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From a constrained viewpoint, the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance serves as a virtualization management solution for WebSphere application environments. In that light, I cannot tell you how many times customers ask me to delineate WebSphere CloudBurst from the other virtualization manag...
FON today released its most innovative WiFi router yet, the Fonera 2.0n. Furthermore, it announced that its international WiFi network, the world's largest, surpassed 700,000 hotspots. Besides several new features, Fonera 2.0n allows users to up and download files to their favorite Web...
Genuitec announced the availability of MyEclipse 6.5 Blue Edition; a next-generation ALM and open source-friendly IDE for WebSphere. Of note, users will be drawn to multiple technologies not currently supported by IBM's RAD, such as Maven4MyEclipse (a professional implementation of Mav...
ZSL announced its Enterprise 2.0 Computing Framework built on IBM WebSphere sMash and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). ZSL's new Enterprise 2.0 computing framework offerings will enable businesses to protect core legacy system investments while leveraging cutting-edge tools and dev...
IBM announced that businesses are taking advantage of WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to manage software applications and service oriented architecture (SOA) environments with minimal human interaction. The software increases application performance and lowers operational and energy costs...
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...
More and more companies are starting to adopt Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) - a framework for integrating business processes and supporting IT infrastructure as secure standardized components or services that can be reused and combined to address changing business priorities.
With WebSphere Application server 5.0+ you can now add Message-Driven Beans (MDBs) to your WebSphere arsenal. These beans are handy for many processes. I recently had to write a MDB using MQ Series. WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 5.0 had the same functionality built-in, but I had a...
Software complexity is ever increasing. The J2EE platform addresses application architecture complexity by providing a set of abstractions for multitiered enterprise apps. IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere software provides the developer with a rich integrated developmen...
The first thing that you said to yourself when you saw the title of this article is, Why am I reading an article about a point release? A fixpack update point release usually provides just technical fixes. Who cares?
IBM Lotus Messaging and WebSphere Portal CEO bundle combines leading messaging and portal offerings.
The new IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) v6.0 software introduces the concept of Server Profiles. Profiles can be thought of as a specific server runtime environment operating within a separate instance of the JVM.
After years of spending their IT dollars to help them cut costs, comply with Y2K requirements, and compete in a world of multiple ways to shop, retail companies are ready to re-invest in their number one channel ­ their stores.
IBM has open sourced the little Cloudscape embedded database it got when it bought Informix. IBM valued its contribution at $85 million, which was the price Informix paid when it acquired Cloudscape in September 1999. IBM is giving half-a-million lines of Derby, the current version ...
IBM has rotated a handful of its top executives, with Mike Borman becoming leader of the iSeries business and former Tivoli general manager Robert LeBlanc now replacing John Swainson as general manager of the WebSphere organization. Swainson in turn becomes Blue's top software sales ex...
Hard on the heels of the announcement by Sun's president and COO Jonathan Schwartz earlier this week that Solaris will be open-sourced comes confirmation from Sun's Java technology evangelist: 'We haven't worked out how to open-source Java - but at some point it will happen,' says popu...
IBM WebSphere Commerce software provides powerful sell-side solutions to handle the challenges encountered in customer and trading partner environments. It can implement B2C, B2B, or private exchange business models using open, industry-accepted standards. With the introduction in WebS...
Ah, the good old days of data processing - the days when Unix developers worked on Unix, Windows developers worked on Windows, and mainframe developers stuck to the big iron. In those days, each group could gather around its own water cooler and make fun of the developers working on th...
(July 8, 2002) - IBM Denmark, along with WebSphere users and consultants, established the GSE Nordic WebSphere User Group in the summer 2000. The idea was to establish a Danish user group, but very quickly the steering committee decided to expand it to a Nordic group. This would create...
In an exclusive to the WebSphere Developer's Journal News Desk, Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director, WebSphere Technical Marketing, IBM, commented on the IBM vs Microsoft debate that's been raging over the superiority of their respective platforms for creating Web services. He hold...
So what does teamwork in WebSphere Studio mean anyway? At one level it means being able to work on code within a shared environment through which your application can be executed and tested.
In Building Applications with IBM WebSphere Studio and JavaBeans, my coauthor, Steph Parkin, and I take you on a guided tour of developing applications with the WebSphere Studio Visual Editor for Java and JavaBeans. With the Visual Editor, new with WebSphere Studio Version 5, you'l...
The look and feel of a WebSphere Portal site is determined by the definition of themes and skins. This might give you the impression that themes and skins are mere window dressing and hence the domain of interaction designers and graphic designers.
WebSphere Studio Application Developer, based on the Eclipse platform, is designed with the Java developer in mind. Extreme programming mandates that Java classes be unit-level tested in an automated fashion.
One of the biggest complaints we hear about many company Web sites, from customers and employees alike, is that it's too hard to find what you need. At IBM, with 2.5 million Internet pages and more technical content than any single entity, including the Pentagon, that's no surprise. A...
Which department is not considered 'mission-critical' to your organization? To the finance department, immediate access to information is essential to projecting revenue accurately. From the sales perspective, every second takes on added importance when prospects are waiting to dow...
I work as a Java developer for an insurance company located in New York City. With the rapid-fire change of pace in technology today, it seems that there really aren't enough hours in the day to keep abreast of the changes while remaining attentive to principles of good design methodol...
Content is core to many portal implementations. Content is often what brings visitors to a portal, and up-to-date and relevant content is what keeps them coming back. Some content is retrieved programmatically. For example, a bank account balance or airline reservation information is r...
I don't know about you, but when it comes to volunteering, I usually get 'volunteered' for more than I expect. That was the case when I was nominated as president of the local WUG (WebSphere user group) here in Atlanta. I'd said I would serve in whatever capacity was needed. President ...
Picture it: you want to build a solution, so you visit the knowledge bank, only to find out that your organization has 'insufficient funds to complete this transaction'. To find out how to increase your knowledge bank balance, read on.
The rich set of new features and functionalities in WebSphere Application Server 4.0 reduces some of the complexity usually inherent with database programming, especially with distributed database programming. Before any application component attempts to retrieve data from a database i...
The quest for knowledge and the opportunity to share experiences with WebSphere is evident with the successful launch last year of Canada's first WebSphere Users Group. Established with just 30 members, the Southern Ontario WebSphere Users Group has grown by leaps and bounds to 180 mem...
At WebSphere 2001 I participated in an 'instant poll' held during a general session. The results showed that participants - ostensibly 'developers' - expected to spend more than 20% of their time on learning, research, and education in order to keep up with current IT issues and soluti...
If application servers like WebSphere are the heart of e-business, then the database is surely the lifeblood. Whether your firm is managing thousands of airline flights a day or simply exposing a library's card catalog to the Web, you must deal with database connectivity. Java develope...