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IBM is embracing SOA...in a bear hug. In a teleconference today fronted by Steve Mills (pictured), Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Software Group and the General Manager of WebSphere, Robert LeBlanc, it was manifestly apparent that the company – which considers itself the world's leading provider of technologies that support Business Integration and Business Process Integration – is not looking over its shoulder, not at Oracle nor anyone else. And IBM Global Services turns out to be the secret ingredient of Blue's software portfolio "realignment." The call was intended to be the public "coming out" of IBM's massive new Software & Services "double whammy" and it certainly lived up to all expectations. Never before had so many new pieces of the enterprise software jigsaw been presented by one company at one and the same time. The participat... (more)

12 Best Practices for J2EE Developers Named

Kyle Brown and Keys Botzum, from IBM Software Services for WebSphere, together with Ruth Willenborg, Senior Manager, IBM WebSphere Performance, set out to come up with the list of what they consider to be the Top Twelve Best Practices for anyone involved in J2EE application development. For the full details of each one, see their paper on the subject. WJ News Desk bring you here the overall summary list though, which reads as follows: Always use MVC. Apply automated unit tests and test harnesses at every layer. Develop to the specifications, not the application server. Plan for using ... (more)

IBM's New WebSphere Process Server Gets Its First Business Rule Software

ILOG  today announced that it is the first Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) software vendor to offer integration with the new IBM WebSphere Process Server version 6.0, announced just yesterday by IBM. The integration will enable business and technology managers in Global 2000 corporations to better manage their policy-intensive business processes, the company says. A new connector developed by ILOG provides seamless integration between ILOG JRules, a key offering in ILOG's BRMS product line, and the recently announced IBM WebSphere Process Server 6.0. The combination of the... (more)

Is BEA DOA?

Related Links How Low Does BEA Have to Go? How Long Can BEA Survive, Industry Asks Why WebSphere? A Successful Ingredient Offers Choice A Leader with New Customers BEA has witnessed the departure of two key executives in the past two weeks. Scott Dietzen has resigned as chief technology officer, closely following the recent departure of Adam Bosworth, BEA's former chief architect and senior vice president, to join Google. These high-profile exits follow a small exodus from the company, which has seen Rick Jackson, its vice president of products and solutions marketing, become ... (more)

Breaking News: IBM & PeopleSoft Dance the Technological Two-Step

Related Links: PeopleSoft Move by Oracle: Is IBM Seeking To Checkmate It? PeopleSoft Hangs Tough, Refuses to Meet Oracle JDJ Exclusive: The Future Of Middleware & Tools Oracle's Numbers Explain Why It Wants PeopleSoft In a clear signal that leaves no doubt about PeopleSoft's appreciation of the value of tightly integrating with IBM's market-leading middleware, the CRM giant today announced together with IBM that it will standardize all of its business applications on the WebSphere platform, and that both companies will jointly market the offerings. PeopleSoft President and CEO Crai... (more)