Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My first foray into mobile application development and delivery with IBM Worklight

In this post, I'm looking at the newly announced "bundling" of IBM Worklight with IBM WebSphere Portal, as I begin my Worklight journey.

Following today's announcement - IBM Web Experience offerings add entitlement to IBM Worklight - 


If you have IBM® WebSphere® Portal Server, IBM WebSphere Portal Enable, IBM WebSphere Portal Extend, IBM Customer Experience Suite, IBM Intranet Experience Suite, IBM Collaboration Accelerator with WebSphere Portal, IBM Content and Collaboration Accelerator with WebSphere Portal, or IBM Content Manager on an active Passport Advantage® Software Subscription and Support contract, you are now entitled to use two IBM Worklight Consumer Edition mobile applications with WebSphere Portal. This entitlement lets users extend the current robust multichannel capabilities of these IBM Web Experience solutions to include cross platform hybrid mobile applications with IBM Worklight.

With this new entitlement, your WebSphere Portal content and applications can now be extended to access the full capabilities of a wide range of mobile devices giving your organization a rich cross-platform hybrid mobile experience on smartphones and tablets. IBM Worklight Consumer Edition offers organizations a wide set of services aimed at helping manage, develop, and deploy rich, cross-platform mobile applications, and when combined with IBM Web Experience offerings, organizations can create highly customized, engaging, consistent, and personalized experiences across web, mobile web, and mobile hybrid.

I note that there's a new eAssembly for Worklight / Portal available.

This is what I'm downloading: -
  • IBM Worklight V5.0 for WebSphere Portal Server V8.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly (CRK2JML)
  • Quick Start Guide for Worklight Consumer Edition V5.0 for Multiplatform English Only (CI88MEN)
  • IBM Worklight Consumer Edition V5.0 zip of Installation Manager Repository for IBM Worklight Studio Multiplatform English Only (CI88PEN)
  • IBM Worklight Consumer Edition V5.0 zip of Installation Manager Repository for IBM Worklight Server Multiplatform English Only (CI88QEN)
  • IBM Worklight Consumer Edition V5.0 zip of Eclipse update for IBM Worklight Studio Site Multiplatform English Only (CI88REN)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 Windows Multilingual (CI6BZML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 Linux x86 Multilingual (CI6C0ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 Linux PPC Multilingual (CI6C1ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 Linux s390 Multilingual (CI6C2ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 AIX Multilingual (CI6C3ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 HP-UX Multilingual (CI6C4ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 Solaris SPARC Multilingual (CI6C5ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 Solaris x86 Multilingual (CI6C6ML)
  • IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.5.2 IA64 Multilingual (CI6C7ML)
( well, some of the images anyway - I'll be using Linux x86 )

There's also a video overview of the integration available on YouTube here: -


Finally, for now, there's a useful Worklight training course available online here: -


and, guess what, it's free free free :-)


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