Brief Introductions For a general discussion of the dos and don’ts first look at the article – “So You Wand to Write A Poller…” Well after expounding on the should or should nots about a poller I figured an example was in order. At some point you have to stick a stake in the […]

INTRODUCTION So you want to write a poller… my first word of advice – don’t. At least don’t if this is anything more than an academic exercise. A quick Google of poller along with the source code of your choice will provide a dozen of fully functioning examples. However, if you decide not to listen […]

From a requirements perspective, we have a couple of long standing requirements.  These are: Scalable No down time Fault tolerant From a functional perspective, we need something that: Takes in events Parses, processes, and routes these events Stores events Displays events Logs, stores, and archives all events. This is good enough to get things rolling. […]

I have been lurking on the INUG – watching the exchange between product management and end users. I cannot help but think that maybe IBM needs a bit of vision from an architect that is not Developer centric. Doesn’t a product start with a vision of “something” that is supposed to address peoples problems? The […]