Full Set of IBM Business Process Manager Classes Available

We have been releasing various courses on IBM Business Process Manager 8.5 lately and have several different options for those clients using this product.  The course that might apply depends a bit on the role someone is in so below are the options we have:

Business Analysts:


For those wanting to learn more about how to leverage the features if the IBM BPM platform, it might also help to view the recorded webinar below.  Even though the webinar was originally given for 8.0 it still applies to 8.5 as well.


Webinar – Effective BPM with IBM Business Process Manager 8.0

So for those clients looking to use the many features of IBM Business Process Manager 8.5, let Web Age Solutions help you learn these capabilities!

WebSphere Portal 8.0 Programming Class Released – Now with Mobile!

We have recently updated our WebSphere Portal 8.0 Programming class (WA2089) with some new topics.  The most notable of these is coverage of some of the new mobile features that IBM has included in WebSphere Portal 8.0.  This includes the WebSphere Portal Mobile theme and “device classes” which is a framework provided by WebSphere Portal to allow you to easily determine what type of device a user is viewing the portal on and perhaps adjust the view content based on that information.

In recent versions of the class we have also added or expanded coverage of some topics popular with clients which include the following:

  • Spring MVC portlet framework
  • Customizing WebSphere Portal themes and skins (the mechanism for this changed drastically in WebSphere Portal 7.0 and we show the new way)
  • Using the Dojo client-side JavaScript library loaded by WebSphere Portal
  • WebSphere Portal “iWidget” framework for client-side components loaded by the portal
  • Basic WebSphere Portal administration tasks like deploying portlets and creating portal pages
  • WebSphere Portal Personalization Framework

Although the basic portlet programming hasn’t changed in several WebSphere Portal versions there are certainly lots of important things that have changed recently so this updated WebSphere Portal 8.0 Programming class will help get you up to date!

WebSphere Liberty Profile Webinar – Wednesday, May 28, 2PM Eastern

Although WebSphere Application Server is one of the most robust Java Enterprise Application Servers for deployment of mission critical applications, it is not always that easy to use in development. Often we see clients who deploy to WebSphere in production using Tomcat or some other server to test in development because it is "easier". The complaint is that the full WebSphere Application Server takes too long to start or redeploy applications and is not intuitive to configure for developers. To address these issues, IBM has created the WebSphere "Liberty Profile" server. This is a lightweight server, certified for Java EE 6, that starts much faster and is easier to configure.


In this webinar we will look at the features of the WebSphere Liberty Profile server, how it compares to the "full" WebSphere Application Server, and how you can use it to simplify the development and testing of Java EE applications. We will even show that with version 8.5.5 of the WebSphere Liberty Profile there are some intriguing new features that would even let you run the server as part of a cluster and use it for some production deployment scenarios. We will also highlight the use of FREE Eclipse development tools that are available since the cost of development tools for WebSphere Application Server has also been historically an issue.