October 4th, 2011
The two enterprise offerings, IBM WebSphere Application Server – Tools Edition and IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment – Tools Edition, will improve availability and ease of licensing for our enterprise developers as those WAS bundles include Rational Application Developer.
More interestingly we’re now offering what we call IBM WebSphere Application Server for Developers – Tools Edition for Eclipse. This combines the previously available no-charge WebSphere Application Server for Developers, but also provides you with Eclipse plugins that can easily be installed on top of your existing Eclipse environment. These plugins are a subset of what we ship with Rational Application Developer and provide the adapters you need to quickly deploy to WebSphere Application Server. While you can download and use these plugins at no charge we certainly also offer you the option to purchase support for these plugins.