I'm a big proponent of Amazon Web Services (AWS) so it came as no surprise when Amazon today announced its latest addition to the AWS family - AWS CloudSearch.
"Amazon CloudSearch adds search capabilities for your website or application without the administrative burdens of operating and scaling a search platform. Amazon CloudSearch seamlessly scales as the amount of searchable data increases or as the query rate changes, and developers can change search parameters, fine tune search relevance and apply new settings at any time without having to upload the data again."
Create and configure a Search Domain. This is a data container and a related set of services. It exists within a particular Availability Zone of a single AWS Region (initially US East).
Upload your documents. Documents can be uploaded as JSON or XML that conforms to our Search Document Format (SDF). Uploaded documents will typically be searchable within seconds. You can, if you'd like, send data over an HTTPS connection to protect it while it is transit.
Trusting certificates in WebSphere Application Server
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 3:33a Mikkel Heisterberg If you make SSL connections from a WebSphere Application Server based application the server (or rather the cell) needs to trust the certificate of the server you are connecting to. This is very easy to do in WAS and is easily done using the Integrated Solutions Console (ISC). The way to establish the trust is as follows:
Log into the WebSphere Application Server Integrated Solutions Console (ISC)
From the lefthand navigator select Security/SSL certificate and key management
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On the IBM Connections SPI's
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 1:25a Mikkel Heisterberg Earlier this week I had a requirement to interact with the IBM Connections user storage from a servlet running within WebSphere Application Server meaning that I needed to obtain the currently logged in users email address from the username (i.e. the principal name in JEE speak). As I saw it there were three options - 1) reproduce the entire Federated Repositories configuration in the servlet config, 2) use an IBM Connections API if available or 3) try and figure out if there was a WebSphere API [read] Keywords: connections
New plugin appdev values for Notes 9.0.1
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 3:36a Mikkel Heisterberg With the release of Notes 9.0.1 we need new values to tweak our configuration to continue developing plugins for Notes. The new values for rcp.base_version and install_id are below. I've also updated the Configure Eclipse 4.2 for Notes 9 page.
rcp.home=framework [read] Keywords: notes
List of OpenSocial fixes in 9.0.1?
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 2:58a Mikkel Heisterberg As reported all over the Yellow-bubble we've now got a Domino 9.0.1 server and a Notes 9.0.1 client to install. All is good and the list of fixes reported by developerWorks is 267. The list however doesn't mention OpenSocial at all. This is sad as this is one of the new features from 9.0 and getting an idea as to what have been fixed would have been nice (plus I know that lots have been fixed).
Hope that IBM will release more information as to what was fixed for OpenSocial. [read] Keywords: domino
Elusive IBM Connections 4.5 CR2 upgrade issue solved
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 3:03a Mikkel Heisterberg We've had a lot of problems trying to upgrade one of our internal test environments
from IBM Connections 4.5 CR1 to CR2. The only symptom was the we were unable to move
past the screen in the update wizard (updateWizard.sh / updateWizard.bat) where we select
to install or remove fixes. The UI would simply refuse to move past this screen -
no message, no log, no nothing. To try "something else" I got the idea to try and run
the update installer in silent mode (updateSilent.bat / updateSil [read] Keywords: connections