Seems like only yesterday we launched the developerWorks Downloads page, which consisted of a handful of
product trials that you could test drive on your system at no charge. It was (and still is) a great deal -- but as you know,
IBM offers much more than a handful of software solutions.
Fast forward to 2011. Those options seem almost quaint compared with those of its current successor, Downloads,
trials, and cloud. This robust resource allows you to evaluate more than 100 IBM products, including Information Management,
Lotus, Rational, Tivoli, and WebSphere offerings. Trial, full, or beta versions of many products are now available for download.
Online trials and product sandboxes enable you to try out products that run on an IBM server; sandbox exercises recreate
common user scenarios to help you solve specific business problems. And you can now check out a range of IBM products in
the cloud, where capacity, bandwidth, storage, and reliability aren't issues.
Here's something else that isn't an issue: All of these evaluation options are still no charge, adjusted
for inflation, of course.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
Create and configure printer sharing in mixed Linux and Windows environments using Samba and CUPS. Configure the [print$]
share and learn how to manage security and accounting.
Learn how to target efficiencies of convenience, performance, and scale, as well as how to apply a reuse strategy for administration
scripts to WebSphere Application Server. This and much more in the latest journal.
Explore Outbound Broker, an integration feature of Initiate Patient that allows it to send notifications about events within
the hub to external systems. Then learn how Outbound Broker can be implemented in a web services framework.
Explore a set of APIs that enable programmatic access and management of Domino servers on IBM i. Code samples included
in the article show how to use the APIs to perform these tasks.
I'm on vacation this week, but I'm getting good backup help from fellow editor Chris Walden. (Thanks, Chris!) That means
you won't be seeing any custom content down in this section. Custom content will return next week after I get back from
(what I hope will be) the sunny U.K. See you then!|
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