Monday, November 12, 2018

AppDev in Cloud - How to put Red Hat Decision Manager in your Cloud

appdev in cloud
Red Hat Decision Manager easy installation on
OpenShift Container Platform
It's been some time since I last talked with you about business logic engines and using them in your application development cloud architecture.

At that time, I showcased running JBoss BRMS in a container on OpenShift Container Platform (OCP). This gives you the cloud experience, one that's portable across private and public clouds, but on your own local laptop.


The world continues to move forward, releasing new products that replaced JBoss BRMS with the Red Hat Decision Manager, so now I want to provide a way for you to install this on OCP, in the same easy to use demo format.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cloud Happiness - How to install OpenShift Container Platform with new images and templates in just minutes

cloud happiness
Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.9!
Since the release of the OpenShift Container Platform  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.

Previously I showed you how to install your own personal container platform in just minutes on your laptop, machine or where ever you might like if you have the time and inclination.

What's new in this article is that the new products Red Hat Decision Manager and Red Hat Process Automation Manager have been added. You can now leverage their respective image stream and templates to kick start your business rules and process automation needs.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Integration Key to Customer Experience - An Introduction

omnichannel customer experience
For the past few months I've been digging in to my new role with a group of Portfolio Architects, looking specifically at integration as the key to omnichannel customer experience.

It's an interesting challenge in that we've been given the mission of creating of architectural content based on common customer adoption patterns. That's very different from most of the traditional marketing activities usually associated with generating content for the sole purpose of positioning products for solutions. When your basing the content on actual execution in solution delivery, you're cutting out the chuff. 

What's that mean?

It means that it's going to provide you with a way to implement a solution using open source technologies by focusing on the integrations, structures and interactions that actually have been proven to work.

What's not included are any vendor promises that you'll find in normal marketing content. Those promised that when it gets down to implementation crunch time, might not fully deliver on their promises.

Enter the term Architectural Blueprint. 

Let's look at these blueprints, how their created and what value they provide for your solution designs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Codemotion Amsterdam - Sharing pitfalls everyone should avoid

codemotion amsterdam
One of the really interesting and global conference is Codemotion. I've been lucky enough to speak at three different version in Europe.

This year, together with Roel Hodzelmans, we're targeting the Amsterdam conference and going all in with three of our sessions around the popular '3 Pitfalls' series.

First, the popular session revealing the 3 pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud. Second, we dig deeper based on popular demand to provide you with 3 more pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud. Finally, we are expanding the scope to dive into 3 pitfalls everyone should avoid with microservices.

All three bring real life customer experience from our daily interactions and share these in the interest of collaboration and learning. Check out the abstracts for all three talks below.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - Lightning Talk on How To Jump Start a Career in Open Source (slides)

all things openThis week I was in Raleigh, North Carolina from Oct 21-23 speaking at All Things Open.

I gave a lightning talk on how to jump start a career in open source, in just 6 minutes.

The topic is near and dear to my heart, so as a lightning talk it was fun to promote the full session I gave earlier this Summer in one of the most amazing venues I've ever spoken at.

The talk includes links to the recording of that venue and the complete story I told. The only thing missing are the slides, which you'll find here.

Monday, October 22, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - 10 Steps to AppDev in the Cloud Happiness (slides)


This week I've been in Raleigh, North Carolina presenting a session at All Things Open 2018.

It's a hands-on kinda of mini-workshop that was put into session format so that I'd be able to walk you through the process of getting started on cloud application development.

It's not just getting container development working, but getting you started with meaningful enterprise components such as process automation, business logic and integration topics.

Here are the slides from this session with all the links to the material I presented live on stage.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - Lightning talk

all things open
Next week I'll be in Raleigh, North Carolina from Oct 21-23 speaking at All Things Open.

I mentioned my session was accepted, but just last week the organizers reached out to ask if I'd be interested in giving a lighting talk.

That's a short five minute slot to rapidly brief the crowd on a topic before the next speaker is brought on behind you.

I thought it would be a bit of fun to participate and gladly accepted.

The following topic is near and dear to my heart, so as a lightning talk it'll be fun to try to hook the audience into more by following up on the information presented.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Linux Foundation ONS Europe 2018 session slides

linux foundation
I mentioned previously that our talk was accepted for The Linux Foundation Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS) 2018.

ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration. ONS Europe will feature 3 days of sessions, including project-based technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, keynotes and more.

3 pitfallsLast week my co-presenter and I hosted a little over 30 attendees for a talk around pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud.

As part of the session a lively discussion was setup through the attendee participation in live polling, spread throughout the presentation slides.

To share the results of their polling, we've updated the slides to include a results slide after each poll question, allowing those who missed the session to see how things shake out.

Check out the slides below:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Evangelist traveller tales - Retiring my old friend

I've been on the road for a long time now for my employer, going on 10 years believe it or not, but it's finally time to retire my old friend.

It's been an amazing ride so far, with trips to almost all corners of this planet. I've met incredible people, spoken to fantastic groups, ate weird to amazing foods, and shopped in the strangest of cultures. 

My old friend has been with me most of the way, keeping me company through the rough and tumble life it's been forces to endure. I can't even count the number of miles my old friend has covered, but it's really time to retire.

My old friend has started to limp a bit which makes the long treks from parking lots to terminals painful. Not only that, she's having trouble keeping up with me as we navigate hotel lobbies, airport hallways and rental car parking lots.

It's gotten worse over the last few months.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Red Hat Partner Community Meetup in the Netherlands

red hat partner community
While most of what I talk about here is related to open source technologies that reside in the solution portfolio of Red Hat, I'd like to think it's because working with good technology is why you read this content.

This article is a bit of a plug for something directly related to the business of working with Red Hat technologies and customers. It's about partnering with Red Hat as an organization to further expand your reach and provide your developers / consultants / architects with the chance to work with all of these open source technologies.

Last week, I was invited to present for the Red Hat Partner Community Meetup in the Netherlands. This is a very unique group of companies known as Premier Partners that can deliver IT services for customers using open source technologies supported by Red Hat.

My talk was about giving these partners a preview on the application development product portfolio, such as what is coming, timelines and what's driving future direction in the products. Here's a peek at the lead slide, as unless you were in attendance, that's all you're going to get.

red hat partner community

The question you might be asking yourself is, "How can I get in on sessions like this?"

That's not as hard as you think, but it does involve you getting in touch about the depth of collaboration with Red Hat, how to get your companies services mentioned, and how to accelerate your open source solutions.

Hope to welcome you and your teams soon as Red Hat Partners!