InfoWorld: XML to play bigger role in development

“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 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

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