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. 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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    • 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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      • JavaScript Anti-Patterns - Moving from Java to JavaScript (Lightning Talk)

        As JavaScript continues to grow in popularity, an increasing number of ex-Java developers are moving to the language. Each language has its own set of best practices and patterns for creating clean code and they aren't always transferable.

        In this lightning talk, I'll explain a number of common "anti-patterns" that I've repeatedly seen in "recovering" Java developers who have moved to JavaScript. I'll also be providing the solutions to help remove these issues from your codebase today!

        44 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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          • Is WebSphere really prepared for the new age (mobiles, tablets...)?

            It is not only about standars, protocols, formats... is more about everything in the cloud with connected communities, people, messages, information flowing from one device to another...
            More variables than ever: INFORMATION, TIME and PLACE from any kind of device to another powered by automation or people.
            Could be the future
            Let's talk about the future, is it is driving the change to another server model?

            26 votes
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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!

              21 votes
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              • DevOps

                DevOps - how this emerging cloud enabled approach can make you responsive to customer needs in an innovative manner

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                • 18 votes
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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.

                    17 votes
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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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                      • 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!

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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…

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                          • Hot offerings for Developers - free WebSphere Application Server for Developers

                            Developers want early access to top "hot" tools and wizards that they can leverage to build applications very quickly to deploy on any WebSphere Application Server. Will give out web link for a FREE WebSphere Application Server for Developers, as well as discussing NEW capabilities supporting Web 2.0 and Mobile, Telephony, Dynamic Scripting and more. Will also discuss "private cloud”.

                            14 votes
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                            • Troubleshooting BPM Solutions- A step by step approach

                              This talk will present a step by step approach for a WAS/WESB/WPS developer/admin to debugging errors in the runtime JVM. I have been using this step by step approach for the past 10 years and have successfully shared these helpful steps with many IBM WebSphere customers.

                              12 votes
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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.

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                                • Trends Mobile Banking

                                  Mobile Banking is all the buzz. How are successful banks addressing the exploding demand for robust apps for their Apple and Droid enabled Smart Phones? What about security? How do you ensure that a cyber-thief isn't lurking around the corner waiting to steal your bank account or credit information. How will mobile banking will allow payments at the Point of Sale (POS) change the game? In this session, will explore some of these topics and more.....

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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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                                    • Cloud and Social Media

                                      Do you you blog, tweet, or chat about cloud? Do you use social media for business, or want to learn how? If so, please join like-minded individuals in this session (and tweetup) for a discussion about cloud and social media. Find out who the cloud thought leaders are and what they are saying about cloud on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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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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                                        • WebSphere Security

                                          Let us explore how best to inform the customer about security for their solutions in Enterprise, Commerce, On-demand applications, or Big Data requirements.
                                          -- What security paradigm is required in year 2012 to accommodate 'Cloud' buzz for IT platform, infrastructure and software services?
                                          -- What sequirty etiquette are essential to utilize 'Socila sites on the web', and Mobile that continue to buzz in year 2012 for communication and collaboration?
                                          -- and other...

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