SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced an enhanced version of the company's developer site, BEA dev2dev, has gone live. The site features blogs from prominent members of the developer community; expanded relevant technical content, WIKI webs, full content syndication (RSS) and a new design that is designed to help developers get the answers they want faster and stay better connect. BEA dev2dev is designed to provide software developers with a free interactive, engaging portal that can offer collaborative tools, newsgroups, best practices, technical content and many more features designed to help BEA developers collaborate and innovate. "With participation from developers, educators and technologists from companies, universities and organizations worldwide, dev2dev is much more than a community to network and share ideas -- it is a 'Think Tank' for innovation," said Franz Aman, vice president of Interactive Marketing for BEA Systems. "The new features we are adding can help to provide a rich library of content that is not only relevant and inspiring but can also invite conversation and debate between developers around the world." Interactive Articles, Blogs and Wiki Can Help Turn Developers into Liquid Thinkers From the new site design to more interactive features, dev2dev reflects the new branding and tagline from BEA -- "Think Liquid." Developers can share information, content and best practices with each other in a free flow environment. Different from most other software developer communities that focus on one application or OS environment, dev2dev is designed to encourage developers to create liquid assets and services that can work across heterogeneous business environments rather than code to one OS environment and limit innovation to a specific application or operating systems. The enhanced site includes new ways for developers not only to learn what their peers have to say on important topics ranging from standards to Open Source to the latest technologies from BEA and other leading enterprise software vendors but to join the conversations presented by their peers and provide their perspective, expertise and case studies. Interactive enhancements include: -- Articles: New layout for articles section includes tools that are designed to make it easier to join in the conversation and for developers to look up additional articles by the same author or search by topic. Additionally, the article discussion section includes relevant synopsis and comment information which can make it easier for readers to browse. -- Blogs: A new area for dev2dev is the ability for participants to post blogs as well as interact with a host of bloggers. Every blogger can have their own home page which lists blog entries, and the RSS subscription address. -- Full Content Syndication (RSS): The new dev2dev site is completed syndicated. Developers can sign up to receive RSS feeds of multiple content areas including articles, blogs, product and technology centers, and CodeShare project feeds. -- WIKI and Webs: Wiki functionality is available on dev2dev. This feature can give dev2dev members control over how they stay connected within the community. Members can build and host their own Wiki Websites about their own relevant topics. New Technology Centers Planned to Help Developers Stay Up To Date on Latest BEA Product and Services BEA dev2dev will include two new technology centers: AquaLogic Product Center and SIP Technology Center. Both centers will be designed to get developers on the fast track to using these new product suites from BEA and learning how the new products can help bring value to their IT efforts. AquaLogic Product Center will highlight the new BEA service infrastructure solution announced early in June 2005 to address the need for integration solutions with capabilities which can help enable the operation and lifecycle management of IT services so that they can be composed once and leveraged anywhere (COLA). Designed for enterprise IT architects and application specialists, BEA AquaLogic Product Family includes a messaging backbone and services repository, data integration platform, security framework, and configuration environment. Scheduled to debut Summer 2005, SIP Technology Center is designed to provide the latest news and product information for a common infrastructure for voice and data in the enterprise. In addition to the new product and technology centers, dev2dev includes free product trials including BEA WebLogic JRockit 5.0, the only Java Virtual Machine (JVM) with a self-adapting garbage collector that is designed to actually switch garbage collection strategies during runtime, automatically choosing the garbage collection algorithm best suited to the current running application. WebLogic JRockit JDK can provide tools, utilities, and a complete runtime environment to help developers to run applications using the Java programming language. Developers can access the WebLogic JRockit Product Center on dev2dev, which can provide continual updates in articles, tools, and strategies in using WebLogic JRockit. Furthermore, in partnership with technical publishing leader O'Reilly Media Inc., dev2dev continues to bring quality publishing services and information to the developer community. "BEA is very dedicated to the developer community and it is apparent in the time, resources and quality work put into dev2dev," said Dale Dougherty, executive vice president of O'Reilly Media, Inc. "We value the opportunity to partner with BEA to help ensure that developers can have free access to a rich and robust community of quality information as well as peer expertise." Coding Contest For Developers To Showcase Open Source-based Innovation Scheduled to begin on June 27, BEA will host a contest called "Eclipse Plug-in Coding Contest." Having recently joined the Eclipse foundation as a strategic developer and support of Eclipse as a standard for IDE development on the BEA WebLogic platform, the contest is designed to promote creativity and innovation with the Eclipse Open Source effort. Entries will be judged on creativity, relative need, ease of use and superior functionality. Prizes for the top three winners are: -- First prize: Free trip to BEAWorld (US) with an estimated value of $5,000.00 -- Second prize: Sony PSP including 2 games with an estimated value of $380.00 -- Third prize: iPod Shuffle with an estimate value of $99.00 Upon completion of the contest, developers can also incubate their entries in dev2dev CodeShare and collaborate with other Eclipse plug-in projects to further enhance and benefit the community. For more information please visit http://dev2dev.bea.com . About BEA dev2dev Since 2002, dev2dev has been an important free resource for information, networking and interactivity for software developers, educators and technologist. With a large diverse community, participants can find the information they may need to help them in their endeavors. For more information about dev2dev please visit http://dev2dev.bea.com . About BEA BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of information and services. BEA product lines -- WebLogic(R), Tuxedo(R), and the new AquaLogic(TM) family of Service Infrastructure -- help customers reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy Service-Oriented Architectures to improve business agility and efficiency. For more information please visit at www.bea.com. Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the planned AquaLogic Product Center and SIP Technology Center (the "New dev2dev Centers") and the features, benefits, completion and release of the New dev2dev Centers. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen changes in the technology, standards or marketplace for enterprise Java, integration, or SIP software which could cause delays or changes in BEA's development plans and scheduled features for the New dev2dev Centers; any slow down in the market for Java, integration or SIP software products which could cause BEA to re-evaluate its priorities in investment in supporting these technologies and delay the development, completion and release of either of the New dev2dev Centers; any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development of the New dev2dev Centers; and any software errors in the Product Innovations. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2005 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. 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