The road to platform success is paved with strategic development technologies. IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. are responding to that reality with Java environments that are not merely competitive but actually set a fast pace for the Visual Studio update that Microsoft Corp. wont ship until late this summer.
IBMs Rational Web Developer 6.0 speeds construction of data-driven storefronts; Suns Java Studio Enterprise 7 features innovative aids for team efforts and excellent interaction among visual and text-based tools.
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