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!
WebSphere Cast Iron cloud integration 18.104.22.168 was released recently. This is a Mandatory fix pack to apply, you can refer to this announcement, and download the relevant form factor applicable to you.
There was a refresh to Studio build recently to address a scenario where-in there is an error when trying to publish projects having nillable fields being mapped.
Along with this 6109 release, there was a refresh of the following Type II aka CDK connectors; Force.comBulkAPI, Taleo, RightNow.
Pls note the minimum Studio version required to use these three refreshed connectors, is 22.214.171.124.
Last week, a currency update of Force.comBulkAPI connector was released and uploaded to the community repository. The latest Force.comBulkAPI connector version 1.2, now supports Salesforce.com API version 25.
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.
RAS was initially developed by the RAS consortium 2001-2003
RAS was adopted at the St. Louis OMG meetings, April 2004
The RAS FTF submitted its Final report to the OMG in March 2005
RAS FTF Final report accepted and final voting completed by OMG in June 2005
So, next thing to ponder on is the need for RAS. RAS is needed for a common representation of assets to enable the transfer, sharing, and management of software assets. RAS provides the organization and structure of information and artifacts for an asset. Lets see in a later posting, on asset management/governance provided in the form of asset repositories, which is critical in SOA implementations.
The wait is over. The much sought after Getting Started with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration is now available in draft. You can download it for free, and send any feedback in two weeks time, after which the final draft will be published. As with any other Redbook, it is rich w/ technical aspects of the product, and helps you better understand the product. 3 detailed scenarios are considered as well.
IBM Software Support Toolbar (IBMSST) v2.0 is now available. With this tool, customers now have a quick and easy way to find highly requested software support pages in just a click or two. By organizing SWG's support area content into this framework, our customer base can easily distinguish and choose where they want to go to get what they want. Allowing customizable options only strengthens our 'On Demand' commitment by letting the customer select what they want to see.
Some new features in v2.0 are:
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Last week, IBM has together with, in a joint effort with Covalent developed a JBoss to Geronimo conversion tool. This tool is used when converting applications from JBoss to Geronimo, and automatically converts the configuration file from one app server to the other. This feature is being planned to be made available as code donation. You can view here the earlier code donations made by IBM to Apache Geronimo and also the necessary IP clearance required. Just in case you are wondering how the code donation is accepted, here is an high level over-view of the process, as detailed by a PMC member.
1) The Geronimo PMC votes on whether or not to accept the donation.
2) Assuming that the donation is accepted, the Geronimo PMC must complete an IP Clearance Form --
http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/ip-clearance-template.html. Note that this form must be "executed" by an ASF
Officer or Member.
3) The completed form must be committed to the incubator svn repository.
4) The incubator web site is updated with info about the donation.
5) A note is sent to general@incubator to inform the incubator of the donation.
6) Assuming no dissent from the incubator, after a lazy consensus period of 48 hours, we can commit the code.
Continuing further on my two earlier postings on Software Assets and Asset standard, this posting introduces Rational Asset Manager (RAM), which GA'd last week. RAM can be viewed more as a development time asset repository, storing all the development related assets/artifacts. You can get more resources on RAM at developerWorks here and a good whitepaper on the Federated Metadata management and also on RAM, WSRR integration.
Here comes another presentation from marketing team, for IMPACT 2007. IBM WebSphere Technical Exchange (WTE) and IBM Transaction and Messaging (T&M) conference have been combined to become IBM IMPACT 2007, coming May 20-25 to Orlando.
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.
Its conference time for Apache in US during Nov 12 - 16. Two of my colleagues Vamsi and Shiva, in Geronimo team, who are committers are presenting some interesting stuff on security and eclipse.
They're repeating the same topics of security, eclipse at the OS Summit, Nov 26 - 30 at Hongkong. The titles being "Securing Java EE Applications in Apache Geronimo" and "Java EE 5 App Development on Geronimo 2.0 simplified using Eclipse" respectively.
There are discounts on registration fee, if registered before Oct 22. So hurry up!