Monday, June 24, 2019

Beginners Guide - Building an Online Retail Web Shop Workshop

beginners guide red hat decision manager
With the release of Red Hat Decision Manager 7.3 I've started updating my free online workshop, a beginners guide to building an online retail web shop workshop.

This update is the first two labs in this workshop, with more to follow, that installs Red Hat Decision Manager on your laptop. After the installation you'll start by creating a new project for the online retail web shop you'll be building in subsequent labs.

Below you'll find the embedded lab slides with all the instructions and links to needed software components for Unix and Windows based machines.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Red Hat Tech Day 2019 - Open is Key to Your Career (slides)

red hat tech dayYesterday we kicked off the Red Hat Tech Day 2019 in Netherlands with a motivational keynote where I was asked to share stories on how the philosophy of 'open' is key to your career.

Over 200 attendees showed up and were both interactive and engaged about how they could look at themselves, share more of what they know, and as a side effect positively affect their careers.

With well over 50% of the audience indicating 15 years or more in the IT workforce, the topic was very relevant. Too many of us are engaged in work tasks and forget to share the vast wealth of knowledge we've acquired over these years.

Below the slides used in this keynote followed by the abstract originally posted on the event agenda.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DevConf.US 2019 - Open Source Career with Automation Integration Acceptances

Previously I talked about submitting to DevConf.us in Boston.

After submitting I was asked to help chair the Application Development and Containers track, so told the organizers we would not be selecting any of my talks for our track.

I kind of assumed I would just be attending as a track chair to assist the speakers in presenting smoothly through the entire conference. Then last week the acceptance letters arrived and all three talks have been chosen.

Gonna be busy time but fun week in Boston, MA from Aug 17 - 19, so hope to see you at one of these talks or just for a chat in the halls.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Red Hat Tech Day 2019 - Open is Key to Your Career

red hat tech day
Next week, 18 June 2019 it's going to be a lot of hands-on open source technology at the Red Hat Tech Day 2019.

There's an all day agenda with several tracks that cover topics across cloud infrastructure, application development, and a hands-on lab series.

Before you join us, be sure to register and check out the agenda to plan out your day.

Below you'll find the complete agenda, including the outline of my keynote opening the event.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Beginners Guide: Multicloud Portability for Dummies

multicloud portability for dummies
This last year was a good year for talking about cloud, hybrid cloud, and hybrid multicloud.

We saw many organziations struggling with some of the same issues time and again. Their frustrations being voiced were enough that together with Roel Hodzelmans we pulled together an introductory session for Red Hat Summit 2018 entitled, 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multicloud.

Based on reactions to this talk we decided to expand the reach with a series of four articles covering all aspects of the material.  The series was picked up through on DZone.com, generating so much interest that there's clearly a need for these multicloud insights.

Together with the 'for dummies' series, we came up with an outline based on our content, feedback from attendees, and the published articles. This become a free e-book you can download, so let's look at the outline.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

How To Setup Data Virtualization Tooling for CodeReady Studio 12

codeready studio
The release of the latest Red Hat developer suite version 12 brings with it a name change from Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio to Red Hat CodeReady Studio.

The focus here is not on the Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a cloud and container development experience, but on the locally installed developers studio.

The new release brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various Red Hat integration, data, and process automation product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

This series of articles continues to showcase how to install each set of tools and explains the products they are supporting. The hope is that an easy getting started experience helps you make informed decisions about the tooling you might want to use on your next development project.

There are three different software packs that offer tooling for various Red Hat middleware technologies:
  1. Red Hat Integration Development
  2. Red Hat Process Automation Development
  3. Red Hat Data Virtualization Development
This article will outline how to get started with the Red Hat Data Virtualization tooling with any of the CodeReady Studio version 12 releases.

Monday, May 20, 2019

How To Setup Process Automation Tooling for CodeReady Studio 12

codeready studio
The release of the latest Red Hat developer suite version 12 brings with it a name change from Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio to Red Hat CodeReady Studio.

The focus here is not on the Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a cloud and container development experience, but on the locally installed developers studio.

The new release brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various Red Hat integration, data, and process automation product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

This series of articles continues to showcase how to install each set of tools and explains the products they are supporting. The hope is that an easy getting started experience helps you make informed decisions about the tooling you might want to use on your next development project.

There are three different software packs that offer tooling for various Red Hat middleware technologies:
  1. Red Hat Integration Development
  2. Red Hat Process Automation Development
  3. Red Hat Data Virtualization Development
This article will outline how to get started with the Red Hat Process Automation tooling with any of the CodeReady Studio version 12 releases.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

How To Setup Integration Tooling for CodeReady Studio 12

codeready studio
The release of the latest Red Hat developer suite version 12 brings with it a name change from Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio to Red Hat CodeReady Studio.

The focus here is not on the Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a cloud and container development experience, but on the locally installed developers studio.

The new release brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various Red Hat integration, data, and process automation product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

This series of articles continues to showcase how to install each set of tools and explains the products they are supporting. The hope is that an easy getting started experience helps you make informed decisions about the tooling you might want to use on your next development project.

There are three different software packs that offer tooling for various Red Hat middleware technologies:
  1. Red Hat Integration Development
  2. Red Hat Process Automation Development
  3. Red Hat Data Virtualization Development
This article will outline how to get started with the Red Hat Integration tooling with any of the CodeReady Studio version 12 releases.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Red Hat Summit 2019 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Microservices

red hat summit 2018Previously I mentioned that I'd submitted together with colleagues sessions on a diverse range of topics for Red Hat Summit 2019.

Early this year we heard back about one session being accepted.

Last week we spent an hour with around fifty of our closest microservices friends debating many of the pitfalls everyone should avoid with microservices, and it was a lot of fun!

Before we talk about the session, some background.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Red Hat Summit 2019: Road to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Labs Roadmap


Red Hat Summit 2019 is rocking Boston, MA from May 7-9th in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Everything you need to know about the current state of open source enterprise ready software can be found at this event. From customers talking about their experiences leveraging open source in their solutions, to the creators of open source technologies you're using, and all the way down to hands-on lab experiences on these technologies.

This hands-on appeal is what this series of articles is about. It's interesting to take a tour, so starting with this article let's examine a series of instructor-led labs based on a specific theme.

This week it's a roadmap to road to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 lab content.