5 Reasons to use my services

  1. 1
    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.

  4. 4
    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.

  5. 5

    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

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./install.sh[14]: =/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/manageprofiles/myProfile_create.log: This is not an identifier. This error is because in my korn shell script, I did not delimit the string and so the script thought I was calling a command. I also had a space in the assignment. Bad code export PROFILE_LOG =${WAS_BINARY_DIR}/logs/manageprofiles/${PROFILE_NAME}_create.log Good code export PROFILE_LOG=”${WAS_BINARY_DIR}/logs/manageprofiles/${PROFILE_NAME}_create.log” read more →

When running a Jython script used to configure WebSphere eXtreme Scale I got the following error: connecting to Deployment Manager… WASX7209I: Connected to process “dmgr” on node dmgrMnode using SOAP connector; The type of process is: DeploymentManager WASX7017E: Exception received while running file “/var/was/scripts/configuration_management/Config-test-wxs-aix.py”; exception information: com.ibm.bsf.BSFException: exception from Jython: Traceback (innermost last): (no code.. read more →

I was have been trying to create a new controller class in Code Igniter and when I try to extend CI_Controller I get the following error: Fatal error: Class ‘L_Controller’ not found in D:\xampp\www\com\mysite\application\controllers\example.php on line 2 The standard error if of the syntax : Fatal error: Class ‘‘ not found in on line [n].. read more →

WASX7017E: Exception received while running file “C:/scripts/audit-wmq.py”; exception information: com.ibm.ws.scriping.ScriptingException: WASX7080E: Invalid attributes specified for type “MQQueue” — “queueName” This error occurs when you are using AdminConfig to modify an MQQueue in WAS. Problem is you have used the wrong property. When you use AdminTask functions thay often change the names of the properties and.. read more →

02 Sep 2012
September 2, 2012

Everything I do is to help you learn Middleware

September 2, 2012 Training 0 Comment

Everything I do, I believe in challenging the status-quo. I believe in thinking differently. They way I challenge the status quo is by developing beautifully designed Middleware courses, which are practical, technical and unique. My entire products are simple to use and user friendly. In summary: I just happen to make affordable Middle-Ware training materials.. read more →

 Ths class below was created to manage JVMs. To create, update or delete JVM properties, and add custom props. It is designed using an OO approach and imlpements Log4J for logging.  

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When testing a jython script create JVM custom properties in WebSphere Application Server version 8, I have the following issue:

Reason: Well my code was using “property” instead of “property” when calling AdminConfig.create for example AdminConfig.create(‘property’, jvmId, attrib) as opposed to AdminConfig.create(‘Property’, jvmId, attrib) read more →

When runnnig a Jython script, I got the following error: WASX7017E: Exception received while running file “C:/scripts/jvmManager/manageJVM.py”; exception information: com.ibm.ws.scripting.ScriptingException: Invalid object name: /Cell:myCell01/Node:myNode01/Server:Server1/JavaProcessDef:/JavaVirtualMachine Reason: As you can see by my code below, I have did not terminate the string correctly. This means the appropriate MBean cannot be resolved due to an incorrect config id.. read more →

When running a Jython script that I was writing to manage Custom JVM Properties, I experiecned the following error: WASX7017E: Exception received while running file “C:/scripts/jvmManager/manageJVM.py”; exception information: com.ibm.bsf.BSFException: exce ption from Jython: Traceback (innermost last):   (no code object) at line 0   File “<string>”, line 290                     logger.debug(“DEBUG: server bean id not located,.. read more →