IBM WebSphere is a powerful suite of middleware that is central to IBM's success in the software industry... but this book is not about that. WebSphere [R]Evolution is about the human story behind the development of WebSphere. It provides a rare inside look at the inner workings of IBM and the software industry that has never been shared before. It’s a story about courageous customers, dedicated business partners, the efforts of over 6,000 IBM developers, and new models of software development. It’s a story about the surprising decisions of IBM executives, marketing brilliance, and bold bets placed in a world of dynamic technology trends. But most importantly, it’s a story about the capacity of the human heart to innovate and achieve.