Eric D. Schabell: July 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

JBoss OneDayTalk 2013 - A look into the crystal ball at JBoss BRMS and BPM Suite

I have been invited back to one of the nicer JBoss events in the Fall, the JBoss OneDayTalk 2013 on the 23rd of October in Munich, Germany.

I want to talk about and preview the newest Business Rules Management System (BRMS) along with the Business Process Management Suite (BPM Suite) that is expected by the end of this year. Not only will you get a look at a preview of these products, I will show you how they can be leveraged in the Cloud with OpenShift.

A look into the crystal ball at JBoss BRMS and BPM Suite
There is nothing like previewing the future of Business Rules and Business Process tooling. Be among the first one to leave footprints in the fresh snow as we take you on a tour of the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) and JBoss Business Process Management Suite (BPMS).

Attendees will be provided with the background architectures, a live demo of their capabilities, and a look at how they are Cloud enabled by the OpenShift cloud service. Join us for an hour of rules, processes, cloud, and crystal ball gazing!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Released jBPM Migration Tooling v0.12

Got your ducks in a row?
It has been over a year since our last release.

You might think we have been doing nothing, but that is not really the case. The project has been waiting for community, customers, and partners to start getting closer to the end-of-life of jBPM 3.2 (the last supported v3 series). This started very slowly last June, but picked up in May of this year with a flood of issues to be fixed on Jira.

We went to work and are happy to announce the availability of the jBPM Migration projects, jbpmmigration v0.12.

We have fixed 18 issues, added release to JBoss Nexus, and have added new tests bringing the total up to 41 process conversion examples.

The OpenShift jBPM Migration WebApp has been updated to run with the current release, you can find it here and test your processes against the migration tooling.

Future planning is to work on including this update into the jBPM Designer as soon as we can.

We hope you enjoy converting your jPDL 3.2 into BPMN2 with this release.

Monday, July 22, 2013

JAX London 2013 - OpenShift Primer, get your JBoss into the Cloud (workshop)

I have been invited to JAX London 2013, October 28-30th, to talk about JBoss on OpenShift.

I will not be doing a session but a three hour workshop based on the OpenShift Primer e-book and together with Rys Oxenham.

The workshop will be held on Monday, 28 October 2013 from 0900 - 1230 hrs.

I have an authors discount code for you JL13ES to use when registering giving you 15% discount. This code can be used alongside the Early Bird but can also be used after the Early Bird expires.

OpenShift Primer - get your JBoss into the Cloud
Ever wondered about all the new Cloud offerings out there? What is a PaaS? What is this thing called OpenShift? Whether your business is running on applications based on Java EE6, PHP or Ruby, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing your business. There are plenty of clouds and platform-as-a-services to choose from, but where to start?

Join us for three action-packed hours of power where we'll show you how to deploy your existing application written in the language of your choice - Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl or Python, with the JBoss project of your choice - jBPM, Ceylon, Switchyard, Drools Planner, Aerogear, GateIn, Drools (Rules / BPM) and more deployed into the OpenShift PaaS in just minutes. All this and without having to rewrite your app to get it to work the way the cloud provider thinks your app should work.

If you want to learn about OpenShift PaaS and see how investing just a morning of your time can change everything you thought you knew about putting your business applications in the cloud, this session is for you!

(Speaker is author of e-book: OpenShift Primer, will be giving away copies in this session)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cycling the French Alps near Annecy

Profile Du Sumnoz
It has been awhile since posting something here related to cycling as I have moved most of this off to a twitter channel @RedHatCycling. I am riding sporting the Red Hat JBoss cycling kit to continue to promote JBoss all the way up to 1800m!

Now I have a bit of a reason to post more than just my latest ride. I was in the French Alps, near Annecy, France. I got to cycle 4 different climbs around Lake Annecy and one was the highest category and finish to the 2013 Tour de France 20th stage, Du Somnoz!

2km to summit Du Somnoz
The first ride was easy, just a small climb in the valley on the back side of Du Somnoz.

The second was up the front of Du Somnoz with start from Annecy as the Tour de France stage will approach it.

The third ride was on the other side of the lake, up the

Ride 1:
From village of Chaparon - Lac Annecy - Saint-Eustache - La-Chapel-Saint-Maurice - foot of Du Somnoz (back-side) and back. Steep tour up the valley and great views of Lake Annecy from about 900m. Easy start to the week.

Ride 2:
Went for the big Tour de France finish of stage 20 this year. From Chaparon - Lac Annecy - Annecy - Du Somnoz and back. 16km climb as shown in the picture above. Just gets steeper and steeper, eventually you start to hate the marker signs that show every single km what the next km climbing
percentages are going to be, 8-10% most of the way. I averaged 8.2 km/hr going up it, feels like walking would have been faster! Awesome vies though and great feeling to summit this monster from the Tours classification of Highest Category (HC)! ;)

Ride 3:
Went on the other side of the lake to climb the Col Du La Forclaz, again reaching around 900m, awesome views from the other side of the lake and lots of para-gliders.

Ride 4:
Finished the week with a repeat ride from the first week. Up to La-Chapel-Saint-Maurice and enjoyed the views, coffee at the village cafe and then enjoyed the lake front ride back. My heart rate dropped over 10 bpm avg from the beginning of my 2 weeks in the mountains. It really does help to climb these monsters in the Alps! The tracking application failed towards the end of this ride, so it seems to be shorter than the first ride, but it is pretty much the same.

I loved every minute of it and miss it when riding the flats in Holland.