Sample from 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: 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.

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05 Feb 2013
February 5, 2013

MQ Explorer Configuration Examples

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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

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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  (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. ./ 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 → 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  or directly visit their profiles at:  Ahmed Abdel Monsef*, Mantrac GroupAJ Aronoff, Prolifics Alan Krause, Sprint Anders.. read more →

A very RAW guide of my notes to get up to speed with understanding version 8. It is not an article so forgive me if it jumps a bit. It is part one of a three part series I am creating this week. I choose to install on CentOS 6.3 for this demo Yum install.. read more →

I have cheap affordable ($99.95) community recognized courses being made available online at Designed for self-study and an good alternative to the more costly courses in the mart place. A straight-to-point, no nonsense way to learn the core of a given Middleware product. All derived from my continued practical consulting experiences. Feb 2013 I.. read more →

I was asked a question by a customer late last night. “OK Dumb question 1 What is the fundamental difference between MQ and MB? Aren’t both technically ESB’s? MQ has the ability to do limited transforms, is it just the degree of capability? Just a few words at the start of both differentiating them would.. read more →

Took a few years, but finally got #1 position on #1 page rank for my full name and in the Google auto search type-ahead. This should be very useful as it is all organic and natural and not based on clever Google SEO cheats. Google’s updates have not affected any of my ranking so far.. read more →

Why do we put up with the new #crap #apple #itunes? #cloud pahh, spit spit, as a consumer I hate cloud hidden in desktop app. Always slow! New ipod for Gym, and hour later still trying to get to apple store, so slow and I have the fastest internet money can buy, ha makes me.. read more →

Steve Robinson ‏@stevencrobinson this is my twitter if you need it. Hi, I created this thread to focus in on the courses that people want from me to provide via my site – See forum thread: to this post! read more →

There is a point to consider that from 8/8.x due the new installer i.e. IBM Installation Manager approach that many customers will need to change their investment in the install side of things ie shell scripts. This is one of the biggest immediate costs after application code ports. We all know that in reality apps.. read more →

I was on holiday snowboarding in the French Alps when I received this wonderful email from IBM … Dear Steve, Congratulations and Happy New Year – you have been selected as an IBM Champion for WebSphere software! On behalf of IBM it is with great pleasure that we invite you to join the IBM Champion.. read more →

Looking for IBM WebSphere Development Examples? Try the RAD 8.x Information Centre Or come over to The Middleware Shop and see what courses I have available.Link to this post! read more →

The scenario here is that I have an Eclipse Workspace where I am creating an Enterprise Application (EAR) that has a single Web Module (WAR). The EAR project and WAR are created using the standard Eclipse Wizard. A package and class are created to create an annotated POJO that is made a web service by.. read more →