Rational Software and BEA Systems recently announced a Rational Unified Process (RUP) Add-in for the BEA WebLogic Server 6.0. The RUP addin is basically an HTML tutorial built from excerpts from Rationals modelling process, BEA Weblogic Documentation and Suns J2EE blueprint combined with Rationals EJB generation tools and integration with Weblogic.
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Download the addin from BEA - Rational Alliance homempage
Lexington, Mass. and San Jose, Calif., March 27, 2001--Rational Software (Nasdaq: RATL) and BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) today announced a Rational Unified ProcessTM Add-in for the BEA WebLogic® Server 6.0, the market leading JavaTM technology-based application server for building, running, and future-proofing high-volume, mission-critical e-business applications.
BEA WebLogic Server leads the way in application server performance and reliability, and has continued to be first to market with the new Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) technologies that enable faster time to market for e-business solutions. Rational Unified Process is a best practices framework that enables enhanced software development team productivity.
The Rational Unified Process Add-in offers the industry's first comprehensive software development guidelines, examples and templates for building high-volume, mission-critical e-business applications on the award-winning BEA WebLogic Server, enabling developers to build e-business applications more rapidly on this platform. The Rational Unified Process Add-in for BEA WebLogic Server is a result of a strategic alliance between the two companies.
"Today's announcement is a significant deliverable in our strategic alliance with BEA, and we look forward to continuing to integrate our lifecycle e-development solutions across the BEA WebLogic family of products to enable users to seamlessly design, develop, test and deploy the next-generation of enterprise-scale e-business applications," said Eric Schurr, senior vice president of marketing for Rational Software.
"BEA WebLogic Server 6.0 is the market-leading Java technology-based application server, enabling users to quickly and efficiently build e-businesses," said John Kiger, director of product marketing for the BEA E-Commerce Server Division. "By integrating Rational Unified Process content with BEA WebLogic Server, we can provide developers with customized guidance and templates to fully take advantage of the functionality that our leading e-commerce software engine has to offer."
"This Rational and BEA announcement is yet further proof of the momentum behind J2EE technology as the platform of choice for new application development," said Doug Kaewert, vice president, Market Development at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Our relationship with each company is focused to enable the highest quality and fastest deployment of Java technology-based applications."
For customers currently developing software using the BEA WebLogic product family and the Rational Unified Process, the new enhancements using J2EE technology are available as a free download from Rational's Web site here, or the BEA Web site here. This extension will also be available as an Add-in with future versions of the Rational Unified Process.
About Rational Software Corporation
Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq: RATL), the e-development company, helps organizations develop and deploy software for e-business, infrastructure, and devices and embedded systems through a combination of tools, services and software engineering best practices. Rational's e-development solution helps organizations overcome the software development paradox by accelerating time to market while improving quality. Rational's integrated solution simplifies the process of acquiring, deploying and supporting a comprehensive software development platform, reducing total cost of ownership. IDC has recognized Rational as the revenue leader in multiple application development and deployment markets for four years in a row. Founded in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest software companies, had revenues of $754 million in its twelve months ended December 2000 and employs more than 4,000 people around the world. Rational is a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index®. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.bea.com.