Documentum announced the availability of Documentum Web Development Kit (WDK). The new J2EE-compliant toolkit allows for rapid application development and deployment, and provides partners with the basis for quickly building new products and solutions on Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. Based on Java, WDK allows developers to work within environments that are familiar to them, thereby reducing the time, learning, and costs required to develop Web applications. WDK addresses developers’ needs by making it easier and faster to develop Web-based applications on top of Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. The toolkit includes a library of more than 50 components — reusable, pre-built objects that perform common Documentum functions — that developers can use to quickly create and deploy new Web-based applications that leverage the strength of the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. Developers will also benefit from the advanced XML capabilities of the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform and WDK. The new toolkit makes XML available to Web applications on an application server, so content management processes such as lifecycle and workflow can be applied, further extending the functionality of the traditional Web content management application. The native XML support includes the ability to chunk content, manage links and XML components, and import XML content into a Documentum repository.