Thursday, September 24, 2020

Payments Architecture - Immediate Payments Example

payments architecture
Part 3 - Immediate payments
Cloud technology is changing the way payment services are architectured. In this series we will be presenting insight from our customers on adopting open source and cloud technology to modernize their payment service.

So far we've presented research-based architectural blueprints of omnichannel customer experienceintegrating with SaaS applications, and cloud-native development solutions.

In the previous article in this series we explored the common architectural elements found in a payments logical architecture.

In this article we'll walk through an immediate payments physical architecture,  laying out what a successful payments solution looks like in practice.

Monday, September 21, 2020

DevConf.US 2020 - AppDev & Containerization Ask the Experts Panels

Devconf.US Ask the Experts
The Fall officially kicks off the last few years for me with DevConf.US, and it's no different for 2020 except that it's all going to be virtual.

DevConf.US 2020 is the 3rd annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you. Be sure to register.

From Wednesday, 23 Sep through Friday, 25 Sep you'll have a complete range of sessions, workshops, and Ask The Experts panels for you to submerge yourself in and learn all you ever wanted to know about topics ML & AI, Open Source & Process, Evolving Technology, and more.

I was part of the team organizing the track Application Development and Containerization, which gives you two days of fun with AppDev and container topics. Within this track there are two panels I want to share with you, both being held in the free format of ask the experts anything.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Payments Architecture - Common Architecture Elements

financial payments architecture
Part 2 - Common architectural elements
Cloud technology is changing the way payment services are architectured. In this series we will be presenting insight from our customers on adopting open source and cloud technology to modernize their payment service.

So far we've presented research-based architectural blueprints of omnichannel customer experienceintegrating with SaaS applications, and cloud-native development solutions.

In part one of this series we introduced the concept of an architecture blueprint and shared the planning for this series to cover the logical, physical, and details of the solution.

In this article we'll explore the logical diagram that captures the elements of a successful payments solution.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Centralpoint webinar - Hybrid multi-cloud do's and don'ts

centralpoint webinar hybrid multi-cloud
On Friday, 2 Oct 2020 I'll be joining a partner Centralpoint to present a joint webinar on hybrid multi-cloud pitfalls.

I'll be speaking together with Mark van Helden, Technical Consultant Hybrid Cloud, Centralpoint from 1100 - 1200 and it should be a lot of fun if you're interested in what some of the most common stumbling blocks are we're seeing out in the wild.

Most of the speaking I do is focusing on English language session, but in this rare case you can join me for a full session in the Dutch language.

Below all of the details about the session, where to register, dates, times, and a Dutch outline of the webinar details.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Payments Architecture - An Introduction

payments architecture
Part 1 - An introduction
Cloud technology is changing the way payment services are architectured. In this series we will be presenting insight from our customers on adopting open source and cloud technology to modernize their payment service.

So far we've presented research-based architectural blueprints of omnichannel customer experience, integrating with SaaS applications, and cloud-native development solutions.

What's in an architectural blueprint and how are customers applying these solutions you ask? It's an interesting challenge in that we've been creating 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 marketing chuff. 

These architectural blueprints are providing you with a way to create a cloud native payment architecture focusing on the interactions, messaging, processing, and integrations proven to work. What's not included are any vendor stories that you'll find in normal marketing content. Those stories that when it gets down to implementation crunch time, might not fully deliver on their promises.

Let's look at the payments blueprint and explore their value in helping your solution designs.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Beginners Guide to Decision Management in a Retail Web Shop

beginners guide decision management
There is no better way to getting started with a new technology than a beginners guide, a demo, and a workshop where you build it all step-by-step in a hands-on fashion.

This article is about to reveal one of the easiest ways to get started with decision management tooling through an example everyone can relate to, a retail web shop.

Decision management tooling is there to help capture business logic and centralize that logic outside of you deployed applications. No better way to experience that than to see it in action, maybe even building the example yourself to see how the tooling and components are working together.

It's with this thought process that I've put together a great hands-on workshop and provided a completed demo project centered around a retail web shop experience.

Let's take a look at the demo project and hands-on workshop materials available to you free online today.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

DevOps Guide - Implementing four-eyes principle with process automation tooling

devops four-eyes principle
This article co-authored with Roel Hodzelmans
With great power comes great responsibility.

More and more organisations are moving towards a DevOps based organisational model, putting more and more responsibility into the hands of the teams delivering software. As part of that change - and the need due to the markets moving faster and faster - more and more organisations are investing into means to release more milestones into production faster. Therefore one of the main goals within these organisations is to automate, audit, secure and ensure correct repeatability of actions.

To make that more concrete in our world of software development, we're now talking about how to implement processes that ensure our software is correct, verified, and authorized to be put into production for end customer usage. Delivering software requires that both developers and operations find common ways of merging their processes to enable faster delivery and smoother change management.

Barriers to creating a harmonious flow are found in organizations that require more stringent  verification methods on their software release mechanisms. One of the more common requirements is that of the four-eyes principle, requiring extra approval controls before release.

Let's look at defining and implementing the four-eyes principle in a DevOps automation process.

Monday, August 31, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Decision Manager 7.8

red hat decision manager
Time for another update on installing the Red Hat Decision Manager with my easy install project. 

Installing the latest decision tooling for your development projects in just minutes on your very own machine has never been easier.

It's done in just three easy steps, so let's take a closer look and see if I'm pulling your leg or telling the truth about how easy this installation can be.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Shift Remote 2020 - DevOps Heroes on Dec 8

Shift Remote
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was invited to speak for the newly virtualized Shift Developer conference called Shift Remote.

At the time it was not yet fully planned out and the exact date and times were yet to be finalized.

Well, now we have a set schedule and I'll be coming at you online with a DevOps focused session on helping you become a DevOps hero by adding some new tools to your toolbox.

Let's take a look at what this online event looks like shall we?

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.8

red hat process automation managerTime for another update on installing the Red Hat Process Automation Manager with my easy install project. 

Installing the latest process automation tooling for your development projects in just minutes on your very own machine has never been easier.

It's done in just three easy steps, so let's take a closer look and see if I'm pulling your leg or telling the truth about how easy this installation can be.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Voxxed Days Milan 2020 - cancelled, onwards to 2021

Back in March I wrote an article about being accepted to speak at Voxxed Days Milano 2020, which should have been in May 2020. 

Then it got rescheduled to September 2002. Not really a surprise seeing as the world was pretty much on fire at the time with virus concerns and spreading across most countries in Europe.

Now we are approaching the September event and many conferences have chosen to either go online and provide a virtual event or to cancel entirely.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What the Dev? - Best practices for Agile integration with Red Hat's Eric Schabell - Episode 44

Funny enough, in all my years of writing, speaking, and recording video content on all matter of topics from baseball to technology... I've never been on a single podcast.

That all changed last week when I got the chance to join David Rubinstein, editor in chief of SD Times, for a quick chat on his podcast called What the Dev? 

This is a podcast by the SD Times editorial team, covering the biggest and newest topics in software and technology.

In this episode 44 we had a running conversation about agile integration, microservices, agile, cloud-native development, container platforms, hybrid cloud, and more.

Find out why so many struggle with their transition to these new concepts and technologies. Listen in to a few of the pitfalls that you can avoid as you scale out your development organization to effectively deliver and maintain microservice integration projects.