Wednesday, April 26, 2017

App Dev Cloud Stack - Securing containers at scale

How to secure containers at scale?
This series started with the statement, what do you mean by "Can't ignore the stack anymore?"

When your background is application development, you have spent many hours, days and years perfecting your craft. You have not only mastered languages and concepts, you have made it a point to learn to make good architectural decisions when pulling together the applications you develop.

The problem is, we tend to ignore the stack we are working on as much as we can. Well it's time that we as application developers broadened our horizons a bit, expanding our understanding of the stack we work on with the introduction of Cloud, Platform As A Service (PaaS) and containers to our toolboxes.

Our tour of your Cloud stack continues, from our previous article in this series where we talked about how crucial stack interoperability is to our Cloud stack, it's now on to the final piece concerning securing containers at scale.

Securing containers

Previously we talked about why containers at scale matter, but we did not touch on one of the bigger issues when maintaining containers at scale, that of keeping your container landscape secure.

Monday, April 24, 2017

How to Code from Edge to Cloud at Red Hat Summit IoT CodeStarter

Last year in San Francisco at the DevNation conference, EuroTech sponsored an evening of coding centered around the Internet of Things (IoT).

It was a pretty exciting time for IoT and attendees created a laser tag-style game. Participants were given a TI SimpleLink SensorTag development kit and a laser pointer. The sensors use Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) to communicate with the Eurotech IoT gateway running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Next week in Boston, MA at Red Hat Summit there will the second annual IoT CodeStarter event sponsored by EuroTech and Eclipse Foundation, but you will need to register now:

IoT CodeStarter

Are you ready to get your code on? Structured like a hackfest but without the competition, this CodeStarter event is an evening of coding accompanied by lots of tasty food and beverages (beer, anyone?) A fun night - and everyone gets good swag!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Boston JUG - Getting hands-on with AppDev in the Cloud workshop

The week of 10 May I will be in Boston, MA for the OpenStack Summit.

That gave me the opportunity to reach out to the local Boston Java User Group to offer a hands-on workshop around application development in the Cloud.

The meetup is online and you can RSVP, note down the address and meet us there at the start time on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 18:00 hrs (6pm).

The workshop title and abstract are:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Codemotion Rome 2017 - AppDev in the Clouds (video)

Last month I was at Codemotion Rome 2017, a really great conference in one of the best cities in Europe.

I have been lucky enough to talk at this conference on several occasions and this time around it was on AppDev in the Clouds with a twist that included monkeys.

The slides where posted previously and have now also been added to the Codemotion Rome channel.

The also recorded the sessions so you can enjoy this even if you were unable to attend in person, check it out here:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to make the most of your Red Hat Summit

There is so much going on this year at Red Hat Summit in Boston, MA, from 2-4 May.

I thought a bit of an overview would be nice to get some idea of where you can find me if you want to meet up for a chat.

The agenda has been posted, the labs are online, you can start planning your schedule to pack as much open technology by Red Hat in to your week as you can.

I'm chairing the lab track and we are ensuring that you have a selection of 45 lab topics to choose from, the most we have ever put together for a Red Hat Summit. If you are looking for a certain flavor or type of technology to track for your hands-on planning, here are some of the overviews I have published over the last weeks:
If you really can't wait, over the next few weeks you can enjoy the Taste-of-Summit sessions that are free previews of upcoming talks.

Let's see where I will be the week of Red Hat Summit.

Monday, April 3, 2017

QCon NYC - App Dev in the Cloud Circus with DevOps


In New York City on June 26-30, the developer conference QCon is going to be taking place.

This conference is know as an international developers conference and they try to recruit experienced and well known speakers. While I have not been invited (yet), I thought I would submit a few ideas I have been working on the last few months.

With any luck, I will get a chance to share them with you in NYC in June.

Who is not interested in the following ideas?