I just finished up the contract for a new book by IBM Press called "Application Architecture for WebSphere". Not sure if we will stick with this title, but you get the point. The focus is going to be on providing enterprise and application architects with a detailed guidebook for making framework and design decisions for their WebSphere applications, including WebSphere Portal. I hope to provide simple, common sense recommendations for designing and adhering to a layered architecture approach for WebSphere applications.
In my work I see lots of organizations and project teams that struggle with defining a proper architecture for their project, and then they continue to have problems as these architect and framework decisions are changed, or ignored altogether during a project. In many cases this results in a chaotic situation, where applications collide, or don’t work correctly at all. For portal this is especially important where multiple teams are working within a shared environment, some of these decisions are even more important to avoid application collisions within the production environment.
In addition to providing hands-on architects with decisions guidance and examples which can be used in defining their own architecture, this book will provide less technical decision makers, such as project managers, sponsors, and executives, why application architecture, development standards, architectural decisions and governance are so important.
Of couse this means blog postings are going to be scarce over the next few months as I focus on this other work. If any IBM'ers are interested in taking over some of the blog or offering their own posting send me a note and we'll talk.
New Book in the Works
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