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SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM  has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of D... (more)

Announcing @IBMWatson Day at @CloudExpo | #Cognitive #AI #ML #DL #DX #FinTech #Chatbot

Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Build a Cognitive Chatbot Powered by IBM Watson 3:40 pm – 4:15 pm JeanCarl Bisson, Developer Advocate, IBM In this session we will build a chatbot powered by IBM Watson, connect it to third-party APIs, and share best practices of chatbots co-existing with humans. Bringing Life to Intelligent, Manned Systems with AI and IBM Watson 4:20 pm – 4:55 pm Marek Sadowski, Developer Advocate, IBM Cognitive analysis impacts today's systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal as... (more)

IBM Named "Diamond Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #Serverless #FinTech #Cognitive #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM  has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of D... (more)

IBM Named "Diamond Sponsor" of @CloudExpo NY and CA | #AI #DX #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York and and October 31-November 2 in Silicon Valley. Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. View Keynote ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President o... (more)

Implementing WebSphere Security Through LDAP

The use of Lightweight Directory Authentication Protocol (LDAP) for WebSphere authentication and authorization offers the advantages of single sign-on across application servers and a vendor-neutral protocol and API. Part 1 of this two-part series showed how to set up a directory and sample application infrastructure for demonstrating WebSphere authentication using LDAP. In Part 2 I take you through the process of setting up LDAP authentication for WebSphere through the following tasks: Defining roles and constraints in the Web application deployment descriptor Mapping roles to LDAP group entries in the enterprise application deployment descriptor Configuring WebSphere to use an LDAP principal registry Demonstrating the secured application features enabled by WebSphere and LDAP Locking down the LDAP and browser transports using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Defining Web ... (more)

Leverage Existing WebSphere Application Server J2EE Resources

By accessing the IBM WebSphere Application Server JNDI tree, WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (IBM's free, lightweight J2EE application server built on Apache Geronimo technology) can interact with and reuse virtually any of the J2EE resources that are housed there. It is not uncommon for enterprises to leverage different application server flavors throughout their organization to accommodate a variety of business objectives. A case in point might be a company that primarily runs IBM WebSphere Application Server V6, but has a business need to run IBM's cost-free WebSphere Application Server Community Edition as well to power the myriad of J2EE applications running throughout the enterprise. Code reusability is a key programming principle that supports such an environment, enabling you to lower programming costs and exploit existing code assets at the ... (more)

OpenXava 4.5: Open Source Rapid Development for WebSphere

OpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.5 has some new interesting features such as: Support for all strategies of JPA inheritance mapping. Data for list and collections is obtained via JPA, before JDBC was used. Automated Business Logic (ABL) library added. All new layout architecture (the code that paints the UI). It still in BETA but can be activated with layout.painter in xava.properties. And many other useful new features and bug fixes. Support for all strategies of JPA inheritance mapping This feature has been demanded for long time by the commun... (more)

Deploying Web Services on WebSphere

IBM is one of the most dominant players in the push for Web services. It's therefore not surprising that much of the Web services work done by the company has been incorporated into their flagship product - the WebSphere Application Server. As of version 4, support for Web services is incorporated into every level of WebSphere. This means that a few of the Web services libraries come with the WebSphere Application Server. Specifically, support for SOAP and UDDI4J are both an integral part of the WebSphere Application Server and used for implementing Web services, servicing calls made using SOAP, making calls to other Web services, and allowing applications deployed over WebSphere to interact with UDDI registries - both for discovering and publishing services. The support provided for Web services within WebSphere focuses on the deployment aspects only. The focus on ... (more)

Using the IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition

In previous chapters, we learned how to use the IBM WebSphere Test Environment (WTE) inside VisualAge for Java to create and to test servlets. Now we need to understand how to use our servlets outside a test environment. This can be accomplished by deploying our servlets to the IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition (WASAE). The WTE is used at development time, whereas the WASAE is used for staging or production purposes. About the Book Enterprise Javatm Programming with IBM WebSphere (with CD-ROM) By Kyle Brown, Gary Craig, Greg Hester, Jaime Niswonger, David Pitt, Russell Stinehour Addison Wesley Professional ISBN 0201616173 $44.95 You may purchase this book with a 10% discount at: www.informit.com/promo/wsdj The IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, provides the necessary tools to deliver J2EE-based applications. The IBM WASAE allows a ma... (more)

IBM Responds to Microsoft's Jabs at WebSphere 4.0

In an exclusive to the WebSphere Developer's Journal News Desk, Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director, WebSphere Technical Marketing, IBM, commented on the IBM vs Microsoft debate that's been raging over the superiority of their respective platforms for creating Web services. He holds that Microsoft's original white paper belittling WebSphere 4.0 was fatally flawed from the start due to its premise, which, in his words, "is missing the point." Before Van Overtveldt's complete response, let's look at highlights of the verbal battle: Microsoft launched the initial salvo with a white paper that compared the creation of Web services (using the PetStore.com scenario) using Visual Studio.NET versus IBM WebSphere v4.0. To support their claim that .NET has a significant advantage over WebSphere, Microsoft hired an independent consulting firm to develop a Web service with... (more)

Implementing WebSphere Security Through LDAP

Lightweight Directory Authentication Protocol (LDAP) is often promoted as a means to leverage an organizational directory as a principal registry for WebSphere authentication and authorization. Advantages include the capability to configure single sign-on across application servers, enabling additional organizational applications, centralized user administration, multimastered replication across authentication sites, and flexible, extensible data formats - not to mention that LDAP is a vendor-neutral protocol and API backed by IETF. This begs the question of how to implement WebSphere security through LDAP. This two-part series presents a simplified example of how to configure WebSphere Application Server version 5.0 to use IBM Directory Server v5.1 as its user registry for J2EE application user authentication and role-based authorization. This registry enables the... (more)