Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally
Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.
Alasdair Nottingham discusses the WebSphere Liberty profile and how it and the full profile make use of the OSGI subsystem spec and Enterprise OSGi.
IBM WebSphere OSGi Applications Lead Architect, Graham Charters, talks to Charles Humble about OSGi, exploring its use and relevance within WebSphere, how useful it is for Java EE developers, and how OSGi and Jigsaw can co-exist. The interview also touches on issues around OSGi and governance, and the impact of modularity on development and operations teams.
Jerry Cuomo discusses IBM’s vision on public, private and hybrid cloud computing, detailing on their plans for a PaaS offering built around WebSphere, DB2 and MQ, and the need for standardization in the cloud. Cuomo addresses especially the hybrid cloud, portability between private and public, and how to be avoided vendor lock-in.
In this interview, Elizabeth Woodward talks about overcoming the collaboration problems that arise in distributed team development. She also discusses using Scrum in distributed teams. As co-author of "A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum," Woodward focuses on establishing good, fundamental practices – as she says good practices are paramount for teams and tooling comes second.
Billy Newport talks to InfoQ about the need for higher level abstraction to do parallel programming with multi-core systems effectively. The interview explores some approaches taken with MapReduce products such as Cascading and Pig for a Hadoop cluster, explores the limitations of the actor model and message passing, and touches on IBM's WebSphere eXtreme Scale (ObjectGrid) product.
In this interview, Jerry Cuomo talks about Virtualization and Cloud Computing and what IBM is doing with WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to help virtualize middleware and application stack. He also explains the progression of virtualization using virtual servers, collection of servers, and virtual clusters. Jerry mentions that next release of WebSphere Version 7 will have a virtual appliance option.
In this interview, Billy Newport talks about different types of virtualization, eXtreme Transaction Processing (XTP) and how WebSphere products like Virtual Enterprise (formerly XD) support virtualization. He discusses hardware, hypervisor, JVM, application and data virtualization.
IBM Fellow and WebSphere CTO Jerry Cuomo talks about REST and Project Zero, IBM's new Groovy & PHP based RESTful app mashup / scripting / dev tool.
InfoQ recently sat down with Peter Kriens of the OSGi Alliance to learn more about OSGi. Kriens discussed OSGi's origins in the mobile space, it's integration with Eclipse, the current integration work with Spring, and the future R5 specification. He also discussed the ongoing debate over OSGi and JSR 277, and gave his perspective on what an ideal solution would be for modularity at the JVM level.
The PM of the Eclipse Process Framework project explained at Agile2006 how IBM's Eclipse-based process tools allow teams to select the practices they want to create a customized methodology that works for them. With a wiki and hooks to insert custom in-house documentation and practices, it provides a framework to configure the approach you want, or to grow into the approach you need.
Sandy Carter, author of "SOA and Web 2.0", talks about SOA at the business level: how to think about SOA, SOA vs. BPM, how to sell SOA to management, why SOA will be more long lived than EAI, and IBM's view that SOA adoption is now in the early majority phase.