ISEs Give Developers a Helping Hand

Vendors in the Web services arena look at the integrated service environment as a new way to help developers create applications from services.

Some of the vendors in the Web services arena are looking at the integrated service environment (ISE) as a new way to help developers create applications from services.

Gartner Inc. has introduced a Gartner Magic Quadrant report on the ISE market, listing companies such as BEA Systems Inc., WebPutty Inc., Novell Inc., Bowstreet and M7 Corp. as visionaries in this new space.

Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner defines an ISE as "a suite of integrated development tools, frameworks and technologies used for building service-oriented and composite applications."

Meanwhile, San Jose, Calif.-based WebPutty last week announced the release of WebPutty Application Platform 7.0. The new version supports Microsoft Corp.s Visual Studio .Net and IBMs Rational XDE application development and life-cycle support platforms. WebPutty 7.0 is a unified development, integration and maintenance platform.

The WebPutty Application Platform consists of the WebPutty Developer Studio and the WebPutty Server. The studio is a development environment that company officials say augments integrated development environments and modeling tools and delivers automation, integration and service-oriented architecture functionality. And it enables developers to work on database, Web services and Web user interface applications.

"What makes us unique is were not just dealing with tools, but were automating and optimizing applications after theyve been deployed," said Terry Hanold, executive vice president of development at WebPutty.