I’m writing this first entry at about 30,000 feet on my way back from Red Hat’s North American Partner Conference in San Diego, California. It’s rather appropriate to be typing this out at that altitude, as that is the way I felt for the entire conference after having the opportunity to meet with some amazing ISV, Systems Integrator, VAR and Solution Builder partners who have been building some incredibly powerful solutions using Red Hat technologies. The consistent theme across all of these conversations was making sure that the developers within these organizations had a deep relationship with Red Hat, an understanding of our technology and architecture roadmap as well as the chance to provide more input into how we can all work together.

If you're visiting this site, you probably already know that Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies. The key components of the community approach are developers – whether they're building open source components for consumption, or building applications using these technologies.

We’re dedicating this blog to those of you who are designing and developing great applications based-on Red Hat technologies. We’ll also be linking to our product team blogs as well as including other relevant internal and external resources to help you participate in our world-class and growing developer ecosystem.

The goal of this blog is pretty straightforward; to inform, engage and excite our developer community with up to date information, best practices, opinion, product and program announcements as well as pointers to sample code and other great resources to help you build amazing solutions.

We want you to get to know not only the portfolio of Red Hat products, but also the people and programs from the internal Red Hat teams.

Over the course of 2013 we plan to roll out a variety of new developer programs and offerings – and as always your involvement and comments are encouraged. I ask that you be respectful to others and their opinions as well as to stay on topic as you contribute to the dialog. By jumping in feet first, you will be adding to the discussion, giving us great ideas to make oUr offerings even better, and contributing to the principles of shared success.

You can bookmark this page and we encourage use of the RSS feed. Look for us as well on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube as we extend our reach into the communities and forums where you are hanging out. In the coming weeks we’ll be touching on subjects like Platform-as-a-Service, JBoss, DevOps, programming languages, architectural guidance and much more.

If you have an questions or requests for topics, reply to this thread. You can also sign up for our Developer Program where you will have the opportunity to dig into our current developer knowledgebase.

Welcome and happy coding!

Mike Werner

Sr. Director, Red Hat ISV and Developer Programs

Last updated: February 7, 2024