I couldn't resist posting this announcement, even though I'm on vacation this week and with limited net availability.
The EJB3 Feature Pack alpha release contains a preliminary implementation of the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (EJB3) specification.
EJB 3.0 introduces major simplifications and ease-of-development improvements to the EJB programming model and the persistence model. These changes are designed specifically to reduce the complexity of EJB programming, through adherence to the following principles:
Plain Old Java Object (POJO)-based development for both Business Logic and Persistence
No dependencies on external framework interfaces (for example javax.ejb.)
Allows unit test outside the app server
Highly leverage defaults -- Only need specify an item if you do not want the default
Highly leverage J2SE 1.5 annotations -- Annotations may be used stand-alone or in combination with XML descriptors
Persistent data objects matching the persistence domain model -- Full support for inheritance and polymorphism
The EJB3 Feature Pack alpha does not provide a full implementation of EJB3 yet. However, there is enough implemented to build basic applications that drive business logic and persistence. The Getting Started Guide (available from the "Library" tab, from below's code download link) describes current limitations and scenarios that should be possible with this release.
Please click here
to download the code. Download, enjoy, and please post your feedback at this forum
The following 30 new TIPs are now available from Cast Iron community repository. All of these have Salesforce.com as one endpoint and the other endpoint being a generic endpoint like HTTP, Webservice, IBM WebSphere MQ, IBM WebSphere MB using the following commonly used objects of Account, Contact, Product in integrations. Keep watching this space for more to come soon.
1 T0261-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere MQ - Account Sync
2 T0262-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere MQ - Contact Sync
3 T0263-IBM TIP for WebSphere MQ to salesforce.com - Account Sync
4 T0264-IBM TIP for WebSphere MQ to salesforce.com - Contact Sync
5 T0265-IBM TIP for WebSphere MQ to salesforce.com - Product Sync
6 T2066-IBM TIP for HTTP to salesforce.com - Account Sync
7 T0267-IBM TIP for HTTP to salesforce.com - Contact Sync
8 T0268-IBM TIP for HTTP to salesforce.com - Product Sync
9 T0269-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to HTTP - Account Sync
10 T0270-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to HTTP - Contact Sync
11 T0271-IBM TIP for Web Services to salesforce.com - Account Sync
12 T0272-IBM TIP for Web Services to salesforce.com - Contact Sync
13 T0273-IBM TIP for Web Services to salesforce.com - Product Sync
14 T0274-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to Web Services - Account Sync
15 T0275-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to Web Services - Contact Sync
16 T0276-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere Message Broker - Account Sync using MQ
17 T0277-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere Message Broker - Contact Sync using MQ
18 T0278-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Account Sync using MQ
19 T0279-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Contact Sync using MQ
20 T0280-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Product Sync using MQ
21 T0281-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Account Sync using HTTP
22 T0282-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Contact Sync using HTTP
23 T0283-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Product Sync using HTTP
24 T0284-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere Message Broker - Account Sync using HTTP
25 T0285-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere Message Broker - Contact Sync using HTTP
26 T0286-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Account Sync using web service
27 T0287-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Contact Sync using web service
28 T0288-IBM TIP for WebSphere Message Broker to salesforce.com - Product Sync using web service
29 T0289-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere Message Broker - Account Sync using web service
30 T0290-IBM TIP for salesforce.com to WebSphere Message Broker - Contact Sync using web service
WebSphere Cast Iron cloud integration 22.214.171.124 was released recently. This is a Mandatory fix pack to apply, you can refer to this announcement
, and download the relevant form factor applicable to you.
- There was a refresh to Studio build recently to address a scenario where-in there is an error when trying to publish projects having nillable fields being mapped.
- Along with this 6109 release, there was a refresh of the following Type II aka CDK connectors; Force.comBulkAPI, Taleo, RightNow.
Pls note the minimum Studio version required to use these three refreshed connectors, is 126.96.36.199.
- Last week, a currency update of Force.comBulkAPI connector was released and uploaded to the community repository. The latest Force.comBulkAPI connector version 1.2, now supports Salesforce.com API version 25.
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- The new Web API allows rapid creation of new APIs from existing business assets or cloud services through configuration.
- You can attract more partners and innovative application developers, both internally and externally.
- The web API services provide capabilities for web API assembly, securing and scaling web APIs, analytics for business operations, and a developer portal to socialize the APIs.
You can try out a 90day free trial here http://webapi.castiron.com.
Came across these two articles on WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration. The Monitoring one is quite useful, as it talks about some best practices while creating orchestrations for integration.
Refer to this Social flyer for this years IMPACT in LV from April 29 to May 4.
In WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration, there are two types of connectors. They are primarily differentiated due to their internal implementation. They are:
- Type I (aka Java) connectors like Salesforce.com, Domino, Siebel, SAP.
- Type II (aka CDK) connectors like Force.comBulkAPI, SugarCRM, Taleo.
The difference between them being that the Type I connectors are built in Java, while the Type II connectors are built using a framework & the activities being implemented as a set of orchestrations. I plan to blog in detail later about this framework. As the list of Type II connectors is small, let me list them :-), you can assume the other connectors are Type I
Type II connectors, as of now, December 2011.
Type II connectors are not available out of the box, they need to be downloaded from a repository. This repository is same as the TIPs repository. You'd need a community credential to login and download. If you don't have one, you can register here
and pretty soon, you'd get your id created. So once you received your community id, in Studio preferences, go to Session Login and enter this URL: https://ciapps.castiron.com/SSO
, under Server Name group. You can also save your community credentials, under Login information grouping. Then, click on Login, at the lower right corner, in Status view of Studio. Once you're authenticated, click on Solutions->Plugin connectors, which will open up a window of Available and Installed (Type II) connectors. You can then, select the connector you want to use and click Install. Once the installation is done (wont take more than few minutes), you can view this connector listed, under New endpoints.
This way, a Type II connector is installed and is available to use within Studio.
On Friday, Dec 16th, WebSphere Cast Iron Fix pack 3 was released. This fix pack, brings about a lot of improvements and is very much recommended to migrate to. You can refer to the announcement doc here
and click on the downloads link to grab your form-factor's image.
A good reference article
on the latest generation of appliances from WebSphere Datapower, of which 9005 is leveraged by WebSphere Cast Iron XH40 v6.1.x
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration
188.8.131.52 is now eGA. In addition to a new upgrade of physical appliance hardware, a new offering of WebSphere Cast Iron Express is now available. You can check out the new express offering here
. Express offering supports the following endpoints: FTP/SFDC/Oracle/MySQL/DB2. You can try out a free 60day trial. You can click
here for a mandatory fix pack details for your form factor.
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration 184.108.40.206 is now available for download. It was released on 4/19 w/ upgrades to physical appliance, hypervisor edition and studio. You can refer to this announcement
on how to get the fix from fix central pertaining to your form factor.
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After the May's announcement of IBM taking over Cast Iron
, IBM is introducing WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH35 V5.1 and is now available from July 29th 2010. You can read the enhancements over here
. As you can notice, Cast Iron OmniConnect provides a single robust solution, designed from the ground up to deliver everything needed for cloud or SaaS to on-premise application integration. A 14 page Redguide
on the OmniConnect is already out.
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