Thursday, April 2, 2020

Code Ready Containers - Installing process automation from developer container catalog

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.

Previously, I've shared how to install a custom latest greatest version of the Red Hat process automation tooling. The question that remains is, what do you need to do to make use of the container images pre-installed with the latest version of Code Ready Containers 1.7.0?

This tutorial walks through a few simple steps to getting both the latest Code Ready Containers started on your laptop, as well as installing the provided process automation tooling catalog entry.

Exploring your first process automation project on an OpenShift Container Platform has never been easier.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Integrating with SaaS Applications - Example 3rd-Party Platform Integration

integrating with SaaS applications
Part 5 - Example 3rd-party platform integration
The previous article in this series looked at a SaaS CRM connector integration example.

The foundation for this logical diagram was researching a use case where customers were successful with a portfolio solution.

It's a starting point for the generic architectural blueprint that rises from several customer solution that were researched.

Having completed the outline of the blueprint details and the resulting logical diagram elements, it's now time to take a look as specific examples.

In this article we'll continue building the previous examples by sharing how customers are integrating with 3rd-party platforms in their architectures as SaaS platforms.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Red Hat Summit 2020 - Now a free virtual event

There have been so many changes and cancellations for events across the world this last month as everyone tries to maintain safety and wellbeing for their employees.

Red Hat Summit 2020 also posted a notice that the event would be moving to an online format, a virtual Red Hat Summit 2020.

"We are taking this precautionary measure after closely monitoring developments with coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities. We know you have questions, and we will continue to share answers as they become available. Stay tuned to the Red Hat blog for additional information."

So what's this mean if you were looking forward to our session on advanced agile integration blueprints?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Beginners Guide - Building a retail web shop workshop

The last few months there have been a series of updates to the various open source decision management technologies.

These new versions require updates to workshop content ensuring you have material that helps with getting hands-on with the latest technology.

Today we present the updated beginners guide workshop that teaches the use of decision management tooling through a project where you're building your own online retail web shop.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Integrating with SaaS Applications - Example CRM Connector Integration

integrating with SaaS applications
Part 4 - Example CRM connector integration
The previous article in this series looked at a SaaS CRM integration example.

The foundation for this logical diagram was researching a use case where customers were successful with a portfolio solution.

It's a starting point for the generic architectural blueprint that rises from several customer solution that were researched.

Having completed the outline of the blueprint details and the resulting logical diagram elements, it's now time to take a look as specific examples.

In this article we'll go a little deeper than the previous example integration with a SaaS customer relationship management (CRM) applications, exposing how a connector can be tailored to your specific integration needs.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Voxxed Days Milan 2020 - 5 Questions Everyone Ignores with Microservices (accepted)

voxxed days milan
Previously posted that I've pushed a few talks to the Voxxed Days Milan 2020 and this last week I got the first accept back.

Voxxed Days Milan 2020 shall be hosted on a single day, May 16th 2020 in Milan, Italy. All talks are going to be recorded and 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'm really looking forward to visiting this wonderful city full of history and vibrant life, but there is one thing that might be throwing a bit of a wrench in the works.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Beginners Guide - Expanding your DevOps toolbox workshop

devops beginners guideThe last few months there have been a series of updates to the various open source process automation technologies shared with you over the years in beginners guide workshops.

These updates require updates to workshop content ensuring you have material that helps with getting hands-on with the latest technology versions.

Recently, I shared updates to the human resources employee rewards workshop, where you can get started with the beginners guide to learning about process automation.

This article continues with another workshop update, one that's focused on sharing new tooling with DevOps communities.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Integrating with SaaS Applications - Example CRM Integration

integrating with SaaS applications
Part 3 - Example CRM integration
The previous article in this series looked at common architectural elements for integrating with SaaS applications.

The foundation for this logical diagram was researching a use case where customers were successful with a portfolio solution.

It's a starting point for the generic architectural blueprint that rises from several customer solution that were researched.

Having completed the outline of the blueprint details and the resulting logical diagram elements, it's now time to take a look as specific examples.

In this article you'll walk through a specific example where organizations are looking at integrating with external customer relationship management (CRM) applications. This is done to leverage pushing and pulling information from their organization to and from the CRM application.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Beginners Guide - HR Employee Rewards Process Automation Workshop

beginners guide workshopsThe last few months there have been a series of updates to the various open source process automation technologies shared with you over the years in beginners guide workshops.

These updates require updates to workshop content ensuring you have material that helps with getting hands-on with the latest technology versions.

A first step is to share updates to the beginners guide workshop that teaches the use of process automation tooling to build a human resources employee rewards process.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Integrating with SaaS Applications - Common Architectural Elements

integrating with SaaS applications
Part 2 - Common architectural elements
The introduction to integrating with SaaS applications laid out groundwork for a deeper exploration of it's logical diagram.

In this article we continue with a look at the common architectural elements. A description is provided to guide you with aligning what we've presented here with the landscape your organization works with every day.

These details should help you understand both what the elements contain and how they might align and how their functionalities are grouped.

Let's look at the foundation of our integrate with SaaS applications blueprint, the logical diagram with it's architectural elements.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Codemotion 2020 - Open Key to Your Career

codemotion rome
UPDATE 04 March 2020: 
The Codemotion organization have decided to move this event to June 11-12, so I'm all in again. See you in Rome in June!

UPDATE 02 March 2020: 
With regret in my heart I've had to pull out of this conference. The health concerns for this area have create travel policy changes and concerns to the point of me canceling my attendance. I'll be resubmitting this talk again in the future and hope to make it up to the Codemotion Rome organization.

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 It's been two years since I last presented at Codemotion Rome,  so it's nice to be invited back this year to get reacquainted with old friends in Italy.

Back in October 2019 three talks were submitted covering topics:
  • DevOps Heros
  • 5 questions  everyone ignores with microservices
  • Open key to your career.
The first acceptance has arrived and  I'll be presenting on how open is key to your career in March 2020.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.6 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 version of open source 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.

Monday, January 27, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Decision Manager 7.6 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 version of open source decision management 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.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Integrating with SaaS Applications - An Introduction

integrating with SaaS applications
Part 1 - An introduction
Since introducing the first architecture blueprint focused on omnichannel integration, we've been looking at integrating 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 version of open source decision management 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 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.