WebGain and ComponentSource Partner on Enterprise JavaBean Component Development

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."