Friday, November 28, 2014

7 JBoss Stickers You Should See

Historical beginnings of stickers.
Over the years there have been an amazing array of designs, logos and laptop stickers to commemorate various JBoss projects.

On top of that, we have over the last three years attempted to provide some interesting product laptop stickers for those of us that are tied to specific requirements in our enterprises.

These stickers not only adorn our laptop covers, but present a bit of an insight into who we are, what we work on and our devotion to specific areas of JBoss technology.

The following seven laptop stickers are all available if you find me or my colleagues at a conference, event or just hanging out so be sure to ask for them when you bump into a Red Hat JBossian in the wild!

1. I RULE

The classical I RULE, a JBoss BRMS sticker, first one ever done for a product, now 3 years old and evolved into the smaller version you see here.

2. SILENCE!

The SILENCE sticker is the only Complex Event Processing (CEP) sticker we have ever seen for a laptop, so be sure to get this rare find for yourself.

3. DO NOT TOUCH

For JBoss BPM we came up with the DO NOT TOUCH as it was perfect for developers to keep everyone away from your laptop and their sticky fingers to themselves, always a fan favorite.

4. Edwards Deming quote

A process quote from Edwards Deming, probably the most popular JBoss BPM Suite sticker to date.

5. BPM IS MY X

A yet to be released into the wild, a BPM IS MY X xPaaS sticker, so watch for this at your next event.

6. MY X IS BPM

Another yet to be released MY X IS BPM xPaaS sticker, unique for your laptop if you can find one at your next event.

7. WHAT IS YOUR X?

A brand new xPaaS sticker that contains the phrase coined at Devoxx this year in Belgium. Look for this one too at your next event.

These are the laptop stickers you too can start collecting to adorn your work machine to show your JBoss colors. 

Collection growing again...
Even if you end up getting a new laptop and can't transfer the existing coat of stickers (like shown above), you can always start over with these new ones. 

Safe travels to your next JBoss event and happy sticker hunting! 



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

JBoss Demo Central For All BRMS & BPM Suite Projects

There is a new central repository for all your Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite demo project needs.

Not only will you find a complete listing of available demo projects to get you started with these products, but you will find much more.

There is a JBoss BRMS starter kit.

There is a JBoss BRMS xPaaS list of projects now available for use with OpenShift on our brmsPaaS.

There is a JBoss BPM Suite starter kit.

There is a JBoss BPM Suite xPaaS list of projects now available for use with OpenShift on our bpmPaas.

These listings also include the various integration examples where multiple products are tied together in a single architecture to demonstrate the best integration usages of these technologies:

Be sure to put a watch on this repository as there are also pages of information that are coming soon around JBoss EAP, JBoss Data Grid, JBoss Fuse, JBoss Data Virtualization and JBoss Fuse Service Works.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How To Setup SOA 5.x Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 8

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:
  1. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  2. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
  3. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  4. Missing integration stack?
  5. JBoss SOA 5.x Development
This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss Data SOA 5.x tooling and JBDS 8.

JBDS 8 can be obtained through the Customer Portal or via the early access downloads on jboss.org. After installing JBDS, start it up and you will see a welcoming JBoss Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available tool sets labeled Software/Update

You will notice that there are no JBoss Integration stacks offered to install upon first inspection. This is due to, at the time of this writing, the integration stacks being early access.
JBoss SOA 5.x Development.

Eventually they will be shown by default once testing finished and they release, but for now you can obtain them by checking the Early Access box in the bottom right corner. 

This will reveal the integration stack tooling offerings and we will select JBoss SOA 5.x Development.

Click on the Install/Update button to start the installation and restart at the end to complete the process.

If you are interested in what is being installed, it can be examined by digging into the menu as follows:
The specifics.
  • Help -> Install new software... 
    • pull down the menu offered by Work with:
    • select JBoss Developer Studio 8.x - Early Access
    • everything under JBoss SOA 5.x Development will be installed
Stay tuned for more articles in this series that will detail the installation of the remaining JBoss Integration Stack tools.

Looking to Automate your business?

Other options

In the past we have outlined the use of JBoss BPM and rules tooling for other versions of JBDS:

Friday, November 21, 2014

How To Setup Big Data Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 8

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:
  1. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  2. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
  3. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  4. Missing integration stack?
  5. JBoss SOA 5.x Development
This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss Data Virtualization Development tooling and JBDS 8.

JBDS 8 can be obtained through the Customer Portal or via the early access downloads on jboss.org. After installing JBDS, start it up and you will see a welcoming JBoss Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available tool sets labeled Software/Update

You will notice that there are no JBoss Integration stacks offered to install upon first inspection. This is due to, at the time of this writing, the integration stacks being early access. 

Select JBoss Data Virtualization Development.
Eventually they will be shown by default once testing finished and they release, but for now you can obtain them by checking the Early Access box in the bottom right corner. 

This will reveal the integration stack tooling offerings and we will select JBoss Data Virtualization Development.

Click on the Install/Update button to start the installation and restart at the end to complete the process.

If you are interested in what is being installed, it can be examined by digging into the menu as follows:
The specifics.
  • Help -> Install new software... 
    • pull down the menu offered by Work with:
    • select JBoss Developer Studio 8.x - Early Access
    • everything under JBoss Data Virtualization Development will be installed
Stay tuned for more articles in this series that will detail the installation of the remaining JBoss Integration Stack tools.

Looking to Automate your business?

Other options

In the past we have outlined the use of JBoss BPM and rules tooling for other versions of JBDS:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How To Setup Integration & SOA Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 8

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:
  1. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  2. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
  3. Missing integration stack?
  4. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  5. JBoss SOA 5.x Development
This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss Data Integration & SOA tooling and JBDS 8.

JBDS 8 can be obtained through the Customer Portal or via the early access downloads on jboss.org. After installing JBDS, start it up and you will see a welcoming JBoss Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available tool sets labeled Software/Update

You will notice that there are no JBoss Integration stacks offered to install upon first inspection. This is due to, at the time of this writing, the integration stacks being early access. 

JBoss Integration and SOA Development.
Eventually they will be shown by default once testing finished and they release, but for now you can obtain them by checking the Early Access box in the bottom right corner. 

This will reveal the integration stack tooling offerings and we will select JBoss Integration and SOA Development.

Click on the Install/Update button to start the installation and restart at the end to complete the process.

If you are interested in what is being installed, it can be examined by digging into the menu as follows:
The specifics.
  • Help -> Install new software... 
    • pull down the menu offered by Work with:
    • select JBoss Developer Studio 8.x - Early Access
    • everything under JBoss Integration and SOA Development will be installed
Stay tuned for more articles in this series that will detail the installation of the remaining JBoss Integration Stack tools.

Other options

In the past we have outlined the use of JBoss BPM and rules tooling for other versions of JBDS:

Friday, November 14, 2014

How To Setup BPM and Rules Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 8


The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:
  1. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  2. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
  3. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  4. Missing integration stack?
  5. JBoss SOA 5.x Development
This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss BPM and Rules Development tooling and JBDS 8.

JBDS 8 can be obtained through the Customer Portal or via the early access downloads on jboss.org. After installing JBDS, start it up and you will see a welcoming JBoss Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available tool sets labeled Software/Update

You will notice that there are no JBoss Integration stacks offered to install upon first inspection. This is due to, at the time of this writing, the integration stacks being early access. 

Select JBoss BPM & Rules Development.
Eventually they will be shown by default once testing finished and they release, but for now you can obtain them by checking the Early Access box in the bottom right corner. 

This will reveal the integration stack tooling offerings and we will select JBoss BPM & Rules Development.

Click on the Install/Update button to start the installation and restart at the end to complete the process.

If you are interested in what is being installed, it can be examined by digging into the menu as follows:
The specifics.
  • Help -> Install new software... 
    • pull down the menu offered by Work with:
    • select JBoss Developer Studio 8.x - Early Access
    • everything under JBoss Business Process and Rules Development will be installed
Stay tuned for more articles in this series that will detail the installation of the remaining JBoss Integration Stack tools.

Looking to Automate your business?

Other options

In the past we have outlined the use of JBoss BPM and rules tooling for other versions of JBDS:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best Way to Recap Devoxx 2014 Mastering xPaaS University Session

Mastering xPaaS Uni Session Devoxx 2014
This week Devoxx BE 2014 kicked off in Antwerp, Belgium with my university session.

It was 3 hours of fun and attracted quite a crowd, though impossible to count a room of that size, estimates were over ~500 attendees.

We walked through IaaS (remember, "I don't care!"), PaaS and xPaaS layers with multiple demos to showcase what you can do within the PaaS and xPaaS layers with OpenShift.
The xPaaS showcased a massive collection of JBoss technology products that cover the myriad of aPaaS, iPaaS, mPaaS and bpmPaaS services.

Several collectible antique OpenShift t-shirts and some stickers were given away to the first attendees to show me working PaaS or xPaaS solutions while participating in the session live.
The slides are of course being hosted on our OpenShift PaaS for your viewing pleasure and if you like you can follow along and work through the examples provided as a self-paced workshop.

The session was recorded and should appear on Parleys.com in the near future.

Initial feedback was fun to watch streaming in on social media.
Here are the slides:



Thanks to all who attended and responded online.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How To Get Rid Of Your Cloud Insecurities

Are you worried about mastering the skills it takes to develop applications in the Cloud?

Do you break out in cold sweats when you hear terminology like PaaS, iPaaS, bpmPaaS, aPaaS, xPaaS, hybrid, instances, deployments, gears, configuration or Cloud?

Are you a bit unsure about what you might have to learn, read or what course to follow to get your development toolbox expanded with the skills necessary to make you productive in the Cloud?

We have the perfect way for you to get rid of all these insecurities in a single session at Devoxx next week in Antwerpen, Belgium.

It is a university session that, as previously mentioned, to get you started mastering xPaaS on OpenShift and it will make you completely comfortable with your very own piece of the Cloud.

If you are not aware of them, these university sessions give you in depth material which is presented in two 75 minute sessions with a 30 minute break between. Just like being back in your university days.

Lucky for you, I have been teaching at a Dutch university as a guest lecturer over the years and have just the right amount of work for you to do in our 'class' next week.  Don't worry, the exam will be optional, but attendees should bring a laptop and join in the fun that will be getting hands on and dirty with xPaaS and OpenShift.

No prior knowledge is required, I will get you up to speed and help you to start mastering the Cloud in no time.

Mastering xPaaS - get down and dirty in the OpenShift Cloud 

Ever wondered about all the new Cloud offerings out there? What is a PaaS? What is this thing Garner keeps calling xPaaS? How can I as a beginner get started in a few hours?  

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 three action-packed hours 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 project of your choice - jBPM, Ceylon, Switchyard, Drools Planner, Aerogear, GateIn, Drools (Rules / BPM) and more deployed into 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. 

If you want to learn about xPaaS and see how investing just a few hours of your time can change everything you thought you knew about putting your business applications in the cloud, this session is for you! 

Date: Monday, 10 November
Location: Room 4
Time: 13:30 - 16:30