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(May 17, 2002) - IBM has just launched its "Web services Demos", a collection of Web services examples built with IBM technologies on IBM developerWorks. The "Web services Demos" collection demonstrates how Web services can be used in applications. Developers are provided with complete Web services examples including code, tools, and documentation to help them build Web services projects. Each demo includes a GUI hosted on developerWorks to help users observe Web services in action; detailed documentation on the design, creation, and deployment of the Web service; and the actual source code used to implement the demo. "Web services Demos" also provide links to free trial versions of IBM tools and middleware used to build and deploy the demos. The collection will be updated frequently. The initial offerings include the following Web services demos which were built us... (more)

Dirig Software Receives $15 Million in Funding from Battery Ventures and Present Investors

(July 11, 2002) - Dirig Software, a leading developer of award-winning enterprise application performance management solutions for e-business, has received $15 million in financing, led by Battery Ventures with additional investment from original investors JMI Equity, Longworth Venture Partners, and Aprisma Management Technologies. Ollie Curme, general partner with Battery Ventures, will join the company's board of directors. The funding will allow the company to meet its growth strategy through new product development and expansion of its sales and marketing infrastructure. "We... (more)

Merant Collage Delivers Support for IBM WebSphere Application Server

(July 18, 2002) - Merant has announced support for the IBM WebSphere software platform. Merant Collage, the company's easy-to-use, affordable enterprise content management solution for application-driven Web sites, takes advantage of the scalable, reliable WebSphere Application Server to offer customers advanced control over ever-changing, dynamic content. Leveraging the strengths of the WebSphere software platform's standards-based, rich application deployment environment, Merant Collage works with the WebSphere Application Server to help enterprises address the complex require... (more)

IBM to Acquire Trigo Technologies

IBM today announced it has agreed to acquire all the shares of Trigo Technologies, Inc., a provider of product information management middleware. Trigo Technologies is a privately-held company based in Brisbane, California. Financial details were not disclosed. Trigo's product information management middleware enables companies to integrate and centrally manage comprehensive product information that is typically scattered across an enterprise and a supply chain. Trigo's middleware also links product-related information with terms of trade such as pricing and then synchronizes thi... (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)