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IBM releases new version of IBM Rational Rapid Developer

  • 06 November, 2003 13:54

<p>Provides legacy integration through a visual, services-oriented architecture and support for IBM WebSphere Portal to increase developer productivity</p>
<p>6 November 2003, Sydney - IBM today announced a new version of IBM Rational Rapid Developer - an architected rapid application development (ARAD) environment that enables a broader set of non-J2EE savvy developers to more quickly and easily build portals.</p>
<p>IBM Rational Rapid Developer, v2003 release 2, with its visual, model-driven approach, now offers RAD portlet design, construction and deployment to the IBM WebSphere Portal. IBM Rational Rapid Developer also introduces a new visual, services-oriented approach to the discovery and use of legacy assets via Java Connector Architecture (JCA) - a Java platform-based standard architecture for connecting to heterogeneous information sources.</p>
<p>Through its visual modelling and automated code construction capabilities, IBM Rational Rapid Developer makes it easier for software developers to build high-quality, enterprise-class J2EE business applications and portals.</p>
<p>IBM WebSphere Portal allows customers easy access and integration of disparate applications, business processes and data while collaborating with colleagues via a single Web-based environment and sign-on.</p>
Australian pricing will be available from 17 November 2003.</p>
<p>About Rational software from IBM
Rational software from IBM helps organizations create business value by improving their software development capability. The Rational software development platform integrates software engineering best practices, tools, and services. With it, organizations thrive in an on demand world by being more responsive, resilient, and focused. Rational's standards-based, cross-platform solution helps software development teams create and extend business applications, embedded systems and software products. Ninety-eight of the Fortune 100 rely on Rational tools to build better software, faster. Additional information is available at <http:> and <http:>, the monthly e-zine for the Rational community.</http:></http:></p>

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