WebSphere 4

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-10-01 Print this article Print

.0 Advanced Edition"> WebSphere 4.0 Advanced Edition

IBMs WebSphere 4.0 Advanced Edition provides a solid framework for building Java-based Web applications. IBM also provides a large set of add-on products for WebSphere for quick deployment of storefront, mobile computing or voice-driven applications.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // WebSpheres support for the complete J2EE 1.2 standard lets developers move code between Java projects more easily.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Java 2 Connector Architecture support means costs for back-end integration will drop, especially for those using enterprise resource planning applications.

Supports J2EE 1.2 standard; detailed, full-featured administration, management and performance monitoring tools; Web services and SOAP support.

Lags in adopting new Java technologies; less flexible load balancing and fail-over support than competitors, including WebLogic, offer.

IBM, Armonk, N.Y.; (800) 426-4968; www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel