Angel Diaz, Vice President, Software Standards and Cloud Labs, recaps IBM's announcement at the Pulse conference to join OpenStack, discusses IBM's participation in open cloud standards, and outlines the key points in his article, "IBM's open cloud architecture."
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Jake Stoeffler and Eric Herness published an article titled "Approaching continuous availability in WebSphere Process Server V7." This article provides background, insights, and a pragmatic set of techniques for installing application updates and product fix packs in WebSphere® Process Server V7.0 environments where continuous availability is desired.
Pietro Marella and Torsten Schlegel have published an extensive guide to managing test assets in a cloud environment. The guide is called "Using Rational Quality Manager to manage lab assets in virtual environments" and is based on a pilot project at the IBM Tivoli Lab in Rome. This guide show how to extend the IBM Rational Test Lab Manager component of IBM Rational Quality Manager to import up to date definitions of virtual images and machines that are available for use in testing fom IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager. The techniques outline in this guide can help test teams speed up their test cycles and manage complex test environments.
Rajalakshmi Srinivasaraghavan has published an article on developerWorks that explores theformat and features of the DWARF debug file structure. This standard for including source level debug information in object files is widely used by many compilers and tool chains, This article explores the details of this file format so that you can make the best use of your debugging tools and reduce the amount of time you spend tracking down bugs.
Mark Connell and Shili Yang have demonstrated how to integrate IBM Business Process Manager with an external LDAP user directory. Their work is documented in a new article they have recently published on developerWorks called "Securely integrate an LDAP user registry with IBM Business Process Manager". This article will show you how to replace the product's default security provider and instead use your enterprise directory for authentication and authorization in Business Process Manager.
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Kyle Brown discusses best practices forpatterns adoption with IBM PureApplication System. He recently published an article that outlines six important best practices to help clients be successful integrating IBM PureApplication System into their IT governance policies and data center management strategies.
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Derek Chowanec has published anew training video for IBM Security AppScan Source edition. In this video will show you how to configure the tool to scan application source code, how to use the integrated tools to build a report on its findings, and how to conduct triage on the findings. Also in this video, Tom Mulvehill shows you how to hunt down vulnerabilities in Android applications.
Matthew Hatem, Ethan Burns, and Wheeler Ruml, have published a tutorial on developerworks to show youhow to implement the most widely used heuristic search algorithm in Java. Their step by step article shows you how to improve the performance of heuristic searches by avoiding expensive garbage collection and exploiting a high-performance alternative to the Java Collections Framework. If you want to incorporate this fundamental artificial intelligence search algorithm in your applications, this tutorial will help you get started with sample code that's available for download.
Benny Halberstadt and Nancy Navarro have produced ahow to guide for using the IBM InfoSphere Business Glossary REST API to find terms, examine the term's details and contact term's the steward. Their example code show you how to develop an Android application to call the REST APIs and invoke the phone's native phone and email applications to contact the data stewards found in the Business Glossary. You'll learn a lot about the InfoSphere Business Glossary, REST programming, and Android application development all in this single article.
IBM has released anevaluation version of its latest IBM Rational Software Architectproduct. Rational Software Architect is a comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. The latest version provides comprehensive support for emerging technologies such as Business Process Modeling Notation version 2, Service Oriented Architecture, and Java Enterprise Edition version 5. Stop by the Evaluation Software area of developerWorks to download an evaluation copy of this product.
IBM has released anevaluation version of its IBM DB2 Merge Backup product for Linux, Unix, and Windows. As application databases increase in size and number, so does the amount of time required to complete backup procedures. But the IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, Unix and Windows lets database administrators perform backups without taking databases offline or disrupting applications. Database backups are completely transparent to end users. Visit the developerWorks evaluation software area to download an evaluation copy of the product.
Matt Lucas is the lead architect for the IBM Integration Bus. They've just released version 9 of the product and he's written an article to introduce people to the new features in this version. IBM Integration Bus is IBM's strategic integration product for Java, Microsoft .NET, and heterogeneous integration scenarios. It represents a significant evolution of the WebSphere Message Broker technology base, and includes new features such as policy-based workload management, business rules, and integration with Business Process Management (BPM) and Microsoft .NET. It also incorporates WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) use cases, and WebSphere ESB capabilities will be folded into IBM Integration Bus over time, with conversion tools for initial use cases built-in from day one.
You can now downloadIBM InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition from the evaluation software section of developertworks. This is a free, downloadable non-production version of BigInsights that enables new solutions that cost effectively turn large, complex volumes of data into insight by combining Apache Hadoop, (including the MapReduce framework and the Hadoop Distributed File Systems), with unique, enterprise-ready technologies and capabilities from across IBM, including Big SQL, text analytics and BigSheets.
Cheryl King has a new article on developerWorks called, "Migrating from Apache Tomcat to the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile" This article provides instructions for migrating applications and their configuration information from Apache Tomcat to the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty Profile using two utilities (one of which is new for V8.5.5) that make migrating easy and reliable.
Bhargav Perepa , IT Specialist at IBM, discusses his new article series on server-side app mobile app development. He explains how to use IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices, including those that run Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Metro operating systems.
Thejaswini Ramachandra and Pradeep Bhat, Girish Dhanakshirur have published a new article called Send SMS push notifications to your mobile app using IBM Worklight. One of the key requirements for enterprise apps is the ability to send short messages (as notifications or alerts) to mobile clients. Notifications drive user engagement and can be based on events or triggered by user behavior or by some pre-condition. IBM® Worklight® V5.0.5 provides support for sending SMS/text notifications to mobile devices in addition to smart phone push notifications. This article explains how you can set up and send SMS notifications with Worklight, using a retail banking scenario as an example. Sample mobile app source is provided to illustrate how to subscribe and receive SMS notifications.
Sherif Sakr published An introduction to InfoSphere Streams to introduce the world to the IBM's architecture and offerings that can process vast amounts of generated streaming data in real time. Find out what the product is designed to do, when it can be useful, how it works, and how it can complement InfoSphere BigInsights™ to perform highly complex analytics.
When working in an IBM AIX® environment that uses the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), you need to be able to determine the SVC volumes that represent each AIX hdisk.This article coversthe procedure to perform this manually as well as automate the process by using a script. With these skills, you will be able to better manage the storage on your SVC and AIX systems.
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IBM® Rational® Developer for AIX® and Linux® provides unified environments specialized for the development of software solutions targeted to distributed platforms utilizing technologies of C and C++ (on AIX and Linux), COBOL (on AIX), Java, Enterprise Java, Web 2.0, mobile Web, SOA, SCA, OSGi and other technologies.
Michael Hamelin introduces the new format for theX-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterlyreport. He also summarizes the ongoing trends in poisoned watering hole attacks and the emergence of point of sales attacks since 2010.
In this interview, Angel Tomala-Reyes discusses the Cloud Foundry open source project and how Codename BlueMix relates to it. He talks about the advantages BlueMix has over the base Cloud Foundry for developers, organizations, and end users. He also talks about the open beta for Codename BlueMix and some of the services that are available in the open beta.
Starting with version 16, IBM® SPSS® provides a free plug-in that enables you to run R syntax from within SPSS. The plug-in connects R to the active database. You can write results that are obtained from R into a new SPSS database for further manipulation in SPSS. Catherine Dalzell discussesher developerWorks articlethat shows readers how to use SPSS and R together.
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The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) defines the communication between a Key Lifecycle Management System (KLMS) and its clients. Some companies have been working with proprietary implementations of KMIP in different programming languages for a while, but until now, no open source solution existed. Hence, the creation of KMIP4J, an open source implementation of KMIP in Java™ code now available onwww.sourceforge.net. In this interview, one of the co-creators of KMIP4J, Michael Guster, introduces this project. Find out more about KMIP4J at thisdeveloperWorks article.
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IBM has published a new white paper on encrypting data at enterprise scale. Learn about encrypting mission critical data with confidence and reduce security risks across the enterprise and beyond. Download the white paper, "Encrypting Data With Confidence."
Learn how to model and analyze time series data to detect anomalies in cybersecurity, infrastructure management, and other domains using InfoSphere Streams and the TimeSeries toolkit. Bharath Kumar and Dattaram Rao have published ahow-to guide on developerWorksthat walks you through how to use the TimeSeries tookkit step by step. You can get started with InfoSphere Streams by downloading the Quck Start edition.
InfoSphere Streams Quick Start edition is a free, downloadable, non-production version of InfoSphere Streams, a high-performance analytics platform that allows user-developed applications to rapidly ingest, analyze, and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. With no data or time limits, InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition allows you to experiment with stream computing in your own unique environment. Build a powerful analytics platform that can handle incredibility high data throughput, up to millions of events or messages per second.
Senthil Nathan and Bugra Gedik have published "Using InfoSphere Streams with memcached and Redis" to show how to externalize the Streams application state using a Distributed Process Store (DPS). They demonstrate with two popular NoSQL key-value data stores, memcached and redis.
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InfoSphere® Streams Quick Start Edition is a free, downloadable, non-production version of InfoSphere Streams, a high-performance analytics platform that allows user-developed applications to rapidly ingest, analyze, and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. With no data or time limits, InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition allows you to experiment with stream computing in your own unique environment. Build a powerful analytics platform that can handle incredibility high data throughput, up to millions of events or messages per second.
Sanjeev Sharma discusses his new Book,DevOps For Dummies. He also discusses how DevOps relates to Continuous Delivery of software and how it benefits an organizations core line of business. He also offers some guidance on how companies can get started with DevOps.
Chris Hockings and Jenny Wong discuss the rising need for "Bring Your Own Identity" in corporate web applications as a follow on to "Bring Your Own Device." They discuss the challenges and standards that can help make Bring Your Own Identity a reality. They also discuss their how-to guide, "Enable bring-your-own-identity authentication" and their demonstration video, "Self-registration and bring-your-own-identity using "Tivoli Federated Identity Manager."
Stephanie Trunzo is the Chief Creative Officer for PointSource, which is an early adopter of theJazzHub platform. In this interview, she talks about how her company's usage of JazzHub goes way beyond the development phases of a project to encompass every interaction with its clients. You canregister for an account on JazzHuband start hosting your projects immediately.
IBM's X-Force research team has released theIBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Reportto summarize their latest IT security findings. Michael Hamelin is a security architect on the X-Force team and in this interview he discusses some of highlight trends in the report. He discusses the "what's old is new" trends, the new type of "reputation stealing" attacks, and the latest technology based attacks on mobile platforms. In the first six months of 2013, the X-Force team researched 4100 new vulnerabilities, investigated 900 million web pages, created 27 million new entries in its web filter database, and managed 180 million malware signatures. You can download theIBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Reportfor free and read all the details of their findings.
Ton Ngo has published an article titled "Prototype mobile applications built with IBM Worklight for IBM Watson. " This article is for architects and developers who are interested in building advanced mobile applications either in general or within the IBM Watson context. It describes the design and implementation of a sophisticated mobile application prototype for oncologists that interfaces with IBM Watson and with a hospital's back-end systems. A member of the IBM team that built the prototype explains how the team used IBM Worklight, with help from Dojo Mobile and Apache Cordova, to address the project's technical challenges.
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Apache ZooKeeper is a high-performance coordination server for distributed applications. It exposes common services -- such as naming and configuration management, synchronization, and group services -- in a simple interface, relieving the user from the need to program from scratch. It comes with off-the-shelf support for implementing consensus, group management, leader election, and presence protocols. Mark Grover from Cloudera has published "ZooKeeper fundamentals, deployment, and applications" to show how to set up and deploy a ZooKeeper cluster in a simulated miniature distributed environment. You can use this step-by-step article to plan your ZooKeeper environment.
Mario E. De Armas and Joel Gauci have published updates to their three part series called "Enforcing Service Level Agreements using WebSphere DataPower" shows how common policies are governed, enforced, and monitored using IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® XI50 SOA Appliance, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, and IBM Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for SOA. This series is a must read for organizations that have service level agreement commitments with their internal and external customers.
Advanced persistent threats, the evolution of IT infrastructures, and compliance complacency can stymie security vulnerability monitoring. IBM® Security QRadar® Vulnerability Manager is a new product from IBM that is helping to redefine how IT security teams collect and use vulnerability assessment data. This member of the QRadar product family helps identify an organization's largest exposures and build a smarter remediation and mitigation action plan. By correlating scan results with the security intelligence data of QRadar SIEM, you can quickly prioritize the vulnerabilities that present the greatest potential dangers and avoid false positives or those already classified as non-threatening. developerWorks has published "An architectural view of QRadar Vulnerability Manager" to introduce the capabilities of this new product to IT security practitioners.
Rajath Ramesh and Manjunatha D have published a three part series onUsing JSON in WebSphere Cast Iron. Part 1 of this article series shows how to configure JSON handling activities to invoke JSON-based REST APIs and to create your own JSON-based REST APIs. Part 2 shows how to build an orchestration that invokes JSON-based REST APIs exposed by Salesforce.com® to create an account. Part 3 shows how to design an orchestration that is exposed as a JSON-based API. This series will show you everything you need to know to get started using JSON activities in your Cast Iron orchestrations.