So for my first post, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Roland Barcia, but a lot of people call me Roly. I work for IBM Software Services for WebSphere . I am a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and Lead Web 2.0 Architect for my group. My focus is to help customers apply Web 2.0 concepts using our SWG, specifically in the WebSphere Brand. I specialize in various platforms, including the new Project Zero Platform, The Web 2.0 Feature Pack for WebSphere , the EJB 3 Feature Pack, and other areas such as WebSphere MQ or DataPower in the context of Web 2.0.
I am going to post on Web 2.0 topics related to middleware, specifically building services around REST, data access in a web 2.0 context, Ajax Patterns, and anything else related to Web 2.0 that may apply. I will talk about technologies like Project Zero and the Dojo Toolkit, and comment generally on what I see people doing in the Web 2.0 space, and try to be as objective as possible.
My latest entries can also be seen on the new Developer Works Project Zero Space.
I hope you enjoy my blog!
MobileFirst, API's, and PaaS - Field Perspective
I recently stumbled across an Ajax article on sys-con that I can relate to How Hard is AJAX Coding? . I run into issues like this all the time. This article made me think of putting together a quick list of Ajax tools I have become a custom to using.
FireFox Poster has proven to be a nice little tool for testing my HTTP Based services. Project Zero has an REST Doc tester now, and it provides some meta-data rendering based on RESTdoc. This is really cool because I can get a sample of my RESTful service.
As an IDE, I usually use Eclipse Europa but also have installed the Aptana Plug-in, Recently, RAD 7.5 has released an Open Beta based on Europa that you may want to try out.
I am interested in knowing what other tools people use out there?