Monday, September 25, 2017

How To Setup BPM and Rules Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 11

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are three different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:
  1. JBoss Fuse Development
  2. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  3. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss BPM and Rules Development tooling with any of the JBDS 11 series of releases.
Select JBoss BPM & Rules Development tooling.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How To Setup Fuse Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 11

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are three different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:
  1. JBoss Fuse Development
  2. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  3. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss Fuse Development tooling and any of the JBDS 11 series of releases.

Monday, September 18, 2017

OpenSlava 2017: Keynote, AppDev in the Cloud, APIs and more

Back in July, I mentioned submitting a few talks to the event OpenSlava 2017.

With only a few weeks before the event takes place I wanted to share the two talks I will be presenting.

The organization selected the talks listed below and on top of that, one will a part of the opening keynote which means I get to help launch the main theme of the event; Emerging Technologies.

OpenSlava is organized by Accenture and brings together speakers on emerging technologies and open source, kicking off October 5-6 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Be sure to sign up on the registration site before you join us.

Let's look at the outlines for the keynote and accepted talks I'm presenting.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Zero to Cloud Operations on OpenShift in minutes

Some time ago I walked through installing the Cloud management solution known as CloudForms in a container.

While this was fun, it was not really feasible and quickly ran into limitations in use.

The real solution is pulling this example into the Red Hat Demo Central collection and put it on a Cloud solution based on open technologies.

This gives you the chance to go from your laptop, to Cloud installation and onwards to a Cloud Operations solution in just minutes.

Let's take a look at how this works, shall we?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Red Hat Forum Norway 2017 - foundation for digital transformation recap

As previously mentioned, I was in Oslo, Norway last week to present the technical keynote for the Red Hat Forum Norway.

With 200+ attendees, it was a full room and lots of interest in the foundations for digital transformation being the open technologies that Red Hat provides.

Red Hat Forum Norway
Not only that, the application development and deployment layers featuring OpenShift Container Platform were not only of interest, but the morning customer sessions featured many embracing the story today.

There were many side sessions where conversations took place around architectures for containers, where to find more on container security and live demo sessions showcasing the hands-on workshop that I have place freely online.

All industries were present, enthusiastic and enjoyed not only the focus on customers telling their stories, but also partners like Microsoft spent time laminating on the virtues of leveraging Red Hat open solutions on their Cloud platforms.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Red Hat Forum Finland 2017 - foundation for digital transformation recap

As previously mentioned, I was in Helsinki, Finland yesterday to present the technical keynote for the Red Hat Forum Finland.

Red Hat Forum  showcasing the
foundations of your digital
transformation.
With 500+ attendees, it was a full room and lots of interest in the foundations for digital transformation being the open technologies that Red Hat provides.

Not only that, the application development and deployment layers featuring OpenShift Container Platform were not only of interest, but the morning customer sessions featured many embracing the story today.

There were many side sessions where conversations took place around architectures for containers, where to find more on container security and live demo sessions showcasing the hands-on workshop that I have place freely online.

All industries were present, enthusiastic and enjoyed not only the focus on customers telling their stories, but also partners like Microsoft spent time laminating on the virtues of leveraging Red Hat open solutions on their Cloud platforms.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Agile integration workshop updated to OpenShift Container Platform 3.6

Agile integration in hands-on workshop.
This last summer I posted an overview of the workshops available online for free.

They included middleware workshops showing you how to leverage business rules with JBoss BRMS, developing process applications with JBoss BPM Suite and a new look at application development in the Cloud.

They all get you hands-on with the various technologies, provide online browser-based instructions you can follow anywhere at your own pace. They take you from zero to fully completed solutions and are meant to give a solid feel of what using these open technologies can do in a short timeframe.

The latest Cloud focused workshop was based on OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and with the new release of version 3.6 it's time to update this workshop.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Retail in the Cloud - Business rule integration in retail with Vaadin 8.1

Shopping cart UI updated to Vaadin 8.1
Last year the retail example integrating business logic with an online retail shopping experience was taken in to the Cloud.

We talked about the various layers from the bottom up and provided you with the easiest way possible to install your own private Cloud.

We brought you a full retail example with the JBoss Cool Store running on the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP), which you can install in just minutes before pushing this retail example in a container hosted on OCP.

You can now fully demo and leverage a retail example based on JBoss BRMS through the business central web console running containerized on not just your own OCP, but on any OCP installation you want.

How about that?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Red Hat Forum Norway 2017 - Keynote on a foundation for successful digital transformation

Last year I was asked to keynote and open the Red Hat Forum in Finland.

It was so much fun to spend the day with customers and partners from the Nordic region, talking about cloud, application development and poking fun at the challenges we face with our digital journeys.

This year I'm again going to be delivering the technology keynote on September 5th, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland and then traveling to Oslo, Norway on September 7th, 2017 to speak at the Red Hat Forum there.

Below is the title and abstract of the talk, which I hope entertains as much as the session did last year. With hundreds and hundreds of customers, partners and Red Hat experts on hand, you won't want to miss the chance to listen to some great speakers, attend the various breakout sessions and have a chat with us. Be sure to register and I'll see you in my session listed in the agenda:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cloud Happiness - How to install new OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 in just minutes

Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.5 today!
Since the release of the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) it has been my desire to provide a simple, fully configured and easy to use installation.

This installation needs to have the Red Hat Middleware product streams installed (pre-configured container options) and all the extras like source to image and .Net Core containers.

Since I last updated this project, OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 was released.

As of today you can now install this new release in just minutes on your laptop, machine or where ever you might like if you have the time and inclination.

Bit of history

A few months back I showed you how to go from no Cloud to fully Cloud enabled with a container based application development platform in just over two minutes with OCP 3.4.

Next up we supported you with a newer version 3.5 with many new features you wanted to get your hands on.

Now it's time to embrace the latest version of OCP 3.6 and start enjoying the new features it brings.

If you've been following my journey through the application development phases of storytelling, it's fairly obvious I'm a fan of Cloud based solutions like OpenShift. This is how application development goes from local resources and moves on to remote resources, while developers continue to work locally in the same manner as always.

It is so simple, I believe that anyone can set this up in just minutes, so let's take a look at how to get you started: