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Seven from IBM: self-healing apps, Cell “broadband engine,” REXX scripting…

Aug 29, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — 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 . . . !

  • A few easy steps to a self-healing applications — Wouldn't it be nice if your applications could monitor themselves, solving problems without even getting you involved? This tutorial shows you how to use just a few pieces of the Autonomic Computing Toolkit to create a system that can not just detect errors but also fix them without your intervention.
  • Cell Broadband Engine Architecture from 20,000 feetWhat is Cell? The Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (CBEA, or, informally, “Cell”) defines a new processor structure based upon the 64-bit Power Architecture technology but with unique features directed toward distributed processing and media-rich applications. This article provides a concise view inside the Cell's architecture.
  • Cell Broadband Engine docs: VIP Access — The revolutionary Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (CBEA) is the result of collaboration among Sony, Toshiba, and IBM. The following papers define the Cell specification and will be posted to the IBM Semiconductor Solutions Technical Library in September. You can access them early as long as you have a current IBM ID.
  • Why REXX scripting is faster — If you learn REXX, you'll know a scripting language that runs everywhere from mainframes to handhelds — and everything in between. This article shows you why the REXX scripting language is faster than developing code in traditional languages like C++, Java, or COBOL. If you want to learn a quick way to develop database scripts, start here. REXX scripts not only manipulates DB2 data in the same manner as traditional languages, but it can issue DB2 commands and use the administrative API to manage and control all aspects of DB2.
  • Linux J2EE applications on Rational Application Developer V6 — This question and answer article features WebSphere consultant Roland Barcia, who talks about developing J2EE and Web services applications on Rational Application Developer V6. You can download the Linux version of Rational Application Developer V6 here.
  • Take a tour of Cloudscape and Apache Derby — The core of IBM Cloudscape is the Apache Derby open source database. With both you can take advantage of Java integration to create Java functions and stored procedures. This article shows you the fundamental architecture of Derby and how it can be embedded inside a client or a server application, the use of standard JDBC calls to manipulate the data and summary of the security mechanisms available in Derby.
  • Cloudscape 10.1 the Commercial release of Apache Derby — The latest release of IBM Cloudscape, Version 10.1, a commercial release of Apache Derby, is now available for download. This article explains the differences for this version of the release. Additionally, it helps you to select the proper installer version of IBM Cloudscape to download.

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