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InfoWorld: XML to play bigger role in development

Mar 20, 1999, 12:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Vizard)

"IBM plans to deliver during the next 12 months an Extensible Markup Language (XML) toolkit within its WebSphere Studio application development environment."

"XML offers a way for IBM to open middleware services to developers versed in HTML, rather than Java programming or the intricacies of low-level APIs..."

"Opening access to IBM middleware services via XML promises to speed up and bring down the cost of development projects..."

"Marshall also noted similar XML tools initiatives from Bluestone Software, which is shipping products, as well as from Microsoft, which recently signaled plans to make its tools XML-enabled."

"XML is going to be huge, and this is just the first generation of tools. [The XML toolkit for WebSphere] is a practical way of expanding the pool of developers targeting the WebSphere server, but IBM is not the only one working on this. There is a lot of competition,"

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