"IBM today announced a new family of WebSphere
application development tools that deliver the industry's broadest
support for J2EE, Web services, XML, HTML, rich media, site design,
voice, wireless and embedded devices.
IBM's new WebSphere Studio tools are the first commercially
available tools built on open source software, code-named Eclipse,
which is being donated by IBM to a new community of software tool
vendors. Developers working on WebSphere Studio and other
Eclipse-based tools use a common, easy-to-use interface that
provides a consistent "look and feel," regardless of vendor, which
cuts training costs for customers.
This unified interface and easy integration encourages
team-oriented programming and developer collaboration among people
with different skills,
such as programmers, Web content developers, business analysts,
database administrators, wireless and voice application developers,
and graphic artists. It also enables developers to customize their
environment and mix-and-match tools of their choice."