One of the ETTK technologies is Policy Management for Autonomic Computing (PMAC). I realize that the term "autonomic computing" sometimes conjures up images of advanced self-regulating, self-healing systems. While self-regulating and self-healing solutions are part of autonomic computing, it encompasses much more, including very practical approaches to automating the management of IT infrastructure and applications. PMAC helps you manage resources based on the policies you want to enforce. It can be applied to help an application deal with situations with which it is presented or to kick-off the appropriate management process at the right time. I recommend you check out how PMAC can take over the difficult parts of policy-based decisions and let you concentrate on the real work of your applications.
The team that wrote PMAC is very interested in evolving the technology to address your needs. I invite you to experiment with this technology and post comments here with information on which subcomponent or combination of subcomponents you found useful in your application. I would like to also hear how you would suggest the PMAC team could make embedding these subcomponents easier. That includes any tooling suggestions you might have.
You can find PMAC at its IBM alphaWorks technology page.
Joel Farrell[Read More]
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It seems that in a lot of ways, technologists themselves are also becoming more multi-dimensional over time. The label 'Jack of All Trades' is more the norm than the exception, I think, because people pick up such a myriad of skills. It would be interesting to learn how many different 'roles' a typical IDE for Laszlo user plays.
I wonder how many Flash programmers use IDE for Laszlo? Perhaps they are looking for an easier way to quickly create a rich client interface? But those hard-won Flash skills are not lost, since it is still possible to embed certain SWF files into a Laszlo application.
Another interesting role is that of an application server user. Laszlo applications can be deployed onto machines with a Laszlo Presentation Server (LPS). How many people are building data-driven Laszlo applications, perhaps using XML and a bit of server-side code?
How many roles do you play? Hit the 'Comments' link to post a reply. We'd love to hear from you.
Jim Hsu[Read More]
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Foremost, I would like to thank the developerWorks and alphaWorks team for giving us the opportunity to christen this blog.
Members of the IBM Emerging technologies team will give their thoughts about the Emerging Technology Tookit (ETTK) packages. I like to hear how developers are using the alphaWorks ETTK technologies in their environment and receive suggestions on how to make these ETTK technologies better.
John Feller[Read More]