WebSphere Unconference

Welcome to the WebSphere Unconference topic forum. You—the developer—set the agenda by submitting topics you would like to present, voting on other topics you would like to hear discussed, and/or offering to give a lightning talk (five minute speech) on a topic that interests you.

The ideas will be collected here until Impact 2012 opens on Sunday, April 29. From April 29-May 1, you can continue to submit and vote on ideas in person, onsite at the Unconference booth in the Impact Solution Center.

The Unconference will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm. There will be a kick-off starting at 1:30 with special speakers including Grady Booch, Research Scientist and IBM Fellow; Andrew Glover, software developer, entrepreneur, blogger (Disco Blog) and author; Greg Truty, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Application and Integration Middleware Software; and more.

Check out this short Unconference video on Youtube

The agenda is yours!

To get started, browse the hot or new idea topics tab below, or choose a category from the list on the right. Then search to see if your idea has already been submitted. If it has not, submit it for others to consider and vote up.

If you want to present a 5 minute lightning talk, enter that below too. End your post with the word “Lightning”. If you get enough votes, you give the talk!

Additionally, publish a blog post on the Global WebSphere Community site about your Unconference topic idea by Feb 29 and you will be entered into a drawing to win a complimentary Impact 2012 pass. Just submit your topic here and then go to your GWC Account (or register one for free) and blog about your Unconference topic idea.

Note: Employees of IBM; UCG; and national, state, or local governments of any country are not eligible to win. Refer to instructions on how to blog on the GWC if needed.

See you in Vegas!

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  1. Socket to me! WebSocket and Dojo’s Socket API

    As web applications continue to become more interactive and sophisticated, real-time messaging and updates are becoming increasingly prevalent. Performance optimizations and constraints for real-time web and mobile web applications are crucial to successful application deployment. One of the hottest new APIs in HTML5 is WebSocket, which enables true duplex communication without the overhead, complexity, and extraneous latency of HTTP-based solutions. Although WebSocket is an exciting new API, we can easily fallback to HTTP-based techniques when WebSocket is not available with Dojo's Socket API. Finally we'll review the future of real-time applications, including bi-directional audio and video streaming.

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    • Zero to Hero Liberty Profile Lightning Demo

      The WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Liberty Profile Beta introduced a lightweight application server that greatly simplifies development. So how fast is it? Join to see some of the cool features of the Liberty Profile in a demo that's shorter than the product name!

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      • Implementing Patterns with Java EE 6

        Now that WebSphere 8.0 is released with Java EE 6 support there are new ways to implement common use cases found in applications. In particular for people coming from the J2EE 1.4 world of WebSphere 6.1 it will be helpful to know how much change has been introduced and how with modern Java EE versions you may approach an application completely differently. It would also help to know which of the "J2EE Patterns" are now anti-patterns with the availability of new technologies.

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        • Lightweight software on Lightweight hardware - Liberty Pi

          Come and see the coolest thing I've ever done at IBM :o)

          A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer designed for encouraging school children to program. I've taken that uber-lightweight computer and installed Debian Linux, Java and the new Liberty Profile.

          Come to this session to have a play with the Raspberry Pi to hear what I did and some of the problems/fun I had! Also you'll what's likely to be the smallest computer WebSphere App Server has *ever* run on in the world, for your own eyes!

          For more info see www.raspberrypi.org/faq www.wasdev.net

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          • What is the best remote API technology today?

            There are lots of choices in how to expose your application APIs remotely. We can use REST, Web Services, SCA, and lots of other technologies...but what are the downsides and upsides to each? Which are best for creation and consumption?

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            • Accelerating the Software Development Lifecycle using Application Virtualization

              Application virtualization can produce dramatic results when driven by governance and process, including cycle time reduction, quality improvement and cost reduction. When coupled with Cloud, it allows you to rapidly create sandbox environments for development and test teams that maximizes resource utilization and removes availability constraints in the environment. It eliminates the need for laborious stub programming and allows you to perform more complex testing, like Integration, System and even Performance testing early in the software development lifecycle. It also reduces the amount of infrastructure that needs to be provided in early stage development and testing.

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              • Scaling the database discussion.

                While you can always add an addiitonal web server or appserver, how do you scale the database? It seems to be the one thing that you have to protect at all costs. Also while much of the data in a webapp is read only and can be cached, there is always user data that has to be kept consistent and up to date, how do you and others manage this? Do you Federate your data among various partitoned databases? Do you use a massive SMP box and store all of your data together? What other options are there?

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                • WebSphere Commerce as the foundation for Enterprise B2B, B2C, Mobile, Social Websites.

                  Putting all the pieces together from CDN, Search, Reviews, Administration, ERP, Product Management, Integration, Optimization, Agile Implementation, and Technical Project Management utilizing the WebSphere Commerce foundation to build an enterprise-class best-of-breed website

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                  • JSR for Batch Applications? You bet!

                    Get the inside scoop on JSR 352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform directly from the Expert Group. Learn how the power of Spring Batch and WebSphere Batch are being skillfully blended together to fill the missing standards gap for batch applications.

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