Friday, January 30, 2015

Red Hat Intelligent Integration Day in London captures the imagination

Red Hat Intelligent Integration Day
As mentioned previously, I was in London yesterday speaking at the Red Hat Middleware Intelligent Integration Day after which I joined the Architecture Meetup for a few drinks and stories.

This was a select group of customers and partners that came together to dive into topics like JBoss Fuse as an integration solution for the enterprise, data integration with JBoss Data Virtualization, JBoss Fuse on xPaaS and finally mastering bpmPaaS with JBoss BPM Suite in the Cloud.

Before my talk some of the more integration related topics were covered with a rather good introduction to JBoss Fuse on xPaaS, better know as iPaaS.

My talk was well received and spent most of my time on hands on demos around bpmPaaS and various projects found on JBoss Demo Central:


Starting on slide four I talk about the various "aaS's", which I might have mentioned meaning of course "As A Services", but one attendee was sharp enough to see the humor in this statement.

Very welcome at this event!

Kind of have to laugh at yourself when this happens... well done Mr. Smale!

After the sessions completed this event rolled over into the Architecture Meetup with drinks and lively discussions on JBoss in Healthcare, Insurance and a few other verticals that caught their imaginations after seeing rules, events, planning and processes in the Cloud.

Stay tuned for the session recordings that will be published with video and screen captures of the demos shown at this event.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to Fly with the JBoss BPM Travel Agency (video 3 of 4)

The initial release of the JBoss BPM Suite Travel Agency got the travel industry excited about booking their next trip, but it was not a full booking experience.

We were missing the payment phase and had a few things more to show you, so just before the holidays last year we gave you the new and extended version.

This included a new payment sub-process, fraud detection, compensation (a BPM term for rolling back the bookings) and a tech preview of a new JSON client.

Well now we are here to present the first of four videos that will walk you through this project, covering these four topics:
So please enjoy this fraudulent booking submission with the JBoss BPM Suite Travel Agency in seven minutes.



Stay tuned for the rest of the series.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sighting JBoss BPM Travel Agency in the Wild

There are signs all around the globe now at Red Hat offices and training centers that are used to announce projects, marketing events, and projects that could be of use to you.

As of today you will find a new JBoss BPM Travel Agency Demo sign will be appearing that provides some of the highlights of the project, like setup in minutes, 4 part series of videos to get you started and a handy QR-code to jump straight into it.

To make it more interesting we have a contest for you where we are looking for official sightings of the JBoss BPM Travel Agency in the wild.

Keep you eyes peeled, capture the sign below in a photo posted to Twitter. Be sure to tag shown below and we might contact you for a prize bag full of #JBoss #BPM goodies. ;)

Post picture to Twitter with: #BPMTravelAgency @ericschabell

Friday, January 23, 2015

Platform as a Service by OpenShift is in Your Future

Last week I mentioned the Power to Innovate event in Utrecht, Netherlands as a chance to learn more about the topics around accelerating your business through enterprise open source.

Yesterday +130 attendees decided to take us up on the invitation with a little over half showing up to determine their answer to the question, "Is Platform as a Service (PaaS) in your furture?"

It was an event with architects, heads of infrastructure, partners, ISV's and a few others all looking to innovate through the use of Open Source.

My session took the attendees through some of the following topics:
  • the basics of what a PaaS is
  • how a PaaS it is built from the foundation to higher level services
  • how JBoss fits into their PaaS strategy 
  • what xPaaS is in relation to increasing their business agility
  • how this can help in their reactions to market forces on their business
Most notably was that after the session I was approached by a handful of enthusiastic architects who insisted that they were going to dig into this right away. They were as yet not aware how simple a PaaS could be and how easy the go-to-market chain for their products could become.

The slides will remain online for some time and a copy can be obtained online:



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

3 Shockingly Easy Ways into JBoss Rules, Events, Planning & BPM

The new year has started and we are looking to make your life easier.

We did not want to let you get started with the various JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite demo projects without something exciting and new this year, so here you go.

The following projects, basically everything we have for you, now includes an optional Docker installation.

See the individual projects readme files for details, but thanks goes out to Andrew Block in NA who spent time on creating this exciting upgrade to our projects.

Wait a minute, I promised you 3 ways to get started?

3 ways into JBoss

  1. we have a local installation of each project (in a few minutes I might add!)
  2. we have an OpenShift xPaaS Cloud installation of each project (one-click button!)
  3. Look for this button.
  4. we now have a Docker installation for each project listed below.
Not only can you run all of the demo projects locally, but most in the OpenShift xPaaS Cloud and now with this third option you can run them in in Docker.

JBoss BPM Suite projects

Note some of the projects are progressing to the stage where all three options are available, but until they are you can get started with at least two different options: 
These are but a sample of the projects available based on JBoss BPM Suite, browse to find what you are interested in at JBoss Demo Central.

JBoss BRMS projects

Note some of the projects are progressing to the stage where all three options are available, but until they are you can get started with at least two different options: 
These are but a sample of the projects available based on JBoss BRMS, browse to find what you are interested in at JBoss Demo Central.

JBoss Integration projects

The JBoss integration projects (demos integrating more than one product) are progressing to the stage where all three options are available, but until they are you can get started with at least two different options: 
    These are but a sample of the integration projects available based on JBoss BRMS or JBoss BPM Suite, browse to find what you are interested in at JBoss Demo Central.


    Monday, January 19, 2015

    How to Fly with the JBoss BPM Travel Agency (video 2 of 4)

    The initial release of the JBoss BPM Suite Travel Agency got the travel industry excited about booking their next trip, but it was not a full booking experience.

    We were missing the payment phase and had a few things more to show you, so just before the holidays last year we gave you the new and extended version.

    This included a new payment sub-process, fraud detection, compensation (a BPM term for rolling back the bookings) and a tech preview of a new JSON client.

    Well now we are here to present the first of four videos that will walk you through this project, covering these four topics:
    So please enjoy this deep dive into the JBoss BPM Suite Travel Agency in just under five minutes.



    Stay tuned for the rest of the series.