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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SOA Jam: Foster an External Practitioners Community

I’ve posted my idea for an External Practitioners Community to the Impact 2008 SOA Jam. It can be viewed here (if you sign up) For those of you not inclined to participate, I’ve included the text below: What would implementing this idea accomplish? Currently, if I am a non-IBM practitioner on the WebSphere stack, I […]

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IBM SOA Jam for Impact 2008

For Impact 2008: The SOA Jam is a 72-hour online discussion hosted at IMPACT 2008. Join your colleagues at IMPACT and worldwide in sharing your insights between 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT on April 7-10, 2008. Don’t miss this opportunity to provide IBM with your input and help influence SOA success. Sign in to […]

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Venting some WebSphere Integration Developer Steam

In the blog Albees Online, Albin Joseph expresses his frustration that he’s stuck using the buggiest IDE in the World (WebSphere Integration Developer). I’m going to include my thoughts below: Most of the times the server wouldn’t change the status to started even if the server is actually started Agreed. There’s something wrong with the […]

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The VETO SOA Pattern

I’ve never been much of a patterns guy. I kind of always have the ability to apply common sense to a system and turn up something that is straight forward and makes sense. Periodically I get asked about what set of patterns I used to decide how a system should behave. To answer this question […]

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SCA, BPEL, Websphere Adapter for JDBC and Transactionality

Consider the following module: We have a Web Service Export connecting to a BPEL process which invokes the WebSphere Adapter for JDBC. The BPEL process has two invocations to insert two rows into the database. I have a business requirement that either both rows get inserted or no rows. Now in the success case, when […]

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Developing integration solutions with WebSphere Process Server relationships

The Relationship Service in IBM WebSphere Process Server is an infrastructure service that is well integrated with other transformation components. It includes a comprehensive administrative interface that you can use to easily implement complex integration scenarios without custom development of cross-referencing logic mixed in with your business logic. This article introduces the capabilities of the WebSphere Process Server Relationship Service, including those new in V6.1, and explains when and how to use these capabilities. (IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal)

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