Scaling Tibco EMS 7 – A Quick Overview

I’m going to take a step outside of the norm and talk about scaling EMS, Tibco’s JMS server. This is a quick overview of the different kinds of scaling available, not a comprehensive how-to guide.

In an Active/Passive configuration, EMS shares configuration files like the queues.conf, topics.conf, and users.conf. It also shares a single data store file(or three, to be exact). Read more

Working in Peace – 5 Tips to Enjoy Work More

I’m going to step outside of the normal topics we cover and talk about the environment we work in instead of the work we do. I’ll share a few of my favorite things to brighten up how I’m working. These tips will help you work more efficiently, do better work, and enjoy your work more.

Lighting & Nature

I can’t stress the importance of good lighting. If I can’t be outside, I prefer to be in a well lit space with natural sunlight bulbs. I’ve also found a green environment to be the most conducive to relaxation and getting things done. Most of us can’t work outside so I keep a short palm tree on my desk and a few other plants near by. Read more