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With Web services usage on the rise, organizations are seeing a growing complexity in the enterprise systems being built. The need for a robust management solution is critical, as organizations look for better ways to monitor and control their IT environment. While Gartner has estimated that 40% of unplanned downtime is often caused by application failures, application manageability is often an afterthought for the developer. The benefits of manageability to an organization are indisputable. With manageability built-in, IT can quickly identify and resolve problems that occur. This can result in increased reliability and a better end-user experience. But, why should the developer care about this? A well-managed application relieves a great amount of burden from the developer. Developers don't have to be woken up in the middle of the night to resolve nonapplication ... (more)

Managing the WebLogic Platform with HP OpenView

In our earlier article (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 5), we discussed the importance of designing for manageability. Using a case study of an on-line shopping application, DizzyWorld, we showed the developer's perspective around application manageability. This included both the development of a JMX MBean and the instrumentation of a Java Page Flow on the BEA WebLogic Platform. In this article, we look at manageability from the operator's perspective. We will show how management metrics can be defined and mapped to JMX MBeans, and how those metrics can be collected and monitored with HP Ope... (more)

Web Services and Linux

Web services will be the leading programming model used for at least two-thirds of new applications by 2005, according to a recent Gartner report. Whether used in small integration tasks or in larger projects to transform business processes, Web services have proved to deliver serious benefits. Companies such as Amazon.com and Nordstrom have already deployed useful Web services. Many software development vendors and open source organizations now provide tools for Web services development and deployment. You can easily begin developing Web services by taking advantage of these to... (more)