Category: DeveloperWorks

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 […]

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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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Rational Performance Tester provides refreshing honesty

I’ve been on a small kick about performance testing/administration and I was directed to the Rational Performance Tester. It sounds like it would be a nice tool to use to tune systems, until I read the first bullet point: I mean damn.. No code testing, no point and click wizards, no report readability, no usability […]

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IBM and Naming Conventions – Humor

IBM is a highly acronym-ized environment, so it doesn’t surprise me that sometimes things like this slip through the cracks. I was alerted by a colleague as to a new editor for Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal.. Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you the FCKEditor Now, for anyone who has ever used an […]

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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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IBM Certification Tests

Generally, I’m not a big proponent of the certification process. They tend to be too focused on the ‘book smarts’ of the products instead of probing the candidate on their knowledge of the core abilities. But last year at the WebSphere Services Technical Conference, I took advantage of the attendee benefit of writing free certification […]

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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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