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eWeek: BEA Defends Its Turf

Apr 08, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"BEA Systems Inc. came out swinging on Friday after a week of taking hits from competitors claiming their technology is better for BEA customers than BEA's own.

"BEA defended its position in the Java application server market, saying the company has come under fire because the competition knows it has to come after the sector leader...

"Bob Sutor, IBM's director of WebSphere infrastructure software, said IBM is extending the capabilities of IBM WebSphere Studio to now allow BEA WebLogic developers to 'use WebSphere Studio to develop, test and deploy out to WebLogic. And we think this is going to be very attractive to developers. The tools BEA has are proprietary to BEA and are not open, nor do they support Eclipse.' Eclipse is the open-source, Java-based application development platform sponsored by IBM..."

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