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Erich Gamma Has Joined the Microsoft Visual Studio Team

by Abel Avram on  Jun 06, 2011 1

Erich Gamma, one of the four co-authors of Design Patterns, known as GoF (Gang of Four), has joined Microsoft Visual Studio team.

Message Queuing Options for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 22, 2011 18

When building larger scale applications, message queues are often very helpful for both distributing and aggregating workloads. In the .NET ecosystem there are several options available for message queuing. This article highlights some of the more popular and unique offerings as well as the basic terminology needed to evaluate them.

IMPACT11: 'Business Agility' With IBM's Latest WebSphere Advancements

by Mike Bria on  Apr 14, 2011

IBM's IMPACT 11 conference is underway this week hosting more than 8,000 business and IT leaders representing 60 countries, gathered to learn discuss how to "work smarter for better business outcomes". During the 4 day event, IBM revolves their unveiling of many new tools, products, solutions, and ideas around the one key message of enabling "Business Agility".

IBM Releases New 64-bit Java SDK for z/OS

by Charles Humble on  Mar 23, 2011

IBM has released two new Java 6 SDKs based on its J9 VM, to take advantage of enhancements to z/OS Java security and the new z196 instructions.

IBM’s Reference Architecture for Creating Cloud Environments [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  Mar 11, 2011 2

IBM has recently submitted the IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture 2.0 (CC RA) (.doc) to the Cloud Architecture Project of the Open Group, a document based on “real-world input from many cloud implementations across IBM” meant to provide guidelines for creating a cloud environment.Update: interview with Heather Kreger, one of the authors of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture.

IBM introduces new Software Products for Smart Metering

by Michael Stal on  Mar 11, 2011

In a recent press release, IBM has announced software products designed to bring a new level of intelligence to the world’s largest physical infrastructures. The products aim to advance smarter cities and industry transformation across water, energy, transportation and healthcare industries by monitoring and analyzing new streams of data.

IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Beta Announced

by Charles Humble on  Oct 27, 2010

IBM have announced their beta program for WebSphere Application Server V8.0, which will be the version of WebSphere that ultimately supports the Java EE 6 specification. With WebSphere 8 there are now seven products that will support one of the two EE 6 profiles.

IBM Joins OpenJDK

by Alex Blewitt and Charles Humble on  Oct 11, 2010 12

Oracle and IBM have today jointly announced that IBM will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the Java platform, starting with the recently revised JDK 7.

Using the Common Information Model for Building Semantic Services

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 01, 2010 1

Despite multiple articles on the importance of semantic messaging for services interoperability, there is very little practical guidance on using the industry specific common information models. A new DeveloperWorks article by Gandhi Sivakumar and Ram Viswanathan is trying to fill that void.

IBM X-Force Report: Enterprise Security Exploits Are Rising

by Abel Avram on  Sep 01, 2010

IBM has published the IBM X-Force® 2010 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report August 2010 (112 pages long, free registration required) containing detailed information about the security vulnerabilities and exploits of 2010, such as JavaScript and PDF obfuscation, the current security threat trends in the enterprise, and a look into the future.

WebSphere 7 Feature Pack Supports OSGi-based Application Deployment and SCA Integration

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 26, 2010

WebSphere Application Server V7 Feature Pack for OSGi Applications and Java Persistence API 2.0 offers a standards-based implementation of OSGi Blueprint Container specification and JPA 2.0. It also provides an optional feature to deploy and manage applications as versioned OSGi bundles. IBM recently announced the GA release of the feature pack which is based on Apache projects Aries and OpenJPA.

Using the Cloud: Two Examples

by Dave West on  Jul 22, 2010 1

Most of the discussion about cloud computing has focused on tools, providers, and security. While this focus is appropriate for an emerging technology, it becomes easier to recognize the value of cloud computing when you have actual application examples, or case studies. This month IBM announced two such applications: a development-and-test cloud, and an animation rendering cloud.

Introducing Business Entities and the Business Entity Definition Language

by Boris Lublinsky on  Apr 28, 2010 7

A new developerWorks article - Data4BPM - proposes two new standards, the Business Entity Definition Language (BEDL) and BPEL4Data for the holistic design and execution of process with Business Entities.

The Various Flavors of Unified Process

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 20, 2010 3

The Rational Unified Process(RUP) was developed through the 1990's as a framework for software engineering best practices. Features such as iterations, simplicity, focus on value and regular feedback were identified as being important for Asuccessful software engineering. A number of authors have built methodologies that adapt UP to different project domains. This article examines some of them.

IBM Adds Support for XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 to WebSphere 7

by Charles Humble on  Dec 18, 2009

IBM have released a feature pack which adds support for Xpath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 making WebSphere Application Server 7 the first application server with complete support for this most recent set of W3C XML standards. InfoQ talks IBM's Andrew Spyker, Chief Architect for the feature pack.

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