Channel Insider content and product recommendations are editorially independent. We may make money when you click on links to our partners. Learn More. Inc. announced Wednesday a new offering that extends its sforce hosted application development environment to IBM’s WebSphere application server.

The new hosted service offering, dubbed the sforce Toolkit for IBM WebSphere, allows developers to use IBM’s WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Studio Application Developer to build extensions to that integrate customer data stored at with other applications in the customer’s environment.

sforce has worked in a similar fashion with BEA Systems Inc.’s WebLogic application server and development tools from Sun Microsystems Inc., Borland Inc. and Microsoft Corp. since its inception last summer.

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