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IBM Integration Bus Development Fundamentals

IBM WebinarsPresenter: Jill Lennon, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: March 24, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Introduction to the Integration Bus Toolkit and Working with Integration Bus Nodes

DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS IN IBM OPERATIONAL DECISION MANAGER V8.6

play buttonPresenter: Noel J. Bergman
Recorded on: December 19, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: This webinar introduces developers to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6, which is composed of two main environments: Decision Server for technical users and Decision Center for business users. The webinar outlines the collaboration between development and business teams during project development. It also emphasizes the overall position of BRM within your overall SOA strategy.

MODELING WITH IBM BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGER

play buttonPresenter: Matt Silver, Instructor at Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: October 9, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: This webinar focuses on modeling business processes with IBM Process Manager.Topics covered:

  • BPM Iterations – Design, Modeling, Optimization, Execution
  • Three phase approach to process modeling
  • The right process model development strategy
  • Process Modeling in IBM Business Process Manager

IMPLEMENTING BUSINESS PROCESSES WITH IBM BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGER 8.5

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: September 18, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Although many companies would like to improve their business processes when it comes down to how to do that things can get off track. Often this can be because they are using a tool or platform that doesn’t really support the correct methodology that should be employed for process improvement. For those that are using IBM’s Business Process Manager platform (or would like to), there is support for doing things the “right way”. The platform allows business analysts and others with information about the business process itself to effectively capture this knowledge without programming skill. Those tasked with implementing the process can then come in and use the same process model to fill in the details of how it will work. During this webinar we will take a look at the IBM BPM platform and the various tasks to perform to implement a process. We will also focus on the methodology that should be used, often referred to as the “playback methodology” in IBM documentation and Redbooks that helps make sure these efforts at process improvement are successful.

INFOSPHERE DATASTAGE ESSENTIALS

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: May 30, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: InfoSphere DataStage Essentials webinar will provide the participant with a clear understanding of what InfoSphere DataStage is, its uses and benefits. The webinar will start by showing the big picture of InfoSphere DataStage and how it fits within IBM’s InfoSphere platform. Then, we will explain the purpose of InfoSphere DataStage and walk through the core highlights. Next, we will take a look at the architecture to understand the structure and how it all works. With a clear picture of what InfoSphere DataStage is, time will be spent on the main elements involved in using this product, including looking at the various clients. Finally, to ensure appreciation of its benefits, the webinar will close with an examination of the key features.

LEVERAGING WEBSPHERE LIBERTY PROFILE FOR IMPROVED DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANDED DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: May 28, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: 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.

IBM Integration Bus (IIB) V9 – or “What happened to WebSphere Message Broker?

play buttonPresenter: Jill Lennon.
Recorded on: September 20, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: WebSphere Message Broker now lives under a new name – IBM Integration Bus V9. The product, released in June, 2013 continues to build on the WebSphere Message Broker foundation but has been enhanced to allow it to be more universally recognized as the single best choice for a bus in an enterprise SOA implementation. With the integration of WESB functions within the IIB, aided by a conversion tool for many WESB resources, the IIB is positioned to handle the heavy lifting for an enterprise’s integration requirements. The subject webinar will review some of the newest functions added to the product, while allaying the fears of those who think they must forget anything they ever knew about WebSphere Message Broker! Using demos as well as presentation materials, this webinar will provide you with a great overview of the new IIB product.

WebSphere Problem Determination

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith – Java and Administration Lead
Recorded on: July 24, 2013
Duration: 1 hour

Description: One of the most common tasks performed by WebSphere administrators (and even developers) is trying to determine what went wrong in an application when errors occur. Since these are often mission critical applications, this is a high priority responsibility. Over the last few years IBM has made several free tools available that help troubleshoot problems. Since these are self-service tools, you can perform a lot of advanced troubleshooting without waiting on an IBM support ticket. In this webinar we will cover a number of these tools and how to use them to solve common problems. Since most of these tools are available for a range of WebSphere versions, this webinar will be useful to you no matter what version of WebSphere you are using.

IBM Worklight

play buttonPresenter: Mikhail Vladimirov, Director, Curriculum Architecture, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: May 23, 2013
Duration: 1 hour

Description: IBM Worklight is a comprehensive mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets that helps organizations of all sizes to efficiently develop, run and manage mobile and omni-channel applications. The webinar will provide an overview of the functionality of the IBM Worklight Studio and Server as well as other development tools and components.

SOA Governance with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR)

play buttonPresenter: David Chung, Senior Technical Instructor, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: March 28, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: One of the biggest challenges in SOA Adoption is governance. According to IBM: “Governance is the means of establishing and enforcing how a group agrees to work together. Specifically, there are two aspects to governance:

    • Establishing chains of responsibility, authority, and communication to empower people by determining who has the rights to make what decisions.
    • Establishing measurement, policy, and control mechanisms to enable people to carry out their roles and responsibilities”

In this webinar, we will explore the topic of SOA governance in general and then look at how WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) helps enable and support SOA governance solutions.

Leveraging the New Intelligent Management Features of WebSphere Application Server 8.5

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith – Java and Administration Lead
Recorded on: Thursday February 21, 2013
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Last summer, IBM released WebSphere Application Server 8.5. Since this was just one year after the release of WebSphere 8.0 the conventional wisdom might be “there must not be that many new features”. Quite to the contrary, WebSphere 8.5 has quite a few new features designed for advanced management of WebSphere environments. These are termed “intelligent management” by IBM because they allow WebSphere to do things like automatically take actions like restarting a server if certain conditions are observed, support the concurrent deployment of multiple application versions and route user requests based on which application version they are using, expand the size of clusters and prioritize requests for high priority applications if SLA metrics are not being met. Many of these features are on the “wish list” of WebSphere shops so attend this webinar and learn about how to take advantage of this built-in functionality.

Programming Java EE 6 Applications with WebSphere 8.0 and 8.5

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith – Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Duration: 1.5 hours

Description: With many companies now beginning to migrate to WebSphere 8.0 or 8.5 it is a good to look at what has changed in terms of programming in these new environments. Since both versions support Java EE 6, probably the most significant release of the Java EE platform to date, it will be important to know how to leverage the new technologies available. Besides looking at the programming APIs involved, we will also look at some of the improved development tool choices available. With the release of the free WebSphere Developer Tools for Eclipse from IBM and the release of the “Liberty profile” for a lightweight development server there are some good opportunities to stay with the robust WebSphere platform but at the same time address issues that have made it difficult to do WebSphere development.

Effective BPM with IBM Business Process Manager 8.0

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith – Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: Wednesday January 9th, 2013
Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes

Description: IBM is a market leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software and with the recent release of IBM Business Process Manager (IBPM) 8.0 they will likely retain that title. Too often, however, we have seen clients that have deployed this software but don’t use the full potential because they are confused as to what features the core product of the IBM BPM platform can do. After all, software vendors are often more interested in selling you more software than making sure you are using that software to it’s full potential. During this webinar we will cover the various BPM scenarios your organization can take to effectively use the features of the IBPM 8.0 product. We will show that with the core product there are actually three different ways to develop business processes and each approach might involve slightly different roles and tools. This webinar is intended for a wide audience: – Business Analysts will learn how to use the much improved business process modeling capabilities and how they can even deploy a process to production without developers being required to write a single line of code! – Integration Developers can learn how they will still be required to implement more advanced system integrations and how the platform can help improve their coordination with the business requirements. – System Administrators will learn how all of the various administrative tools of the product are used by different job roles and depending on the type of business process being developed – Organizations that currently use WebSphere Process Server 7.0 or prior will learn how the new environment has a lot of added functionality built right in and requires less custom development to leverage.

An Overview of DB2 Version 10 New Features

play buttonPresenter: Ken Whelan, IBM Certified Technical Instructor.
Recorded on: November 20, 2012
Duration: 40 minutes

Description: The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Alter tablespace to Universal Table Space (UTS) from simple, segmented or classic partitioned table spaces.
  • Index INCLUDE columns by adding non-key columns in a unique index.
  • (Greater) TIMESTAMP precision control of 0-12 fractions of a second; default is 6.
  • Index INSERT parallelism performs insert operations in parallel on multiple indexes on the same table.
  • Auto statistics (Autonomic Computing) can autonomically collect statistics on tables and indexes.
  • Performance enhancements – capture information for storage in an access path repository, regenerate runtime structures without changing access paths, control when dynamic SQL statements as with static SQL, list prefetch of index leaf pages.
  • Implicit casting.
  • XML enhancements – schema validation as a built-in function, XML date and time data types and functions, XML type in native SQL routines, and partial updates to XML documents.
  • Moving Sum & Moving Average – New OLAP functions support cumulative sums and moving averages by using a window.

WebSphere Problem Determination

play buttonPresenter: Mikhail Vladimirov, Director, Curriculum Architecture, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: October 25, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: One of the most common tasks performed by WebSphere administrators (and even developers) is trying to determine what went wrong in an application when errors occur. Over the last few years IBM has made several free tools available that help troubleshoot problems. Since these are self-service tools, you can perform a lot of advanced troubleshooting without waiting on an IBM support ticket. In this webinar we will cover a number of these tools and how to use them to solve common problems. Since most of these tools are available for a range of WebSphere versions, this webinar will be useful to you no matter what version of WebSphere you are using.

Addressing Virtualization Security and Integration for the Cloud with WebSphere DataPower

play buttonPresenter: Steve Cawn: IBM Worldwide WebSphere Datapower Sales Leader and Bryon Kataoka: iSOA Group, Inc. CTO and Trusted Advisor
Recorded on: September 19, 2012
Duration: 43 minutes

Description: Cloud and Virtualization are key strategies for companies looking to lower their infrastructure costs, increase their scalability, and flexibility, and allow their IT organization to focus on those solutions that differentiate your company from the competition. To achieve this success, companies need to address some key challenges around security and performance between their own infrastructure, virtualization, and the private and public cloud environment.This webinar hosted by Web Age, IBM and iSOA Group, Inc. will focus on the key challenges of a cloud virtualization environment and how WebSphere DataPower can help your company uniquely address these challenges and deliver a secured and responsive cloud strategy.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Perspective on virtualization and cloud including key challenges.
  • Delivering solutions with DataPower supporting the security and integration requirements of virtualization and Private Cloud.

What is New in WebSphere Application Server 8.5

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead
Recorded on: August 16, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: With the release of WebSphere 8.5 this summer, there is another new version of WebSphere to learn what is new and how it impacts your WebSphere environments. Since many clients were just beginning the process to migrate to WebSphere 8.0, released only a year ago, we’ve found that many are simply altering these plans to migrate to 8.5. This means that many may be migrating to 8.5 earlier in the release cycle when there is not as much information like RedBooks available so information about this latest version is at a premium. In this webinar we will cover some of the advanced clustering and provisioning features introduced in 8.5 that make it particularly interesting for those with large WebSphere environments. We will also briefly mention major changes introduced in 7.0 and 8.0 since all of these may be “new” features to those who are migrating.

Migration to WebSphere Application Server 8.0

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead.
Recorded on: June 13, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: With WebSphere 6.1 about to go into ‘extended support’ in September there are many clients looking to migrate. Even though IBM has announced the availability of WebSphere 8.5 for June/July 2012 most clients are currently looking to migrate to 8.0. Since migration is not an overnight process there are many steps you will need to take to make sure it is successful. In this webinar we will lay out the high level steps in migrating to a new WebSphere version in addition to covering some of the details for the new features that will impact your new environment. Also covered will be some tools that can help with certain aspects of the migration.

What’s New in WebSphere Application Server v8.0

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead
Recorded on: March 7, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: WebSphere Application Server 8.0 was released in the summer of last year as the first major server to support Java EE 6. Now that many clients are beginning to migrate to it this is a perfect time to talk about what is new. Join us for this session that will take a look at the new features of WebSphere 8.0 including the new “Installation Manager” installation process and the new High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) which will provide new ways to access log information.

What’s new in IBM Process Manager 7.5

play buttonPresenter: Bibhas Bhattacharya. Chief Technology Officer. Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: November 30, 2011
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: IBM has merged WebSphere Lombardi Edition (WLE) and Lombardi TeamWorks with WebSphere Process Server. The new combined product is now called IBM Process Manager 7.5. Understanding the various pieces within it can be very confusing. We have done the research. In this webinar, we will explain the key components of the product and how the new architecture compares with the old WebSphere Process Server.

What’s New in WebSphere Portal 7.0

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions
Recorded on: September 7, 2011
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Released the middle of last year, WebSphere Portal 7.0 is now being more heavily adopted by clients. This webinar will give you a jump start on the new features of WebSphere Portal 7.0. This webinar will have some features for every type of WebSphere Portal user:

  • Business Users – New themes, content types and customization
  • Developers – JSR 286 portlet specification support in WebSphere Portal 7.0
  • Administrators – New Topology/architecture options, new site management options

This webinar will be especially useful for clients who perhaps did not upgrade to WebSphere Portal 6.1 so 7.0 is the first time working with the new JSR 286 portlet specification (portlets 2.0)

Administration of WebSphere with Scripting

play buttonPresenter: Kevin McGrath, WebSphere expert and author
Recorded on: July 20, 2011
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: With the constant demand to be “more efficient” at administering WebSphere environments the way to accomplish that can be through scripting. By leveraging the powerful capabilities WebSphere provides in the scripting environment administrative tasks can be more repeatable, automated, and encourage consistency between environments.In this webinar Kevin McGrath, WebSphere expert and author of the excellent WebSphere scripting book “WebSphere Application Server Administration using Jython”, will share some of the techniques of leveraging WebSphere scripting to it’s full potential. Besides covering some of the various things that can be configured using scripting the webinar will also show some of the basics of the Jython language which is the future direction of WebSphere scripting and some of the new features that are available for scripting in WebSphere 7.0.

Best Practices of WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Administration

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: May 5, 2011
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Managing a WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus environment can be complex. There are many decisions that are made very early on in configuration of the environment that can have a big impact on the future performance and scalability of the environment. Investing time in planning out a WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus environment can have a big impact on how ESB mediation flows and services deployed to that environment perform and how much ability you have in the future of deploying new WebSphere ESB applications. In this webinar we will focus on what those critical decisions are when setting up a WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus environment and the impact they will have. You will learn how to best approach the design of the environment so to have the most flexibility going forward to deal with new requirements.

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Administration

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith
Recorded on: January, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: This Webinar will provide Administrators with information on some of the features of Oracle WebLogic Server 11gSome of the topic areas to be covered in this one hour session:

  • WLST: The WebLogic Scripting Tool
  • Deploying Applications in 11g
  • Database Access and WebLogic in 11g
  • WebLogic and JMS in 11g

Getting the most out of your WebSphere Environment

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead, Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: November 17, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: In this webinar we will explore some of the ways to maximize the effectiveness of your WebSphere environments. This will include the use of advanced troubleshooting tools to help resolve issues, ways to simplify installation of the core software and fixpacks, and ways to leverage some of the scripting tools available to various WebSphere versions. We will also cover how to improve performance with some of the tools for measuring performance and top parameters to tune performance. In addition we will also cover an overview of some of the new features in WebSphere 7.0 as many clients are beginning to migrate to this version. So make sure to sign up for this webinar to maximize the investment you have made in your WebSphere environments.

WebSphere Message Broker routing options in v6.1 and an overview of patterns in v7

play buttonPresenter: Jill Lennon
Recorded on: July 13, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: WebSphere Message Broker has long supported the use of various routing capabilities including Filter, RouteToLabel and Label and using propagation in Compute nodes. With V6.1, some additional routing capabilities were introduced which provide greater flexibility and ease of use when it comes to making routing decisions. In addition to a brief overview of the previously mentioned methods, this webinar will cover the Route and DatabaseRoute nodes that were introduced in V6.1.In addition, in V7 of Message Broker, support has been provided to begin development using Patterns. This webinar will show the benefits of using patterns, specifically, a message routing pattern, and demonstrate the ease with which they can be used.

Intended audience: WebSphere Message Broker message flow designers, architects and developers.

Best Practices of WebSphere Process Server Administration

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith
Recorded on: May 19, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Managing a WebSphere Process Server environment can be complex. There are many decisions that are made very early on in configuration of the environment that can have a big impact on the future performance and scalability of the environment. Investing time in planning out a WebSphere Process Server environment can have a big impact on how business processes and services deployed to that environment perform and how much ability you have in the future of deploying new business process applications. In this webinar we will focus on what those critical decisions are when setting up a WebSphere Process Server environment and the impact they will have. You will learn how to best approach the design of the environment so to have the most flexibility going forward to deal with new requirements.

What’s New in WebSphere Process Server 7.0 Programming

play buttonPresenter: Matt SIlver
Recorded on: April 7, 2010
Duration:

Description: In this seminar, we will look at the new and noteworthy features in WPS 7.0. We will mostly explore the features that are of interest to the developers. New features of WID 7.0 will also be covered.

Hyper-Agile Java EE application development with IBM/ILOG JRules 7.0 BRMS

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Recorded on: March 10, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: In this webinar we will discuss the nuts and bolts of how to implement business rules using ILOG Jrules 7.0. We will focus on:

  • How is business rules approach differs from traditional approach
  • Benefits of business rule approach
  • How to leverage Jrules 7.0 BRMS architecture
  • How the Business Object Model maps to Executable Object Model
  • How to author business logic using domain specific English language
  • How to package and deploy business rules
  • Choice of Business rules deployment platforms

ESB admin and programming best practices

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith
Recorded on: January 27, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: This webinar shows the basics of the administration and deployment of service-based applications and message mediations in IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) v6.2.

Tools for Effective WebSphere Administration

play buttonPresenter: Stuart Smith
Recorded on: September 9, 2009
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Over the last several years IBM has focused on making it easier to manage WebSphere environments. In this webinar we will focus on some of the WebSphere features and tools, like IBM Support Assistant, that make it easier to manage a WebSphere environment. Although focus will be paid to features of WebSphere 7.0 many of the tools discussed are also useful for a WebSphere 6.x environment.