Technology advances brought standard Java application servers to the scene, at about the same time that Domino hit its stride. Today, increasingly, Notes/Domino and WebSphere are working together in organizations.
For many Domino developers, familiarity with WebSphere is becoming essential. That requires knowing J2EE, XML, Portal, Studio and a host of other adaptations. Once that's all squared away, it's time to get everything collaborating.
Sounds daunting -- but WebSphere is catching on. As SearchDomino.com has reported, WebSphere is being deployed in financial institutions, hospitals, colleges and even in school districts. Soon it will gravitate to the wireless environment, where it will provide the right information to the right users in the right format as soon as it's needed.
This SearchDomino.com guide explains the ins and outs of WebSphere, provides tips for using middleware and alerts developers and administrators to the latest advances in WebSphere technology. It also includes news on IBM's recent acquisition of Gluecode Software, whose J2EE application server is expected to fill out the low end of the WebSphere line, and IBM's 10-year renewal of its Java license with Sun.