Just incase you were thinking of writing some IBM Certifications, there will be a new promotion in July called Take It Again which allows you to rewrite a failed certification test free. I have to re-write my WebSphere Integration Developer, WebSphere Process Server and DataPower certifications and am waiting for this promo to start before […]
Yes I know, I’ve been an extremely delinquent blogger in 2009. I resolve to change that this month.
Issues that I encountered while creating my DataPower to MQ Demo
As I mentioned before, I wanted to create a demo of DataPower vs the WBI Suite for the conference that I attended today. The goal was to try and show the ‘wow’ factor of DataPower and turn a product that most only know from marketing slides into something real that could insprise the attendees. I […]
Perficient Booth at the IBM WebSphere SOA Connectivity Briefing in Toronto
IBM is hosting a WebSphere SOA Connectivity Briefing in Toronto: Strategies for recovering your IT budget with IBM WebSphere MQ & SOA Connectivity Details: Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel November 25, 2008 8:00am – 12:00pm 123 Queen Street West Toronto Ontario M5H2M9 Phone: 416-947-4848 I’ll be there representing Perficient. My current plans are to get a […]
Happy Halloween – WebSphere Integration Developer Costume
Happy Halloween. Here is my WebSphere Integration Developer costume I sported two years ago. I’m a java component featuring fly over feedback and a busted attempt at a build.
I have to admit that I’ve been a very poor blogger over the last two months or so. It has more to do with a lack of day-to-day hands on with the IBM suite than a lack of topics to discuss. I’m currently back with IBM (on a contract basis) working on an IBM Software […]
WebSphere Business Modeler certification exam 992 prep, Part 1: Manage business processes
Prepare for the IBM Certification Test 992, IBM WebSphere Business
Modeler Advanced V6.1, Business Analysis and Design. This tutorial
information about the business process management industry and tool usage.
We’ll review general business process management concepts and modeling
methodologies. In addition, you’ll learn how IBM WebSphere Business Modeler
relates to the SOA life cycle. Finally, you’ll explore critical success
factors for business process modeling.
Slowing things down a bit
I’m currently in-between contracts right now, which means I don’t have my hands on a tool on a daily basis finding bugs and getting frustrated. I’m taking this time as a little break and tinkering with Linux and generally decompressing from a hectic year and a half at Perficient. Not to worry, once I’m back […]
Seven Reasons Why Corporate Blogs Suck
From the blog ‘Ben means Business‘, Ben Jones lists the 7 reasons why corporate blogs suck. I really like the first reason: Reason#1: Fear of Transparency People who read blogs expect to “know” the author, and participate in discussions with the author and other readers. They enjoy an atmosphere that is genuine and has a […]
My Contributions To The IBM External Community – The 24/7 Answer Man
I think some of my readers need a refresher course on exactly what I’m doing here and everything that I’ve contributed to the external IBM community (aka, the community that IBM does next to nothing to help thrive). I constantly post and answer questions of all levels in the two external newsgroups for WebSphere Integration […]
Reader Introductions – Who are you? What you up to? What would you like to know?
I’ve been running danZrobok.com now for about four months now and I’m curious as to who my readers are. Feel free to comment to this post as an introduction. I’m always in the market for topics to talk about in the blog or features of the IBM Suite of products that you’d like to know […]
My Next Opportunity: Oracle Fusion
As my gig here in Toronto doing WebSphere Process Server implementations comes to a close, I’m going to be moving on to a new opportunity using Oracle Fusion and Oracle BPEL. This should be very interesting as I will be able to directly compare and contrast the two integration engines from the perspective of someone […]
Passed Certification Test 284: IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V3.6.0
I re-wrote IBM DataPower Certification test 284 over the weekend and passed with a 75% when requiring a 60%. Taking the course made my life a lot easier. I still spent two hours writing and reviewing the answers but I was a lot more confident about passing when I ended the test. I did notice […]
DataPower Course WB552: Accelerate and Secure XML and Web Services with IBM DataPower SOA Appliances
This is the course that I am attending this week. This will be nice as I’ll have a hardcopy of the course contents. Also, being able to go through the content slowly over a week with hands-on usage of the datapower box will be a huge bonus. When I was trying to learn the machine […]
Attending DataPower Classroom Training Next Week
Sometimes the stars just align perfectly. I’m trying to get my DataPower Certification and IBM’s business partner relations team is offering a free course on DataPower next week in Markham. It pays to be in a city with an IBM Office. I’ll be in attendance there and hopefully sitting in the room for 5 days […]
WebSphere Integration Developer: Caught in a war with the Business Object Editor
I have a theory as to why I don’t see my mapped data objects in my result business object. I’ll give a write up once I figure out what’s going on. I was ready to point fingers all over the product stack, but it looks like (as always) the finger will end up on me, […]
When Good Editors Go Bad: Business Object Map UI
Mapping logic between two business objects or the secret plans for the next Intel Processor? Simply follow path ‘A’ from the Business Object on the left to the destination ‘B’ on the right. Pack a lunch, you may be there a while.
Canadian Holiday Monday, I’ll be back on Tuesday
It’s a Canadian holiday on Monday, so I’ll be back blogging on Tuesday. Cheers.
Concerns about IBM Premium Support
IBM provides a variety of self-help tools and other support resources to
help you maintain and troubleshoot systems that are based on WebSphere products. In
addition to these, IBM also provides three levels of Premium Support that can be
customized and added on to your Passport Advantage support agreement. This article
describes the advantages of IBM Software Premium Support and how these additional
services would impact your day-to-day operations. (IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal)
Hiatus until Tuesday
I will arrive from Las Vegas in the early monday morning red-eye, so don’t expect any updates from me today. I am still working on writing up my notes from a very good WTSC2008 session about how to be an “excellent IT Architect” amongst some other goodies from Las Vegas.
IBM Certification Tests 253, 142 & 664
I wrote three certification tests: Test 253, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment Test 142, XML 1.1 and Related Technologies Test 664, SOA Fundamentals Test 253, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment As I had mentioned before, I attended a WAS 6.1 Administration business partner course run out of the IBM Toronto Lab. I have […]
IBM Redbooks: WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Integration Developer
I was recently asked about where to find resources on WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Integration Developer in order to pass certification tests 093 and 094. I responded to basically search developerworks for articles along with IBM RedBooks. I didn’t really like responding without concrete links, so I did a little browsing of the site […]
Steve Mills Responds to My SOA Jam Idea about ESB
Well I must say I was taken aback when I saw that that my SOA Jam ESB question was responded to by Steve Mills: Steve Mills is a senior vice president and group executive, IBM Software Group. In this capacity he is responsible for directing the development, marketing, sales and support of IBM’s software portfolio. […]
Impact 2008: Free Certification Testing
If you are attending Impact 2008, don’t forget that you are allowed to write three IBM certification tests for free this week! I’m a big fan of free, so I always max out my conference allotment. If you need some suggestions for tests, check out my previous entries about my impressions having written SOA Solution […]
Impact 2008: Happy Birthday WebSphere
The marketing says that it’s WebSphere’s 10th birthday on Tuesday. To celebrate, IBM is asking for revised lyrics to the well-known Birthday song. Never being one to pass up on a free chance at bizarre creativity, I’ve shilled-out and submitted: WebSphere *IS* big blue What Can it not Do? We praise you, Dear WebSphere Ten […]
The Future of Business Process Management? – Will BPM For Food
From the IBM Innov8 game. Premonition of the future? (Both sides??) Damn, she stole my gimmick should I ever be back on the job market. I’m not sure if a panhandler should be dressed better than the people she’s begging from though. The collared shirt probably has to go.
WebSphere Adapter for FTP – Missing Information in User Guide
Sometimes you have to chuckle at the titles of PMRs. I came across this one today: “Information not included in the user guide for IBM WebSphere Adapter for FTP V6.0.2” Where they admit they forgot very minor details like the fact you have to create all the directories manually or the ftp location where inbound […]
SCA Component for Ruby with WebSphere Process Server
Go figure, I was googling for “WebSphere Process Server” and came across an AlphaWorks project: SCA Component for Ruby with IBM WebSphere Process Server. Unlike the article that ‘integrated’ the two via Web Services, this project will give you the ability to run Ruby from inside a component.
How to misrepresent your article
The developerWorks article titled “Create a Web service with Ruby on Rails for integration with WebSphere Process Server makes it sound like it’s some cool new functionality that would allow a Ruby Component inside of process server. Alas, the “Integration” between Ruby and Process Server is done via a yawn-inducing boring old web service. I’d […]
Part 1: IBM and the self-sufficient WebSphere Community – IBMs Business Case
Previously, I lamented about the lack of a non-IBM community dedicated to WebSphere. In this series, I’m going to put myself in IBM shoes and describe what I would do to encourage the formation of an external community. Before I get into that, I’d like to reflect on the benefits it would bring to IBM […]