Meet the experts: What's new in WebSphere Application Server V7

On October 16th, 2008, WebSphere experts Tom Alcott, Ajay Apte, Tim deBoer, Jim Knutson, Bill O'Donnell, Kevin Sutter, and Greg Truty moderated an online chat about WebSphere Application Server V7.

Tom Alcott (alcott@us.ibm.com), Consulting IT Specialist, IBM

Author photoTom Alcott is a Consulting IT Specialist with IBM U.S. He has been a member of the Worldwide WebSphere Technical Sales Support team since its inception. His background includes application design and development on both mainframe-based and distributed systems. He has written and presented extensively on WebSphere runtime and security issues.


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Ajay Apte (ajayapte@us.ibm.com), Senior Software Engineer, IBM

Author photoAjay Apte is a senior engineer working in the WebSphere Application Server development organization in Austin, Texas. As lead architect for WebSphere systems management, Ajay focuses on the evolution of management capabilities for the WebSphere Application Server product.



Tim deBoer (deboer@ca.ibm.com), Release Architect, IBM

Author photoTim deBoer is the Release Architect for Rational Application Developer. He is also a PMC member and project lead on the Eclipse Web Tools Platform and works out of the IBM Toronto Lab, Canada.



Jim Knutson, Software Architect, IBM

Jim KnutsonJim Knutson is the J2EE Architect for WebSphere. He is responsible for IBM's participation in J2EE-related specifications and his involvement goes back to before there was a J2EE. Jim is also involved in programming model evolution to support SOA and Web services.



Bill O'Donnell, Lead WebSphere Security Architect, IBM

Author photoBill O'Donnell is the Lead WebSphere Security Architect working in the WebSphere product development organization. He is responsible for the security architecture for WebSphere Application Server. Bill has has over 25 years experience in large scale mainframe and distributed system with a unique focus on development architecture and infrastructure architecture. Bill specializes in end to end infrastructure and application security. He has published a number of Redbooks and is the author of the Secrets of SOA. Bill is a co-sponsor of the WebSphere Application Server security web site.



Kevin Sutter, Senior Software Engineer, IBM

Author photoKevin Sutter is a Senior Software Engineer in the WebSphere Application Server development group at the IBM Rochester Lab in Minnesota. He is currently leading the Java Persistence API implementation for WebSphere.



Greg Truty (gtruty@us.ibm.com), Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM

Author photoGreg Truty is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and a WebSphere Web Services Architect. Most recently, Greg helped lead the team that developed the WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Feature Pack for Web Services.



17 October 2008 (First published 30 September 2008)

On October 16th, 2008, WebSphere experts Tom Alcott, Ajay Apte, Tim deBoer, Jim Knutson, Bill O'Donnell, Kevin Sutter, and Greg Truty moderated an online chat about WebSphere Application Server V7. This new version of WebSphere Application Server builds upon the powerful and stable core of previous releases with several new features and enhancements. In addition to support for the latest standards and programming models, V7 contains key improvements in the areas of systems management, installation, and security. This chat covered topics such as multiple security domains, Java EE 5 and Rational® Application Developer, Web services, and more. To learn more about V7, see the What's new in WebSphere Application Server V7 article.

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