Michal Kuzak Joins SOA Tips ‘n’ Tricks

Two new joiners in as many weeks!

My ex-IBM colleague Michal Kuzak has also agreed to join the SOA Tips ‘n’ Tricks team, along with David George. He’s an independent WebSphere Process Server consultant, and will no doubt have many tips ‘n’ tricks to share.

As always, please remember that the postings on this blog are our own and don’t necessarily represent our employers’ positions, strategies or opinions.


David George Joins SOA Tips ‘n’ Tricks

I’m pleased to say that my colleague David George has agreed to join the SOA Tips ‘n’ Tricks team. He’s a WebSphere Process Server consultant, and will be blogging about it, WebSphere Integration Developer, and other related subjects. Like myself, David is part of IBM Software Services and works with IBM customers on a regular basis, so has a wealth of experience to share.

As always, please remember that the postings on this blog are our own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.

Shortage of Posts

Sorry for the shortage of posts on this blog recently; I’ve been busy getting up to speed with my new role in IBM as a WebSphere ESB consultant. Please be reassured that there are more posts coming soon.

Internal WebSphere ESB Blog

Just a small plug for my IBM colleagues – I’ve started an IBM internal-only WebSphere ESB blog here. I’ll still be contributing to this blog too – it’s a complement, not a replacement.

Andy Piper Joins SOA Blog

We’ve only been going one day, and already another IBMer has joined Chris and I to write about SOA. Andy Piper, who works as a WebSphere Solutions Consultant and blogs externally at The lost outpost, is an expert on WebSphere Message Broker, which is an important part of IBM’s SOA story and is often described as the ‘Advanced ESB’. Andy has written extensively about Message Broker and other related technologies in the past, so we’re very happy that he’ll be contributing too.


Thanks for stopping by. Both myself (Andrew Ferrier) and Chris Tomkins work at IBM Hursley, on the development team for WebSphere ESB. We’ve both been blogging outside IBM for some months (Andrew’s Blog, Chris’s Blog), but we’ve decided to join forces and start a blog covering all issues SOA – but particularly tips and tricks for using WebSphere ESB and some of the other products in the WebSphere line (particularly Application Server, Process Server, and Integration Developer). Initially we plan to be posting something new every week, but we’ll see how that schedule pans out. Anyway, we hope you enjoy this blog as it evolves. If there’s anything you’d like us to cover particularly, please get in touch by leaving a comment somewhere on this site.

You may also be interested in viewing my previous posts in the ESB category, and Chris’s previous posts in the SOA and WebSphere categories.