IBM ECM Update
Today I would like to recommend the Blog from Carl Kessler:
Carl Kessler is vice president of worldwide development for IBM’s Enterprise Content Management business. Prior to beginning this assignment, he was vice president of worldwide development and quality for IBM’s Software Group. Carl has led large software development organizations at IBM for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he was with IBM’s Research Division where his roles included director of software technology and chief information officer. Carl is a senior member of the IEEE and holds several patents. He is the co-author of the recently published book, Outside-in Software Development: a Practical Approach to Building Successful Stakeholder-based Products.
The Outside-In Thinking Blog
The name comes from a way of thinking about software development – about who all the stakeholders of a project are, and how to understand and factor their real business needs into a development project. John Sweitzer and Carl just wrote a book on the topic – really a composite of successful practices they’ve seen in their jobs over the past many years.
The ideas covered in Outside-in Software Development apply to both vendor software projects and to in-house application development. Carl tries to draw connections to both since most of the businesses he works with have both.
The purpose of this blog is to share perspectives on outside-in thinking and how it can apply across a variety of situations. The audience is broad: no matter what your role, from CTO to bug-fixer, CIO or coder, he will try to make these notions useful for you.
Having written about the new instructor led online training in my previous posting.
Following is a list of recommended classes:
Instructor Led Online (ILO) Courses
F0027 – IBM FileNet P8 Platform Administration 4.0
F0077 – IBM FileNet BPM Administration 4.0
F0217 – IBM FileNet BPM Process Design 4.0
ECM On Demand eLabs
F0000 - IBM FileNet P8 Prerequisite Skills 4.0
F0029 - IBM FileNet P8 Platform Administration 4.0
F0079 - IBM FileNet BPM Administration 4.0
F0229 - IBM FileNet BPM Process Design 4.X
F0059 - IBM FileNet Content Manager Java API Programming 4.0
F0099 - IBM FileNet BPM Java API Programming 4.0
Al and Jay brown putted together a nice overview of the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) prototype for FileNet P8 CM:
What is IBM Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Prototype for FileNet P8 Content Manager 4.0?
This technology provides support for the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification that is currently being standardized at OASIS. This prototype provides support for the CMIS REST/Atom binding for the IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager repository. The prototype consists of a CMIS servlet packaged as a WAR (Web Archive) file, a configuration file, and a Web services run-time environment.
How does it work?
The prototype uses a servlet container to provide REST services expressed in the CMIS specification. The servlet translates these services at run time to Java™ API calls to the IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager. These calls are then remotely transferred over either EJB (Enterprise Java Bean) or WSI (Web Service Interface) transport to the P8 Content Manager.
The prototype is implemented in Java and uses Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) for the XML serialization and deserialization, and the P8 Java APIs for access to the native repository.
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