Category: WebSphere Community

AlbeesOnline: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

AlbeesOnline has posted a great article showing how difficult integration projects can be when you need to work with teams spread across an organization. A relatively straightforward project turns into a Frankenstein of text files and workarounds. It also shows the reason why projects have meetings that involve 20-30 people five times a week, you […]

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Is SOA Dead? – Webinar hosted by the WebSphere User Group

Well I sure hope not but the Global WebSphere Community is holding a one hour chat on the subject: begin a Session dates: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Starting time: 3:00 pm, GMT -05:00, Eastern Standard Time (New York) Many organizations have started down the path of SOA, only to find that reality is more challenging […]

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WebSphere Education YouTube Channel

If you like browsing YouTube and actually want to find something educational between all the pet videos, you can check out IBM’s WebSphere Education YouTube Channel. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover the next great internet meme there that will sweep the world.  Or not.

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IBM Podcast: Michael O’Connell interviews Steve Mills

I was listening to the podcast of Steve Mills being interviewed by DeveloperWorks. The nice thing about these podcasts is that they are transcribed, so you can read along. There were a few bits of information that were interesting to me. I was listening to the podcast passively, so I may have missed some even […]

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WebSphere User Group: Ask the Experts Session RIGHT NOW

In a case of the worst marketing for an event ever, I just received an email informing me that the Global WebSphere Community is holding an “Ask The Experts” event online from 10am Eastern to 10pm Eastern. You can join the conversation right now. The event is free, you just need to sign up with […]

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WebSphere Process Server Discussions

The first question kicked off about the use of BPEL for non-business relevant flows. The answer was that it’s not a good idea in the long-term vision and hard evaluation of Java or BPEL should be performed to ensure it’s the right solution. The lack of a store-and-forward capability in the product was the next […]

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Nike: Successful Online Community Drives Product Sales

My thanks go out to Twitter’s SamLawrence for pointing out what Nike is doing in the Social Community Space and the success they are having. You guys sell apparel, what does an online community have to do with that? For Nike, you are no longer just buying a sneaker. You are joining the largest global […]

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Twitter Objectives with the ‘danZrobok’ Account

I’ve now been part of the Twitter community for about two weeks so I think it’s about time that I give my impressions of the medium. Tweet Styles So far, I’ve seen a few different styles of twittering: One one extreme end are people that treat it like a blog entry. They make good use […]

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