Thursday, May 31, 2012

In transition to a new role as JBoss Technology Evangelist

Today was my last day as a JBoss Sr. Solution Architect for the Benelux Region. No, I am not leaving Red Hat... just transitioning into my next challenge, that of a JBoss Technology Evangelist.

This is a role working with the JBoss Middleware Business Unit. I will be helping promote the "integration products" that are the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS), JBoss SOA Platform (SOA-P) and JBoss Enterprise Data Service Platform (EDS-P).

I consider this role to have a lot to do with story telling, bringing the value and pleasure of working with JBoss Open Source integration products to the masses. I look forward to sharing our story time together over the coming years.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

JBoss Developer Studio 5 - how to setup SOA Tools (BRMS example)

Download update site archive
in Red Hat Customer Portal
Even though you might think this is self evident, I am always looking around again for the exact way to get started with JBoss Developers Studio (JBDS) and the latest greatest Business Rules Management System (BRMS) tooling.

This version needs the BRMS tooling from the Customer Portal's update site zipped archive. There is no online update site for these plugins.

For posterity, here is how I do it:
  1. Get the latest JBDS 5 from your local Customer Portal (CP).
  2. You are missing the BRMS tooling, so add the JBoss SOA Tools update site by downloading the archived update site at the Customer Portal (CP). Add it via "Help -> Install New Software..." and point to the update site zip file.
  3. Select "BRMS Tooling"
After install you are ready to rock with all the new tooling supporting Rules, Events and Processes (jBPM).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

JBoss One Day Talk 2012 - JBoss BRMS Sneak Peek


I have been invited to talk at the JBoss One Day Talk 2012 in Munich, Germany on October 10th, 2012. I will be presenting the following session:

JBoss BRMS sneak peek, the future is now for your Business Processes 
A Business Process Management System (BPMS) offers you the capabilities to better manage and streamline your business processes. JBoss continues expanding its vision in this area by offering a lightweight process engine for executing business processes, combined with the necessary services and tooling to support business processes in their entire life-cycles. 

This allows not only developers but also business users to manage your business processes more efficiently. A lot has happened in the BPM area over the last few years, with the introduction of the BPMN 2.0 standard, the increasing interest in more dynamic and adaptive processes, integration with business rules and event processing, case management, etc. In this session, we will show you how JBoss BRMS leverages the jBPM project to tackle these challenge and give you an overview of its most important BPMS features. 

JBoss One Day Talk 2012 - OpenShift Primer, get your applications into the Cloud

I have been invited to talk at the JBoss One Day Talk 2012 in Munich, Germany on October 10th, 2012. I will be presenting the following session:

An OpenShift Primer - Get your Applications into the Cloud Today 
Whether your business is running on applications based on Java EE6, PHP or Ruby, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing your business. 

There are plenty of clouds and platform-as-a-services to choose from, but where to start? Join us for an action-packed hour of power where we'll show you how to deploy your existing application written in the language of your choice - Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl or Python, with the framework of your choice - EE6, CDI, Seam, Spring, Zend, Cake, Rails, Sinatra, PerlDancer or Django to the OpenShift PaaS in just minutes. 

All this and without having to rewrite your app to get it to work the way the cloud provider thinks your app should work. You can have your business applications running in the cloud on OpenShift Express in seconds

If you want to learn about OpenShift PaaS and see how investing an hour of your time can change everything you thought you knew about putting your business applications in the cloud, this session is for you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A tour of OpenShift - Rise Above the Cloud Hype

Early in 2012 I put together an article that was to be published in a Dutch Java magazine in Feb 2012 but the magazine company when bankrupt before that could happen. That left me with no choice but to push it out via my blog at the end of Jan 2012 (it is now a bit out dated as the OpenShift crew moves fast with their releases).

In the time since I posted this, I was approached by the nice people over at JAXenter.com who wanted to use this in their Cloud issue of the Java Tech Journal. I submitted it and you can find it in the April 2012 issue titled Above the Cloud Hype.

The same line was taken as in the initial article, but it was cleaned up and brings you up to speed on the latest OpenShift Origin project at the time of writing. You can find it on pages 19-22.

You need to provide an email address and you will then be sent the download link for the PDF.