Eric D. Schabell

Eric is Red Hat’s Global Technology Evangelist Director, and is renowned in the development community as a speaker, lecturer, author and baseball expert. Having worked within software development since 1998 his current role within the Solutions group means that he is central to defining, managing and bringing to market integrated cloud solutions that showcase the full power of Red Hat’s comprehensive portfolio of established and emergent technologies. It also allows him to share his deep expertise of Red Hat’s open source technologies and cloud computing. Follow on http://schabell.org.

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your Cloud and Containers Labs

This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share them to help you plan your cloud and containers labs experience. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on and how to get the most out of development with containers and in the Cloud using products like OpenShift Container Platform.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs, you can find the exact room and times in the session catalog. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors, and is linked to the session catalog entry:

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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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Introducing Business Process Management with JBoss BPM

(This article was excerpted from the book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM.)

Organizations are constantly being tested in the markets in which they operate by shifting expectations of their customers, and by competitors looking to provide better value at a lower cost. This tension is the catalyst that continually pushes organizations to search for ways to improve their services, improve the speed which they deliver value to their customers, enable employees to get more done with less administrative overhead, and most importantly, to constantly grow by generating more revenue. This is the basis of BPM, to be able to identify and capture processes in an organization to create repeatable, measurable and consistent execution of goals to drive their business forward.

When an organization studies its operations, it discovers there are many processes used in its daily business. These processes are often not well thought out, or they were created to complete some aspect of the daily business, with little thought given to improving efficiency. At this point the organization looks for the first steps for improving through automation the processes that represent business value.

Business value could be anything that drives organizational goals forward to make customers happy, and thereby generate more revenue. This business value can be anything, such as keeping track of interaction with a customer. If that data could be captured, the marketing department could search a customer’s behavioral patterns to decide what products and services to market to a particular person. It would take mass marketing out of the equation and allow for direct, specific marketing towards individual customers’ needs.

It is possible to identify pieces of business value that are not worth automating because they are inconsistent or have too many potential paths to justify the effort to automate. Others will require traditional human brain power, which is not easy to capture in automated process form. An example of this would be the hiring of employees, a process that can be largely automated, but the actual decision to hire a specific candidate remains a factor of human intelligence. We can automate the process of handling applications, scheduling interviews, and the post process of on-boarding a new employee once hired. We leave the “hire or not to hire” task to humans.

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