Is it too early to start planning for 2012? Not if you think social business can help you and your company
2012, which kicks off in Orlando, Florida, on 15 January, brings business and IT together to help you discover the opportunities
that social, mobile, and cloud technologies can unlock. Rub shoulders with industry experts, explore real-world success
stories in the Solutions Showcase, and build skills and knowledge in any of hundreds of technical and business sessions --
covering everything from application development and deployment to product architecture, and beyond. (And check out the
Connect 2012 social business event, which runs parallel to Lotusphere.) Register now or, if you need more incentive,
review our top
5 reasons to catch this, the social business event of the year.
What better way to christen your new 2012 calendar? Unless, of course, your dentist has already claimed the first spot.
(They're always doing that.)
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
| Developer events in your area|
IBM workshop in Johannesburg: Application integration with WebSphere Portal Server|
WebSphere Portal products bring new capabilities for customization, content management, application integration, and collaboration.
This workshop gives you the technical skills and hands-on experience you need to use WebSphere Portal Enable and WebSphere
Portal Express. And be sure to join the community
group for this event on developerWorks.
(13 - 15 December 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Get more details and register >
| developerWorks Live! briefing in Amsterdam: IBM Business Process Manager Express/Standard|
Use IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Express and Standard editions to be more agile and to focus on continuous process improvements.
Attend this workshop to gain a broader understanding of features and functions of the process designer, the process center,
and the process server. And be sure to join the community
group for this event on developerWorks. (20 December 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Get more details and register >
| Manage VLANs on mission-critical shared Ethernet adapters|
Shared Ethernet adapters (SEAs) can be used for IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging. However, once the SEA is in use, you cannot make
changes to the VLANs on the trunk virtual Ethernet adapter without stopping the SEA. By using separate virtual adapters for
each tagged VLAN, you can attach a new virtual adapter with its new VLAN to the SEA without any downtime.
Learn how to retire a VLAN from the SEA >
| Automate the build and release process on the IBM Cloud using Rational Build Forge|
Explore how you can use Rational Build Forge to automate the build and release process in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Learn
the steps involved in using Build Forge and Build Forge Agent to automate a process through an example use case.
Automate with Rational Build Forge >
| IBM SmartCloud Enterprise tip: Secure access for Android devices|
Learn how to connect an Android mobile device to an IBM SmartCloud Enterprise instance via an OpenSSH connection. The author
shows you how to install and configure an Android smartphone to connect to the IBM Cloud in a secure way.
Securely connect your Android device to the IBM Cloud >
| Grid and P2P add to automated
testing on the cloud|
As cloud computing takes hold, the proliferation of instances of mobile device access and the explosive number of new applications
can be an obstacle to speedy deployment. Automated testing on the cloud is the answer to that roadblock. In this article,
the author discusses adding grid computing and peer-to-peer collaboration functionality to make automated testing on the
cloud more effective.
Explore test automation on the cloud >
| New IBM ecosystem partner images on the IBM Cloud |
Get ready to try 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 new capabilities that are being offered on the IBM Cloud.
New ecosystem partner images on the IBM Cloud >
Cloud-based education, Part 1: E-learning strategy for instructors|
E-learning tools, backed by public, virtual private, and private cloud computing services, optimize educational collaboration,
efficiency, and instructor-student interaction. This article, the first in a series on cloud-based education, focuses on
what instructors can do to encourage best practices at their institution and adopt them in their classroom.
Plan a cloud computing and e-learning strategy >
| Scaling DB2 memory-related configuration parameters on a test system|
This article describes
the scaling of the number of users, DB2 instance memory, and memory-related configuration parameters on a test system, based
on configuration of a production system for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. The article includes a sample script for automating
the scaling process.
Scale DB2 >
| DB2 9.7: Run Oracle applications on DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows|
Find out how applications written against Oracle can execute against DB2 virtually unchanged. This article has been updated
for DB2 9.7 Fixpack 5.
Check out these Fixpack 5 improvements >
| Demo: Optimize data availability and resource utilization with InfoSphere Optim
Follow this demo to learn how InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager provides you with the necessary tools to improve your
database system availability, optimize resource utilization, and increase productivity.
Maintain database uptime, improve performance, and lower costs >
| Enterprise Content Management
In this developerWorks community group, you can find ECM solutions and interact with experts who can help you solve your
real-world business problems using ECM products and technologies.
Participate in the community >
| Blog: Build your skill on DB2|
Follow Susan Visser's blog to keep up with the latest information on how to build your skill on DB2. This week, Susan reports
on the top-selling books at this year's IBM Information On Demand conference.
Add DB2 to your skill set >
| Download: IBM Data Studio V3.1|
IBM Data Studio V3.1 consolidates all the capabilities previously found in Optim Development Studio, Optim Database Administrator,
and Data Studio Health Monitor into a single offering. It is a fully licensed product, available at no charge and with no
Download Data Studio today >
| Download DB2 Express-C V9.7.5, no charge|
DB2 Express-C, the no-charge edition of DB2 for Linux, Windows, Solaris, and Mac, now includes Oracle compatibility features.
DB2 Express-C is easy to use and provides a solid base to build and deploy applications developed using C/C++, Java technology,
.NET, PHP, and other programming languages.
Download DB2 Express-C now >
| Webcast: Informix support for popular columnar databases (15 Dec)|
In the latest Informix Chat with the Lab session, learn about the Informix Warehouse Accelerator, a facility that adds support
for columnar databases in Informix warehouse environments. (15 December 2011, 11:30am EST)
Get better performance from your data warehouse >
| Case REST API sample code set for IBM Case Manager V5.1|
Download a set of code samples to assist in your Case REST API application development. These Java samples show you how
to call the API, how to set it up, how to parse the response data, and how to set up payload data.
Increase your Case Manager programming skills >
| Java technical podcast: Jonathan Stark|
Creator of the famed Jonathan's Card app, Jonathan Stark has a lot to say about enterprise mobile development and how to
meet the evolving needs of today's businesses. In this engaging podcast, you'll learn how to build use cases for building
Listen now >
| Don't get shell shocked: The evolution of shells in Linux|
Some would argue that the versatility of the shell in Linux (command line for the rest of you) is one of its most powerful
features. Learn more about how these shells evolved and why you might be drawn to one or another.
Crack the shell >
| Understand file permissions in Linux|
In our continuing series on preparing for the Linux Professional Institute Certification exam LPI-302 for systems administrators,
learn how Samba interacts with the Linux file system and how to manage permissions.
Take the next step >
| Follow Chris on Facebook|
You can also keep up with Linux and Open source zone 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!
Follow ChrisW.at.IBM on facebook >
| White paper: Lotus Domino 8.5.3 server performance and Lotus Notes 8.5.3 client performance|
Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and Lotus Notes 8.5.3 have been optimized to reduce the transactions from the client to the server. These
optimizations yield a reduction in server resources, thus lowering the total cost of ownership. This white paper shows the
reductions in processor and disk utilization achieved with large numbers of Notes 8.5.3 clients running on a single Domino
Read the white paper >
| Comparing the features of Lotus Domino Document Manager with Lotus Quickr for
This article compares Lotus Domino Document Manager (DDM) with Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino with respect to document structure,
security, document type, management process, user interface, etc., to help DDM users better understand how to prepare their
data for migration to Lotus Quickr for Domino.
Prepare for migration now >
| Customizing the Bookmark function in Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino|
Lotus Quickr Domino provides teams with a strong platform for communication whereby all team members can share documents,
create Tasks and Calendars, etc. It also offers various customization functions and an open API. This article demonstrates
how to use these functions to customize Bookmarks so that you can open your targeted documents quickly and conveniently.
Start customizing >
| Scheduling with Hadoop|
Get to know Hadoop scheduling, and explore two of the algorithms available today: fair scheduling and capacity scheduling.
Also, learn how these algorithms are tuned and in what scenarios they're relevant.
Get to know the pluggable scheduler framework >
| Script for KVM with Python|
Since KVM is software, it enables you to do something that you can't do with your "bare metal" machine: control
it through scripting. In this two-part series, you'll explore how to use Python scripts to manage KVM machines, starting
with libvirt to build a few simple status and display tools.
Take control >
| Join in the conversation|
The Real-world open source group in the developerWorks community is an open forum for sharing your open source perspectives
and questions. Right now there are discussions on Android, photo editing software, and more. Add your perspective today.
Get real with the open source community >
| Follow Chris on Twitter|
Follow Linux and Open source zone editor Chris Walden on Twitter for regular updates
on articles and other information relevant to the Linux and open source communities.
Follow ChrisW_at_IBM on Twitter >
| Toward a Basic Profile for Linked Data|
While using Linked Data as an application integration technology in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), IBM found several
ways of applying the existing W3C standards, yet little guidance on how to combine them. Two top IBM experts offer best practices
and propose a Basic Profile for Linked Data.
Get the details >
| Agile software development made practical with existing CCM software|
Agile project management methods help teams respond to change and deliver higher-quality software. Rational Team Concert
helps you jump-start agile planning. It works well with Rational change and configuration management tools, so you can make
the transition yet leverage investments and minimize costs.
Jump-start your transition to agile development >
| Synchronize requirements data between Rational DOORS and Rational System Architect|
It is critical to keep track of requirements associated with enterprise architecture artifacts. This article explains how
to synchronize and map EA data within Rational DOORS requirements management software with Rational System Architect, so
you can track requirements associated with the EA artifacts.
Sync your EA requirements data >
| Using Rational Publishing Engine to document compliance, Part 1|
This series explains how to use Rational Publishing Engine to generate compliance-relevant reports. Part 1 gives a short
overview of the software, describes the report development workflow, and provides a sample report that is used in subsequent
articles to show the capabilities of the tool.
Learn about the workflow >
| Using Rational Publishing Engine to document compliance, Part 2|
Part 2 of this series shows you how to decompose large and complex reports into smaller, more manageable templates. It also
covers developing reusable templates and creating a standard layout that adheres to your company's standards and style guidelines.
Learn about design and layout >
| Using Rational Publishing Engine to document compliance, Part 3|
Part 3 shows how to create reports that take information from several data sources, including software from other companies.
It explains how Rational Publishing Engine establishes traces from information in one source to data managed by another tool,
and then combines them into the same document.
Learn how to report from multiple data sources >
| Using Rational Publishing Engine to document compliance, Part 4|
Part 4 covers testing, review, and deployment. Using two Rational Quality Manager reports as examples, it shows how to test,
check, and deploy the documents and templates that you have developed.
Get ready to test, review, and deploy >
| Your first cup of CoffeeScript, Part 1: Getting started|
developers. Set up the CoffeeScript compiler, then use it to create code that's ready to run in a browser or server.
Take a quick tour of CoffeeScript >
| Build REST resources using Apache Wink and OpenJPA|
Apache Wink is a framework for building RESTful web services. Learn how to use Wink and OpenJPA (Java Persistence Architecture)
to implement, store, retrieve, and update a resource. Also, learn to make resources persistent using OpenJPA. Article examples
show how CRUD (create, retrieve, update, and delete) operations can be completed end to end using Wink and OpenJPA.
Get started >
| Combine Drupal, HTML5, and microdata|
Make your content easier to find and reuse. Add microdata to your pages with the new microdata module in Drupal. Configure
and add microdata output for basic field types and custom field types, so your content is available for use in applications
such as Google's Rich Snippets.
Enhance your data now >
| New WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Alpha program and developer community|
The V8.5 Alpha offers an initial glimpse into the future of the industry’s leading standards-based, high-performance,
proven, and trusted application foundation optimized for developer and operational productivity. The Alpha program introduces
a simplified and lightweight runtime for web applications that features incredibly fast start and restart times and a small
footprint to speed productivity.
Download now >
| Transform and model your DB2 data using WebSphere Transformation Extender|
Attach a database to WebSphere Transformation Extender and then define the hierarchical structure of your data using type
trees and a map to ensure that it is transformed and modeled to the specified format that your application uses.
| Best practices and tuning for large objects in WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus|
Achieving optimum performance on systems processing large objects (> 1MB) is a common issue for enterprise middleware
software. This article shows you how to use WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) V7 to process large objects efficiently
in a 64-bit environment.
| New trial download: WebSphere MQ V7.1|
WebSphere MQ delivers reliable messaging for SOA, providing a universal messaging backbone on distributed platforms to connect
virtually any commercial IT system.
Download now >
| New trial download: IBM COBOL for AIX V4.1.1|
COBOL for AIX V4.1.1 provides key enterprise modernization technologies and industry-leading compilation and optimization
for AIX and Power Systems.
Download now >
| New IBM SOA Sandbox online trial: WebSphere Virtual Enterprise V22.214.171.124|
WebSphere Virtual Enterprise V126.96.36.199 adds support for an elastic tier of on-demand routers (ODRs) that grow and shrink based
on CPU demand for the ODR tier. In addition, dynamic clusters of application servers are now supported when not fronted by
ODRs, thus making it even easier to bring Virtual Enterprise into your environment.
Try it now >
| Complimentary new book from IBM: Private Cloud for Dummies|
This online book from IBM puts the private cloud model of computing into perspective for both business and technical leaders.
Download your copy today at no charge!
Download now >
| On-demand webcast: What's new in WebSphere MQ V7.1 security|
Learn how WebSphere MQ V7.1 features can replace channel security exits, reduce complexity, and consolidate security configurations
into a single MQSC script. This Global WebSphere Community webcast shows you how V7.1 enables security by default to block
remote attacks. Learn how to streamline administrative tasks while improving security granularity.
Listen now >
| Webcast: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Alpha - new lightweight version (13
WebSphere Application Server is evolving to address a range of developer requirements. This Global WebSphere Community webcast
focuses on new improvements in the developer experience for web applications, and demonstrates how they dramatically simplify
the edit-compile-debug cycle to boost developer productivity and reduce time to value. (13 December 2011, 11:00am EST)
Register now >
| An update on RDF concepts and some ontologies|
Review recent updates to the Resource Description Framework (RDF) concept specification and their influence on the Semantic
Web and the Linked Data movement. Also, check on new ontology specifications such as data cataloging vocabularies and RDF
database mapping systems.
Stay up to date >
| Build an iPad slideshow app with XML, XCode, and the iOS APIs|
Create an iOS slideshow application that displays photos on iPads and iPhones. Begin with XML code and photos on a server,
build the iOS app, and add an image view. Finally, get the XML and animate your slideshow.
Create your slideshow >
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