IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal

Issue 17.4: October 9, 2014


In this issue

Pick any item in this issue of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal and you're going to learn how to do something. This tutorial-heavy issue offers instructions for integrating IBM PureApplication System with Microsoft Active Directory, enabling push notifications in native mobile applications (Android and iOS), and, in a Tech Journal first, we introduce a new recurring video feature called Faster forward that brings you how-to demos of strategic products and technologies. The first two installments are included here: the beginning of an end-to-end guide for getting started with IBM API Management.

Your required reading begins below...

Featured articles

  • Journal
                                    Article

    Integration of OS authentication with Microsoft Active Directory on IBM PureApplication System

    by Hendrik van Run and Jonathan Deberdt
    When implementing IBM PureApplication System, integrating with an external LDAP subsystem is recommended. Many clients have an additional requirement for the OS to integrate with an external LDAP, which is not provided out-of-the-box. Integrating virtual machines running on PureApplication System with a corporate Microsoft Active Directory, for example, is useful, as it brings consistency across the IT infrastructure. This tutorial describes how to automate the integration of OS security on PureApplication System with an Active Directory service, enabling you to greatly simplify how you manage large sets of VMs on PureApplication System.

  • Journal
                                    Article

    Improved overload protection and workload prioritization for WebSphere Application Server

    by Samantha Callich-Fortner
    In IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, Intelligent Management features automatically protect against server overload, and the autonomic request flow manager (ARFM) lets you preferentially throttle traffic to ensure mission-critical applications continue to be served in a resource constrained environment. An enhancement in V8.5.5.3 called node-based ARFM now enables a faster reaction to high CPU and heap usage, and better differentiation for higher priority workloads. This article describes the CPU overload protection and concurrent request limit enhancements provided by node-based ARFM, and explains how to configure node-based ARFM and verify the health of the systems and the prioritization of the workloads.

  • Journal
                                    Article

    Start pushing: Enable push notification subscriptions in your native iOS mobile applications

    by Vladimir Kislicins
    Push notifications with IBM Worklight Foundation is a very powerful feature that makes it possible to reach client devices from a single common server code, regardless of the vendor services. It also makes the entire process of communicating with users and devices completely transparent to the developer. The purpose of this tutorial is to enable you to get up and running with Worklight push notifications as quickly as possible, as well as take the concept a step further with suggestions for ways it could be used in more complex and realistic scenarios. Yes, there are other articles and tutorials out there that address this subject, but most of them don't describe the full picture. This tutorial combines several important topics such as Worklight CLI, Worklight push notifications, and Worklight adapter authentication, all used in tandem with a multi-view client application, bringing together most of the pieces that are needed for a real push scenario. This tutorial describes a Worklight push notification scenario for an iOS native mobile application.

  • Journal
                                    Article

    Start pushing: Enable push notification subscriptions in your native Android mobile applications

    by Vladimir Kislicins
    Not to leave anyone out, here is the Android version of the above tutorial.

Faster forward

  • Journal
                                    Article

    IBM API Management end-to-end, Part 1: Introducing a four-part video demo series

    by Soloman Barghouthi
    APIs are a big deal right now. They are part of a culture shift that involves mobile applications and cloud computing, the de facto nucleus of the new device-based computer age. The concept of application programming interfaces is definitely not new, but the way they are being developed, used, shared, and propagated definitely is. IBM API Management is a software product that exists for the purpose of API exposure and discovery, to aid in the creation, export, import, and management of APIs and their lifecycle. In this inaugural contribution to our new recurring video column, Soloman Barghouthi steps you through an overview of the IBM API Management V3.0 solution, covering the cloud management console, the API management portal, and more. This will be the first of four video demos. (Duration 22:03)

  • Journal
                                    Article

    IBM API Management end-to-end, Part 2: Bringing APIs to the people

    by Soloman Barghouthi
    Part 2 of this video demo series shows how to create a RESTful API, and how to test it from IBM API Management in preparation for exposing it to the public. (Duration 16:19)

More columns

  • + ExpandComment lines

    Comment lines editorials feature a diverse roster of subject matter experts discussing a wide array of topics, whether it's something related to the use of IBM products, emerging technologies, industry trends, or something else that WebSphere software users need to know.

  • + ExpandConquering complexity

    Each installment of Conquering complexity addresses a common issue related to security that can be resolved or simplified using IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances and other IBM technologies.

  • + ExpandFaster forward

    Faster forward is a recurring series of instructional videos enabling viewers to watch, listen, learn -- and then go do.

  • + ExpandInnovations within reach

    Innovations within reach features new information and discussions on topics related to emerging technologies, from both developer and practitioner standpoints, plus behind-the-scenes looks at leading edge IBM WebSphere products.

  • + ExpandMission: Messaging

    The WebSphere Contrarian answers questions, provides guidance, and otherwise discusses fundamental topics related to the use of WebSphere products, often dispensing field-proven advice that contradicts prevailing wisdom.

  • + ExpandThe Support Authority

    The Support Authority discusses resources, tools, and other elements of IBM Technical Support that are available for WebSphere products, plus techniques and new ideas that can further enhance your IBM support experience.

  • + ExpandThe WebSphere Contrarian

    The WebSphere Contrarian answers questions, provides guidance, and otherwise discusses fundamental topics related to the use of WebSphere products, often dispensing field-proven advice that contradicts prevailing wisdom.