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    WebSphere Author
    You may not know, but I am one of the most well-known WebSphere authors and have several books published.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

    WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

    WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

  2. 2
    Community Knowledge Transfer
    For many years I have been contributing to the IBM WebSphere community. I continually share insights via my top ranking knowledge sites and blogs.
  3. 3
    WebSphere Training
    I have spend many years training Administrations & Support staff alike on the fundamentals of WebSphere Application Server and related IBM product in the WebSphere brand. If you have any need for training please contact me via Learners International.

    Learners International was founded in 2012 to produce affordable Middleware Training.

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    WebSphere Consulting

    Infrastructure Architecture

    Need advice about your WebSphere architectures? I have worked for many clients around the world and so have extensive skills acquired from helping customers plan their WebSphere Application Server environments. I also have many years of SOA and ESB practical, hand on experience.

    Trouble Shooting

    In almost mot my roles I have applied by knowledge and insights of the WebSphere brand, thus helping my customers with not only WebSphere related issue, but also Java and JEE application issues.


    Ask anyone I have worked with I am sticker for documentation. In a world where Knowledge Transfer is paramount, you can be assured I will encourage documentation for any process I am involved with as part of any engagement.

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    I pride myself in my ability to communicate. I am an enthusiastic and passionate individual. I strive to do my the best for my clients and the people I work with.

Welcome to the Websphere Blog

Steven Robinson is a JEE specialist consultant focusing on Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and and RedHat Jboss.

I have created this blog to allow some of my knowledge to spill out into the JEE community. As a result of many years as an IT consultant, I have helped many organization’s in both Europe and the United States of America, to sort out issues and problems with Java-based application-server platforms.

I provide expertise in the following areas.

  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Advanced Jython scripting
  • Java debugging and general JEE problem solving
  • JEE Application packaging
  • Server build including Build/Deploy automation such as Continuous Integration
  • Mobile application provisioning
  • JMS and WMQ Messaging (Internal and External)
  • WebServices, SOA and ESB

Use the blog to learn about the three big JEE Application Server platforms: IBM WebSphere Application, Oracle WebLogic Server and RedHat JBoss. Looking through these pages within you will find Tutorials, answers to common questions and sample scripts.

To suggest content you can reply to my JEE Topic Suggestions page or post questions to my FAQ page.

Cheers, Steve

Recent posts in my IBM WebSphere knowledege base

Sample from http://www.themiddlewareshop.com We will be launching the IBM WebSphere Portal 8 Administration Essentials Course in July 2013. Here is a sample. Introduction This How-To document covers the installation of WebSphere Portal. WebSphere Portal is officially supported for the following Linux flavours. Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 5 with update 6 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.. read more →

Using this as reference, this is how I resolved the following Code Igniter APC Cache error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function apc_fetch() in D:\xampp\www\com\xxx\system\libraries\Cache\drivers\Cache_apc.php on line 41: I looked at this doc: http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Installing_APC_in_Windows Found this section… Installation on Windows Server Warning: You cannot install APC and Zend Optimiser on the same server. You should.. read more →

Over the coming months, I am going to produce a set of one-pager articles called “What Is” series. These will be blog entries designed to answer the question’s I am asked most. Like; what is: <IBM_PRODUCT>. Examples will be covering old and new names of IBM products mostly in the WebSphere and possible Lotus brand-names…. read more →

I needed to create an agent in a Lotus Notes Database that would delete documents older than a certain date. My need was to delete some internet stats in my web stats DB. Here is the code for the agent. It is very basic, but it works.

read more →

05 Feb 2013
February 5, 2013

MQ Explorer Configuration Examples

February 5, 2013 IBM, WebSphere MQ 0 Comment

This guide started off on how to access a local QM on Linux using MQ Explorer.Then it morphed into a great little article on my experiences. In this article I cover how to allow connections from MQ Explorer and to secure what WMQ objects can be accessed. I thought it was about time I documented.. read more →

05 Feb 2013
February 5, 2013

How to install MQ Explorer

February 5, 2013 IBM, WebSphere MQ 0 Comment

MQ Explorer is included with an MQ server installation and is also available for download as SupportPac MS0T. At the time of writing the latest Windows install is called ms0t_mqexplorer_75_windows.zip  (200 MB) You can install this on a number of platforms. Install MQExplorer both on the server (Linux for example) and a client windows machine.. read more →

To uninstall a basic install of IBM Process Server, we need to use the IBM Installation Manager. cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse ./IBMIM Launch IBM IM (IBM Installation Manager)       Click Uninstall   Click Next   Click Uninstall Click Finish, then we can clean up the folders drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Feb 4 17:36 … read more →

There are two solutions, check (A) for config issues and (B) for architecture issues. ./mqlicense.sh: line 176: ./lap/jre/ibm-java-x86_64-60/jre/bin/java: cannot execute binary file   ERROR: Installation will not succeed unless the license agreement can be accepted. If the error was caused by a display problem, read the license agreement file (LA_xx, where xx represents your language.. read more →

Being a senior contractor and consultant, I have built up relationships with some really great recruiters and their companies. However, these days I mostly rely on my clients and colleagues in the industry. The reason being, there seems to be a loss of respect even for those of us who have been around for >.. read more →

http://www.websphereusergroup.org/daphne/blog/2013/01/30/congratulations_ibm_champions_for_websphere_2013 Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 5:16 PM on The Global WebSphere Community website. Congratulations to our IBM Champions for WebSphere 2013!  To welcome or get in touch with these thought-leaders, contact Daphne de Flavia deflavia@us.ibm.com  or directly visit their profiles at: www.ibm.com/developerworks/champion/  Ahmed Abdel Monsef*, Mantrac GroupAJ Aronoff, Prolifics Alan Krause, Sprint Anders.. read more →