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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

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    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

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 http://www.themiddlewareshop.com. 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 http://www.themiddlewareshop.com – See forum thread: http://bit.ly/WzhX5k 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 http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/radhelp/v8/topic/com.ibm.help.common.nav.doc/topics/tutorials_intro.html Or come over to The Middleware Shop and see what courses I have available. 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 →