Red Hat Developer Newsletter – October 2014
|Welcome to the Red Hat® Developer Newsletter.You may remember from last month that we planned to discuss coding and pumpkins, but we’ve forgotten what we intended to cover. 🙁 Was it cooking and pumpkins? Or was it about planting pumpkins in Minecraft? So, we put on our thinking caps and came up with the most logical answer for a developer newsletter: coding with pumpkin beer. 🙂 Enjoy the season. And enjoy the coding using Red Hat developer tools.On the big news front, Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FeedHenry, a leading enterprise mobile application platform provider. FeedHenry expands Red Hat’s broad portfolio of application development, integration, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, enabling Red Hat to support mobile application development in public and private environments. Founded in 2010, FeedHenry is a leader in mobile enterprise application platform technologies. By helping organizations accelerate development and collaboration on mobility projects, FeedHenry gives organizations greater agility, visibility, and efficiency.
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Featured article – October 2014
Why Python 4.0 won’t be like Python 3.0, by Nick Coghlan, Red Hat
“Newcomers to python-ideas occasionally make reference to the idea of ‘Python 4000’ when proposing backwards incompatible changes that don’t offer a clear migration path from currently legal Python 3 code. After all, we allowed that kind of change for Python 3.0, so why wouldn’t we allow it for Python 4.0?” Read the entire article.
Recent developer news
Red Hat unveiled a new developer subscription program and resources for members of the JBoss Developer community. In conjunction, Red Hat launched the next version of its award-winning integrated development environment, Red Hat® JBoss® Developer Studio 8.
The new JBoss Developer program is a no-cost subscription designed to improve the accessibility of Red Hat’s enterprise open source middleware technologies for developer use. The program gives developers more choice and flexibility in terms of the technologies they start with, and enables them to better plan and prepare for future deployment into production environments.
JBoss Developer Studio is an integrated development environment designed to support the full application development life cycle. Version 8 introduces support for AngularJS and Ionic for building Apache Cordova (HTML5 hybrid) mobile applications. Based on the latest version of Eclipse, JBoss Developer Studio 8 also introduces Forge 2, which adds a new wizard-driven approach to code generation. A candidate release of JBoss Developer Studio 8 is available for download now.
Some recent blog articles
The transition to multilingual programming with Python, by Nick Coghlan, Red Hat
“A recent thread on python-dev prompted me to summarise the current state of the ongoing industry-wide transition from bilingual to multilingual programming as it relates to Python’s cross-platform support. It also relates to the reasons why Python 3 turned out to be more disruptive than the core development team initially expected.” Read the entire article.
Improving GCC’s internals, by David Malcolm, Red Hat
If you’ve done any C or C++ development on Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, you’ll have used GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
Red Hat has long been a leading contributor to GCC, and this continues as we work with others in the “upstream” GCC community on the next major release: GCC 5. Read the entire article.
“OpenShift Online by Red Hat has been used by developers around the world to create over 2 million applications. Today, we’re taking another step to support our growing global customer base by adding a new hosting offering in Ireland for OpenShift Online. Developers can now run their applications with the same functionality from either of our US or European hosting locations.” Read the complete announcement.
More Red Hat blogs and resources
If you’re not aware of it, Red Hat has a developer blog: developerblog.redhat.com. Be sure to visit it often to get the latest technical scoop on all sorts of developer-related topics.
If you’d like to track more focused blogs, see these 2 popular ones for JBoss and OpenShift. In addition, there’s JBoss Weekly to keep in touch with recent events related to the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio.
Upcoming events and webinars
Find Red Hat and Red Hatters at these upcoming events:
The Red Hat JBoss team, with backing from the OpenShift by Red Hat team, presented a series of webinars called “DevOps for your Java™ EE organization.” All 4 webinars are now available to view on demand:
Read the series description and click on “Live & On Demand” to view the recorded webinars and discover how DevOps and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform can accelerate your ability to bring features to the market.
Silicon Valley Code Camp, Oct. 11, Los Altos Hills, California, USA
Come to Silicon Valley Code Camp to learn alongside fellow developers. Ryan Jarvinen and Steve Pousty will be representing the OpenShift team giving talks about Meteor and MongoDB in the browser and MongoDB + Vert.x. Don’t miss out.
Co-located events for your convenience: LinuxCon Europe is the only event in Europe covering all matters Linux, offering collaboration and education for everyone in the ecosystem from developers and maintainers, to system administrators and architects, to business executives and community members. CloudOpen Europe is the only event providing space for education and collaboration and designed specifically to advance the open cloud.
DevOps Enterprise Summit, Oct. 21-23, San Francisco, California, USA
Gene Kim, co-author of The Phoenix Project and blogger on developerblog.redhat.com, is leading this new DevOps event and you’re sure to find Red Hatters there. Bill Montgomery of Red Hat’s IT (DevOps) Inception team will be a speaker, too.
All Things Open, Oct. 22, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Meet us at All Things Open in Raleigh, N.C. to explore open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise. Steven Pousty will be there giving a talk on PaaS and the advantages it provides to developers.
W-JAX 2014, Nov. 3, Munich, Germany
Join Red Hat at W-Jax in Munich this year. Learn about Red Hat JBoss enterprise technologies and advances in software architectures.
Devoxx BE 2014, Nov. 11, Antwerp, Belgium
Join Red Hat to hear more about JBoss and OpenShift in Antwerp, BE this year. Learn more about xPaaS, mobile and some exciting announcements
DevNation 2015, June 22, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Stay tuned for details.
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