Of particular note: These products are based on Eclipse 3.2. The fact that IBM used Eclipse as the foundation for its key set of developer products speaks strongly to its commitment to the Eclipse platform. Also of interest are the comments from my colleague Simon Johnston, who's already mentioned the launch in his blog today, and noted also that thanks in part to Simon's own efforts, "IBM [now] has a single method for the development of SOA solutions, whether you buy that method for your own use or you contract with IBM services; you the customer get the value of the combined experience of IBM's product and services communities."
Across developerWorks we've published a number of new resources related to the new V7 products:
- Listen to a developerWorks interview podcast in which Rational VPs Jamie Thomas, Lee Nackman, and Scott Hebner give an overview of V7 of the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform Desktop products, talk about the evolutionary changes in IT and in business that have been the impetus for V7, and more.
- Join Grady Booch for a live chat. Grady will answer your questions about the V7 Rational tools release
- Download all of the latest V7 desktop product trials
- Read the latest Caspian-related articles on developerWorks:
- JSF and Ajax: Web 2.0 application made easy with Rational Application Developer V7
- Working with J2C Ant Scripts in Rational Application Developer V7
- What's new in IBM Rational Software Architect V7
- What's new in IBM Rational Application Developer V7
- What's new in IBM Rational Software Modeler V7
- Introduction to IBM Rational Functional Tester V7
Check out the new resources, and in particular the free V7 desktop trial software (Application Developer, Software Architect, Systems Developer, Software Modeler, Functional Tester, Manual Tester), and let us know what you think.