IBM Development Coalescing Around Rational
IBM has announced new programs to support adoption of a unified application development platform, known as the IBM Software Development Platform, that will revolve around the company's Rational Software division.LEXINGTON, Mass.IBM announced Wednesday new programs to support adoption of a unified application development platform. That platform, to be known as the IBM Software Development Platform, will revolve around the companys Rational Software division. IBM completed the acquisition of the application development tools vendor in February and has since been working to integrate Rationals application development capabilities with its existing application development tools, such as WebSphere Studio.
IBM plans to ramp up its developer outreach efforts with more technical briefings and conferences as well as a revamped developWorks Web site. More developer sessions have been added to the Lotusphere 2004 conference in Orlando, Fla., in January, and the developerWorks Live technical conference has been merged with the Rational user conference, which will take place in Grapevine, Texas, in July.