Wednesday, October 21, 2020

CodeReady Containers - Building a Cloud-Native Human Resources Process

human resources process

As a cloud-native developer you've installed an OpenShift Container Platform development environment on your local machine, but what's next?

What can you do with the fully stocked container registry provided to you?

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

This article targets getting you started on your new OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 by putting the latest process automation developer tooling at your disposal together with a real project for you to deploy and explore.  Even better, if you need more help getting started, we'll provide a free online workshop where you can build this project yourself.

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 get started right now exploring the new developer tooling for process design, user tasks, forms, rules, and business logic in just a few simple steps.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Payments Architecture - Financial Calculations Example

financial calculations
Part 6 - Financial calculations
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 covered our fraud detection physical architecture.

In this article we're exploring the final physical architecture in this blueprint,  a generic financial calculations example, one based on successful customer solutions.

Monday, October 12, 2020

CodeReady Containers - Getting Started with OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 and Process Automation Tooling

process automation tooling

As a cloud-native developer you've installed an OpenShift Container Platform development environment on your local machine, but what's next?

What can you do with the fully stocked container registry provided to you?

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

This article targets getting you started on your new OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 by putting the latest process automation developer tooling at your disposal. You'll get started by installing it using the latest available container registry images. After that, if you need more help getting started, try a free online workshop where you can build your first process automation project hands-on.

Get started today with new developer tooling for process design, user tasks, forms, rules, and business logic in just a few simple steps.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Payments Architecture - Fraud Detection Example

fraud detection
Part 5 - Fraud detection
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 walked through the anti-money laundering physical architecture.

In this article we're exploring the physical architecture for fraud detection, one based on successful customer solutions.

Monday, October 5, 2020

CodeReady Containers - Getting Started with OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 and Decision Manager Tooling

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

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

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

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. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Payments Architecture - Anti-Money Laundering Example

anti-money laundering
Part 4 - Anti-money laundering
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 walked through the immediate payments physical architecture.

In this article we're diving into the anti-money laundering (AML) physical architecture, one based on successful customer solutions.

Monday, September 28, 2020

How to setup OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 on your local machine in minutes

CodeReady Containers
Are you looking to develop a few projects on your local machine and push them on to a real OpenShift Container Platform without having to worry about cloud hosting of your container platform?

Would you like to do that on one of the newer versions of OpenShift Container Platform such as version 4.5?

Look no further as CodeReady Containers puts it all at your fingertips. Experience the joys of cloud native development and automated rolling deployments. Since I started pulling together ways to easily experience this with OpenShift Container Platform, back with version 3.3 believe it or not, we've come a long ways.

The idea was to make this as streamlined of an experience as possible by using the same CodeReady Containers Easy Install project. Let's take a look at what this looks like.

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.