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Any developer or IT organization can attest to the fact that flawless application development does not ensure flawless deployment when the time comes to roll the application out across a WebLogic application server. Successful deployment requires that application configurations in the IT infrastructure stack be correctly dialed for the application to run properly. Unfortunately for IT organizations, proper application configurations are often lost in translation (or fall victim to human error) between development and production. The result can be slow deployment or application downtime - both of which are mortal sins in the world of critical business applications. Fortunately for businesses, this problem has not gone unnoticed, and an emerging class of technology centralizes and automates the creation of these application configuration files. In any WebLogic develop... (more)

WebSphere Migration

In the coming months, hundreds of corporations will migrate thousands of applications from the WebSphere 4.x platform to WebSphere 5.0. The reasons for doing so are both many and compelling, not the least of which is that support for the WebSphere 4.x platform will cease to exist in a matter of months. However, beyond that practical reason, WebSphere 5.0 provides a giant leap in flexibility, functionality, scalability, and expandability with its new distributed architecture. This makes it well worth their while for most companies to upgrade. However, upgrading from 4.x to 5.0 ha... (more)

Design for Production Meets the Application Delivery Process

An anecdote that an engineer shared with me recently reminded me of a long-standing concept in manufacturing, design for production (DFP). The concept has to do with evaluating how a given operation - production line, supply chain, or an entire factory - is performing. DFP ratings are supposed to help product development teams pinpoint bottlenecks and decide what steps might be needed to raise productivity and profitability. DSP isn't something you hear very often in the application delivery space, but it is interesting to imagine what criteria would provide a holistic assessment ... (more)