IBM Application Pattern for Java
What is the IBM Application Pattern for Java?
The IBM Application Pattern for Java is a "Virtual Application Pattern" that's available as part of the IBM Cloud Offerings: IBM SmartCloud Application Services, IBM Workload Deployer, and the IBM PureApplication System.
It lets you easily move any existing Java application into a cloud-based environment and make it reusable as either a platform or a modifiable template
What's going to be in this blog?
This blog will provide information and guides for using the IBM Application Pattern for Java, along with new application templates. You can also use it to provide feedback to the development team, or request templates for applications your trying to deploy yourself!
There's a new article IBM developerWorks that provides and introduction to the IBM cloud offerings, and how to get started with the IBM Application Pattern for Java, starting with building a simple HelloWorld application and then moving on to creating deployments of Apache Tomcat and Apache JMeter.
The article also includes to video demos on YouTube:
There's an article on IBM developerWorks that provides step by step instructions for deploying the IBM® Support Assistant (ISA) v5 Beta using the IBM Application Pattern for Java:
"The Support Authority: Deploying IBM Support Assistant 5 Beta into an IBM cloud environment"
The new 5.0 version of ISA is a "server" application with a rich browser-based front end. Whilst this can still be run on a desktop using the browser locally, it has the added value of being able to be run on remote servers. This provides a number of key additional features, including:
The article shows how to build the an ISA v5 application and provides a template for download:
Along with what ISA v5 looks like when its deployed and running: