"BEA Systems Inc. came out swinging on Friday after a week of
taking hits from competitors claiming their technology is better
for BEA customers than BEA's own.
"BEA defended its position in the Java application server
market, saying the company has come under fire because the
competition knows it has to come after the sector leader...
"Bob Sutor, IBM's director of WebSphere infrastructure software,
said IBM is extending the capabilities of IBM WebSphere Studio to
now allow BEA WebLogic developers to 'use WebSphere Studio to
develop, test and deploy out to WebLogic. And we think this is
going to be very attractive to developers. The tools BEA has are
proprietary to BEA and are not open, nor do they support Eclipse.'
Eclipse is the open-source, Java-based application development
platform sponsored by IBM..."
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