Archive for the ‘WebSphere Process Server’ Category

Event sequencing qualifier and WebSphere ESB

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

As this has cropped up a couple of times recently and, as far as I’m aware, there is still no information in the public domain, I thought I’d stick my neck out and post about it. WebSphere Integration Developer allows you to add an event sequencing qualifier to components in a mediation module but the required runtime support for that qualifier only exists in WebSphere Process Server not in WebSphere ESB. In other words, for that qualifier to work, the mediation module must then be deployed to WebSphere Process Server.


Thursday @ WSTC

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Went along to see my UK colleague Andy Piper‘s presentation on "Using Social Software to Improve Your Effectiveness at Work". Andy’s an engaging speaker and his presentation was well thought out and put together. As a result I signed up for a twitter account but we’ll have to wait and see whether it gets much use let alone improving my effectiveness at work. It did also prompt me to revisit an internal file sharing tool which, having previously not realised that access could be restricted, I had discarded as much of the material I want to share is of a confidential nature.


Wednesday @ WSTC

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

The first slot of the day was one of those rare occasions where I wasn’t quite sure what to attend. In the end I opted for Alex Polozoff’s "Large Topology Tactics and Tradeoffs" presentation as I have great respect for his opinions. The emphasis here was not so much on the technology but the processes and the people. Most of it seemed common sense (at least to me) but the presentation should be a useful resource for anyone embarking on large scale WebSphere topologies.


Tuesday @ WSTC

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Woke every couple of hours in the night but otherwise didn’t sleep too badly and managed to stay in bed until a reasonable time. Perhaps just as well as I was re-presenting my WebSphere ESB pitch first thing. Thankfully I hadn’t been given quite such a large stage to stand on this time! Some good questions from the audience to keep me on my toes.


Flat file custom data bindings

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Having written a very similar exercise for the Connecting Enterprise Application to WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus ITSO Workshop, it was interesting to read Rich Johnson’s article on creating custom data bindings for the WebSphere Flat File adapter. In particular, the step required to actually add the custom data binding so that it shows up in the Enterprise Service Discovery wizard is not exactly obvious.

WebSphere and Oracle RAC

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

The question of Oracle RAC support for WebSphere Application Server has come up with a number of customers I’ve worked with and Soloman Barghouthi has always had the answers. So, when teamed up with my ISSW colleague Deb Banerjee and WBI Chief Architect Eric Herness, this developerWorks article has to be the definitive statement of using Oracle RAC with WebSphere Process Server.

Performance Tuning Guide

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

The WebSphere Business Integration Performance Tuning Redpaper has now been updated to cover Version 6.0.2 of WebSphere ESB and Process Server. The information in this paper comes from the product development performance teams and, if anyone knows how to squeeze the last ounce out of these products, it’s those guys.

Creating your own mediation primitive

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

The WebSphere Integration Developer InfoCenter contains a section on creating your own mediation primitive to sit on the palette alongside the standard set of primitives. If you prefer learning by example, then Russ Butek has a developerWorks article out that leads you through the steps to create and deploy a simple primitive that writes all or part of a Service Message Object out to the console. (A handy primitive to have in your toolkit in its own right.)