Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns

The book that I've been working on: Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns is going to be released soon (July 2nd!). Myself and my co-author, Celso Gonzalez, have been wrapping up the production effort over the last few months (edits, proofs, etc) and working at cleaning up and packaging our downloads. We've also created a website to support the book - accessible at: http://patternsbasedengineering.net/

The website is still in early days, but we have a few posts up, as well as links to order the book, some pointers to related books and materials as well as access to some downloads related to the book. And as of today, a sample chapter is available from InformIT - links to the material are provided from the PBE site.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Upcoming pureXML Bootcamps and some related resources

We have a number of pureXML Bootcamps coming up in the next while in McLean, Virginia and Manhattan, NY. We keep the latest details on upcoming bootcamps on the pureXML wiki.

I participated in a couple of bootcamps last week - one was two days and the other was an abbreviated half-day session. Feedback from the customers that attended was very positive. Its was an enjoyable time for myself - as there were many questions and the days were quite interactive.

A few new resources have become available recently to help with working with XML and pureXML:

  • I have a new article up on developerWorks. This article is meant to serve as a quick reference/cheat sheet as you get up and running in writing queries for DB2 pureXML. It provides coverage of working with XQuery and SQL/XML.
  • Not too long ago - the WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for XML was released. Some articles and supporting materials to check out include an article on developerWorks as well as a RedPaper that is under development.