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. Securely rolling out mobile applications

    Over the next few years, just about every organization will be rolling out mobile applications, either internally, or externally.

    How can we ensure that roll out is secure and how does our security program need to evolve to address the new concerns that mobile introduces?

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    • Building security into the development process

      The best way to build secure applications is by integrating security practices into every phase of the software development process. However, all too often, security testing is tacked on to the end of the test cycle, or ignored altogether.

      Let's discuss what it would take, to build white box and black box application security testing into your development organizations.

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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

        16 votes
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        • Getting your hands dirty with a no charge trial of IBM PureApplication System

          By now, you've heard about IBM PureSystems solutions, the expert integrated systems that bring together the collective knowledge of thousands of deployments, established best practices, innovative thinking, IT leadership, and distilled expertise. But did you know that you can begin trying your hand at IBM PureApplication System, via our no charge trial?

          Come see a live demonstration of IBM PureApplication System, presented by a subject matter expert from IBM developerWorks. Experience firsthand the power of integrated hardware and software optimized for performance and efficiency, built-in shared services like load-balancing and session replication, and tools that make it simple to import…

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          • IBM PureSystems: What is an expert integrated system anyway? (Lightning talk)

            Earlier this month, IBM introduced the PureSystems family, a new class of systems that combine the flexibility of general purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud computing, and simplicity of an appliance with IBM's integrated expertise. In these five short minutes, we'll cover what you need to know about PureSystems solutions to begin talking about them with your teams, clients and partners.

            Expert integrated systems represent the collective knowledge of thousands of deployments, established best practices, innovative thinking, IT leadership, and distilled expertise. IBM PureSystems solutions make every part of the development lifecycle easier for you, so that you can spend…

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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?

              9 votes
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              • Using IBM BPM Lombardi only as a Process Managment System

                What if Lombardi is not enough to fully cover our problems? For example, we must to provide rich user interface (based on gwt, vaadin, jsf and so on), or, in our processes uses very complex data which leads to poor performance.
                In this case, we can create our enterprise application, and inside it, we can use Lombardi in the backend. But which Lombardi API should we use to achieve that purpose? Rest API, webApi?
                A classic architecture of enterprise application consists of three major layers: presentation, business logic and integration (persistence). So, in business logic we should operate with Lombardi…

                14 votes
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                • DevOps: Infrastructure as code

                  In this talk we will explore a thought invoking DevOps concept of using agile development tools for source code management to manage environment configuration changes to ensure consistent and repeatable updates to running environments. The DevOps community often call the environment configuration changes that are stored in a version management system as "Infrastructure as Code". Another controversional point that will be covered is the question: "Who developes Infrastructure as Code?". We will introduce the notion of a new role called an "Infrastructure Engineer" into the vocabulary of the attendees as the role that would produce "Infrastructure as Code".

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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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                    • New hyrbrid models for Enterprise Service Bus

                      More and more of the concepts of agility and performance are based on the ability to abstract services and scale them to meet the individual SLA's for that service. With new models of implementing such as a caching ESB and federated ESB's new patterns and considerations are having to be considered.

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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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                        • How to use Websphere MQ to integrate in the cloud

                          Cover topics of JMS Queue's, High Availability and scalable workload processing for MQ that could be distributed on the 'cloud'.

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                          • Think you could improve IBM software? You can. Here's how.

                            The customer requirements process for most companies is very simple. You carefully submit your idea to your friendly company rep, who then puts it in an internal system known as a black hole. You then sit back with your telescope and cross your figures.

                            Well, not any more. As with many IBM software products, CICS and WebSphere now use a considerably more open and transparent requirements system called “Request for Enhancements” – or IBM RFE.

                            Built on WebSphere, Rational and DB2 technology (of course), you can now directly create new requirements, and view, comment and vote on other requirements. This…

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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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                              • 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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                                • Free Developer Palm Reading on IDEs!

                                  Come see what the future holds for your development environment. Ok, maybe we won't be holding hands, but let's talk about what the the ideal development environment of the future will be like. We'll talk about what advanced features already exist in IBM tools today and what the next generation IDE could be like.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Resistance is futile! Become assimilated into the Agile Team Development collective!

                                    Gone are the days of the lone coder. With teams distributed by space as well as time, we'll discuss you how you can work more efficiently and effectively with advanced team collaboration capabilities provided by Rational Application Developer and Rational Team Concert.

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                                    • Lightning Round: Create and deploy a Mobile App in 5 minutes!

                                      From a blank IDE screen to a real app running on a Mobile smartphone. Watch this tools demo to see how it's done. Don't blink or you'll miss it!

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Mobile: Web? Hybrid? Native? So many choices, so little time

                                        Your company needs a Mobile solution fast but there are so many choices to make! Should you take a Mobile Web approach? Or go with a Hybrid or Native app? Serve content or package it in the app? Can you have code reuse with multi-channel delivery? What do these questions even mean? Discuss these and more on the road to Mobile!

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                                          started  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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