|Using the Zero Resource Model for database management in WebSphere sMash
The article offers details and insight into features and capabilities of the Zero Resource Model for database management on the IBM WebSphere sMash platform. This peek at agile database management describes the built-in database handling and processing capabilities of WebSphere sMash, and provides code samples that can serve as a starting point for application developers.
Also available in: Russian
|14 Mar 2012|
|Groovy logging in WebSphere sMash
Logging is a critical component in any application. Effectively managing Groovy logging in IBM WebSphere sMash can be a frustrating experience for the uninformed. This article explains how to properly establish a functional and flexible logging environment for your WebSphere sMash applications.
|10 Aug 2011|
|Innovative uses for WebSphere sMash, Part
3: Managing cloud operations using sMash-ing Assemble flows
This series of articles has focused on actual examples of where IBM WebSphere sMash was selected and used to perform innovative and valuable tasks to aid in the operations of IBM's Green Innovation Data Center (GIDC) in Southbury, CT, USA. Part 1 looked at how WebSphere sMash was used to build a flexible framework for constructing data center dashboards, and Part 2 showed how WebSphere sMash can be used to wrap external system management tools with easy to use APIs to aid in the automation of data center operations. The conclusion to this series reveals how you can leverage the WebSphere sMash Assemble flow capabilities to rapidly construct task and activity workflows that can be easily altered through editing and configuration rather than coding changes.
|10 Nov 2010|
|The Support Authority: Take the confusion (and errors) out of managing profiles for WebSphere Application Server
Using the manageprofiles command for creating and managing profiles for IBM WebSphere Application Server can be confusing and error prone. A new interactive utility lets you select specific options and settings from a list, then calls the manageprofiles command and passes it all your selected parameters. This greatly reduces the time it takes to create a new profile for WebSphere Application Server and reduces the opportunity for user errors.
|25 Aug 2010|
|Innovative uses for WebSphere sMash, Part
2: Automate enterprise operations through a cloud by wrapping management tools for external
This series of articles describes actual examples of where IBM WebSphere sMash was selected and used to perform innovative and valuable tasks to aid in the operations of IBM's Green Innovation Data Center (GIDC) in Southbury, CT, USA. Part 1 looked at how WebSphere sMash was used to build a flexible framework for constructing data center dashboards. In this second article, you will see how WebSphere sMash can be used to wrap external systems management tools with easy-to-use APIs to facilitate the automation of costly manual tasks that used to add to the overhead of running the GIDC.
|14 Jul 2010|
|Innovative uses for WebSphere sMash, Part
1: Building a flexible, practical dashboard framework
When new technologies emerge -- programming languages and models in particular -- there typically follows a period where many useful "how to" articles appear to help developers get themselves started. As time passes, the guidance works its way deeper into the more advanced concepts, but it is not often that the implementation details behind an actual application of the technology is revealed. "Hello World" examples are fine for basic lessons, but as you reach the point of wanting to build something yourself, there is nothing like a real example to help provide the inspiration for that next killer application project. This article series presents three actual examples where IBM WebSphere sMash was selected and used to perform innovative and valuable tasks. These examples are all related to the operations of IBM's Green Innovation Data Center (GIDC) in Southbury, CT, USA, which has been set up both as a client briefing center and a living lab, where some of IBM's latest energy efficient hardware, software, and operational practices are being tested and developed. In Part 1, you'll see how WebSphere sMash was used to build a flexible framework for constructing data center dashboards.
|26 May 2010|
|IBM technology in the financial markets front office, Part 1: Overview of a financial markets front office integration blueprint
This article is the first in a series that explores how IBM middleware capabilities can be integrated to address the technical requirements of the financial markets front office. The front office requirements necessitate the need for specialized software that can handle high volumes of data at extremely high speeds. This article series describes an algorithmic trading scenario that was implemented as part of an IBM Software Group incubation project. This first article provides a high-level overview of an integration blueprint that was produced within the project. This blueprint illustrates how the components in the scenario interconnect. Future articles will drill deeper into the technical details around the integration of the various products in the blueprint and how the products were used in the scenario.
|06 May 2010|
|Comment lines by Doug Phillips: The best ideas are the simple ones
When trying to design the best solution, keeping things simple is your best bet for controlling costs, saving time, and avoiding long term problems. Chances are you already know that, but it's easy to lose sight of these fundamentals when you're in the midst of a project that is slipping out of control. This article will explain the idea behind simplistic design and why its simple benefits often trump the bigger-is-better approach.
Also available in: Portuguese
|24 Jun 2009|
|Cloud computing for the enterprise: Part 2: WebSphere sMash and DB2 Express-C on the Amazon EC2 public cloud
Part 1 of this article series discussed cloud computing in general, including cloud layers and the different cloud types, along with their benefits and drawbacks, and explained why this movement is important for enterprise developers. This article looks specifically at the public cloud and how you can use the IBM WebSphere sMash and IBM DB2 Express-C Amazon Machine Images (AMI) to deliver Web applications hosted on the EC2 public cloud infrastructure.
|20 May 2009|
|Introducing the WebSphere sMash PHPCompute node in WebSphere Message Broker
The PHPCompute node is a new general-purpose programmable node in IBM WebSphere Message Broker that embeds the IBM WebSphere sMash runtime for PHP. This article shows how you can use the PHPCompute node to write PHP scripts that transform and route messages in WebSphere Message Broker. You will then be able to expand your use of the PHPCompute node to many more tasks that will help you solve problems and increase productivity.
Also available in: Korean
|08 Apr 2009|
|Integrating Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting (BIRT) into a WebSphere
sMash PHP application
IBM WebSphere sMash provides an environment for the rapid development of interactive Web applications based on popular Web technologies, such as PHP. WebSphere sMash enables you to reuse existing software assets written in Java quickly and easily from PHP scripts. The article introduces the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project, and shows how you can use BIRT to render reports in WebSphere sMash using PHP and the PHP to Java bridge.
|04 Mar 2009|
|Scaling WebSphere sMash Web 2.0 applications: Part 1: Overview of WebSphere sMash topologies
IBM WebSphere sMash is a development and execution platform that enables you to quickly and simply deliver dynamic Web 2.0 based applications. The Web itself is the epitome of a scalable, flexible system. This article is the first in a series that discusses strategies for scaling WebSphere sMash applications.
|28 Jan 2009|
|Implementing and testing server-driven content negotiation for your REST resources with WebSphere sMash
Content negotiation is a key aspect to RESTful design. Here are some techniques you can use for content negotiation and how you can implement them using IBM WebSphere sMash.
Also available in: Japanese
|21 Jan 2009|
|Get started with Project Zero, WebSphere sMash, and PHP
Project Zero provides an environment for the rapid development of interactive Web applications based on popular Web technologies such as PHP. This exercise demonstrates how easy it is to get started with Project Zero, from installing the development tools to constructing an Ajax Web 2.0 sample using PHP as the back-end scripting language. Exporting an application is covered on the way, together with examples of extending a Web 2.0 application.
|29 Sep 2008|
|Integrating Java and PHP in WebSphere sMash
The WebSphere sMash environment enables rapid development of interactive Web applications based on popular Web technologies such as PHP, and it lets you reuse existing Java assets from PHP scripts. This article introduces the Java Bridge and shows how to access Java classes from PHP.
|24 Sep 2008|
|Introducing IBM WebSphere sMash, Part 1: Build RESTful services for your Web application
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.
|02 Sep 2008|
|Combine the power of WebSphere sMash with Adobe Flex
These days, everything from getting your local weather to sharing a video with your 500 closest friends is driven by a Web 2.0 application. With more environments relying on Web 2.0, IBM has released WebSphere sMash, an application framework designed around core concepts such as agile development, simplicity, and REST-ful interfaces. While most WebSphere sMash examples have user interfaces expressed using Ajax and either plain HTML or the Dojo Toolkit, this article shows how a simple sample application can be enhanced to support a Web 2.0 user interface written in Adobe Flex. Server implementations are provided in both Groovy and PHP. This article is for intermediate developers who have experience using REST and developing with the Adobe Flex Development Kit.
|13 Aug 2008|
|Powering Google Gadgets with WebSphere sMash
IBM WebSphere sMash offers a variety of ways to share information in Web 2.0 applicatons. This article shows how you can build a Google Gadget from scratch, publish it, and power it using WebSphere sMash. Along the way, you will examine the gadget XML specification, use the WebSphere sMash flow model and feed tools, and, ultimately, deploy the gadget to a Web page.
|04 Jun 2008|