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. 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.
Draft Redbook, last updated: Mon, 27 Oct 2008
– Integrated Publish/Subscribe engine and new MQI functions
– Improved JMS MQ integration and MQ Client enhancements
– Scenario with sample code
This book is divided in three parts: Part 1, “Introduction” commences with an introduction to Message Oriented Middleware and the WebSphere MQ product.
One of the biggest pain points in any IBM product are the non-sensical error messages that are generated by the products when something goes wrong. The exception itself usually doesn’t provide much of a clue as to the root cause of the issue. To proceed you either need to be an expert in reading stack […]
IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 has powerful new features and dramatic
enhancements to help you achieve heightened productivity, stronger security, tighter
integration, and simplified administration. Find out about some of the new key
features that enable this new release to provide a flexible and reliable foundation
for your service-oriented architecture.
As I wait for my next contract to start, I was given the opportunity to attend the Toronto version of the Impact Comes to You held at the IBM Toronto Lab (where I used to commute daily when employed by IBM). My goal today is to blog any interesting points or developments that occur throughout […]
In this series, learn all about IBM WebSphere sMash, a simple
environment for creating, assembling, and executing applications based on
current Web technologies. In this first article, get a
hands-on tour of the innovations that let you create, assemble, and
deploy powerful Web applications. Learn how
WebSphere sMash is community driven, and about its conventions for creating RESTful Web
services. Using a step-by-step example, you set up the environment, create a
project, build a RESTful service to expose data, test your application, and
import a sample application to consume the RESTful services.
If you like browsing YouTube and actually want to find something educational between all the pet videos, you can check out IBM’s WebSphere Education YouTube Channel. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover the next great internet meme there that will sweep the world. Or not.
I was listening to the podcast of Steve Mills being interviewed by DeveloperWorks. The nice thing about these podcasts is that they are transcribed, so you can read along. There were a few bits of information that were interesting to me. I was listening to the podcast passively, so I may have missed some even […]
Geez, I don’t know how I missed this one. ILOG is a business rules engine that can already integrate with WebSphere Process Server so this acquisition makes sense. It’s better than the one bundled with the product and used by more companies. Anyway, I’ll defer to the bloggers of the world who have more industry […]
Planning that new WebSphere Process Server v6.0 GA production deployment? I suggest you check out the End Of Service Dates published by IBM for your versions to ensure that you aren’t painting yourself into a corner before you even start. Beware clicking that last link, it’s a poorly created web page with every single IBM […]
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 […]
The following is Gartners view of the Application Infrastructure and Middleware market broken down by the big boys: Company 2007 Revenue 2007 Market Share (%) 2006 Revenue 2006 Share (%) 2006-2007 Growth (%) IBM 4,090.3 28.9 3,554.5 28.3 15.1 BEA Systems 1,323.9 9.3 1,224.7 9.8 8.1 Oracle 1,202.7 8.5 1,004.9 8.0 19.7 Sterling Commerce […]
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)
The first question kicked off about the use of BPEL for non-business relevant flows. The answer was that it’s not a good idea in the long-term vision and hard evaluation of Java or BPEL should be performed to ensure it’s the right solution. The lack of a store-and-forward capability in the product was the next […]
My thanks go out to Twitter’s SamLawrence for pointing out what Nike is doing in the Social Community Space and the success they are having. You guys sell apparel, what does an online community have to do with that? For Nike, you are no longer just buying a sneaker. You are joining the largest global […]
Previously, I talked about what steps I think IBM could take in order to foster an external WebSphere Community with the goal that one day it would become self-sufficient. In the previous posts in the series: I talked about the benefits to IBM I talked about the holding an external conference call for practitioners I […]
Previously, I talked about what steps I think IBM could take in order to foster an external WebSphere Community with the goal that one day it would become self-sufficient. In that first post, I outlined what I thought were the benefits for IBM to make it happen. In these next series of posts, I’m going […]
I’m going to use this post to record the discussion that generated during the Impact 2008 SOA Jam for my idea about “How IBM can foster an external community”. Now that Impact is over, I’d like to keep a copy of it’s point in time, and also allow any future readers to add comments. Foster […]
Over a twitter yesterday, James Governor lamented about the lack of official web 2.0 happenings a conference where we’re all talking about mash-ups, integrating communities and mass enablement. IBM’s youTube Channel has a single 1 minute video from day one, theres a twitter account created of the name “Impact2008“* which has no activity. Heck, even […]
Just quickie that Smart Enough Systems are also blogging Impact 2008 in depth. Very In depth. Like three articles already posted depth. Good job!
I’m not at Impact, so I’m a little diminished in my capacity to know who’s there, who’s blogging, what’s being talked about or exactly how many boat races Steve Mills can win in a row. Thanks to Michael Coté who is also blogging the conference and has his recap of the first few hours of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Redpaper, published: Tue, 1 Apr 2008
– Integrate IBM Tivoli Access Manager with your DataPower appliance
– Implement enterprise security and identity management
– Configure authentication and authorization using LDAP
IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances represent an important element in the holistic approach of IBM to service-oriented architecture (SOA).
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 […]
From Developerworks, a little piece of self-promotion called Writing articles for developerWorks WebSphere Everything you’d ever want to know about getting an article published on developerWorks. One caveat, the article approval process is very long. My submission for the Test Client article took around 3 months to get approval. By then, I wasn’t all that […]
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 […]
Redbook, published: Thu, 13 Mar 2008
– High availability manager and core groups
– Tuning recommendations
– Configuration best practices
As WebSphere Application Server installations grow to accommodate the growth of business processing, the question “How large can a WebSphere Application Server cell be?” is being asked more often.