Another year has passed and yesterday was my birthday; I tend not to celebrate an event that reminds me that I am getting older, so I found on the Web a greeting card that fits my sentiments; however -- this year I got much more birthday greetings than usual. Of course I can be encouraged that all of a sudden I became popular, but the truth is that I filled profile descriptions in some social networks - Facebook, LinkedIn, the family tree site (may be one or two more) - all of them send alerts to people about birthdays...
I have written about event producers such as the CICS event producer, that instruments CICS transactions and emits them as events; event producer needs to produce the event by sensing or instrumenting some software/process to create the event, and also needs to communicate the event to the event targets (event processing agents, channels and consumers).
There is a new article on IBM developerWorks dealing with emitting events using REST interface. The word REST has an association with resting, like the Van Gogh famous picture of noon rest - below.
But in this context REST of course means "representational state transfer". The article describe how to use the REST interface of Websphere Business Events to emit events from any application that has access to web protocols. Enjoy!