10 Steps to Cloud happiness – Introduction

No matter how many steps there are, it’s always a journey and this story is no exception. It seems like a long trek, but in just 10 steps, you can find your cloud happiness.

There are always ups and downs in any journey as you traverse the path you’ve chosen. This is no truer for a walk to the top of a ridgeline as much as for your digital journey into the cloud.

As an application developer, or as an operations specialist, you have to wonder how to get from zero to that plateau of cloud happiness.

Let’s take a closer look at an easy 10-step program to get you up and running your own application delivery platform in the cloud. This journey focuses on the storyline where digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in the cloud are central.

10 steps cloud happiness
Gather round as we traverse the 10 steps to AppDev in the Cloud happiness!

This focus on application delivery has many moving parts. These topics like containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and digital journeys might leave you searching for a plan to get started. There’s nothing like getting hands-on and quickly leveraging that experience in your own projects.

The first thing you’ll need is a cloud and not just some service online that you don’t really get your hands-on. This cloud needs to run on-premise so you’ll leverage it as a test platform for your application delivery. You’ll need that right on your very own laptop and it’s the foundation for the rest of your journey to a complete application delivery experience.

This first article will lay out the 10 steps with subsequent articles presenting each step in detail. You’ll be able to follow along as your happiness grows with each following article.

Rest of the 10 steps

If you are looking for the 10 steps in this series, click on the links below. If not yet available as a link, then be sure to check back for updates:

  1. Get a Cloud
  2. Use a Service Catalog
  3. Adding Cloud Operations
  4. Centralize Business Logic
  5. Real Process Improvement
  6. Human Aspect
  7. Retail Web Shop
  8. Online Travel Bookings
  9. Financial Services Examples
  10. Agile Cloud Service Integration

Stay tuned as we tackle these steps one-by-one. After this journey, you’ll have achieved application delivery in the cloud happiness.

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How To Setup Integration & SOA Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 10

 The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting. This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:

  1. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
  2. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  3. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development

    Tooling is available under software updates with early access enabled.
  4. JBoss Fuse Development

This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss integration and SOA development tooling and any of the JBDS 10 series of releases.

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How To Setup Fuse Tooling For JBoss Developer Studio 10

The release of the latest JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) brings with it the questions around how to get started with the various JBoss Integration and BPM product tool sets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles we will outline for you how to install each set of tools and explain which products they are supporting.

This should help you in making an informed decision about what tooling you might want to install before embarking on your next JBoss integration project.

There are four different software packs that offer tooling for various JBoss integration products:

  1. JBoss Fuse Development
  2. JBoss Business Process and Rules Development
  3. JBoss Data Virtualization Development
  4. JBoss Integration and SOA Development
Tooling is available under software updates
with early access enabled.

This article will outline how to get started with the JBoss Fues Development tooling and any of the JBDS 10 series of releases.

Installation

JBDS 10 can be obtained through the Customer Portal or via the early access downloads on jboss.org. After installing JBDS, start it up and you will see a welcoming JBoss Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available tool sets labeled Software/Update.

You will notice at the time of this writing that there are no other JBoss Integration stacks offered to install upon first inspection. This is due to the other integration stacks being early access.

Select JBoss Fuse Development.

Eventually they will be shown by default once testing finished and they release, but for now you can obtain them by checking the Early Access box in the bottom right corner.

This will reveal the integration stack tooling offerings and we will select JBoss Fuse Development. Click on the Install/Update button to start the installation and restart at the end to complete the process.

If you are interested in what is being installed, it can be examined by examining the pop-up listing of components and versions. Note this will change as the early access progresses towards final releases.

Examine components and versions to be installed.

Stay tuned for more articles in this series that will detail the installation of the remaining JBoss Integration Stack tools.

Other options

In the past we have outlined the use of JBoss BPM and rules tooling for other versions of JBDS:

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Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM (MEAP)

For the last four years I was focused on evangelizing JBoss BPM Suite and the content I produced, the talks I have given and the articles I published led to many requests for a book focused on JBoss BPM products. This got me to thinking and in early November of 2015 I decided to submit a proposal, hoping Manning would be open to the idea of a book that was not only focused on developers, but also on architects and process analysts.

There was a process that went back and forth as the proposal was discussed, then early in January of 2016 Manning started a proposal review where they then ask for input from sources in the wild that are knowledgeable of the topics BPM and JBoss.  At the end of February 2016, having collected enough positive input during their review process, Manning committed to the book and I started to write.

The chapters have been flowing nicely and today the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) has been kicked off for Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM, a book that focuses on developers, architects and process analysts that want to get started with JBoss BPM Suite.

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Red Hat CDK installation in just minutes!

Ready to develop container application in
just over 4 minutes?

Since I started playing around with OpenShift in its various forms, such as Online with cartridges and then later as containerized images, nothing has gotten me more excited than the availability of the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK).

This kit has made it possible to easily gain access to a full, product based installation of OpenShift as you would interact with it in application development in just minutes. While exploring all the steps involved to get this installed locally, I decided to roll it all into the demo template that is used extensively on both JBoss Demo Central and Red Hat Demo Central.

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Repost: Developing process-enabled applications with BPA and BPM tools

Developing business process-enabled applications can be messy—with numerous stakeholders using separate business process analysis (BPA) and business process management (BPM) tools to create a single application. Join our webinar to see how an integrated solution from Red Hat and Signavio enables all stakeholders to work together seamlessly over the entire development lifecycle.

With Red Hat and Signavio’s combined solution, business analysts can develop process models with Signavio’s business process analysis (BPA) tools and then transfer those models to Red Hat® JBoss® BPM Suite, where developers can complete and deploy the final application.

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February in JBoss

5 story mound of snow at MIT called the Alps of MIT
5 story mound of snow at MIT called the Alps of MIT

Another month just went by and it is time to wrap it up with the monthly JBoss news blog post. We’ve all be busy thinking about how to make developers life much easier and published a number of articles, blogs and examples on how to get the most out of JBoss products and projects. As usual, this post tries to highlight the best of the best and I strongly recommend to follow the JBoss Weekly Editorial for a more timely update on what’s happening in the community.

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