December 10, 2003

IBM upgrades developerWorks site

Author: Chris Preimesberger

IBM developerWorks, IBM's flagship developer portal, Wednesday launched an enhanced site featuring new resources for developers who build e-business applications around Big Blue hardware and software.

The site features a new e-business 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, said IBM vice-president Gina Poole.

The new 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 resources.

DeveloperWorks, which has 3.5 million registrants, has long been a resource for technical professionals, including developers, architects, testers, and administrators. It features a full set of technical information, tools, training, and community input for creating on-demand applications using IBM products and open standard technologies, such as Java, XML, Web services, Linux, grid computing, and more.

"Our new design is based on feedback we've received from our developer community," Poole said.

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.

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