IBM creates Lotus Developer Domain

IBM is consolidating two Lotus software technical resources for developers into a new Web site, the Lotus Developer Domain, launched Tuesday.

The new Lotus Developer Domain replaces Notes.net and the Lotus Developer Network. The main goal of the change is to bring together in one place content previously scattered across several sites, said Jeanette Horan, IBM's vice president of worldwide development and support for Lotus software.

"Previously, if you wanted a beta of Domino, you'd go to one place; if you wanted a beta download of Sametime, you'd go to a different place. This is bringing everything together under one umbrella, so it's much easier for our users to find information," she said.

The change is part of an overall IBM software group initiative to create a common look-and-feel across its developer sites, in anticipation of the company's upcoming DeveloperWorks Live conferences in San Francisco, Horan said.

The Lotus Developer Domain includes all the content from the old sites, along with new features such as enhanced discussion forums for each Lotus product and Product Pages, a site section organizing technical resources on Lotus software by product line.

The Lotus Developer Domain, which went live over the weekend, can be accessed at http://www.lotus.com/ldd and through the IBM developerWorks Web site at http://www.ibm.com/developerWorks/.

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