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IBM Debuts developerWorks Japanese

IBM Corp. this week launched developerWorks Japanese, created to support the growing requirement for developer information and resources in Asia.

IBM is billing developerWorks Japan as "the first developer portal to provide resources to Japanese developers in their own language." developerWorks Japanese will feature tips, tools, news, code and information covering Java, XML, Open Source, Unicode, Linux, Security and Web Architecture fields. IBM will eventually expand the site to include requested features, based on user feedback.

In order to create developerWorks Japanese, IBM's developerWorks team utilized IBM's technical resources, as well as scanning the Web to include other publicly available developer resources. When they found areas with little coverage, the developerWorks team, including staff writers, IBM software engineers, freelancers and developers industry wide, worked together to create technical articles and trend pieces to meet industry needs.

The site includes daily news synopses covering several areas of development, along with accompanying news discussion forums to provide developers with an opportunity to share their practices and reactions to news from the Asian-Pacific marketplace.

developerWorks Japanese was officially launched at the IBM Fair in Tokyo on March 1.