is part of Professional services group of IBM/Kenexa, based out of IBM Visakha Hills Lab in Visakhapatnam. He was earlier part of WebSphere development at IBM India Software Labs in Bangalore. Prior to this, he was a consultant at WebSphere BPM Practice. He is a Certified SOA Solution Designer(2007), Certified SOA Associate, co-author of WebSphere InterChange Server Migration Scenarios redbook. He is Member, Board of Studies, Dept of CSE, College of Engineering, Andhra University. He blogs here and tweets, sharing his Social Experience, as the scroll of Life unrolls in the Eternal Enterprise!
One of the most sought after technical conference, WebSphere Technical conference is happening in India for the second time, this time from July 21-24 in Bangalore. You can check out the details at the exclusive site built for the event. (Some sections of the site are still under development).
Expect tons and loads of WebSphere and SOA gyan during these 4 days
IBM announced a new set of online resources and roadmaps to prepare students for jobs of the future. Six new offerings will be available on the IBM Academic Initiative, providing students no-charge access to a host of tutorials, forums, games and other resources. The resources will cover topics such as database technology, Web 2.0, and enterprise systems - hot areas in 21st century computing. You can click here to reach the landing page, which will guide you to the respective offerings.
Few communities in Facebook which could be of interest:
Last week was really a great week for Indian sports and for me as well :-).
Reason for Indian sports being that India winning her first gold in this year's Olympics at Beijing. And for me, landing in USA! Last I visited (alone) Bay area was in late 2004 for a redbook and this time with my wife, for an assignment in WebSphere consulting. After spending last several days on paperwork, finally settling down and re-setting my body clock, I could get time to blog! I'd be blogging more often now than earlier and look forward to the new experience.
On Aug 21, 1 PM EST, developerWorks is bringing out a live chat on What's new in WebSphere BPM product suite 6.1.2. The experts are a Chief Architect, a Lead Architect and a DE from IBM. You can check here to participate. A must attend for those focused on WebSphere BPM.
A very useful tool from IBM, called SOMA ME, which help practioners on SOA engagements/projects, to create many artifacts like Service Model using SOMA. You can find an article on it at the IBM's System journal site here. Not to mention a famous quote: "A workman is known by his tools."
IBM's 2008 Annual report is out now. As you might have heard earlier in our 4Q, 2008 earnings call, 2008 has a set of records for IBM: record revenue, record pre-tax earnings, record earnings per share, record free cash flow. Says IBM Chairman, Sam, In the last two decades, we have seen our planet become smaller and “flatter.” In the next two, we will see it become smarter. Very true! Check out below, to view the themes around which IBM is offering smart solutions, many of which are underway. Smart Planet, Think IBM!
From Vegas, to Japan and now to India. The very successful Smart SOA event aka IMPACT, in its third avatar in India on May 21. Check out the one day event agenda here. Sandy (@sandy_carter) delivering one of the Key notes on Smart Work.
Couple of days back, I got a query from my customer on how to re-configure BPC in WPS (v6.1.2). The reason to do is at the time of profile creation the embedded derby database was used for the BPEDB. As its not a scalable DB, we had to point to another DB, Oracle in this case. Though this won't be a regular scenario, thought it would be helpful to point the same here. Even this might be useful when there is a change in DB vendor in your location and want to migrate to a new DB. Here are the steps:
First you need to stop and undeploy all your business process and human task applications.
Then run this nice bpeunconfig.jacl under (WPS_install_dir)\ProcessChoreographer\config. More on the same in WPS infocenter.
After successful running of the script (which undeploys the BPC related apps and resources), re-start the server and BPC is now available for new/fresh configuration.
Today morning, I received this note from one of my colleague. Very good one!
At 10 minutes to seven on a dark cool evening in Mexico City in 1968 John Stephen Akwari of Tanzania painfully hobbled into the Olympic Stadium -- the last man to finish the marathon .The winner had already been crowned, and the victory ceremony was long finished. So the stadium was almost empty as Akwari --alone, his leg bloody and bandaged--struggled to circle the track to the finish line.
The respected journalist Bud Greenspan watched from a distance. Then, intrigued, Bud walked over to Akwari and asked why he had continued the grueling struggle to the finish line.
The young man from Tanzania answered softly, "My country did not send me 9,000 miles to start the race. They sent me 9,000 miles to finish the race".
Attitude should be commitment to finish a task through to the end.
A very handy whitepaper on WPS 6.2 cluster configuration w/ Oracle as the backend. It gives all the steps right from OS setup to the final deployment environment creation along with screenshots. All the described steps were verified during a test on real systems in the IBM Böblingen test lab based on the following general available software versions:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
WebSphere Process Server v6.2 (including Business Space)
the flagship IBM WebSphere event is in full swing in LV this week. All
days seeing some great new announcements/offerings/sessions. This time
there is Social Impact, a media
aggregator to get all the of blogging/twitter about this event into one page.