There's a new Insight and outlook column in the New developerWorks Architecture Zone: "Why and how IBM architects became architects."
My answer is, "Start at the bottom and work your way up."
For previous columns, see Today's Influential IT Trends.[Read More]
Bobby Woolf: WebSphere SOA and JEE in Practice
From archive: November 2006 X
IBM has created a new site (sub-site?) to document problems that affect lots of products.
The site is IBM Alerts.
The first pervasive problem it tackles is Changes to Daylight Saving Time in 2007, which I discussed a month ago in Daylight Savings Time and Java. For example, select Software, then W, then WebSphere Application Server Action required, and you get the #1219396 flash alert document I pointed out back then.[Read More]
The developerWorks Architecture zone has been redesigned and expanded.
Like the other zones, this one is now organized around groups of resources:
Check it out.
You may also be interested in my wiki page on IT Architecture.[Read More]
How can I create a link between the SIBus and WMQ that is highly available?
See Creating a HA Link between WebSphere MQ and a Service Integration Bus.[Read More]
I was at WebSphere Technical Exchange last week.
Rajeev Gandhi, a member of WebSphere Customer Programs, gave a talk on Overview of SOA Feature Pack for WAS 6.1.
Besides the details of what's in the feature pack, this talk clarified a lot of what's going on in general. The details may change somewhat, but here's the gist of the story: Evolution of SCA, WAS, and WPS.
Rajeev's talk also has some details about the annotation-based Java programming model for Tuscany. It's regular Java code with annotations to hook into the SCA wrapper. There's also an effort to develop an Eclipse plug-in for an SCA editing environment, kind of WID-light.[Read More]
I'm at WebSphere Technical Exchange.
Julie King, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Sub-chair of the Software Group Architecture Board (SWG AB), gave a talk on IBM Software Strategy and Product Overview. This gives insight into what IBM Software Group's priorities are for the next couple of years.[Read More]