Archive for the ‘WebSphere XD’ Category

Impact announcements

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

IBM’s “Smart SOA” conference is taking place in Vegas this week as a result of which there have been a number of announcements pertinent to the product set that I work with…

WebSphere User Group meeting

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I headed down to Bedfont early this morning for the WebSphere User Group meeting. Such is the traffic on the M3 that I missed the start but arrived in time for Jim Caldwell’s keynote presentation. Jim is the IBM Director of WebSphere Application Infrastructure and had some interesting things to say about many parts of the portfolio from WAS CE to WebSphere XD. Two products were mentioned that I’ve never really paid much attention to in the past. WebSphere Real Time is a Java environment for real-time applications, providing for sub-second response times free from the usual vagaries of garbage collection. Meanwhile, WebSphere Remote Server is targetted at the retail market, providing a J2EE runtime for the store with remote management capabilities.


WebSphere User Group

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Attended the WebSphere User Group meeting at IBM’s Bedfont Lakes location today. I was presenting an overview of the High Availability Manager that was introduced in WebSphere Application Server V6. I have to confess that I was quite surprised by the size of the audience I had for this subject given that there were six other tracks running in parallel. Perhaps customer take-up of this version has reached the point where the availability of solutions going in to production has become of interest. After lunch wasn’t perhaps the best time to launch in to the intricacies of topics such as the core group bridge service and there were a few heavy eyelids in the audience! Hopefully the examples around the transaction service, WebSphere XD and the Service Integration Bus proved a bit lighter going.