Welcome!

Pat Martin

Subscribe to Pat Martin: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Pat Martin via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Pat Martin

When first presented with the idea of moving into a WebSphere production environment, I looked for the exit door. I had been designing in a Web environment since it went graphical in 1994. Through the years I used a relatively small collection of software tools to accomplish my tasks and happily hand-coded all HTML using a text editor. At that point you were really cooking if you could gather information into a database using CGI. Then my neat, comfortable world changed. I began to work with "others." I welcomed this shared responsibility at first. My strength was in layout, design, and communication of the message. The new functionality promised by more elaborate programming would make my sites sing. The honeymoon was over when I had to make the commitment to version control. That Was Then; This Is Now! With WebSphere Studio, IBM has delivered a complete design envi... (more)

Birth of a Platform: Interview with Don Ferguson

Jack and Pat Martin, editors of WebSphere Developer's Journal, recently sat down with Don Ferguson, "the Father of WebSphere," to talk about its history and his view of WebSphere's future. Editor's note: We would like to make a special note that Don is very modest about this "Father" title and, as a matter of fact, avoids claiming this title because so many people have provided leadership and insights. Next month, the interview continues when Don Ferguson discusses how business partners will collaborate in the future using WebSphere and some of the deficiencies in WSDL that need ... (more)

WebSphere Beats the Competition

On September 6, IBM and eBay jointly announced that the two companies have forged an alliance on three fronts. First, IBM landed a public software coup when eBay selected WebSphere as its next-generation trading platform. Second, IBM will expand its presence on eBay, making the trading site a new sales channel. Third, both companies will explore joint marketing opportunities in online and offline media. What Does It All Mean? For anyone interested in marketing, IBM and eBay stand to profit from this alliance in several ways. The "eight-bar logo" is always a great trump card to t... (more)

Global Holding & Investment Company

Global Holding & Investment Company is a retail consumer finance business founded 17 years ago in what was essentially a different technological era. President and CEO Joe Jones discusses how WebSphere has helped to transform his business from a paper-based company to a sleek automated firm poised for exponential growth over the next few years. The Company GH&I specializes in the financing of consumer items, with a market niche in consumer goods typically priced below $4,000 and paid for in installment plans over a period of time ranging from 6-36 months. GH&I finances the purch... (more)

IBM WebSphere Seminar Dares to Compare

(Monday April 1, 2002) - IBM is hosting a technical soirée for the purpose of making it perfectly clear why WebSphere is and will be beating the competition in the marketplace. The full-day event is offered on May 1st and 2nd at 590 Madison Avenue, New York City. The agenda promises to deliver the exact information a sales force can use to effectively position WebSphere against Microsoft, BEA and webMethods. Experienced IBM systems experts have collected cutting edge and business analysis on BEA from across IBM and combined this data with new side-by-side analyses and benchmarks... (more)