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It's been a little while since I've written an update on the Application Modernization Redbook. Well, I'm happy to report that we've actually been making remarkable progress over the past several weeks! Late in 2013, work on the Application Modernization Redbook pretty much ground to a halt, as many of the contributors and others working on the project were dealing with year-end business activities. With the dawn of the New Year, however, we've been able to renew our ...

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on Feb 26, 2014

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to reading it!

on Feb 26, 2014

I may be too late but how about including Ruby or Rails ???

on Mar 4, 2014

Given the fast evolving/moving topic of modernization I'd be curious to know whether IBM would ever be interested in doing the writing of Redbooks in a more collaborative and modern fashion - specifically using something like markdown** that is hosted on github (for fork and pull request capabilities***) so the evolutions can be recorded and also happen more quickly and incrementally. The formal acceptance of content could still be locked down to a select few, but the community could fork the public github repo and subsequently submit pull requests which is basically asking the primary github repo owner to review their changes and potentially accept them into the primary repo.

If an approach like this isn't taken then the info in this Redbook will be out of date within months (weeks?).

**https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown
***http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CpllxXPsvw

If IBM were to allow the Redbook content to be published in a public github account (copyright issues), I'd be willing to apply some time to this concept and put the infrastructure in place.

p.s. It appears there isn't a notification feature in these blogs, so if the github approach moves forward please contact me at aaron@powerruby.com

Aaron Bartell

on Mar 27, 2014

Draft published at:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248185.html?Open

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