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

process automation manager workshops
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

omnichannel customer experience
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

decision manager workshops
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

red hat process automation manager
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

cloud happiness
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.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Integration Key to Customer Experience - An Introduction

omnichannel customer experience
Part 1 - An Introduction
For the past few months I've been digging in to my new role with a group of Portfolio Architects, looking specifically at integration as the key to omnichannel customer experience.

It's an interesting challenge in that we've been given the mission of creating of architectural content based on common customer adoption patterns. That's very different from most of the traditional marketing activities usually associated with generating content for the sole purpose of positioning products for solutions. When your basing the content on actual execution in solution delivery, you're cutting out the chuff. 

What's that mean?

It means that it's going to provide you with a way to implement a solution using open source technologies by focusing on the integrations, structures and interactions that actually have been proven to work.

What's not included are any vendor promises that you'll find in normal marketing content. Those promised that when it gets down to implementation crunch time, might not fully deliver on their promises.

Enter the term Architectural Blueprint. 

Let's look at these blueprints, how their created and what value they provide for your solution designs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Codemotion Amsterdam - Sharing pitfalls everyone should avoid

codemotion amsterdam
One of the really interesting and global conference is Codemotion. I've been lucky enough to speak at three different version in Europe.

This year, together with Roel Hodzelmans, we're targeting the Amsterdam conference and going all in with three of our sessions around the popular '3 Pitfalls' series.

First, the popular session revealing the 3 pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud. Second, we dig deeper based on popular demand to provide you with 3 more pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud. Finally, we are expanding the scope to dive into 3 pitfalls everyone should avoid with microservices.

All three bring real life customer experience from our daily interactions and share these in the interest of collaboration and learning. Check out the abstracts for all three talks below.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

all things openThis week I was in Raleigh, North Carolina from Oct 21-23 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. The only thing missing are the slides, which you'll find here.

Monday, October 22, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - 10 Steps to AppDev in the Cloud Happiness (slides)


This week I've been in Raleigh, North Carolina presenting a session at All Things Open 2018.

It's a hands-on kinda of mini-workshop that was put into session format so that I'd be able to walk you through the process of getting started on cloud application development.

It's not just getting container development working, but getting you started with meaningful enterprise components such as process automation, business logic and integration topics.

Here are the slides from this session with all the links to the material I presented live on stage.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - Lightning talk

all things open
Next week I'll be in Raleigh, North Carolina from Oct 21-23 speaking at All Things Open.

I mentioned my session was accepted, but just last week the organizers reached out to ask if I'd be interested in giving a lighting talk.

That's a short five minute slot to rapidly brief the crowd on a topic before the next speaker is brought on behind you.

I thought it would be a bit of fun to participate and gladly accepted.

The following topic is near and dear to my heart, so as a lightning talk it'll be fun to try to hook the audience into more by following up on the information presented.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Linux Foundation ONS Europe 2018 session slides

linux foundation
I mentioned previously that our talk was accepted for The Linux Foundation Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS) 2018.

ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration. ONS Europe will feature 3 days of sessions, including project-based technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, keynotes and more.

3 pitfallsLast week my co-presenter and I hosted a little over 30 attendees for a talk around pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud.

As part of the session a lively discussion was setup through the attendee participation in live polling, spread throughout the presentation slides.

To share the results of their polling, we've updated the slides to include a results slide after each poll question, allowing those who missed the session to see how things shake out.

Check out the slides below:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Evangelist traveller tales - Retiring my old friend

I've been on the road for a long time now for my employer, going on 10 years believe it or not, but it's finally time to retire my old friend.

It's been an amazing ride so far, with trips to almost all corners of this planet. I've met incredible people, spoken to fantastic groups, ate weird to amazing foods, and shopped in the strangest of cultures. 

My old friend has been with me most of the way, keeping me company through the rough and tumble life it's been forces to endure. I can't even count the number of miles my old friend has covered, but it's really time to retire.

My old friend has started to limp a bit which makes the long treks from parking lots to terminals painful. Not only that, she's having trouble keeping up with me as we navigate hotel lobbies, airport hallways and rental car parking lots.

It's gotten worse over the last few months.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Red Hat Partner Community Meetup in the Netherlands

red hat partner community
While most of what I talk about here is related to open source technologies that reside in the solution portfolio of Red Hat, I'd like to think it's because working with good technology is why you read this content.

This article is a bit of a plug for something directly related to the business of working with Red Hat technologies and customers. It's about partnering with Red Hat as an organization to further expand your reach and provide your developers / consultants / architects with the chance to work with all of these open source technologies.

Last week, I was invited to present for the Red Hat Partner Community Meetup in the Netherlands. This is a very unique group of companies known as Premier Partners that can deliver IT services for customers using open source technologies supported by Red Hat.

My talk was about giving these partners a preview on the application development product portfolio, such as what is coming, timelines and what's driving future direction in the products. Here's a peek at the lead slide, as unless you were in attendance, that's all you're going to get.

red hat partner community

The question you might be asking yourself is, "How can I get in on sessions like this?"

That's not as hard as you think, but it does involve you getting in touch about the depth of collaboration with Red Hat, how to get your companies services mentioned, and how to accelerate your open source solutions.

Hope to welcome you and your teams soon as Red Hat Partners!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - 10 Steps to Cloud Happiness

all things open
As previously mentioned, I'm a big fan of the All Things Open conference.

This year it's in Raleigh, North Carolina from Oct 21-23 and I submitted a few talks to make sure I would be there.

The talks ranged in topics from cloud application development, ensuring success on your open source journey, jump starting a career in open source, to emerging technologies.

Low an behold, the following talk was accepted and I'll get to meet all the great attendees in North Carolina soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

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.

After the event slides were posted. The only item missing was the on-site video recording of my session. The organizers posted that today, so here you go.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Open Networking Summit Europe 2018 Talk Accepted


This coming September, 25-27 in Amsterdam The Linux Foundation is hosting the Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS) 2018.

ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration. ONS Europe will feature 3 days of sessions, including project-based technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, keynotes and more.

If you are interested in participating you can submit through their site, later they will be posting the agenda and registration details.

As previously posted, we've submitted the following session that got accepted!

Monday, July 23, 2018

3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multicloud (Part 4)

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 set the stage for part two, where the first pitfall discussed why cost is not always the obvious motivator for moving in to the cloud. Determining if moving all workloads in to the cloud is viable was explored in part three.

Finally, in part four we look at what to do with your data in the cloud. Should you move data in to the cloud? How much? What data in the cloud works and what is too much of a rick for the cloud?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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

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 set the stage for part two, where the first pitfall discussed why cost is not always the obvious motivator for moving in to the cloud.

In part three, it's time for technology and looking at the question of whether it's a good plan moving all workloads in to the cloud?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Open Networking Summit Europe 2018 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multicloud


This coming September, 25-27 in Amsterdam they are hosting the Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS) 2018.

ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration. ONS Europe will feature 3 days of sessions, including project-based technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, keynotes and more.

If you are interested in participating you can submit through their site, later they will be posting the agenda and registration details.

We've submitted the following talk.

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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Book Signing: Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM

developers
Early this year the book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM launched a free ebook on Red Hat Developers that you can download.

Next week I'll be at the Red Hat Summit 2018 conference in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center speaking and presenting a hands-on lab.

The surprise event is that Red Hat authors will be spending time at the booth where we'll be signing copies of our respective books.

Look for me at the following times at the section labeled DevZone ready to give you and sign a copy of Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM:
  • Tuesday, 8 May: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Thursday, 10 May: 13:00 - 13:45

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Portland Java User Group (PJUG) Session and Slides

portland java user

As I mentioned previously, I was going to be on the west coast for a few weeks and was invited to speak for the Portland Java User Group (PJUG).

The eventing was hosted by a recruitment company with pizza and drinks for all. We had 29 registered for the event an about 20 in the room when I kicked of the talk.

There was a lot of active discussions at the end and several attendees approached afterward about getting started on their own laptops with the workshop that was showcased.

Here is the abstract again and the slides:

Monday, April 23, 2018

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

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, the focus narrows to cloud management, where you can get hands-on with everything from open cloud management technologies, create a self-service portal, ensure you're familiar with all the details behind your infrastructure configurations, learn how to manage a container platform beyond initial installation and experience diverse infrastructure automation tools.

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inside Open Innovation Labs Residency (Part 3)

inside open innovation labs
This article is the final in a series taking the reader on a journey. We're taking a peek inside life in a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency.

This is the top tier experience for any customer*, exposing them to open collaboration, open technologies, and fast agile application delivery methods.

This experience often escapes organizations attempting digital transformation, so through submersion in an Open Innovation Labs residency Red Hat shares its experience in managing, developing, and delivering solutions with communities, open technologies and open collaboration.

Join me as I share experiences from inside a real life residency, watching Red Hat work intimately with a customer, exposing new ways of working, leveraging open technologies using fast, agile application delivery methods and open collaboration.

In the first part, I shared what's in a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Residency. Then in part two, I looked at what I encountered as the residency progressed towards delivery. All that's left is to share the delivery week, known as Demo Day.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cloud Happiness - How to install new OpenShift Container Platform 3.9 in just minutes

cloud happiness
Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.9 today!
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.

Since I last updated this project, OpenShift Container Platform 3.9 was released.

As of today you can now install this new release in just minutes on your laptop, machine or where ever you might like if you have the time and inclination.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - 10 Steps to Cloud Happiness

portland java user
In a few weeks, on 24 April 2018, I'm going to be on the west coast of the US. I reached out to the local user groups some time ago and we've completed the planning to drop by for an evening of fun in the cloud.

It's very exciting to be presenting in my home town, something I don't think I have ever done before believe it or not.

The Portland, Oregon Java User Group, known as PJUG, will be hosting my talk. Register and let them know you're coming in the Meetup group.

My talk abstract is all about having fun on your own laptop:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

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 a theme based on OpenStack featuring how to get hands-on with everything from your first experience on the platform, to deep dives with director, to digging into containerized OpenStack Platform, to exploring software defined networking with OpenStack, and deploying a containerized highly convergent infrastructure.

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

DevConf.us 2018 - Process driven development, cloud, containers and more...

devconf.us 2018
DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

As a big fan of this type of grass roots conference, I'm supporting by putting in a few talks and a workshop hoping to foster some of that exchange that's open source fundamentals.

Here are the details around when and where you can find me.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building

You should consider attending this DevConf event if you are:
  • A developer
  • A technology architect
  • An IT consultant
  • An IT student or a teacher from an IT university/faculty
  • Or simply an IT enthusiast interested in the latest trends in open source and emerging digital technologies
Talks, presentations, and workshops will all be in English. I submitted the following sessions:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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

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 let's examine a track focusing only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It's a selection of labs where you'll get hands-on with package management, OS security, dig into RHEL internals, build a RHEL image for the cloud and more.

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

Thursday, March 29, 2018

3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multicloud (Part 1)

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.

Monday, March 26, 2018

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

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, the focus narrows to security, where you can get hands-on with everything from cloud security, security compliance automation, developing secure solutions and digging in to container security.

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

Monday, March 19, 2018

Inside Open Innovation Labs Residency (Part 2)

inside open innovation labs
This series takes the reader on a journey, taking a peek inside life in a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency. This is the top tier experience for any customer*, exposing them to open collaboration, open technologies, and fast agile application delivery methods.

This experience often escapes organizations attempting digital transformation, so through submersion in an Open Innovation Labs residency Red Hat shares its experience in managing, developing, and delivering solutions with communities, open technologies and open collaboration.

Join me as I share experiences from inside a real life residency, watching Red Hat work intimately with a customer, exposing new ways of working, leveraging open technologies using fast, agile application delivery methods and open collaboration.

In the first part, I shared what's in a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Residency. For part two, let's look at what I encountered in my first real life residency.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with Linux Containers

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 sessions, birds-of-a-feather sessions, mini sessions, panels, workshops, 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.

Our first article is starting with a focus on Linux containers, where you can get hands-on with everything from container security, containerizing applications, developing container solutions and digging in to container internals.

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