a quality WBI plugin and get a free WBI t-shirt!
WBI is being made available on alphaWorks
so that people can download it and develop their own WBI
plugins. As people take to the idea of
intermediary programming on the web, we hope that they will
want to share what they've done with others.
Many at IBM
almaden Research Center have contributed to
WBI over the years.
The WBI Developer Community is being established to:
We are also encouraging members of the WBI developer
community to take an active role in defining the community,
both in terms of its goals and organizational structure.
- Promote the concept of intermediaries
Intermediaries are a new way to think about programming
web applications. We are setting up the WBI developers
mailing list (coming soon) to help foster discussion among WBI programmers.
We will post information there on upcoming WBI community events,
including a one-day WBI programming workshop.
- Stimulate the creation and sharing of WBI plugins
The WBI Developer Community web site is a place where we'll
make available the plugins and links that developers
To get this ball rolling, if you
submit a quality plugin,
and grant IBM non-exclusive rights to it (meaning we
can incorporate it in future WBI releases), for a limited time
we'll send you a WBI t-shirt (limit one per developer).
- Evolve a standard API for generalized intermediaries
We request that developers send us
comments and suggest improvements to the WBI DK API. We are
especially interested in suggestions that improve
ease of use and enhance key capabilities.
- Report bugs, fixes and enhancements
Developers can send us
information that may be of value to the WBI developer community.