Asynchronous SCA One-Way Operations And How To Recover

From DeveloperWorks, comes the succinctly titled: <deep breath> Recovering from failed asynchronous SCA service invocations on WebSphere Process Server article Imagine this common scenario. You have a mission-critical Service Component Architecture (SCA) application running on IBM® WebSphere® Process Server. A message is sent to this application to invoke an asynchronous service, however, service invocation fails. […]

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How to emit a Common Base Event in Java

A quick tip on how to emit a CBE. I usually put this block of code into a utility java project and add it to my module’s dependency editor so I can emit events in my modules. ECSEmitter emitter = new ECSEmitter(“com/ibm/events/configuration/emitter/Default”, null); // create common base event eventCommonBaseEvent cbe = emitter.createCommonBaseEvent(null); // Work your […]

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JMS Function Selectors & Method Bindings

JMS Function Selectors and Method bindings are properties that you define inside of an SCA JMS component that answer the question “Which {component,interface} pair should a message arriving on a queue be delivered to?”. I had intended to go and write up in lay-mans terms what it all meant, but luckily (for me) I stumbled […]

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Console – Removing Auto-Focus & Output Line Limit

Cheers to David Currie for pointing out how to disable the focus grabbing ability of the console view in WID (and Eclipse). I’d just like to add that in the property page where you turn off the auto-focus, you can also either disable or greatly increase the size of the scroll back buffer. I usually […]

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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 Tivoli Composite Application Manager for SOA (ITCAM)

My background to Business Integration and SOA has come from the ‘top-down’. I was a UI developer for Message Broker’s Flow user interface. Next I was the build guy for WebSphere Application Developer Integration Edition. After that I was again a UI developer for the Integration Test Client in WebSphere Integration Developer. I moved over […]

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Getting Started with IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric V6.1

Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 11 Mar 2008

– Discover the value of composite business applications
– Model, assemble, and deploy Fabric solutions
– Learn by example with practical scenarios

WebSphere Business Services Fabric (Fabric) is a comprehensive SOA offering that is designed to extend IBM’s business process management platform to deliver flexible composite business applications.

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Project Zero – Introduction

Project Zero is: ..about agile development of the next generation of dynamic Web applications. Project Zero introduces a simple environment for creating, assembling and running applications based on popular Web technologies. The Project Zero environment includes a scripting runtime for Groovy and PHP with application programming interfaces optimized for producing REST-style services, integration mash-ups and […]

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Event Sequencing Message Locking – Resolution!

In a previous post, I discussed the DeveloperWorks Process Server Endurance article. In that article, they ran into a situation where the number of maxMessages was breached (100 by default). At my client site, we had a situation where messages in an Event Sequenced queue would remain locked forever, causing the maxMessages to be breached. […]

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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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What’s new in WebSphere Message Broker V6.1

This article introduces the major enhancements WebSphere Message Broker V6.1, and provides references to related resources, and describes technical aspects of V6.1 that are of interest to
architects, message flow designers, and developers. Readers should have some knowledge of WebSphere Message Broker concepts and features.

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