WebGain and ComponentSource Partner on Enterprise JavaBean Component Development
- By Barry Zellen
- March 19, 2001
WebGain, Inc. and ComponentSource have formed a partnership to promote component
construction and usage at the enterprise level. They will integrate their technologies
to simplify Component-Based Development (CBD) using Java and enhance the supply
of off-the-shelf reusable Enterprise JavaBean components.
WebGain Studio provides an integrated application development environment
(ADE) for modeling, developing, deploying and integrating Enterprise Java applications,
and ComponentSource has assembled what it describes as the world's largest source
of commercial-grade components and related services, with its component re-use
automation technology, ComponentFind.
WebGain will integrate ComponentFind with its WebGain Studio development modules
to help developers locate off-the-shelf Java components throughout their application
development process. WebGain will become part of our ComponentSource's Component
Authoring Program which supports education efforts that include enabling Component
Authors to work with WebGain's EJB development products to facilitate the creation
of commercial-grade EJBS.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with WebGain to offer Java component
developers vastly improved technology and resources," added Sam Patterson, CEO
of ComponentSource. "Integration with our online marketplace via our SOAP-enabled
automation will provide an intuitive environment for WebGain's enhanced, modular
Java development platform."
Patterson adds, "The speed to change—this is what it's all about. The ability
to discover and find standards based, tried and tested off-the-shelf components
in whatever context you are in, means that you can focus on writing code that
truly differentiates your business and speeds up your time to market."
"A lot of companies today are revisiting the question—should I buy or should
I build?," Patterson observes. "We have seen an 800% increase in the demand
for off-the-shelf Java and EJB components over the past year. Our partnership
with WebGain will help further our efforts in boosting the supply of off-the-shelf
Java expertise, by providing our component author community a mature application
development environment for the development of Java-based components."