Monday, January 20, 2020

Integrating with SaaS Applications - An Introduction

integrate with saas applications
Part 1 - An introduction
Since introducing the first architecture blueprint focused on omnichannel integration, we've been looking at how to integrate with Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.

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 you're 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.

How to Install Red Hat Decision Manager 7.5 in Minutes

red hat decision managerWhile you've seen the many developer tooling articles where I've helped you to get started on the OpenShift Container Platform, there is still a basic need to run our tooling locally on our own machine.

With that in mind, here's an update that installs the latest process automation tooling for your development projects in just minutes on your very own machine.

Not only that, it's done in just three easy steps and done in a few minutes!

See if I'm telling the truth, let's install it now:

Just three easy steps to a fully installed and configured Red Hat Decision Manager.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Day in the Life with Decisions, Optimization, and Process Automation

workshopoOn Friday, 4 February 2020 we'll be in Dublin, Ireland to share a day long workshop with expert and evangelist Duncan Doyle.

You'll experience all the developer tooling you need to get hands on with business decisions, AI driven optimization, and process automaton.

Would you like to join us?

Monday, January 13, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.5 in Minutes

 red hat process automation managerWhile you've seen the many developer tooling articles where I've helped you to get started on the OpenShift Container Platform, there is still a basic need to run our tooling locally on our own machine.

With that in mind, here's an update that installs the latest process automation tooling for your development projects in just minutes on your very own machine.

Not only that, it's done in just three easy steps and done in a few minutes!

See if I'm telling the truth, let's install it now:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Code Ready Containers - Process Automation developer tools update

code ready containers
For some time now we've been working on updating your experience using Code Ready Containers, a container platform installation for your local machine, by providing interesting developer tooling and project examples.

There is no better way to learn about container technologies, container platforms, and container-based application development than getting hands-on with great open technologies.

This example is the latest version of the Red Hat Process Automation Manager, version 7.5, installed on OpenShift Container Platform (either your own installation or using our Code Ready Containers installation).

Get started today with processes, user tasks, forms, rules, and business logic in just a few simple steps, as follows.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Code Ready Containers - Decision Management developer tools update

code ready containers
For some time now we've been working on updating your experience using Code Ready Containers, a container platform installation for your local machine, by providing interesting developer tooling and project examples.

There is no better way to learn about container technologies, container platforms, and container-based application development than getting hands-on with great open technologies.

The first example here is the latest version of the Red Hat Decision Manager, version 7.5, installed on OpenShift Container Platform (either your own installation or using our Code Ready Containers installation).

Get started today with rules and business logic in just a few simple steps, as follows.

Monday, December 30, 2019

2019 in review - Open career and portfolio architecture

2019 in review
As 2019 winds down to its end, I find it a good time to slow down and reflect on what as transpired.

We've shared time together in articles, on flights, on stages, at the coffee machine, on video channels, and in many a Red Hat office around the globe. 

I've spent the year with a fun team where we've been creating architectural blueprints based on customer solutions leveraging the open technology portfolio at Red Hat. Watch for more of this from me in 2020 as we push on ahead.

I passed the ten year mark at Red Hat and we're living in interesting times. With that in mind, here's my review activities from 2019.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Red Hat Summit 2020 - An Advanced Agile Integration Blueprint

Back in early November I shared a pile of submissions to Red Hat Summit 2020 in San Francisco on Apr 27-29.

Since that time I've again, for the 4th year in a row, been leading the team that select and delivers your hands-on labs experience at Red Hat Summit.

As of last week we've finalized the hands-on labs and started sending acceptance emails (rejects follow later), along with the first round of acceptances for other sessions. Anyone who looks closely at my submissions to Red Hat Summit each year should notice I'm no longer putting any hands-on labs in the call for papers. Being on the selection team I've felt that's not right to participate in that type of session, so I've focused on other session types.

With this round of notifications, I've gotten one session accepted. Let's see what you can join me for in San Francisco, shall we?

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Blueprint for omnichannel integration architecture (webinar slides)

omnichannel integration architecture
Are you interested in the insights to how organizations are implementing the foundational integration building blocks that lead to successful communication with their customers?

This story was presented today in a recorded available on demand webinar. Register to view recording of this webinar and you'll gain insights on how your current architecture can map to support your customers experiences, for a detailed look at an architectural blueprint based on successful customer solutions, and receive instruction on how to discuss an omnichannel architecture in detail.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Code Ready Containers - Getting Started with Process Automation in the Cloud

red hat process automation
AppDev in the Cloud with Process Automation
Previously posted that I've started a refresh of the Red Hat Demo Central collection of AppDev in the Cloud projects by updating the Code Ready Containers Easy Install.

As it promises, you'll have a local container platform cluster installed on your personal machine based on OpenShift Container Platform 4.2, in just minutes. The next step is to start leveraging this local container platform cluster for some cloud native development experience, focusing on bringing all the existing content up to date.

This articles outlines getting started with the Red Hat Process Automation Easy Install project on the above installation as default, though you can point this installation to any existing OpenShift Container Platform (pass an IP address).

Let's take a look at how easy it is to get started with Code Ready Containers Red Hat Process Automation Easy Install project.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Code Ready Containers - Getting Started with HR Employee Rewards Project in the Cloud

hr employee rewards
AppDev in Cloud HR Employee Rewards
Previously posted that I've started a refresh of the Red Hat Demo Central collection of AppDev in the Cloud projects by updating the Code Ready Containers Easy Install.

As it promises, you'll have a local container platform cluster installed on your personal machine based on OpenShift Container Platform 4.2, in just minutes. The next step is to start leveraging this local container platform cluster for some cloud native development experience, focusing on bringing all the existing content up to date.

This articles outlines getting started with the HR Employee Rewards project on the above installation as default, though you can point this installation to any existing OpenShift Container Platform (pass an IP address).

Let's take a look at how easy it is to get started with Code Ready Containers HR Employee Rewards Demo.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Voxxed Days Milan 2020 - Open Career, Microservice Questions, and DevOps Heroes

voxxed days milan
The usual process is to wait for the conference call for papers (Voxxed Days Milan) to close before publishing the sessions and workshops submitted, but this time it's going to be promotion of the event above the talks submitted!

Voxxed Days Milan 2020 shall be hosted on a single day, May 16th 2020 in Milan, Italy. The organizers reached out for some help publicizing their event and getting you, the great speakers in our developer communities, motivated to submit your ideas for Voxxed Days Milan call for papers.

It's worth noting, any talks you end up giving are going to be recorded. After the conference all videos of the talks will eventually be published online. You can enjoy previous’ year edition of Voxxed Days Milan 2019 recordings here. Even those not at Voxxed Days Milan can watch them, but the real fun was being there.

I'll admit, I got a bit excited as the event looks to be great fun and in a wonderful city full of history and vibrant life. I might have gone a bit overboard but submitted no less than three ideas; one is a workshop overview, one is an insightful look at integration challenges, and the final one is a keynote on how open can be the key to your career.