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IBM introduces new Platform-as-a-Service Solution

by Michael Stal on  Oct 14, 2011

On 12th October IBM has unveiled in New York what the IT company claims to be the industry’s most advanced cloud services and software designed from the ground up for enterprise clients.

IBM Releases JDK 7

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 03, 2011 2

IBM have announced the availability of IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7 for both their AIX platform and the Linux platform. The SDK is available for download from developerWorks and brings the compiler and runtime to the same level as found in OpenJDK.

IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8 Released with Full Java EE 6 Support

by Charles Humble on  Jun 29, 2011 1

IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 has been launched, becoming the third application server to offer complete support for the full Java EE 6 profile.

Microsoft Releases Java-Friendly Interop Bindings for WCF Services

by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2011

In June, Microsoft released a set of open-source configurations to accelerate interoperability between Microsoft’s WCF platform and leading Java-based web service stacks. WCF bindings, which define transport details for invoking or consuming WCF services, are now available for Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Metro, IBM WebSphere and Apache Axis2.

IBM Workload Deployer – Continuing Maturation of Private Cloud Appliances

by Lee Ackerman on  Jun 28, 2011 1

IBM Workload Deployer is the next generation of the IBM WebSphere CloudBurst v2.0 appliance further driving the use of patterns, templates and automation to simplify and accelerate the definition and deployment of private cloud solutions.

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.

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