Author Archives: Andrew Paier

About Andrew Paier

I am an IT professional living in Austin, TX.

Notification of Failed Instances

I’ve recently seen questions from several different sources where individuals wanted to understand their options for being notified of failed BPD instances in IBM BPM.  It turns out this feature has existed in BPDs since they were first introduced in … Continue reading

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Joins and IBM BPM

In answering some questions on the IBM BPM Developer Works forum, I realize that not everyone has fully groked the join options available in IBM BPM. I hope in this post to clarify that for some of you. (Caveat – … Continue reading

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How can this keep happening

Being an IT professional, I’m amazed that this keep happening.  The Register reported today about yet another big government IT failure.  Some of the highlights include an initial scope of $AUS 14 million and 1 year blowing out to $AUS … Continue reading

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IBM BPM and Log4J

Contrary to common wisdom it turns out that while the logging mechanism for IBM BPM was moved from log4j to IBM’s standard logging, the log4j jar file itself was not removed from the shipping binaries.  This means that you can … Continue reading

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Event Correlation

(this post was inspired by this question on the developer works forum) One of the important concepts to grasp in creating complex Business Processes in IBM BPM is the idea of event correlation.  I’m going to try to help with … Continue reading

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IBM BPM and Taskless Services

I haven’t taken the time to write much on this blog. Full Stop. More so, I’ve not taken the time to write anything about my career which is working for BP3 a BPM consulting company. I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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OpenLDAP on EC2

So today I’ve tried to get OpenLDAP running on the EC2 servers. However none of the instructions I found were adequate to get it working. I’m sure the OpenLDAP gurus out there will look at my comments and say “Of … Continue reading

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Break it to fix it

In my new work developing some solutions that will either enhance BP-3’s consulting offerings, or perhaps become some new products, I’ve been experimenting with Ruby on Rails. Over the last few days I was struggling with attempting to model a … Continue reading

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Cheating is Okay

“Cheating is Okay.”  As a parent, I won’t attempt to explain this to my children until they are ready for college.  However in the real world, done well, cheating is okay.  What do I mean by cheating?  I mean taking … Continue reading

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Watching NFL Games

Explanation on how to watch NFL games streaming. Continue reading

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