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!
A heads-up on an upcoming book called WBI Primer from IBM press. You can get more info at Amazon here. Says Ashok Iyenger, one of the authors, "It does not contain secrets from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry or any sinister plots...it presents WPS, WID, SCA, and BPEL in plain English with lots of examples and screen shots. There is also a section on Modeler, Monitor, WESB, and WSRR to make it a true Primer."
An elaborate two week schedule is drawn, culminating in an action packed Family's Day Out and will be topped off by an evening (on Dec 16) with Celebrity Performers at Palace Grounds, Bangalore, the same venue where earlier this June, IBM's Annual Global Briefing meet was held. Addressing employess at a Townhall meeting, Sam Palmisano, IBM's Chairman and CEO announced US$6B investment in the next three years.
Further to my posting on WebSphere Technical conference being hosted here in India for the first time, yesterday the conference kicked off. There was a keynote address from Rob High, IBM's Chief Architect for SOA Foundation. The keynote was an an overview on SOA and covered some of the products fitting in the IBM's SOA Reference Architecure. Some interesting queries have come up around ESB. I'll gather some more of them and post them later. Over 77 sessions are being held over the 4 day event, with good hands-on sessions as well. Have a look at some of the event pictures of Day 1. I'll post more as I get them.
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Today, I've received a newsletter from GWC, about the fresh new look they've introduced to their website. Click here to download a presentation on the overview of the changes made. The newsletter informs that this is the first of a number of changes that they will be making over the coming months to enhance one's GWC experience.
The newsletter also informs about a voting in progress at JDJ. WebSphere has been nominated in four categories:
1. Best Java Application Server (Commercial)
2. Best Java Application Server (Free) (Apache Geronimo and WAS CE figure here)
3. Best Java Enterprise Service Bus
4. Best Java Messaging Tool
Click here to vote. Every vote counts and the deadline is Dec 31st 2006, so don't wait! And don't forget to tell your friends about it too! Get out the vote![Read More]
"I am very pleased to report to you on a superb year for your company – a year of record revenue, profit, cash flow and earnings per share. It reflects the hard work of some of the world's brightest and most innovative women and men – the IBMers I'm proud to call my colleagues", says Samuel Palmisano, IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in his opening remarks to IBM Investors.
Every year I look forward to the annual report, which gives a snapshot of our business and a high level strategy overview, though I need some help to understand the financials side of it. This week the 2007 Annual report is published and you can have a look at it here.
Yesterday, IBM and Yahoo! announced a free, downloadable Enterprise Search offering based on IBM's OmniFind technology and Yahoo!’s renowned user interface. You can download it from here. IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition, for a change, uses an open source core named Apache's Lucene. Says a developer from IBM, who worked on this edition:
"Working with Lucene was refreshing and educating at the same time. Lucene implements state-of-the-art indexing algorithms to provide very low latency, highly space-efficient text indexing. Its flexible architecture and rich programming interfaces allow to do (almost) anything with it. And the quality of the Lucene codebase is backed by a large community of passionate open-source developers".
Today I received a mail forward from one of my engineering class-mate, which I've posted to the left. Initially I was wondering if the huge box in the picture was some defense equipment. After reading through the mail, I was really surprised.
Its a hard disk in 1956!!! Just see the size of 5MB memory storage then. The mail goes further: In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive(HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data. I checked out at the archives site to make sure it is true. Ever thought how things in tech were some 50 years back? Nanotechnology will enable the design of an object on all length scales. Things changed, changed and changed. Many contributed in many ways to the evolution of Technology. We've changed from Mainframe era to client/server era and now to an On Demand era.
Whoa! The website is sooo beautiful and the logo astounded me much! Just opened the website and got struck with the beauty of it. I'm not saying the previous website style was worse - it's just that it's
fresh. I like it.
This is a great improvement both in what the website offers as well as how easy it is to update
Yep... It looks awsome. Gr8 work. :)
Yes, looks really great!
Says a committer woking on the update: "Some work is going on for a totally
refreshed L&F but it's not ready for review yet, you folks will have to wait ;-)". So Stay tunned!
Further to my posting on G 2.0 release plan, G 2.0 M3 is now available from the Geronimo community (since 03/04). This milestone release received 12 votes (called +1s in the commutnity) and no objections. Couple of new features include: