August 14, 2001

IBM helps developers create new Linux applications

Author: JT Smith

August 14, 2001, San Francisco, Solutions, the IBM Technical Developers Conference...IBM today announced a free software kit that will help developers create new applications for the explosive Linux market. With the number of Linux-based applications growing over 40 percent this year, this evaluation kit will help drive new applications for a variety of industries, including finance, retail, and education.

According to Evans Data Corp., more than 40 percent of developers surveyed are likely to write Linux-based applications in 2001.

In an effort to support the Linux development community, IBM has created the Software Evaluation Kit for Linux, which contains the company's industry leading middleware. The CD is a compilation of IBM software on the Linux and Windows platforms that allows developers to preview the offerings and develop applications for them at no charge.

With IBM's industry-leading Linux-enabled software portfolio, developers can build static and dynamic Web pages and Web services, manage information, and establish groupware and collaborative team environments. Developer's can use Visual Age for Java for Linux or download WebSphere Studio for Windows as their development platform. They can use WebSphere Application Server and DB2 Universal Database to get a Web application up and running quickly, while using Lotus Domino to enhance collaboration across a corporation. The software provides developers the first Web Services implementation on Linux to support J2EE, XML, SOAP, UDDI and WSDL.

Developers can use the Kit to create applications on either Windows or Linux for deployment on a Linux server environment. To receive a free Software Evaluation Kit for Linux, please visit the following Web sites: and

IBM's Software Evaluation Kit for Linux includes:

IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition V4.0 for Linux
IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition V7.2 for Linux
Lotus Domino Server Release 5.0.7a for Linux
IBM MQSeries V5.2 for Linux
VisualAge for Java, Professional Edition Version 4
Web Services tools
Java and XML tools
e-business documentation and roadmaps

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