Thursday, June 14, 2018

Scotland JBug - AppDev in the Cloud Workshop (slides)


jbug scotland
As I mentioned last time around, I was heading back to my friends in Scotland to speak at the JBug Scotland.

Last week it was game on in Edinburgh, where I spent the evening with a fun group of people that really seem to enjoy working with open source, containers and developing in the cloud.

It was a full hands-on workshop showcasing application development in the cloud using containers, JBoss middleware, services, business logic and APIs.

To change it up a bit I thought it might be fun to present not from my pre-configured, tested and working installation on my laptop, but to use an attendees laptop to kick off the first installation of our OpenShift Container Platform.

Imagine the powerful storyline, when a presenter borrows your laptop for the first 30 minutes of the workshop and showcases kicking off installation so easy it works on ANY laptop?

Monday, June 11, 2018

3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multicloud (Part 2)

three pitfalls
The daily cloud hype is all around you, yet there are three pitfalls everyone should avoid.

From cloud, hybrid cloud, to hybrid multicloud, you’re told this is the way to ensure a digital future for your business. These choices you’ve got to make don’t preclude the daily work of enhancing your customer's experience and agile delivery of those applications.

Let's take a journey, looking closely at what hybrid multicloud means for your business. Let's examine the decisions being made when delivering applications and dealing with legacy applications. Likely these are some of the most important resources to your business.

This article highlights three pitfalls everyone should be aware of when transitioning into hybrid multicloud environments. It's based on experiences from interactions with organizations working to conquer hybrid multicloud while delivering their solutions.

In part one, we covered the basic definitions to level the playing field. We outlined our views on hybrid cloud and multicloud, making sure to show the dividing lines between the two. This sets the stage for the first pitfall where we look at why cost is not always the obvious motivator for moving in to the cloud.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Shift Developer Conference 2018 - How to Jump Start a Career in Open Source (slides)

shift developer
As previously posted, I spent this week at the largest developer conference in Southeast Europe, known as the Shift Developer Conference 2018.

I gave a talk on the soft skill side of development, suggesting some ways to jump start a career in open source. I did not mention coding, pull requests or even suggest to join a coding project. It's more subtle than the obvious components one would expect in such a topic.

My career in open source has been a long one and I think I've got a few good tips, tricks and pieces of advice based on what's worked on this long and wonderful journey.

Take a look at the slides, see if you can find a way to jump start your career in open source?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Scotland JBug - AppDev in the Cloud Workshop

jbug scotland
I'm heading back to my friends in Scotland to speak at the JBug Scotland next month.

It's a fun group of people that really seem to enjoy working with open source and JBoss software stacks.

This time around I'm bringing a full hands-on workshop showcasing application development in the cloud using containers, JBoss middleware, services, business logic and APIs.

The event is on June 6th, 2018 from 16:15 to 19:30 or so... be sure to register online so they can order the right amount of food.

The abstract for the workshop and talk:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Get a Signed Copy of Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM

effective business process management with jboss bpm
As mentioned previously, a few weeks ago in San Francisco, CA I spent some time signing copies of my book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM for attendees of the Red Hat Summit.

Since the book was launched as a free ebook download on Red Hat Developers, it was not really possible to get your hands on a real paper copy of the book.

Until now.

With over 200 put in print for Red Hat Summit, it was amazing to see the lines of people wanting to meet, greet and obtain their signed copies.

If you would like to receive a copy, possibly signed by me, read further.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shift Developer Conference 2018 - How to Jump Start a Career in Open Source

shift developer
A conference in a resort town of Split, Croatia was something I had to see, as you know I have a lot of content to share so I dove in deep on open, application development, cloud and containers with the call for papers.

The acceptances came in and I've been asked to provide a session on the softer skills area of developer and development career advice.

My career in open source has been a long one and I think I've got a few good tips, tricks and pieces of advice based on what's worked on this long and wonderful journey.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Red Hat Summit 2018 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Mulitcloud (recording)

red Hat sumit
In my previous article I highlighted the talk and lab I'm presenting at this years Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA next week.

As promised in the session talk we have, both Roel Hodzelmans and myself have the slides used here online and available for your viewing pleasure.

The only thing missing was the video recording... which we have now online:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Red Hat Summit 2018 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Mulitcloud (slides)

red hat summit
In my previous article I highlighted the talk and lab I'm presenting at this years Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA next week.

As promised in the session talk we have, both Roel Hodzelmans and myself have the slides used here online and available for your viewing pleasure.

For completeness, the abstract is presented here and followed by the slides.

3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multi-Cloud

red hat summitThe daily hype is all around you. From cloud, hybrid cloud, to hybrid multi-cloud, you’re told this is the way to ensure a digital future for your business. These choices you’ve got to make don’t preclude the daily work of enhancing your customer's experience and agile delivery of those applications. Let us take you on a journey, looking closely at what hybrid multi-cloud means for your business, the decisions being made about delivering applications, and dealing with legacy applications, likely the most important resources to your business. Join us for an hour of power, where real customer experiences are used to highlight the three top lessons learned as they transitioned into hybrid multi-cloud environments.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with DevOps, Modern AppDev and more

ultimate guide red hat summit labs
This year you've got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you're trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let's try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article you'll tour the theme of get hands-on with labs focused on a mix of topics that have yet to be covered yet in this series. You'll experience a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency, modern application development techniques, real devops solutions, and data storage in the cloud.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let's look at the details of each one.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with Hybrid Cloud

ultimate guide red hat summit labs
This year you've got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you're trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let's try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article you'll tour the theme of get hands-on with labs focused on hybrid cloud. You'll learn how to get started with cloud native apps, using OpenShift on a public cloud, focus on operator tasks with a container platform, optimize your existing IT by migrating VM's easily from one infrastructure to another in your hybrid cloud, and build base images for your public cloud infrastructure.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let's look at the details of each one.