IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express, Version 5.1.1: Simplified development, deployment, and management of dynamic Web sites

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Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZA04-0213 dated July 13, 2004.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key Prerequisites
  • At a Glance
  • Reference Information
  • Product Number
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZA04-0213 dated July 13, 2004.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    Title

    IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express, Version 5.1.1: Simplified development, deployment, and management of dynamic Web sites

    Overview

    IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express has been updated to V5.1.1 and includes major enhancements designed to make Web development faster and developers more productive. This release supports new industry standards that simplify the development of rich Web user interfaces and business logic, as well as high productivity tools for business-oriented developers who are new to Java. This release also adds platform support for PowerPC Linux.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express is a cost effective, affordable entry point to e-business, providing fast and productive development, deployment and visual management of dynamic Web sites. It features a simplified Web application server, a development environment based on IBM WebSphere Studio, and wizards and samples that can help reduce complexity and deployment costs.

    What's new

    • Build dynamic Web user interfaces with drag and drop development using standards-based JavaServer Faces (JSF) components (1)

    • Visually design and develop rich user interfaces using drag-and drop reusable components and visual Page Designer

    • Build data-driven Web pages with drag and drop development and point-and-click database connectivity

    • Write business logic and build data-driven Web applications using 4GL skills and Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) procedural language

    • Build rich client user interfaces with performance and maintenance characteristics of thin clients using JSF extensions

    • Deploy your application on the newly supported Linux PowerPC platform for Red Hat AS/EL 3.0 and United Linux 1.0 operating systems

    (1) IBM provided a preview to this technology, in Beta form, in WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5.1.1 and WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1. IBM delivered JSF support in WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5.1.2. Now IBM is delivering JSF support in WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1.1 at planned availability, with the same level of support and service as defined by the license agreement.


    Key Prerequisites

    Hardware requirements:

    For Linux on PowerPC (iSeries and pSeries platforms):

    • iSeries/pSeries models that support Linux (64-bit support only)

    • Minimum 550 MB free disk space for installation

    • Minimum 256 MB of physical memory; 512 MB recommended

    • CD-ROM drive
    Software requirements:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS and ES 3.0 Update 1 (Linux Intel)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 Update 1 (Linux Intel, iSeries/pSeries)

    • United Linux 1.0 (Linux Intel, iSeries/pSeries)

    At a Glance

    The new features in WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1.1 allow you to:

    • Accelerate the development of dynamic Web, Java, and Web services applications

    • Leverage existing skills and shorten the learning curve for Web development with drag-and-drop, UI components and point-and-click database connectivity

    • Build Java applications without having to know Java or object oriented programming concepts with EGL

    • Support PowerPC Linux

    Planned availability dates:  

    Electronic software delivery:
     
     July 16, 2004:  National language support for Multiplatforms without
                     iSeries
     
     July 30, 2004 : National language support for Multiplatforms with
                     iSeries
     
    Physical software delivery (media and documentation):
     
     August 13, 2004: National language support for Multiplatforms without
                      iSeries
    


    Reference Information

    Unless specifically stated in this announcement, details for WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1.1 can be found in Programming Announcement letter ZP03-0527 dated December 16, 2003, IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1.


    Product Number

    There are no new part numbers with this announcement

    Product Name                                        Product Number
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    IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1.1    5724-D06
     
    



    Terms and Conditions

    Support for WebSphere Application Server - Express, V5.1.1 running on Red Hat 7.x and 8.x, will continue as long as Red Hat supports these operating systems. After Red Hat ends support for Red Hat 7.x and 8.x, IBM will continue to support the product running on Red Hat 7.x and 8.x, but will not provide support for defects that are specific to Red Hat 7.x and 8.x. Customers experiencing problems with WebSphere Application Server - Express on Red Hat 7.x and 8.x should refer to the Red Hat Web site for Red Hat 7.x and 8.x at

    • http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/rhlas_errata_policy.html

    Enterprise Generation Language (EGL)

    EGL is a high-level procedural language (familiar to VisualBasic, PowerBuilder, COBOL, RPG, Informix 4GL developers) that allows developers with these skills to build JAVA applications without having to know JAVA or object oriented programming concepts.

    EGL provides the following:

    • EGL code generates Java

    • Debugger for EGL source

    • JSF UI component actions can be coded in EGL

    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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