Genuitec Provides No-Risk Option to RAD for WebSphere DevelopersCompany Eases WSAD Migration Woes With Robust, Customized Workbench

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Genuitec, LLC, the leading provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the immediate availability of "MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition," a toolsuite tailored specifically for IBM WebSphere users. This first milestone release is available for free trial download and use through April 1, 2008.

Genuitec, LLC, the leading provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the immediate availability of "MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition," a toolsuite tailored specifically for IBM WebSphere users. This first milestone release is available for free trial download and use through April 1, 2008.

MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition provides users with all the features of MyEclipse Workbench Professional Edition, but also includes advanced customized tooling and capabilities for the IBM WebSphere application server.IBM recently announced the end of the WebSphere Application Developer (WSAD) product lifecycle.

Consequently, this requires WebSphere developers to migrate to IBM's Rational Application Developer (RAD) tooling to take advantage of WebSphere's advanced Web Services capabilities and other features.

MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition provides WebSphere users with a low cost alternative to RAD, allowing them to avoid an expensive and laborious toolset change. MyEclipse Blue Edition utilizes IBM's Web Services, and it does not nullify existing support contracts.Moreover, MyEclipse Blue Edition gives developers the flexibility of using either toolset - as they see fit.

Developers can utilize MyEclipse Blue Edition in conjunction with, or as an alternate to, RAD. "The MyEclipse Blue Edition toolset is something our customers requested," said Wayne Parrott, vice president of product development for Genuitec. "We meet our customers where they are. They needed new and more lightweight tools with the latest technologies, but without risk to their pocketbooks or support agreements. We delivered that."

Milestone releases of MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition are free to the public, with an impending general availability release slated for late March. "Genuitec will continue to develop toolsets to support IBM server lines," said Genuitec CEO Maher Masri. "We foresee MyEclipse Blue Edition growing alongside customer demand and in step with IBM technologies to ensure there is a viable, lightweight option for WebSphere development."

MyEclipse 6.1 Blue Edition is backwards compatible with WebSphere 5.x and 6.0, and will continue to evolve as part of the WebSphere ecosystem. Free trials of the initial milestone will last through April 1, 2008, with annual subscriptions available at a cost of $149 beginning with the GA release.

As with all MyEclipse products, free trials and paid subscriptions are fully supported by Genuitec's world-class online support team.About GenuitecGenuitec, LLC, is an Eclipse-based company offering innovative Java and J2EE development tools. Genuitec offers training and expert consulting and development services for the Eclipse SDK and Rich Client Platforms.

An original sponsor of Eclipse Plug-in Central, Genuitec joined the Eclipse Foundation early in 2003 and currently has an employee serving as an elected member of the board of directors, actively participating in the strategy development and direction of the organization. Genuitec LLC was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas.

Genuitec, MyEclipse and MyEclipse Blue are trademarks of Genuitec, LLC. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and should be treated as such. JRE, Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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