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The IBM WebSphere family of products can be a lot of different things to different people, and - just like any family - each member has its own strengths and weaknesses. Some are fully developed and mature; others are just starting out. Each member has its own way of doing things, and of working with other family members. Some members are very cooperative and eager to work with outsiders; others stay close to home. The most important part of the family, though, is not the software itself, it's the people who design, build, customize, deploy, and administer the software. Without all of you...there would be no WebSphere. The professional life of a talented group of men and women at IBM is entirely focused on WebSphere, and literally thousands of companies have joined the family to help deploy, customize, administer, and create their own applications that run with it.... (more)

Your Software Is Only as Secure as Your Developers

As we go to press with our December issue, Microsoft has issued its 65th security bulletin of the year disclosing a security flaw of critical severity in most versions of its popular Windows operating system. Microsoft urged users of Windows 2000, Millennium, 98, and NT 4.0 to download a software patch from the company's security Web site. Microsoft's newest version, Windows XP, does not have the problem. Attackers could exploit a vulnerability in the software that underlies many database functions and take over the user's computer. In the U.S. it was recently discovered that a s... (more)

Exciting Plans Loom on the WebSphere Horizon

Eclipse and IBM's open platform are helping to shape an exciting future for WebSphere, according to the WebSphere marketing team, headed up by Scott Hebner, director of marketing for WebSphere infrastructure software. The WebSphere marketing team includes Joe Anthony, program director for WebSphere Extensions marketing; Derek Bildfell, program director for business development; Aimee Munsell, program director for WebSphere Application Server; Bernie Spang, program director for WebSphere Studio marketing; and Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director for WebSphere Technical Marketing... (more)

A Conversation with IBM's Joe Anthony

Joe Anthony talks with Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, about e-business on demand, Grid computing, and IBM's competition. WSDJ: What can you tell me about WebSphere Application Server v5? JA: Let me put the announcement in context. Application servers that originally were used as Web front ends have evolved into handling more of the core application infrastructure. Nowadays, customers need a much broader integration platform that includes things like Web services choreography and portal and commerce infrastructure. So the application server is the un... (more)

The Evolving Role of WebSphere

Development tools like WebSphere Studio, according to IBM's Scott Hebner, have changed "from being almost rogue initiatives with a lot of customers driven by a couple of departments into really being strategic investments now." And the entire usage of tools like this, and of application servers overall, has, he notes, changed. WebSphere Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Jack Martin had the opportunity recently to engage with Hebner's entire team, the team behind marketing IBM's WebSphere infrastructure software, in a wide-ranging and exclusive discussion. In this first install... (more)