Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Devoxx UK 2016 - helping developers get a grip on their Cloud

There will be another Devoxx in the United Kingdom this summer, June 8 - 10 and I have teamed up with Markus Eisele to put together a few sessions.

The focus will be on helping developers getting to grips with their Cloud stack, the tools that will help and some of the interesting JBoss community work that is evolving to ease the work of application deployments.

Be sure to register and hope to see you there?

Super charging your IDE for container based development

While application developers are getting a handle on the concepts of containers, PaaS and containerized deployments with Docker, they are yet forced to use a disjunct set of tooling navigate code-to-deployment workflows.

What is available to help ease this transition from code, to Docker image and finally to containerized PaaS deployment?

Let us show you how easy it is to super charge your Eclipse IDE with the Container Development Kit (CDK). Nothing will be the same as you leverage a single toolchain in your IDE to integrate, manage, deploy and ease the application development lifecycle from code to deployed containerized images.


Awaken the force in your developers with OpenShift & Wildfly Swarm

Application developers are constantly struggling to create enterprise solutions while deploying them across various environments to production, meet budgets, heed requirements and keep operations happy as they traverse new DevOps strategies.

How can we assist them, remove infrastructure roadblocks, ease the deployment of containerized microservice-based applications and continue to monitor across enterprise infrastructures? The answer can be found in the Clouds with a containerized PaaS integrated with Wildly Swarm. The attendees will be taken on a tour, one that provides them with the ability to enable and awaken the Force within their current developer teams.

Join us for an hour of power as we delve into OpenShift, containerized PaaS, Modularized Java EE with Wildly Swarm and the tooling that will enable your developers to go from source to images and containerized deployments as easy as jumps to light-speed.



Monday, February 1, 2016

App Dev Cloud Stack - Can’t ignore the stack anymore

Application developers can't ignore
their Cloud stack anymore...
This story may seem a bit odd at first glance.

What do you mean by "Can't ignore the stack anymore?"

When your background is application development, you have spent many hours, days and years perfecting your craft. You have not only learned languages and concepts, you have made it a point to learn to make good architectural decisions when pulling together the applications you develop.

Up to now the abstraction layer you focused on was generally in the space of frameworks and not so much on the stack you were working on. Just recently Mark Little, Red Hat JBoss CTO, notes that application developers whom are"...the users of frameworks are excused from knowing too much about what is happening under the covers."

To some extent this has been a legacy standpoint, after all if the stack we use is done right we only need to leverage the frameworks and language features that shield us from the gory details.

Sounds like something you have heard before?

Well it's time that we as application developers broadened our horizons a bit, expanding our understanding of the stack we work on with the introduction of Cloud, Platform As A Service (PaaS) and containers to our toolboxes.

Can't ignore

The ideal world was one in which you worked on your application development, using languages that you either liked or your employer required and leveraged various frameworks that hopefully made your life easier.

This is a thing of the past for enterprise application developers that are heading into the Cloud. This Cloud stack offers an array of tools and features that ease both development, testing and deployments as well as the operations tasks to maintain, manage and monitor.

We will take you on a tour of the various layers and components that make up your underlying Cloud stack, but at a depth that gives an understanding to application developers without delving into the infrastructure components in great detail.
Touring the Cloud stack.

From the basic hardware ecosystem, to the operating systems that provide you with your containers, to how these containers are can be setup to overcome the challenges faced when we want to scale, to a full service PaaS that supports your efforts and finally we will tie it all together in a suite that gives your enterprise the flexibility to develop, deploy, manage and monitor your containerized microserivce-based applications.

What's next?

It is not too late to take a closer look at the modern Cloud based PaaS stack. You can become a better application developer by gaining a bit of understanding of the stack you are working on in the Cloud. As Mark Little concluded, "...ultimately we need to take the time to investigate the entire solution not just the framework because one really can't succeed without the other."

This is where this series comes in, because as a true enterprise application developer we cannot and must not ignore our Cloud stack anymore.

Stay tuned for the next in the series, Foundations for a stable Cloud.

App Dev Cloud Stack series

Missed a previous article or looking for a specific article in the series?
  1. Can’t ignore the stack anymore
  2. Foundations for a stable Cloud (coming soon...)
  3. Beginners guide to horizontal scaling (coming soon...)
  4. Why containers at scale matter (coming soon...)
  5. It’s all about the PaaS baby (coming soon...)
  6. Open interoperability critical to success (coming soon...)
  7. Securing containers at scale (coming soon...)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

DevNation 2016 - session submission on Cloud and JBoss xPaaS story

This years Red Hat Summit in San Francisco from June 27-29th is going to be a lot of fun.

I have submitted my sessions previously to that conference and now time to get your planning sorted out for DevNation, which will be co-hosted that same week.

This is the prime event for all your Java, JBoss and other related developer interests that always attracts the best speakers from all your favorite projects.

Be sure to get your talks submitted by the Feb 8, 2016 deadline.

Awaken the Force in your developers with containerized Cloud & JBoss xPaaS

Application developers are constantly struggling to create enterprise solutions while deploying them across various environments to production, meet budgets, heed requirements and keep operations happy as they traverse new DevOps strategies.

How can we assist them, remove deployment roadblocks, ease the release of containerized microservice applications and continue to monitor across enterprise Cloud architectures?

The answer can be found in the Clouds with a containerized OpenShift architecture leveraging JBoss xPaaS. The attendees will be taken on a tour, one that provides them with the ability to enable and awaken the Force within their current developer teams.

Join us for an hour of power as we delve into OpenStack, OpenShift, containerized xPaaS and the JBoss tooling that will enable your developers to go from source to containerized deployments as easy as jumps to light-speed.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 25, 2016

OpenStack Summit - Awaken the Force in your application developers with OpenStack

Recently I started in my new role, where I have the chance to expand my storytelling into the Cloud space again, bringing my application development background together with some pretty exciting Red Hat technology solutions.

Another benefit is that my coverage expands to include some very interesting conference in the Cloud and integrated solutions arena.

For example, one that was outside my reach until now was OpenStack Summit. OpenStack Summit in 2016 will be back in Austin, Texas from 25-29 April.

I have submitted the following session that will bring together OpenStack Cloud based application development with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (RHCI) & JBoss xPaaS.

This has never been attempted at the OpenStack Summit, so fingers crossed from some real integrated solution storytelling.

Awaken the Force in your application developers with OpenStack 

Application developers are constantly struggling to create enterprise solutions while deploying them across various environments to production, meet budgets, heed requirements and keep operations happy as they traverse new DevOps strategies.

How can we assist them, remove infrastructure roadblocks, ease the deployment of containerized microservice applications and continue to monitor across enterprise infrastructures?

The answer can be found in the Clouds with a containerized PaaS integrated with enterprise Open Source middleware. The attendees will be taken on a tour, one that provides their enterprise with the ability to enable and awaken the Force within their current developer teams. Join us for an hour of power as we delve into OpenStack, OpenShift, containerized PaaS and the tooling that will enable your developers to go from source to containerized deployments as easy as jumps to light-speed.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Red Hat Summit 2016 - don't miss these sessions & workshops

The call for paper went out for Red Hat Summit 2016 and DevNation, before you know it you will be in San Francisco, CA from June 28 - July 1.

You can submit to either Red Has Summit or DevNation or both, up to you.

Below are the talks and labs I have submitted or co-submitted with colleagues:

Pinky and the Brain Processing! Taking over the world, one Red Hat new hire at a time

Starting a new job can be a frustrating experience as you wait to get your new computer, telephone, or the access you need. Outdated scripts and error prone manual processes can hinder even the best employees in doing an effective job. These are common growing pains as enterprises evolve over time, growing to meet ever increasing demands. How does Red Hat process its growth? How does anyone process over 100 new hires a month?

Join us to learn how Red Hat IT is leveraging the power of JBoss BPM Suite to ease Red Hat into the future as it strives to meet hiring goal and introduces productive new hires into the company. This session will explore a real life case study where Red Hat leverages JBoss BPM Suite to streamline 10 years worth of legacy ad-hoc human resource systems with a flexible and extendable framework. Attendees will be treated to lessons learned along the way, offered insights into best practices when leveraging BPM in their enterprise and get a peek at the historical metrics gathered by Red Hat IT new hire processes.

State of the Union - understanding integrated and open Cloud solutions

"Are you having trouble positioning Red Hat middleware Cloud solutions? It's not your fault... it is complicated by the fact nearly every middleware vendor Red Hat competes with has some sort of cloud offering that they pitch.

This session delivers the State of the Union on Red Hat's vertically integrated stack of products and "open" philosophy. It will show how it offers customers benefits for cloud computing unmatched by competitors like Oracle, IBM, TIBCO, MuleSoft, and more. Listen as you are walked through how a container shipping company identifies, leverages and excels in their market using Red Hat middleware Cloud solutions effectively.

Join is for an hour of power to learn how to describe and discuss why Red Hat middleware cloud stack is unique and why it matters to enterprise solutions everywhere."


How to enhance customer experience through integration and automation of business events in the Cloud

With Cloud providing a more elastic and flexible architecture to handle a multitude of business events from many different devices, we are faced with many challenges to process, analyze and react correctly to the ever changing business world around us. 

With JBoss A-MQ we are provided with many common protocols to connect our business events with our devices, but business information without the ability to filter for effective customer responses, detecting meaningful behavior and being able to react in a timely manner will cripple our customer relationships. With JBoss BRMS together with JBoss Fuse we are able to bridge the gap between just connecting and collecting business events, to leveraging business rules to determine which events have meaning that require actions to support our customer experiences. 

In this workshop the attendee will have the chance to get hands on with the following:
  • create asynchronous event driven integration between service using JBoss A-MQ
  • create rules to to analyze business events with JBoss BRMS
  • integrate rules, message event with Enterprise Integration Patters (EIP) using JBoss Fuse
  • deploy a multi-container microservices application on OpenShift
Join us for this power workshop as you learn to optimize your customers business experience with JBoss Integration products.

Partners in crime from design to execution with Signavio and JBoss BPM

One of the great strengths of Red Hat and Open Source is that we work closely with partners. Together we can do more is one of the core concepts at Red Hat.

Within the world of BPM process design, Signavio's Process Editor is innovative technology that you can use to start modeling and engaging your organization in improving operational efficiency through the development of optimal models, right away. From browser to iPad it's easy for any process participant to capture, document and share professional models. The next step is testing and execution your processes, this is where JBoss BPM Suite comes in with all the tools you need to flush out, deploy and execute processes that are delivered by the Signavio Process Editor. 

Are you ready to be amazed at the ease of use and availability of extensive tooling to support a transition from design to execution of your business processes? Join us for this hour of power as we demonstrate the strengths of collaboration and execution of Signavio designed processes with JBoss BPM Suite. 


Hope to see you at the Red Hat Summit and DevNation in San Francisco!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Launching Digital Sign for Ultimate Collection of JBoss BRMS Demos

Just in case you missed it, we recently showed you the ultimate collection of JBoss BRMS demo projects but we don't want to stop there.

The next time you are in a Red Hat office somewhere in the world, keep your eyes peeled for the digital signage that is displaying all manner of news.

These signs are somewhere on the walls at our offices all over the world, from Amsterdam to Singapore, from Raleigh to Tokyo.

Keep your eyes peeled as we have hijacked the sequence and inserted our very own Ultimate Collection of JBoss BRMS demos announcement.

Looking to Automate your business?
Feel free to use the slide in your presentations and if you happen to see one of these live, snap a picture, push it out on twitter to @ericschabell.