Pattern-type (Part 22): Create a component which doesn’t generate a VM.

In the previous article (here), I explained how to create a component that generates one or more VMs. In this one, I will explain a method to create a component which doesn’t generate VM but interacts with another one via a link. You can find a use case of this in the WebApp pattern where you are able to add extra “archive file” to a WAS via the “Extra Archive File” component. Continue reading

Pattern-type (Part 21): How to call a java method from your topology template

In this article, I will explain how to call a java method from your topology template. This is achieved by creating a class which extends the TemplateTransformer class and declaring it as the implementation class for your topology transformer. Continue reading

Join us at PHP 2013 – Zendcon

Each year Zend Technology organizes an event called PHP 2013 – Zendcon. This year the IBM SmartCloud Application Services team will be glad to see you there. We will provide a presentation on how to “Develop, Deploy and Update a Mobile Application in the Cloud in 60 Mins or Less” using the SmartCloud Application Services. Continue reading

Redbook: Creating Composite Application Pattern Models for IBM PureApplication System

On top of the education series I created (here) you can download a very useful redbook (here) which explains the different concepts and features of the PureApplication System deployment engine which is in fact an IWD software appliance. Continue reading

Pattern-type (Part 19): internationalization and localization of Pattern-type

When you create a new plugin, you could have noticed that a “locales” directory is created by the plug-in project wizard in the appmodel directory. This directory can contains the messages in different languages. Here how it works. Continue reading

Using PDK on SmartCloud Application Workload Service

I tested the new version PDK on SmartCloud Application Workload Service which run IWD
Normally, the PDK is compatible with IWD but I didn’t face any issue while using it. Continue reading