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Content Template Catalog 3.1

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Now that the catalog is available for WebSphere Portal v8 it’s time to put it to work.  For an excellent article on installing the catalog see the entry at Base22

Don’t be fooled into thinking your sandbox server is up to the task when it comes to updates.  My sandbox was crushed by the IBM Installation Manger. Fortunately it is a virtual machine and adding CPUs helped enormously.  In my first try I waited over four hours before abandoning the update. Once the resources were increased the update took about 45 minutes.


Written by David Wilkerson

September 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

Worklight: A Mobile Solution from IBM

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Recently I blogged about my first pass at this technology on our Corporate blog, Technically Speaking.  I took a brief tour on my Macintosh because of my interest in Apple’s iOS and because I wanted to see how much of a hassle it would be to install. It really wasn’t difficult at all. Yes, it took more work than most end user apps but it was easy.

On a related note, the app touts its ability to create hybrid apps. I am still sorting this out. What, exactly, does this mean. Does it simply mean that there are ‘native’ components and ‘web’ components or is this something more sophisticated. In my view it is the latter.  The Worklight server provides the plumbing by which the native app, through the Worklight API, can access enterprise data.

This could mean that an organization can deploy apps that integrate corporate data into their mobile environment with relative ease and with the additional assurance that the data is managed securely.

Need to think about this some more but it looks very interesting.

Written by David Wilkerson

June 13, 2012 at 10:53 am