Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blog Tutorial

How to Create a Blog site?
People feel the need to share their thoughts and opinion with a other people. Nowadays, the most effective way to do that is to create your own weblog or, as it is most popular - blog. But, how start your own blog? Fortunately, today starting of a blog site is a really easy task.
There are free Open Source blog tools, which help you create and manage your blog site.

You do not need to know anything about web design or development.
All you need to do is open a hosting account, where you can have a blog application installed! you can start creating your site right away!
Why use a blog tool?
The easiest way to create a blog site is by using a ready-made blog tool.
The blog application has built-in fuctionality such as, posting articles, HTML editor, commenting, archive, etc.
The most popular blog tools have a large supporting community. You will be able to find free themes for your blog and customize it the way you like.
With the help of a blog application you needn't be a web designer or developer in order to share your thoughts with the world. In the following pages you will find brief instructions how to build your own blog by using two of the most popular blog tools:
Create a blog
Define: Blog
There are different descriptions of that concept. According to most of the articles in the Internet 'blog' is short form for 'weblog', a frequently updated publication of comments and thoughts on the web. Usually it is reflecting the views of the blog's creator. Blogs consist of text and images and are sorted by date. The newest information is on the top and there is an archive of the old one. People create blogs to share their live experience with the world. The person who is updating that journal is called blogger. They write about different topics: from the typical daily situations to the progress of some scientific researches. The readers also can leave comments and this make the whole thing more interesting and useful.
History of blog
Blogs are part of the World Wide Web since its creation. In the beginning they did not have a define name, but their purpose was near to the contemporary ones. Here is a list of the first blogs:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

IBM Enterprise Architect Kit for SOA

Align IT processes with business requirements using free enterprise architecture tools, technologies, and information from IBM.
This complimentary kit for enterprise architects provides a collection of materials that can help you to:
Design with an enterprise architecture approach
Align your business needs with IT
Empower your organization with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Transition to business-driven development
Become IBM certified as an SOA solution designer

Register now or sign in using your IBM ID and password.
In this kit
Podcast series: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Foundation:
Learning the business-driven development approach
Deploying in an SOA operating environment
Managing and monitoring your SOA
A Practical Guide to Business Process Management
Enabling XML and SOA applications with DB2® Viper
Five SOA projects that can pay for themselves in six months
White papers:
Information on demand: Delivering the business value of information
Business Process Management (BPM) and SOA: Better together
IBM SOA Foundation: An architectural introduction and overview
Industry frameworks:
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Architecture Framework (DoDAF) white paper
Insurance industry: Flexible applications across your enterprise
IBM Information framework
Business-driven development (BDD) demo from Rational®
WebSphere® Developer for zSeries (WDz): Service Flow Modeler, Part 1
WebSphere Developer for zSeries (WDz): Service Flow Modeler, Part 2
WebSphere Developer for zSeries (WDz): Service Flow Modeler, Part 3
Code review
J2EE development using UML transformations
developerWorks articles and tutorials:
Information management in Service-Oriented Architecture, Part 1: Discover the role of information management in SOA
Information management in Service-Oriented Architecture, Part 2: Explore the different approaches to information management in SOA
Discover the most important IT architecture issues
Introduction to SOA governance
Business process modeling: Using IBM WebSphere Business Integration Modeler (tutorial)
developerWorks certification courseware:
IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer certification prep, Part 1: SOA best practices (tutorial)
IBM Certification Test 665: Architectural Design of SOA Solutions to attain IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer certification