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LinuxPlanet: IBM's Big Plans For Eclipse-Based WebSphere Visual Studio

Apr 14, 2003, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"At the developerWorks Live! show last week, IBM officials articulated expansive plans for WebSphere Visual Studio, Big Blue's Eclipse-based crossplatform development environment. The next edition of the toolkit for Linux and Windows developers will include a new tool for autonomic or 'self-maintenance' computing, now entering beta. Over the longer term, future directions include aspect-oriented programming and semantic Web.

"Currently in version 5.0, WebSphere Visual Studio uses Eclipse, an open-source integrated development environment (IDE), as its back end. By now, a large chunk of the software industry is starting to use Eclipse in a similar way, according to Scott Hebner, director of marketing for IBM WebSphere..."

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