Author: dan

Pre-review: WebSphere Business Integration Primer

Usually, there aren’t a lot of books published on specific products as the software release cycle tends to be faster than the publishing industry can keep up with and information gets out of date quickly. I was surprised when I saw that a new book about Business Integration with IBM software was released: WebSphere Business […]

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WebSphere Business Services Fabric

I noticed that my blog has started off very Process Server and Integration developer centric. I’m sure this is because I’m currently working on these products at my client (along with being a member of the development team). I just wanted to point out that I’m also conversant in WebSphere Business Services Fabric (WBSF); 6.0. […]

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My Integration Test Client DeveloperWorks Article

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my first article published to developerworks (Co-Authored with Richard Gregory). It’s about the WebSphere Integration Test Client and learning about the features that are beyond “enter data, press continue, watch module run”. Here’s a short list of the things that you’ll discover: * Testing modules: selecting one […]

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The lack of a non-IBM WebSphere Community

The one thing that always confused me about WebSphere is the lack of a single large vibrant community for practitioners. The best one that I’m aware of is the WebSphere Application Server developerWorks forum which seems to get about 20 posts a day. Twenty posts. The ones for process server and integration developer average 3-4 […]

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JDBC Adapter Export with events that comprise multiple rows

At my client, we had a unique situation occur when integrating a database and an export for the WebSphere Adapter for JDBC. In a ‘typical’ scenario, a single row is written into a staging table, an SQL trigger writes this single row into the adapter’s event table, the adapter polls, converts the data into a […]

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Whats new in WID/WPS v6.1

I stumbled across a great article on developerWorks that outlines what’s new in WPS v6.1 and a second article on whats new in WID v6.1. It’s nice to see IBM come out with a detailed article of whats changed between versions aside from the usual useless marketing banter. WebSphere ESB improvements New mediation primitives let […]

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Tip: Redeploying your modules from WID

When a resource is modified in your workspace and deployed onto your Integrated Test Environment, this could translate to one of the following actions on your server to hot-redeploy your application: Nothing Restarting the Application Redeploying the Application WID v6.0.2 is smart enough to realize most of the scenarios of when it needs to perform […]

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WebSphere Process Server Endurance

Developerworks has a fantastic article written about Endurance Testing with WebSphere Process Server. Taken from the abstract: Endurance testing is an important aspect of reliability. This article provides insight into the various problems and solutions encountered by the WebSphere Process Server Validation team as they performed an endurance run on WebSphere Process Server V6.0.2. Upon […]

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Legacy System DTDs over the wire

We have an issue today arrise when an ‘old’ system was sending us XML that included a direct DTD reference in the XML transmitted over the wire. <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?> <!DOCTYPE note SYSTEM “Note.dtd”> … Process Server was attempting to resolve the DTD is a very strange place: The Profile’s home directory: c:\wid6.0\pf\wps\Node.dtd. I attempted […]

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BOFactory: create(..) or createByElement(..) ?

The com.ibm.websphere.bo.BOFactory interface defines two methods: DataObject create(namespace, name) DataObject createByElement(namespace, name) Both methods take the same two parameters and both return DataObjects. Most of the time, create() is used and returns the DataObject as expected. Sometimes, though, you’ll find that it returns null when the namespace,name pair is correct. The reason for this peculiarity […]

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Goals

I’m a large supporter of the IBM DeveloperWorks Forums for WebSphere Integration Developer and WebSphere Process Server (including WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus). Having the wealth of experience on this platform that I have, I tend to respond to 75%-80% of the questions. Sometimes, a question appears that sparks my brain with a rant or deserves […]

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Perficient Newsletter Introduction

Perficient has a semi-annual employee newsletter and I was selected for mention in the “Get to know you” section. I figure if it’s good enough to introduce myself to my colleagues where I work, it’s good enough to introduce myself to the internet

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