Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Integrating Lotus Connections and WebSphere Portal

A new Lotus Connections article form Ted and Fuyi!

Integrating IBM Lotus Connections and IBM WebSphere Portal

Learn how to integrate IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Connections to enhance the extensibility of Lotus Connections and the flexibility of WebSphere Portal.

Notes and Domino 7.0.3

Rob Ingram point's out that Notes and Domino 7.0.3 are available today.

You can find the fix list off of the release status page.
1372 fixes in total, get it!

IBM WebSphere Portal Technical Conference

Last week, I found the time to drive over to the Portal Technical Conference. Not being a Portal enthusiast, I didn't know what to expect.

I was happy to find that it was a good little conference full of great speakers and interesting content. The size is much smaller than that of Lotusphere and probably on par or a little above what you find at a View or Advisor Summit.

It's always nice to know people beyond their web sites or online personas and validate that they are not robots. Chris Blatnik and Ted Stanton are not robots. Actually, I was surprised by how many people I knew there. Had I known, I would have done more than sneak in for a few cups of coffee and finger foods at the expo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

Visit IBM developerWorks to download WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) V2.0, IBM's supported distribution of Apache Geronimo.

WAS CE, plugs in nicely to your Eclipse environment to allow you to build EAR based applications and run them locally without having to rely on a full or developer's WAS. It also will display JSR 168 Portlets and really has some great freatures that make it a neccesary part of a developers J2EE toolbox.
WebSphere Application Server Community Edition server adapter (formerly called the Eclipse plugin)


  • It's a complimentary, lightweight Java EE 5 application server built on Apache Geronimo technology.

  • It offers a pre-integrated, tested set of services that developers need to extend the functionality of Apache Tomcat such as Web services, a security framework, clustering, and messaging.

  • It provides a host of technologies including EJB 3.0, new Java Persistence API, and annotations to improve developer productivity.

  • It's available at no charge

  • It harnesses the latest innovations from the open source community and supports the latest industry standards to deliver an integrated and flexible foundation for developing and deploying Java applications.

Monday, October 01, 2007

@ Lotus Advisor Summit - Miami

It was so close, I couldn't resist.
Be sure to say 'hi', if you're around!