| Developer events in your area|
IBM workshop in Hursley: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence |
This two-day, instructor-led informational workshop introduces the IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence Suite. It provides
a high-level overview of all components in Cognos 10 BI. This workshop is free of charge. Be sure to join the community
group for this event on developerWorks. (2 - 3 October 2012, Hursley, UK)
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| IBM workshop in Hursley: Get an insight into IBM Cognos TM1 (v10.1)|
This one-day workshop is designed to give participants an overview of IBM Cognos TM1 architecture, and hands-on exposure
to the components necessary to design and develop models. And be sure to join the community
group for this event on developerWorks. (4 October 2012, Hursley, UK)
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| IBM briefing in Zurich: Develop and manage your mobile applications using IBM
Get hands-on experience with IBM Worklight and receive an open, comprehensive, and advanced mobile application platform for
smartphones and tablets. And be sure to join the community
group for this event on developerWorks.
(4 October 2012, Zurich, Switzerland)
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| IBM Smarter Business: InterConnect 2012 (9-11 Oct. in Singapore)|
This first-of-a-kind IBM event will showcase the business successes of leading IBM clients who are effectively unleashing
innovation and taking advantage of the new era of computing that is upon us. This event will demonstrate the full range of
IBM's highly integrated software and systems solutions brought to life by real client best practices. (9 - 11 October 2012,
Get more details and register >
| IBM workshop in Ehningen: IBM PureSystems, an introduction to Expert Integrated
These systems combine the flexibility of general purpose systems, the elasticity of the cloud, and
the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload. This one-day briefing will introduce you to the first two members of
this family, IBM PureFlex and IBM PureApplication System. And be sure to join the community
group for this event on developerWorks. (11 October 2012, Ehningen, Germany)
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| No-charge DB2 for LUW Administration for SAP workshop in Berlin|
Join International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) EMEA for a one-day, no-charge technical seminar on using DB2 for Linux, UNIX,
and Windows in an SAP environment. This seminar is being taught by IBM DB2 experts with SAP expertise. It is an excellent
way to learn the technology and benefits behind the DB2 with SAP combination, and a great way to get to know IDUG members.
(8 November 2012, Berlin, Germany)
Get more details and register >
| Knowledge path: Planning a two-node IBM PowerHA SystemMirror cluster|
This knowledge path provides an overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror high-availability (HA) solution. Find out what it
protects, get started installing it, and learn about its product architecture.
Ensure high availability now >
| Using Hadoop with Couchbase|
Hadoop is great for processing large quantities of data and resolving that information down into a smaller set of information
that you can query. However, the processing time for that process can be huge. By integrating with Couchbase Server you can
do live querying and reporting on information, while continuing to work with Hadoop for the large data set and heavy processing
of the data set.
Get started >
| Business process management|
| New IBM Operational Decision Management sandbox exercises|
These new ODM exercises use a customer acquisition scenario involving a multi-channel insurance underwriting firm to show
you how ODM automates a wide range of decisions, while providing the means to change and govern those decisions.
Try them here >
| Redbook: IBM Business Process Manager security - concepts and recommendations|
This new draft Redbook provides information about security around an organization's BPM program, including identifying common
security holes and providing techniques for fixing them. It also documents preferred practices and common security-hardening
exercises for achieving a well-secured BPM installation.
Download the Redbook here >
| Test drive IBM SmartCloud IaaS today at no charge |
Customers who sign a contract between 12 September and 26 October can provision select virtual machines at the Toronto (Canada),
Ehningen (Germany), Tokyo (Japan), Singapore, Boulder (US), and Raleigh (US) data centers, subject to availability, at no
Take advantage of it while you can >
| Find provisioning performance bottlenecks in the cloud|
Rapid provisioning is a key performance requirement for cloud services. Here's a provisioning performance test method you
can use as a tool to determine where your provisioning performance may be lagging -- a way to trace each status change and
execution step in provisioning.
Test and analyze provisioning performance of your cloud >
| Build expertise into your
systems with virtual patterns|
Explore virtual patterns for application deployment, application management, and management of systems topologies, from basic
understanding of their functions in modern IT systems (especially virtualized and cloud environments) to deeper, skills-based
Explore virtual patterns >
| Webcast: Patch and security compliance in cloud, virtual, and physical environments
Join this IBM cloud webcast to learn how the combination of IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and IBM Endpoint Manager can help
you to better manage both virtual and physical environments, and improve endpoint security while driving to higher levels
of automation. (27 September 2012, 10:30am EDT)
Register for this cloud tech talk >
| IBM PureSystems cloud-based trial and Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers|
Access the cloud-based trial (beta) of IBM PureSystems. With minimal management, you can
leverage patterns of expertise that automate many tasks and quickly
develop in a secure, collaborative, cloud-based environment.
IBM Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers lets you develop virtual patterns for application deployment into the cloud. The kit
includes patterns, a plugin development kit (PDK), and the Image Construction and Composition Tool.
See for yourself how IBM is revolutionizing IT >
| New IBM ecosystem partner images on the IBM Cloud|
Explore the new partner software images on the IBM Cloud. IBM Business Partner solutions extend the value of the IBM SmartCloud
by providing new capabilities. Learn more about these capabilities, which are now being offered on the IBM Cloud.
New ecosystem partner images on the IBM Cloud >
| Extend IBM i HTTP Server high availability to the IPv6 environment|
High availability of the web server in an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) environment can be achieved through the use
of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i software. This article describes how to extend to an IPv6 highly available web server
cluster on the IBM i HTTP Server with a takeover IP model.
Extend HA to IPv6 >
| Stored procedures used in callable and prepared statements|
Transfer complex business logic into stored procedures and export them from your JDBC application using callable statements
with the Informix JDBC driver.
Driving logic >
| Optimize your MDM Server workspace using binary modules|
Use binary modules to slim down your workspace and speed up development. Making a few simple changes can dramatically speed
up common extension development tasks.
Start slimming down >
| InfoSphere MDM Collaboration Server V10.0 design strategy and implementation,
In Part 1 of this article series, learn what is required to implement an application using IBM InfoSphere Collaboration Server,
including the system requirements and design specifications.
Learn the strategy >
| Deploying the DB2 pureScale feature with EMC Symmetrix VMAX|
Learn the value of deploying DB2 pureScale databases on EMC Symmetrix VMAX storage arrays to get the best storage-based performance
Enhance your storage >
| Going to OpenWorld? Come two days early and build DB2 skills at no charge. (28-29
Attend the no-charge DB2 10 Workshop for Oracle professionals and get multivendor database skills that can extend your professional
flexibility and help position you to handle the multiple data types that are common in big data applications. No-charge DB2
for LUW certification testing is also available. (28 - 29 September 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Register today >
| Knowledge path: Troubleshoot with Memory Analyzer|
Eclipse MAT is a Java heap analyzer that helps you find memory leaks and reduce memory consumption. IBM's extensions offer
additional capabilities for debugging both generic Java applications and specific IBM software products. In this knowledge
path, you'll learn how to diagnose Java application memory problems with tooling from Eclipse and IBM.
Analyze this >
| Community: What's in a uname?|
One of the great things about Linux is all of the little detailed commands that can be harnessed through scripting. With
uname, you can get information about the running environment. Learn more in this article from the Real-world Linux community.
Get to know your Linux system >
| Community: Use 7zip on the Linux command line |
7zip is an interesting little utility that supports the 7z and other popular compression formats. Learn more about how to
make use of this multi-platform tool with examples from a Linux perspective.
| Follow Chris on Twitter|
Follow Linux and Open source content editor Chris Walden on Twitter for regular updates on articles and other information
relevant to the Linux and open source communities.
Follow cmw_osdude on Twitter >
| Migrate only Web Content Manager data from WebSphere Portal V7 to V8|
This article explains
the process of migrating IBM
Web Content Manager data from WebSphere Portal version 7 to version 8
without performing a full WebSphere Portal migration.
Migrate now >
| Troubleshoot Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal security and access issues|
Learn some quick tips on how to troubleshoot common problems associated with access and security in Lotus Quickr for WebSphere
Start troubleshooting >
| Integrate the Web Application Bridge (WAB) with WebSphere Portal V8.0|
Learn how to integrate the Web Application Bridge (WAB) with WebSphere Portal V8.0 -- specifically, understand, install,
and configure WAB with WebSphere Portal V8.0.
Follow along, step by step >
| Configure Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise Microsoft
Configuring Lotus Notes Traveler to use a High
Availability Pool requires special configuration steps. This article describes
the step-by-step process for configuring Notes Traveler High Availability with an
enterprise Microsoft SQL database.
Configure now >
| Develop Spring MVC and GWT applications using Spring Roo 1.2 and deploy them on Cloud Foundry|
In Part 6 of the "Introducing Spring Roo" series, Shekhar Gulati shows how to apply Spring Roo to a model-view-controller
application to be deployed into a cloud environment.
Easy MVC with Spring Roo >
| Build enterprise apps with MongoDB and Spring Roo|
In this wrap-up to the "Introducing Spring Roo" series, see how to leverage MongoDB and take advantage of what NoSQL offers
to an application.
Finish the series, start building >
| Agile DevOps: Infrastructure automation|
In this Agile DevOps installment, DevOps expert Paul Duvall shows how Chef and Puppet enable you to automate infrastructure
provisioning. He covers the basics of each of these tools -- along with their similarities, use cases, and differences --
and provides a video demo of scripting with Puppet.
Treat infrastructure as code with Chef or Puppet >
| Community: Improve the effectiveness of your testing|
In this Real-world open source blog post, Abdul Rauf provides a view of testing methodology. How do you make sure that you
are testing the right things in the right ways?
Test effectively >
| Follow Chris on Facebook|
You can also keep up with developerWorks
Linux and Open source content editor Chris Walden on
Facebook. Find out when articles post and keep up with his pointers to
other interesting information. Don't worry -- he doesn't talk about his
cat or his kid. It's all open source!
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| Determine ROI for projects with Rational Focal Point's Investment Analysis component|
The Investment Analysis component in Rational Focal Point uses input-bounded estimates for costs and benefits to compute
a distribution for net present value (NPV) of the project over its lifetime. From the NPV, it calculates other key values,
including return on investment (ROI). See what formulas it uses and learn how it works.
Find out how the formulas calculate the key values >
| Track project status through
Rational Focal Point |
Monitor Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirements Composer projects by using the XPathValueFetcher business rule in
Rational Focal Point to fetch key values, such as status and progress. You can run the rule as a background batch process
to periodically synchronize data from both of the other Rational applications.
Start gathering more status information easier >
| Take snapshots of Investment Analysis data in Rational Focal Point|
You can use the version attribute in Rational Focal Point to take snapshots of data, including data from the Investment Analysis
component. This article explains how and provides an example of how to work with snapshots.
Use snapshots to track investment analysis updates >
| What's new in Rational Rhapsody
V8.0 and Rhapsody Design Manager V4.0|
These new versions introduce requirements workflow that's optimized for systems engineers, safety-critical development kits,
a Jazz-based repository that unifies requirements and design, guidance for new users, and many usability enhancements.
Get the latest >
| Use OSLC and Visual Basic to integrate Rational Team Concert|
Learn how to take advantage of the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) service in Rational Team Concert by using
Visual Basic scripting language, and how to integrate it with an existing system.
Get started >
| The true value of agile process maturity|
Bob Aiello examines some of the critical success factors required to implement
successful agile practices reliably in your organization. He then discusses how
to implement robust and mature agile processes.
Learn what gives you full benefit and lasting success >
| Map virtual machines with
Virtual machine deployment in a data center involves several tasks, and one of the key challenges is planning what to deploy
where. This algorithm provides a
simplified and efficient solution.
Start mapping >
| Invisible Thread: Announcing Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager |
Engineers can use Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) to visualize, analyze, and organize engineering data (such
as requirements, design, tests, and work items) and relationships (links). This software helps teams make effective and timely
decisions, improve reuse of engineering data, and maintain compliance with standards.
Get the details on this new software >
| Invisible Thread: Keys to successful demand and delivery management|
Demand and delivery management connects executives, managers, and development teams, so that everyone focuses on the same
goals even amid continual change. This article offers five imperatives for an effective ALM approach that includes delivery
management, and lists essential ingredients for successful demand and delivery management.
Get experts' tips for delivering on time despite continual changes >
| Tutorial: Synchronizing service request activities using WebSphere Adapter for Siebel Business
This tutorial describes a business case in which an organization needs to synchronize service requests from a Siebel system
into a client application. It shows you how to create a module using WebSphere Adapter for Siebel Business Applications to
synchronize the service request data.
| Integrating IBM Business Process Manager with WebSphere Message Broker|
This article describes three approaches to integrating IBM Business Process Manager V7.5.1 with WebSphere Message Broker
V7 -- WebSphere MQ, web services, and SCA -- and then shows you how to use the first approach to set up communications between
IBM Business Process Manager and WebSphere Message Broker.
| Implementing hybrid cloud integration with WebSphere Cast Iron and IBM SmartCloud
This article shows you how to perform an IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise instance provisioning request from WebSphere Cast Iron
using the SmartCloud REST API without writing any code.
| Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight,
IBM Worklight is a new mobile enterprise application platform for delivering native, hybrid, and web applications. This article
shows you how WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight enable enterprises to provide multi-channel site support to their web communities.
| Forrester Research report: Total economic impact of WebSphere Application Server|
This report describes how one company migrated from an open source application server to WebSphere Application Server and
realized a three-year ROI of 42%. The customer was able to reduce support costs with an enterprise license, reduce administration
cost and complexity through automation, increase application performance and availability, and improve developer productivity.
Read it now >
| Have you checked out IBM Education Assistant lately?|
IBM Education Assistant is a collection of multimedia educational modules that help you better understand IBM software products
and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements. Modules include presentations, demos, and tutorials.
| Impact Comes to You (ICTY) in cities in US and Canada: New technologies to help
you grow your business|
At ICTY, you'll hear from forward-thinking companies that are leveraging the latest technologies to identify new opportunities,
transform customer engagements, and get to market more quickly. Join other business and IT leaders at ICTY to discuss innovative
technologies such as BPM, cloud computing, IBM PureSystems, and more.
Register now >
| Webcast: CICSPlex System Manager (CPSM) API requests - hangs and timeouts (18
This WebSphere Support Technical Exchange shows you how to handle API requests within CPSM when entered via the Web UI or
CICS Explorer, including debugging instructions for hangs and timeout conditions. (18 September 2012, 11:00am EDT)
Register now >
| On-demand Global WebSphere Community webcast: Developing mobile applications
with SOA at the core|
New business demands are driving organizations to adopt mobile application delivery and cloud platforms, as well as accelerate
application and service delivery across the enterprise. In this webcast, you will learn how Unigroup, Inc. leveraged the
design principles of SOA to expose mainframe functionality to a unique point-of-sale application for mobile field agents
using HTML5 and iOS.
Listen now >
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