Monday, December 10, 2018

Integration Key to Customer Experience - API Management Details

omnichannel customer experience
Part 4 - API gateway details
In my previous article from this series we started diving into the details that determine how your integration becomes the key to transforming your customer experience.

It started with laying out the process of how I've approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architectural blueprint. Now it's time to cover various blueprint details.

This article takes you deeper in to specific elements (API management and reverse proxy) from the generic architectural overview.

Friday, December 7, 2018

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

all things openLast October I was in Raleigh, North Carolina 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. After the talk I posted the slides, but we've been waiting on the video recording of the session and it's arrived!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Modern Process Integration Tooling Workshop - Lab 1 Installing Process Automation Manager

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Click to start workshop
Recently I've started updating my free online rules and process automation workshops that showcase how to get started using modern business logic tooling.

These updates start with moving from JBoss BPM  to Red Hat Decision Manager and from JBoss BPM Suite to Red Hat Process Automation Manager.

This article highlights the first lab update for Red Hat Process Automation Manager, where you learn to install the Process Automation Manager on your laptop.

Let's take a look at the lab shall we?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Integration Key to Customer Experience - External Application Details

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Part 3 - External Application Details
In my previous article from this series we took a high level view at the common architectural elements that determine how your integration becomes the key to transforming your customer experience.

The process was laid out how I've approached the use case and how I've used successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for researching a generic architectural blueprint. The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the blueprint details.

This article takes you deeper to cover details pertaining to the specific elements (mobile and web application deployments) from the generic architectural overview.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Modern Business Logic Tooling Workshop - Lab 1 Installing Decision Manager

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Click to start the workshop
Recently I've started updating my free online rules and process automation workshops that showcase how to get started using modern business logic tooling.

These updates start with moving from JBoss BRMS to Red Hat Decision Manager and from JBoss BPM Suite to Red Hat Process Automation Manager.

This article highlights the first lab update for Red Hat Decision Manager, where you learn to install the Decision Manager on your laptop.

Let's take a look at the lab shall we?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Red Hat Summit 2019 - Submitting all new pitfalls, storytelling, and career planning sessions


red hat summit 2018Along with the pitfalls stories, I've reached a point in my journey where I think it's time to share and make others grow in the art of storytelling. The following session has been polished over the last year at several conferences and with some internal groups at my organization.

The next Red Hat Summit 2019 will be in Boston, MA from 7-9 May. The theme is expand your possibilities and should be an interesting time to expand your knowledge along with your network.

The call for papers has just closed, so here's what I'm hoping to share with you in Boston.

Monday, November 19, 2018

AppDev in Cloud: How to put Red Hat Process Automation Manager in your Cloud

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Red Hat Process Automation Manager easy installation on
OpenShift Container Platform
It's been some time since we talked about putting JBoss BPM Suite into your cloud and with the new product release it's time to talk AppDev in the Cloud again.

It's time to update the story and show you how to put Red Hat Process Automation Manager in your cloud.

With this easy installation demo project you're able to leverage process automation tooling through the business central web console running containerized on any OpenShift Container Platform (OCP).

Let's take a closer look at how this works.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Integration Key to Customer Experience - Common Architectural Elements

omnichannel customer experience
Part 2 - Common architectural elements.
In my previous article from this series we introduced a use case around integration being the key to transforming your customer experience.

The process was laid out how I've approached the use case and how I've used successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for researching a generic architectural blueprint. The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the blueprint details.

This article starts the real journey at the very top, with a generic architecture from which we'll discuss the common architectural elements one by one.

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

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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.