May 2009

IBM Press Books

IBM Press Books


Looking to expand your expertise with WebSphere?  Here’s a nice place to start:

Check out the following books:

Programming Portlets: From JSR 168 to IBM WebSphere Portal Extensions

Application Architecture for WebSphere: A Practical Approach to Building WebSphere Applications
Programming Portlets

Rapid Portlet Development with WebSphere Portlet Factory: Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Own Portlets

WebSphere Engineering: A Practical Guide for WebSphere Support Managers and Senior Consultants


Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility

Amazon is offering some whopping discounts on new titles that will be publishing from IBM Press books.

Discounts range from 34%-37% off.  Take advantage of these amazing discounts on pre-orders.

Here’s the hot discounting pre-orders:

DB2 pureXML Cookbook: Master the Power of IBM Hybrid Data Server

In DB2 pureXML Cookbook, two of IBM’s leading experts provide the single most comprehensive coverage of DB2’s pureXML capabilities. This book explains DB2 pureXML in over 700 practical examples, including 250+ XQuery and SQL/XML queries, taking the reader from simple introductions all the way to advanced scenarios. The authors have distilled their hands-on experience with many pureXML applications so that you can benefit from best practices, tips & tricks, performance guidelines, and other gems that are not documented elsewhere.

Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility

Top IBM SOA architect Marc Fiammante walks readers step-by-step through integrating BPM and SOA, and using them together to build a more flexible, dynamic enterprise. Throughout, he emphasizes hands-on solutions based on his unsurpassed expertise supporting dozens of enterprise SOA implementations. Coverage includes:

  •  Moving from simplified integration to dynamic processes
  •  Streamlining enterprise architecture to support BPM
  •  Implementing dynamic enterprise information and business processes
  •  Tooling for design and development in a dynamic enterprise 
  •  Managing and monitoring a dynamic environment, and much more

Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic

Well I have seen it – all.  At IBM Press books, we are coming out with a new book – DB2 pureXML Cookbook: Master the Power of IBM Hybrid Data Server

Today we discovered that is actually promoting the “cookbook”.  Just think – add garlic, pasta and some DB2.  Chances are your dinner will actually come with some “data” mixed in.

But seriously folks, Amazon is offering an amazing 37% retail on the book if you pre-order.

Here’s what you will learn:

The topics are organized by typical user tasks throughout the life cycle of XML database projects, from planning, designing, and implementing databases all the way to tuning, problem determination, and application development. It includes code samples for Java, .NET, COBOL, PL/1, C, PHP, and Perl programmers. The DB2 pureXML Cookbookprovides proven recipes rather than a mere reference of ingredients.

  • Unique and comprehensive coverage of pureXML on all supported platforms: DB2 9.x for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and DB2 9 for z/OS.
  • Written for database administrators and application developers, beginners and advanced DB2 users.
  • More than 700 “recipe-style” examples of XML queries, updates, schemas, indexes, storage objects, application code, and database maintenance tasks.
  • DB2 pureXML best practices, tips, and tricks based on the author’s extensive hands-on experience in pureXML deployments.
  • Coverage of brand-new XML features that IBM intends to make available in the next release of DB2 

Enjoy your recipes!