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 1.0.1.0 on SmartCloud Application Workload Service

I tested the new version PDK 1.0.1.0 on SmartCloud Application Workload Service which run IWD 3.1.0.5.
Normally, the PDK 1.0.1.0 is compatible with IWD 3.1.0.6 but I didn’t face any issue while using it. Continue reading

Pattern-type (Part 18): Create multiple VMs for the same component

I got a question: “Can I create multiple VMs for a given component?”. Imagine you have an application component that needs extra VMs if some policies are set! I don’t want to bother the pattern designer with some extra rules and tell him “if you define this policy you absolutely need to add an extra VM in order to manage this policy”. Continue reading