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.

Monday, July 27, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.7

In the past red hat process automation managerI've kept you up to date on installing Red Hat Process Automation Manager with my easy install project. 


Well 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, 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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Beginners guide - Building a retail web shop workshop update

For some years now I've maintained s free online hands-on beginners workshop for getting started with business logic tooling. Recently I've updated the entire workshop to the latest versions of the components and updated the front end.

The basics of this workshop is developing an understanding of how to use an external rules engine in your development project. It's about providing decision management capabilities so that you can dynamically change your business logic without having to change your application code. No code changes means you don't have to redeploy the application to change the behavior application.

The power of externalizing business logic can't be underestimated in these times of fast moving development and application life cycles where we want to be agile and release often. While this online workshop showcases a simple local installation and deployment for teaching purposes, one can easily see the implications for developers working on modern cloud-native container-based deployment models. 

This workshop has been split out into ten separate labs, each one focusing on a single aspect of the project as you build your business logic out using almost every type of rule offered by the engine. You'll explore the tooling, editors, and more, each a single step at a time. 

It's set up to be self-paced and you can stop anywhere along the way, spin down the application server, and return at a later time to continue down your learning path. The workshop is also hosted as a Git project that you can download and take with you for learning on the road. 

Let's explore the workshop and get you started on your first retail web shop.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Shift Remote 2020 - DevOps Heroes

It's been a few years since I've heard from the Shift Developer Conference team, but a few weeks ago I was asked to join them with their new virtual conference tour called Shift Remote

Back in 2018 I traveled to Split, Croatia for the then live on-site version of Shift and talked about how to jump start a career in open source. It was a pretty nice experience in the national opera house, the sessions were recorded, the local town was a vacation paradise, and the people were extremely nice.

When the organization reached out about presenting for one of the Shift Remote sessions, I decided to share some insights into expanding a DevOps engineers toolbox with the following session.

Monday, July 6, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Decision Manager 7.7

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In the past I've kept you up to date on installing Red Hat Decision Manager with my easy install project

Well here's an update that installs the latest business logic tooling for your development projects in just minutes on your very own machine.

Not only that, 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.