WAS information roadmap


Product overview

  1. New to WebSphere
  2. What's new in WAS V8.5
  3. WAS: New Features in V8.5.5
  4. Recommended reading list: Java EE and WAS
  5. IBM Education Assistant - V8.5 Overview
  6. IBM Education Assistant - V8.5.5 Overview


Planning

  1. WAS detailed system requirements
  2. WAS V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide


Installing

  1. Create custom installation repositories for WAS with the IBM Packaging Utility
  2. IBM WAS for z/OS Installation


Upgrading

  1. v8.5 recommended updates
  2. All updates for WAS
  3. IBM Software support lifecycle - WebSphere


Migrating

  1. Knowledge Collection: Migration planning for WAS
  2. IBM Education Assistant - WAS Migration Toolkit
  3. WAS - Competitive Migration Guide
  4. Porting Websphere Application Server MBeans for distributed platforms to z/OS


Configure the application serving environment

  1. WAS V8: Administration and Configuration Guide


Administering

  1. System administration in WAS V8.5, Part 1: An overview of new administrative features and enhancements
  2. System administration in WAS V8.5, Part 2: Use the Centralized Installation Manager
  3. System administration in WAS V8.5, Part 3: High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL)
  4. System administration in WAS V8.5, Part 4: Use pluggable SDK 7 to enable WAS for Java 7
  5. IBM Education Assistant: Administration
  6. WAS Administration Using Jython
  7. Sample Scripts for WAS
  8. Reusing Jython scripts for WAS system administration
  9. Comment lines: Step into the Swing era - How to easily add a GUI to the WAS administrative scripts
  10. Comment lines: Step into the Swing era, Part 2 - Build upon the scripting foundation
  11. Jython servlets with WAS for more than system administration
  12. Use the latest Jython with a WAS wsadmin thin client
  13. Scalability and availability
  14. Techniques for Managing Large WebSphere Installations
  15. Proxy server versus the HTTP plug-in: Choose the best WAS workload management option
  16. WebSphere proxy server routing capabilities in a secured environment
  17. Comment lines: Ensuring enterprise availability when deploying Enterprise JavaBeans in WAS


Liberty profile

  1. IBM Education Assistant - Liberty


Develop - Tools

  1. No charge: WAS Developer Tools and WAS for Developers
  2. Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V8 Programming Guide
  3. Experience JEE Using Rational Application Developer V7.5
  4. Rational Edge - e-zine for the Rational community
  5. Eclipse Foundation site
  6. Java EE at a Glance
  7. New to Java Programming Center
  8. developerWorks Java technology
  9. The top Java EE best practices
  10. J2EE Class Loading Demystified
  11. WAS V7: Understanding Class Loaders
  12. Manage dependencies in migrations and new applications for WAS V8
  13. Integrate Java EE applications and C-based implementations in WAS
  14. Build converged Web services with WAS
  15. Message-level security with JAX-WS on WAS V7, Part 1: Using Rational Application Developer V7.5.2
  16. Message-level security with JAX-WS on WAS V7, Part 2: Integrating JEE authorization
  17. Message-level security with JAX-WS on WAS V7, Part 3: Programmatic client control using Web Services Security APIs
  18. WS-Notification in WAS V7: Part 1: Writing JAX-WS applications for WS-Notification
  19. WS-Notification in WAS V7: Part 2: Configuring JAX-WS applications with WS-Security for WS-Notification
  20. The overriddenEndpointURI Property for JAX-RPC and JAX-WS Clients
  21. Web services
  22. Making web services enterprise-ready: Use the WS-Atomic Transaction protocol and WAS
  23. New to SOA and web services
  24. Integrate Back-end Systems with WAS on z/OS through Web Services
  25. Making web services enterprise-ready: Use the WS-Atomic Transaction protocol and WAS
  26. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 1: An overview of the Service Component Architecture feature pack
  27. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 2: Web services policy sets
  28. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 3: Intents and policies available in the SCA feature pack
  29. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 4: SCA Java annotations and component implementation
  30. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 5: Protocol bindings for Service Component Architecture services
  31. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 6: Use Spring with Service Component Architecture
  32. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 7: Use Atom and JSON-RPC for Web 2.0 support
  33. Explore the WAS Feature Pack for SCA, Part 8: Java EE support in the Feature Pack for SCA
  34. New to WebSphere and SOA
  35. Service Oriented Architecture - SOA
  36. Service Data Objects (SDO)
  37. Comment lines: Your quick start guide to OSGi
  38. Convert a JPA-based Java EE Web application to OSGi with Blueprint object injection in WAS V7
  39. Modernized Java-based batch processing in WAS, Part 1: Introducing Modern Batch and the compute-intensive programming model
  40. Modernized Java-based batch processing in WAS, Part 2: Transaction batch programming model
  41. Create a Simple Compute Grid Parallel Batch Application: Batch Application using Parallel capabilities, running on a WebSphere Network Deployment Cluster


Assembling

  1. IBM Rational Application Developer documentation


Deploying

  1. WAS V7: Deploying Applications


Samples

  1. WASdev samples


Monitor

  1. Performance
  2. JVM updates in WAS V8: Use wsadmin and Jython to easily collect and report WAS PMI data


Resources

  1. Use the WebSphere MQ messaging provider in WAS V7: Part 1: Introducing the new WebSphere MQ messaging provider
  2. Use the WebSphere MQ messaging provider in WAS V7, Part 2: Use channel exits
  3. The top 15 WebSphere MQ best practices
  4. Information about using the WebSphere MQ messaging provider for WAS Version 8.0
  5. WAS V7 Messaging Administration Guide
  6. Use the service integration bus link in WAS to route messages from a local queue to a remote queue
  7. WAS V7: Accessing Databases from WebSphere
  8. WAS V7: Accessing EIS Applications from WebSphere
  9. Use Spring and Hibernate with WAS
  10. Re-engineering applications using optimized local adapters on WAS for z/OS
  11. Understand connection transitions: Avoiding multi-threaded access to a JCA connection in WAS


Security

  1. Advanced security hardening in WAS V7, V8 and V8.5, Part 1: Overview and approach to security hardening
  2. Q & A: Frequently asked questions about WAS security
  3. Advanced authentication in WAS
  4. WAS V7.0 Security Guide
  5. Implement Kerberos in a WAS Environment
  6. Enable WAS with Single Signon
  7. IBM Education Assistant: Security


Tuning

  1. WAS Performance Tuning Toolkit
  2. An Introduction to WAS Performance Tuning Toolkit
  3. Performance testing and analysis with WAS
  4. Performance
  5. WAS Performance information
  6. Design and Coding Applications for Performance and Scalability in WAS
  7. Performance Monitoring and Best Practices for WebSphere on z/OS
  8. Garbage collection in WAS V8, Part 1: Generational as the new default policy
  9. Garbage collection in WAS V8, Part 2: Balanced garbage collection as a new option
  10. Case study: Tuning WAS V7 and V8 for performance


Troubleshooting

  1. Problem determination
  2. MustGather: Read first for WAS
  3. Problem Avoidance for WAS for z/OS
  4. Problem Determination Across Multiple WebSphere Products AIX Platform
  5. IBM developer kits diagnostic guides
  6. IBM Support Assistant
  7. Troubleshooting Guide
  8. Steps to get support for WAS
  9. All WAS APARs, from most to least recent
  10. All WAS for z/OS APARs, from most to least recent
  11. All Technotes (FAQs) for WAS
  12. z/OS Technical Sales and Support Library - Techdocs
  13. WAS support site
  14. WebSphere Technical Exchange Webcasts


Training and education

  1. IBM Education Assistant
  2. WAS zone
  3. WebSphere training and certification
  4. WebSphere Education
  5. WebSphere Education Tutorials on YouTube
  6. IBM Press Books


Reference

  1. developerWorks WebSphere
  2. Subscribe to newsletters from IBM developerWorks
  3. Sign up to receive developerWorks RSS or Atom feeds
  4. WAS v8.5.5 documentation library
  5. WebSphere Redbooks domain
  6. Subscribe to Redbooks RSS feeds
  7. White papers - WAS
  8. PartnerWorld
  9. Global WebSphere Community (GWC)
  10. ibm.software.websphere.* newsgroups - displayed by Google Groups
  11. The Sphere Journal