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Jack and Pat Martin, editors of WebSphere Developer's Journal, recently sat down with Don Ferguson, "the Father of WebSphere," to talk about its history and his view of WebSphere's future. Editor's note: We would like to make a special note that Don is very modest about this "Father" title and, as a matter of fact, avoids claiming this title because so many people have provided leadership and insights. Next month, the interview continues when Don Ferguson discusses how business partners will collaborate in the future using WebSphere and some of the deficiencies in WSDL that need to be standardized to make the dream come true. WSDJ: What was the genesis of WebSphere? DF: What is now WebSphere started as Component Broker about 6 years ago. I had been leading a research team, working with IBM Hursley, that was proposing and prototyping a CORBA/OO transaction server cal... (more)

Solutions, Not Technology, Drive WebSphere Products

Customer involvement at all stages of product development, including early access for independent solution vendors, is crucial to IBM's strategy for managing the WebSphere Application Server development process, 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,... (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 Look at the Future

Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, talked to Daniel Yellin, director of Software Technology at IBM Research and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. WSDJ: What's your long-term view of where WebSphere is and where it's going? DAN: Integration, optimization, and simplification. We're in the midst of a real change in the way people program. Early on, programmers were mostly concerned about functionality in their programs and data management. Today, in contrast, much of programming is about integration - integration of Internet front ends with legacy application... (more)