From EFY Times
"With a few clicks of a mouse, developers can download free versions of IBM middleware, IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
and IBM DB2 Universal Database Express-C, as well as access trial code,
tutorials, technical forums, emerging technologies and blogs where IBM
technical experts share their tips and expertise Russia has one of the
largest, growing developer populations in the world."
"The launch of IBM developerWorks
Russia can help developers hone their skills and stay on top of emerging
trends. The latest announcement builds on the success of IBM
developerWorks, IBM's resource for more than five million registrants
worldwide. Developers can use the new resources to build skills in
technologies such as Linux, Java and Service Oriented Architecture
(SOA), while becoming more adept in software development tools such as
IBM Rational software [including performance testing tools] and Eclipse.
recent move by IBM is part of a global initiative to help accelerate
the development and adoption of open standards-based solutions in
emerging markets, such as China, India, Russia and Brazil, as well as in
established markets worldwide.
A shift is occurring in the
marketplace, as governments and clients in emerging markets move away
from proprietary technology to open standards-based business solutions.
Draper, founder and a managing director of global venture capital firm
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, supports open standards. "Open standards tend
to encourage creativity. We believe that entrepreneurs everywhere can
better improve the world with open platforms to work from. Our
affiliates in emerging countries and all their portfolio companies will
almost certainly benefit from the adoption of open standards." "