This Week On developerWorks for September 11, 2013
Ton Ngo has published an article titled "Prototype mobile applications built with IBM Worklight for IBM Watson. " This article is for architects and developers who are interested in building advanced mobile applications either in general or within the IBM Watson context. It describes the design and implementation of a sophisticated mobile application prototype for oncologists that interfaces with IBM Watson and with a hospital's back-end systems. A member of the IBM team that built the prototype explains how the team used IBM Worklight, with help from Dojo Mobile and Apache Cordova, to address the project's technical challenges.
Apache ZooKeeper is a high-performance coordination server for distributed applications. It exposes common services -- such as naming and configuration management, synchronization, and group services -- in a simple interface, relieving the user from the need to program from scratch. It comes with off-the-shelf support for implementing consensus, group management, leader election, and presence protocols. Mark Grover from Cloudera has published "ZooKeeper fundamentals, deployment, and applications" to show how to set up and deploy a ZooKeeper cluster in a simulated miniature distributed environment. You can use this step-by-step article to plan your ZooKeeper environment.
Mario E. De Armas and Joel Gauci have published updates to their three part series called "Enforcing Service Level Agreements using WebSphere DataPower" shows how common policies are governed, enforced, and monitored using IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® XI50 SOA Appliance, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, and IBM Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for SOA. This series is a must read for organizations that have service level agreement commitments with their internal and external customers.
Advanced persistent threats, the evolution of IT infrastructures, and compliance complacency can stymie security vulnerability monitoring. IBM® Security QRadar® Vulnerability Manager is a new product from IBM that is helping to redefine how IT security teams collect and use vulnerability assessment data. This member of the QRadar product family helps identify an organization's largest exposures and build a smarter remediation and mitigation action plan. By correlating scan results with the security intelligence data of QRadar SIEM, you can quickly prioritize the vulnerabilities that present the greatest potential dangers and avoid false positives or those already classified as non-threatening. developerWorks has published "An architectural view of QRadar Vulnerability Manager" to introduce the capabilities of this new product to IT security practitioners.
Rajath Ramesh and Manjunatha D have published a three part series on Using JSON in WebSphere Cast Iron. Part 1 of this article series shows how to configure JSON handling activities to invoke JSON-based REST APIs and to create your own JSON-based REST APIs. Part 2 shows how to build an orchestration that invokes JSON-based REST APIs exposed by Salesforce.com® to create an account. Part 3 shows how to design an orchestration that is exposed as a JSON-based API. This series will show you everything you need to know to get started using JSON activities in your Cast Iron orchestrations.