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Anyone working in the industry is keenly aware that sales pipelines are collapsing on a wholesale basis for both large and small technology companies. It's a risky gambit and sometimes fatal, but stepping on the gas when others hit the brakes can allow a technology company to overtake ...
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...
Most software vendors include volume licensing programs in their repertoire of products and services. IBM does it, Microsoft does it - and so do others. However, volume licensing programs are not all created equal. Some are seemingly designed to tip the scales strongly in favor of the ...
An event is an asynchronous notification from an external source, such as a thread or another application. Commands from a user, a timer signaling completion of a specified time period, and the arrival of a message in a queue are examples of events. Two components that are generally in...
Because of the massive utility infrastructures that keep water, gas, and electricity flowing, consumers today can turn on a switch and enjoy the pleasure of well-lit, comfortable living spaces. It's up to Information Technology (IT) infrastructures and integration, however - not genera...
Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, talked to Daniel Yellin, director of Software Technology at IBM Research and an IBM Distinguished Engineer.
Part 1 of this article (WSDJ, Vol.1, issue 7) showed how to create and use SOAP message-based Web services in WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD). The standard behavior of such services is synchronous. Despite the provision for asynchronous operation of the message-based Web ...
In my previous article (WSDJ, Vol. 1, issue 7), I gave you a glimpse of the Web Services Object Runtime Framework (WORF), a set of tools for implementing Web services with DB2 and WebSphere. WORF is deployed on WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and uses Apache SOAP 2.2.
Web services, designed primarily for companies to leverage their business services to a global market, also has value and benefits for companies at the enterprise level. Even if you choose to postpone your company's global Web services offerings, the integration and development benefit...
In today's world it's important to capture information about the behaviors of your Web site's visitors. Users reveal some behaviors while registering and completing transactions; others are revealed when you look at what it is about your Web site that interests users.
Companies confront more challenges today than ever before. The business environment of the Internet-driven economy is more volatile, demanding, and complex. Given the events of the past year, businesses uncertain about the financial future have been reluctant to increase their workforc...