WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD)
The WSAD product has emerged in the last two years as IBM's flagship integrated development environment (IDE) platform for J2EE application development. From a simple stand-alone Java program to a multi-tiered, distributed, team-oriented, enterprise class application, WSAD provides the tools necessary to build, test, and deploy almost any conceivable J2EE application. In what follows, we will refer to the most recent WSAD version at the time of this edition, WSAD V5.0.
WSAD and Eclipse
IBM took an interesting and, in our view, bold step during the early development of the WSAD product line. The core of the WSAD IDE platform was released as an open-source software project, called Eclipse (www.eclipse.org ...