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[wtp-dev] We're Newsworthy! - Java Feature ? Bringing Together Eclipse, WTP, Struts, and Hibernate


Check out this JDJ article! WTP is now being mentioned  in the same breath as Eclipse, Struts, and Hibernate. This indicates that we're getting name recognition. This is a great endorsement for the work of the WTP dev team!

Arthur Ryman,
IBM Software Group, Rational Division

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  • Web 2.0 'Goes Mainstream' (Jeremy Geelan)
  • Interesting Times in the Java Enterprise (Rick Hightower)
  • Java Development Managers Stress the Need to Improve Software Quality (Nigel Cheshire)
  • Java Feature — Bringing Together Eclipse,WTP, Struts, and Hibernate (Boris Minkin)
  • Java Cover Story — Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex 2 and Java (Yakov Fain, Victor Rasputnis, & Anatole Tartakovsky)
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  • Blended Development (Roger Strukhoff)
  • Using Virtual Sockets to Fix Software Broken by Firewalls (Ron Sigal & Tom Elrod)
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  • Whatifitis: 'To Dwell in the Future and Forget About Today' (Joe Winchester)
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