Trying to shore up support across the broad range of its development community, IBM next week at its developerWorksLive conference will roll out a raft of new server-level products, development tools, and technical support programs aimed at both enterprise and SMBs (small and midsize businesses).
Next week's conference, which this year is combined in with its Planet Tivoli show, will see the company unwrap a series of new members in its
To go along with the new autonomic engine the company will also introduce the Autonomic Toolkit aimed at third parties that allow them to tap into the autonomic engine so they can provide support for different devices to be monitored and managed from the Tivoli Enterprise Console.
For WebSphere developers, IBM will roll out Version 5 of its WebSphere SDK For Web Services, an integrated developer learning kit for creating, discovering, invoking, and testing Web services designed for the WebSphere platform. Using the product, developers can more easily create, test, and run e-business applications with rudimentary Java or Web services programming skills, company officials said.
The new product supports several Web services standards including WS-Security, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. It is can be downloaded free of charge for Linux and Windows as part of the company's Speed Start Web services program.
The company's new Speed Start Web services kit is designed to assist IT administrators and developers to create and deploy Web services based on open standards. Some of the kit's free resources include code, online education for programmers of all abilities, and a hands-on lab and lecture series.
Responding to a growing number of developers interested in building applications in XML, Java, and Linux, IBM will announce a new alphaWorks licensing program that makes it simpler for them to license emerging technologies from the alphaWorks Web site.
Over the course of 2002 alphaWorks received more than 1,200 requests from developers wanting to purchase licenses after evaluating technologies for a trial 90 day period. With this level of demand alphaWorks has built an infrastructure that can accommodate this level of interest, company officials said.