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Web Developer News: IBM Debuts developerWorks Japanese

By Scott Clark, Web Developer News

IBM Corp. this week launched developerWorks Japanese, created to
support the growing requirement for developer information and
resources in Asia.

IBM is billing developerWorks Japan as “the first developer
portal to provide resources to Japanese developers in their own
language.” developerWorks Japanese will feature tips, tools,
news, code and information covering Java, XML, Open Source,
Unicode, Linux, Security and Web Architecture fields.
IBM will
eventually expand the site to include requested features, based on
user feedback.

In order to create developerWorks Japanese, IBM’s developerWorks
team utilized IBM’s technical resources, as well as scanning the
Web to include other publicly available developer resources. When
they found areas with little coverage, the developerWorks team,
including staff writers, IBM software engineers, freelancers and
developers industry wide, worked together to create technical
articles and trend pieces to meet industry needs.

The site includes daily news synopses covering several areas of
development, along with accompanying news discussion forums to
provide developers with an opportunity to share their practices and
reactions to news from the Asian-Pacific marketplace.

developerWorks
Japanese
was officially launched at the IBM Fair in Tokyo on
March 1.