This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how IBM PureApplication™ System supports the creation of virtual systems and virtual applications. PureApplication System does so using a pattern model that enables you to take advantage of predefined, pre-configured, and proven middleware topologies and deployments.
This book also presents an abstraction level that focuses on functional capabilities and applications, completely encapsulating the underlying middleware. It describes in detail the model and the associated frameworks in PureApplication System, as well as a methodology and approach toward designing and implementing a custom pattern model. This book shows concrete implementation examples that you can use when creating your own pattern model, paired with a collection of leading practices.
This IBM Redbooks publication gives critical guidance to, and serves as a reference for, independent software vendors (ISVs) who want to create patterns for their packaged applications on PureApplication System. Clients who want to extend and enhance their existing patterns can also use this book.
Part 1. Laying the foundation
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The pattern engine
Chapter 3. Application pattern models
Chapter 4. Plug-in Development Kit
Part 2. Creating and implementing an application pattern model
Chapter 5. Case study
Chapter 6. Implementing the model
Chapter 7. Debugging and testing
Chapter 8. Leading practices for plug-in design and implementation
Appendix A. Additional material