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(May 28, 2002) - New reports by leading analyst firms show IBM's WebSphere has advanced its market momentum in Internet infrastructure software. In the report "IBM Closes Gap in 2001 Application Server Market," Gartner Dataquest said IBM WebSphere license revenue grew 71 percent, compared with 23 percent for IBM's closest competitor and 20 percent for the overall market. IBM was reported to have gained nine marketshare points, versus one for BEA. Gartner Dataquest figures also show IBM as the clear leader in the broader, $2 billion Application Platform Suite market, which includes application servers and other infrastructure technologies that are becoming increasingly important to businesses, such as integration brokers, portals, and wireless. Another leading analyst firm, AMR Research, recently predicted that IBM will take the marketshare lead this year. And as was ... (more)

Compuware to Support IBM zAAP

Compuware Corporation today announced its intention to provide Compuware STROBE support for IBM's zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), planned to be available on the IBM eServer z990 and zSeries 890 servers. Compuware STROBE will provide application performance analysis for Java applications utilizing the new IBM zAAP execution environment on the zSeries platform. Compuware STROBE helps IT organizations deliver efficient and responsive z/OS and S/390 applications that perform optimally throughout the life cycle. In recognition of the business needs of its customers, Compuwa... (more)

12 Best Practices for J2EE Developers Named

Kyle Brown and Keys Botzum, from IBM Software Services for WebSphere, together with Ruth Willenborg, Senior Manager, IBM WebSphere Performance, set out to come up with the list of what they consider to be the Top Twelve Best Practices for anyone involved in J2EE application development. For the full details of each one, see their paper on the subject. WJ News Desk bring you here the overall summary list though, which reads as follows: Always use MVC. Apply automated unit tests and test harnesses at every layer. Develop to the specifications, not the application server. Plan for using ... (more)

New WebSphere Products Help Speed Implementation, Streamline Processes

IBM has announced new software to help enterprises in multiple industries integrate core business processes that are essential to increasing revenue, reducing costs and improving productivity. WebSphere Business Integration for industries builds on WebSphere's open standards and Web services-based middleware platform. Designed initially for the automotive, electronics, insurance, retail/distribution, and telecommunications industries, the software addresses unique business process integration requirements with solutions that help customers to: Streamline and improve B2B transacti... (more)

IBM Delivers Eclipse-based Integrated Software Tools for its Entire Middleware Portfolio

(June 19, 2002) - IBM's newest software tools, built on the Eclipse open source platform, support IBM's entire portfolio of middleware. As a result, software programmers can now use a single, integrated set of tools to reduce development costs and increase productivity. The new tools work with IBM's software for deploying, securing, integrating and managing e-business data and applications, including Web services. Specifically, the tools support WebSphere, Lotus Domino, CrossWorlds, DB2, Tivoli, MQ, and IBM eServer iSeries. The tools extend the WebSphere Studio family of applicati... (more)