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Just in time for the upcoming Webinar with The BonTon Stores, where we talk about the challenges in operating complex WebSphere environments, we had another set of prospects running their applications on WebSphere. Francis Cordon, a colleague of mine, shares some of the screenshots res...
It seems that cloud computing conversations are slowly beginning to march up the stack. Much of the initial focus in the space has been on cloud-based infrastructures such as servers, storage, networks, etc. To some degree, cloud-based approaches to this layer of IT are becoming more o...
So you can run your app in a data center – does this make your app cloud aware? I guess so but it certainly doesn’t take advantage of elastic resources. And chances are, that ‘cloud aware’ app you’ve got running in your private, public, or hybrid cloud doesn’t have a pricing model ...
In life, occasionally it is refreshing to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. In the context of cloud computing, it is imperative that you do this quite often. While it is easy to be focused and locked into a particular segment of the cloud, as I often do with PaaS, users ...
Frankly I’ve grown weary of the debates over the security of cloud computing. It’s not that I don’t appreciate that there are technical hurdles in front of us, but we have reached a point that a security vulnerability in a single offering, whether that offering is in the public or priv...
This blog offers an overview of the capabilities of the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance. It touches on the three main components of the cloud lifecycle as supported by this offering.
Can afford to take just one day off, get out of your cubicle and see what other people up to these days? Is J2EE still in favor? What's this ESB is about? Have you even heard of using Flex as a Web front end of your Java applications? Do not miss an event in NYC this Monday, that is cr...
This four-part article series examines Java class loading to help application developers understand and debug problems they may encounter. In Part 2, authors Lakshmi Shankar and Simon Burns from the IBM Hursley Labs tackle some exceptions that, while fairly simple, often puzzle novice ...
The class loading component is fundamental to the Java virtual machine. Though developers generally have a good grasp of the basics of class loading, when a problem occurs, they may have a hard time diagnosing and determining a solution. In this four-part article series, we discuss the...