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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