Buell Duncan, general manager of IBM Developer Relations, said the Linux platform is growing at 34 percent a year and with IBM offering systems that run across Intel, IBM RISC systems and mainframes, "that creates a lot of places where Linux can land." In his keynote address Thursday, Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM Software, said, "developers go where the money is. They go where the opportunities are, and IBMs success in the marketplace is equally important" to driving new developers to the IBM platform.IBM also announced new autonomic, or self-healing, capabilities for its technology. The company announced the Tivoli Autonomic Monitoring Engine, which can automatically detect resource outages and potential problems before they impact system performance. The product is targeted at enterprise customers and ISVs. The systems giant also announced a new developerWorks Toolbox subscription, where developers who subscribe get a 50 percent savings on IBM middleware and tools, Duncan said. Latest Developer News:
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Mills said that the developerWorks initiative has grown to be one of the most successful initiatives for IBM. "We became a popular provider of information around Java, Linux and Web services, so we are a natural magnet" for developers, he said. And the IBM-sponsored Eclipse open-source Java-based application development platform "has been an extraordinary point of attraction to help grow the number of developers focusing on IBM."