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Amit Delve
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Hello Mr. Howard,
I have certain applications developed using JSP and EJBs.
They work fine on the JBoss application server. I have certain JAR and WAR files created.
How difficult or how much time would it take to deploy and get the application running on Websphere application server?
I am also very highly interested in getting the Websphere certification done. I have an issue that the Websphere download is available only for a 60 day trial version. Is there any other way possible for me to have Websphere running on my PC for a longer time so that I have enough time to study and pass the certification.
The only reason I have not installed the Websphere version that I have is that it will expire after a 60 day trial period and I will not want that to happen because I have a very busy schedule right now.
Thank you in advance for your inputs.
Amit.
 
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Hi Amit,

They work fine on the JBoss application server. I have certain JAR and WAR files created. How difficult or how much time would it take to deploy and get the application running on Websphere application server?

It depends on how complicated your applications are, and what J2EE components you have used. If you use JSP, Servlet and Session/Message-driven beans, the effort may not be that much. But of course, you need to redeploy the applications to WebSphere, and re-configure the server for DB connection pool, etc if any.
But if you have used CMP entity bean, you will then re-create the mapping between DB and beans. Although WSAD provides utility for auto mapping, it may not be useful when you have attributes in several tables that share the same name.

I am also very highly interested in getting the Websphere certification done. I have an issue that the Websphere download is available only for a 60 day trial version. Is there any other way possible for me to have Websphere running on my PC for a longer time so that I have enough time to study and pass the certification.

You can reset your system clock to fake WSAD.
Nick.
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Hi Amit,
You can reset your system clock to fake WSAD.
Nick.

Hi Nick,
Sometimes it does not work... And it might harm the system itself... So why don't we download again and use another 60 days for that... This approach is totally legal and won't harm the system for sure...
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Ko Ko,
Sometimes, it is very troublesome that we need to uninstall the software, and "clean" up the registry before re-installing it.
But lucky that there are spare license copies provided to me that I can use the full version without the expiry problem.
Nick.
 
Aji Dharma
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No, it doesn't work. I have tried.
Even if you uninstall/reinstall it again on the same machine, it won't let you. So the only way is to reinstall your os ( not a preferable way ) or install it on a diff. machine.
It's happening to me as well, WSAD-clock is ticking down, so must make the most out of it...
Aji
[ February 03, 2004: Message edited by: Aji Dharma ]
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Ali,

Even if you uninstall/reinstall it again on the same machine, it won't let you. So the only way is to reinstall your os ( not a preferable way ) or install it on a diff. machine.

The magic may reside in the registry. During un-installation, WSAD may not remove the registry key in order to avoid the re-installation.
You may need to remove all WSAD-related key from the registry.
Have you tried this?
Nick.
 
Aji Dharma
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Hi Nick,
Changing the clock, I have tried but the uninstall/reinstall, I haven't. WSAD installer actually mentions this (like a warning or something I forgot, did anyone notice that ?). Basically, it says if you try to reinstall, it wouldn't work. So I couldn't be bothered trying
But you may be right, registry must be storing something.
cheers
Aji
 
Amit Delve
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Hi Aji,
Please do let us know if resetting certain entries in the registry makes it work again. I am sure IBM must have found a way to disallow that by making some entries which we may not be aware of. Do try anyways and let me know.
Thank you,
Amit.
 
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I think IBM should come up with a free developer version like Weblogic.
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
I think IBM should come up with a free developer version like Weblogic.

Pradeep, IBM does provide Eclipse for the open-source lovers to try the taste of WebSphere Studio...
 
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Hi Pradeep,
IBM DOES provides a developer license for WSAD, although the license only valid for 1 year.
If you need, you can apply from IBM on behave of your company.
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Originally posted by Amit Delve:
Hello Mr. Howard,
...I have an issue that the Websphere download is available only for a 60 day trial version. Is there any other way possible for me to have Websphere running on my PC for a longer time so that I have enough time to study and pass the certification.
The only reason I have not installed the Websphere version that I have is that it will expire after a 60 day trial period and I will not want that to happen because I have a very busy schedule right now.
Thank you in advance for your inputs.
Amit.

There was a time I found a way to use trial softwares over and over... I just reformatted my computer and reinstall it. Then I was able to use the trial software again.
 
Joy Jade
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Hope that helps.
 
Boon Subra
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Hi All,
Please let me know how it can be extended to one year license. How should the company apply.
The clock is ticking .Pl. let me know
Bhuvana
 
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