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Seven from IBM — autonomic computing, Bugzilla, Eclipse tools…

Mar 25, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

IBM has published the following technical articles, tutorials, and downloads on its developerWorks Website. They cover a range of interesting (though not necessarily embedded) technical topics, primarily related to Linux and open source system development. Some require free registration. Enjoy . . . !

  • Autonomic computing heats up in Japan — Autonomic computing is gaining momentum throughout the information technology industry and in many geographical areas, but its uptake in Japan is especially rapid. This article examines recent events in Japan related to autonomic computing, presents an overview of the Japanese IT marketplace, and offers opinions about why autonomic computing is hot in Japan.
  • Rapid prototyping IDE for Laszlo and the ETTK — The ETTK-WS is a software development kit for designing, developing, and executing emerging autonomic and Web service technologies. The Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK) team bloggers bring you insights about the IDE for Laszlo, a member of the ETTK family of technologies. IDE for Laszlo sits at the intersection of such technologies as XML, Flash, JavaScript and Eclipse. Diverse concepts such as “Open Source”, “Rich Internet Application”, and “Rapid Prototyping IDE” all apply to this one technology. You can go to alphaWorks and view an ETTK demo then download the free ETTK and try it for yourself.
  • Track bugs with Bugzilla on LinuxBugzilla is a defect or bug tracking system — a system that allows individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their products. This type of system lets users track bugs and code changes, communicate their actions with other teammates, submit and review repair patches, and manage quality assurance.
  • Installing and Using Eclipse-based IBM Rational Products — There are several Rational software products based on the Eclipse platform. These products provide vital functionality for the software development lifecycle, including modeling and architecture, design and construction, and testing. This article provides a detailed overview of multiple Eclipse-based Rational software installation considerations, and offers guidance on the best approach to successfully completing such co-existence installs.
  • Build a highly available application platform for J2EE — Interested in learning how to build a highly available solution platform for J2EE? Follow along as this article explores the concept of delivering on the continuous computing promise. It shows you how to produce a complete scalable solution that offers high availability.
  • You'll have to wait; the computer is down!Frequent computer crashes are totally unacceptable. They cost incredible amounts in lost productivity, frustrate you, and serve as a barrier between you and the promised features of purchased software and hardware.
  • Businesses Behaving Badly — This article looks at user reactions to common problems with user interfaces and corporate policies, and how these reactions can make some common business decisions counterproductive. When it comes to inconveniencing your customers, and sometimes even offending them, are some sales tactics worth it in the long run?

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