0, the industry standard for voice application development, this toolkit helps developers build voice applications including grammar and pronunciation for text-to-speech and voice recognition. For more information, visit www.ibm.com/software/speech/enterprise/vtoolkit.html

    IBM has announced that 25 companies will deliver development tools based on Eclipse by mid-year. Not only are commercially available tools based on Eclipse being delivered by IBM and other leading tool vendors, but more than 50 independent projects are being built on Eclipse technology, including plug-ins for WebLogic and Oracle. A number of independent Web sites have been established that feature new Eclipse plug-ins. A full list can be found at http://eclipse-plugins.2y.net/

    For the latest on WebSphere Studio, go to www.ibm.com/websphere/studio, or for more in-depth technical information, go to WebSphere Developer Domain at www.ibm.com/websphere/developer.

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