Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 year in review - The new normal?

The year 2021 is coming to a close, ending pretty much the same way here in the Netherlands as it started in 2020... a lockdown.

Empty streets, closed shops, closed restaurants, no parties, no gatherings, and all just when we thought it might be getting back to normal.

Not yet.

Meanwhile work has gone one and life has continued for me with little change other than the occasional possibility to get out and about to visit you.

Just like in 2020, we've shared more time together this year online in virtual events, coffee breaks, and other strange virtual events. On the up side there were the possibilities to travel again in 2021 and I got to spend time with my family back in the US for the first time in over three years!

It was my +12th year at Red Hat and the worldwide pandemic continued to influence our daily lives as it surged and subsided throughout the year. While it's a constant in all the planning and activities, let's review some of the activities from 2021 that were not affected by the pandemic.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Installing Fedora 35 on Macbook Pro 13 inch (late 2011)

Fedora 35
This weekend I decided to update my old Macbook Pro 13 inch from late 2011, with 125GB SSD and 8GB RAM. It's a machine I've taken on trips around the world and back in the day ran many a session, workshop, or demo on sharing all that AppDev goodness you know from JBoss technologies.

Last time we checked, this was installed using Fedora 33, so how about an update to Fedora 35?

Below the steps and adjustments needed to get Fedora 35 working on this laptops in under an hour.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Architectural introduction

intelligent data as a service
Part 1 - Architectural introduction
The last few months we have been digging deeply into the world of healthcare architectures with a focus on presenting access to ways of mapping successful implementations for specific use cases.

It's an interesting challenge in that we have the mission of 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 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 Portfolio Architecture. 

Let's look at these architectures, how they're created and what value they provide for your solution designs.

Monday, December 20, 2021

DevConf.CZ 2022 - Designing your best architectural diagrams workshop (accepted)

devconf.cz 

I mentioned previously that I had submitted some content to DevConf.CZ 2022 with a focus on the architecture work I've been doing lately. 

What's DevConf.cz? 

It's a 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!

There is no admission or ticket charge for the DevConf.CZ event. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

The following workshop was accepted this week, so let's get ready to design your best architecture diagrams!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

DevConf.CZ 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop with Anyone (accepted)

devconf.czI mentioned previously that I had submitted some content to DevConf.CZ 2022 with a focus on the architecture work I've been doing lately. 

What's DevConf.cz? 

It's a 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!

There is no admission or ticket charge for the DevConf.CZ event. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

The following session was accepted this week, so let's get ready to talk some architecture shop!