Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 3 – Building a Lab Environment

Now that we have covered connecting to AWS and understand agents and agent relays, it is time to take a step back and look at how to construct a lab environment for IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) and the IBM Blueprint Designer (BPD).  There are a number of options to consider and in this blog I will step through three potential approaches.
Option 1 – Partial Home Setup 1
It is possible to host IBM UrbanCode Deploy on a laptop with a combination of the laptop’s native OS and virtual machines. [more]

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Never Dull in the ZT Bus Series – Deeper Understanding

Matt “Never” Dull has been a technology consultant for over 15 years and is only famous for a few of things. The earliest was a 12’ x 6’ acrylic on canvas painting “Four Bluish Ballerinas” in 1993, if anyone locates it, please put the starting bid at $10. With a brain that can “never” say no to solving the strangest of business requirements, he has successfully delivered some of the most interesting and seemingly impossible integrations involving content management, [more]


Zilker Announces New Offering for Customer Engagement and Digital Experience

Looking to upgrade your IBM WebSphere Portal™, Web Content Mangement™ or Watson Commerce™? Is it the “right time” for a migration? Can’t determine if on-prem or Cloud are right for you? Zilker Implementation Methodology (ZIM) for Customer Engagement & Digital Experience (DX) is a proven repeatable implementation methodology for guiding customers to successful product upgrades.  ZIM for CE & DX is the latest of a long list of offerings Zilker is bringing to market.
Our process starts with a Blueprint phase that evaluates our customer’s current deployment, [more]


IBM ODM Rule Implementation Standards and Best Practices

Software products and code are used and edited by large number of people within the organization for many years, therefore following standards is extremely important in software development. IBM Operational Decision Management (ODM) rule development is no exception.  Following IBM ODM rule development standards and best practices is crucial for implementing a readable, reusable, robust and efficient rule application.
1.   Action Rules
     i.        Atomicity of the Rules
Atomicity applies to logic, not implementation. Because of performance considerations, [more]