Category: Dan Zrobok

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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)

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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.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Migration Project Candidate Determination Made Easy

On a migration project, you sometimes come across a system that’s been around for a long time, does a pretty small task and hasn’t been touched in years. The question that arrises is “Should it be migrated to the new platform?” Now. You could solve this problem by phoning up stakeholders and try to find […]

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Disclaimer

You’ll notice there’s a hot new disclaimer added to the website, in the top left corner. For some reason, I just feel the need to re-iterate that this blog is Dan’s thoughts about that topics that Dan deals with on a day to day basis. They could be right, wrong, biased or a combination of […]

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Planned IBM Certification Tests

Just thought I’d outline my current thinking towards which tests I’m going to prepare to write at the WebSphere Services Technical Conference 2008: 284 – IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Firmware V3.6.0 093 – IBM WebSphere Process Server V6.0, System Administration 252/253 – IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.0/V6.1 Core Administration 664 – SOA […]

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Request for Questions & Comments

One of the benefits of having this blog is that I can see the search terms visitors are using in google to get here. Search terms include ““event sequencing” lock“, “com.ibm.wbiserver.manualrecovery api“, “fault handling websphere” etc. I actually do have more information on all those topics. It’s just a matter of being able to prioritize […]

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IBM Impact 2008 Attendance

It turns out that due to a weird twist of fate, I may be in attendance (and presenting) in Vegas for Impact 2008. Impact is: (an) annual conference on SOA and WebSphere offers unparalleled technical education about SOA and IBM thought leadership for LOBs, CIOs and practical application for users. From IT practitioners to senior […]

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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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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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