Javier Perez

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Mobile Apps Load Testing

Mobile App development does not stop when you build your app and have a binary ready to be installed on the device. Regardless of how good your code is or how much unit and regression testing you performed, there are elements that need to be tested under different circumstances, for example, data traffic, the number of users, location, and high latency in the mobile network.

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What is mobile security? What is the mobile security ecosystem?

I was recently introduced to a published draft by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the U.S. Department of Commerce which talks about assessing the threats to mobile devices & infrastructure. The document discusses the Mobile Threat Catalogue which describes, identifies and structures the threats posed to mobile information systems.   This blog summarizes the 50-page document with added context and commentary based on my experience in the mobile industry helping organizations building mobile apps.

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Announcing fully containerized Red Hat Mobile Application Platform 4.2

Last June, we announced the availability of version 4.0 of our product. This was the culmination of months of hard work and demonstrated our constantly expanding set of capabilities. I went on to recap the key technology choices made over five years ago, choices that proved to be visionary for our mobile platform’s architecture and functionality: Node.js and containers. We are very proud of our accomplishments with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform 4.0 and the new technologies we introduced to our  Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) component.

Well, now we are back again with another major announcement. Not only have we provided new underlying technologies for the important MBaaS component, but today, with version 4.2, we are launching our Core Mobile Application Platform running on the same foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, leveraging docker formatted containers and Kubernetes orchestration for our entire product’s infrastructure. Starting today, we have a full Mobile Application Platform that can be installed on-premise, in private clouds or in public clouds and is fully supported from the ground up by our world-class Red Hat support team.

Our top-notch team of Engineers and Solution Architects is always happy to talk to you about our mobile platform architecture and technologies. We love to talk about all the goodness you get with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP): containers, security, microservices, JavaScript, Node.js, APIs, automation and, of course, mobile apps. However, first let me talk to you about the problems our product solves for you and your organization.

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Launching Red Hat Mobile Application Platform 4.0, enterprise mobility to the next level

At Red Hat Mobile, we have been working hard over the last several months on exciting new technologies.  Today we are happy to announce the general availability of Red Hat Mobile Application Platform 4.0.

Following the success of our Hosted offering, we have taken the next step in the advancement of our product. Let’s take a moment to recap on a couple of key technology choices we made over 5 years ago that have proven to be visionary decisions for the architecture of a mobile platform.

  1. Node.js was chosen a long time ago (in Node years) at the beginning of 2011. Our flexible Node.js-powered  Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) lets you build fast and lightweight event-driven business logic and microservices that can interact with enterprise systems or cloud services on one side, and mobile apps on the other.  We have seen the exponential adoption rate of Node.js since then and over 200K modules in the NPM ecosystem. We have also grown our team of top notch Node.js expert Engineers.
  2. Another key technology decision was  the use of Linux containers for the deployment and execution of cloud apps and microservices in the MBaaS. This allowed us to have greater flexibility to build Application Lifecycle Management capabilities to manage code between development environments and cloud resources.

Without a doubt technology decisions that have been key to the success of Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP).


Fast-forward to today, our team has done it again! In RHMAP 4.0 we are incorporating industry-leading Container management capabilities with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, leveraging both docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration. All of this is running on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2. The MBaaS becomes the first Mobile Backend-as-a-Service in the market fully supported from the ground up starting with RHEL, Red Hat Software Collections, and taking our expertise in the use of containers to the next level with Docker and Kubernetes.

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Open sourcing Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Unified Push Server

It might be hard to believe, but it has been one year since Red Hat’s acquisition of FeedHenry, a leader in the enterprise mobile app development and mobile backend-as-a-service space.   It’s been a busy and interesting year for our platform. As we continue to add great new enterprise-grade features, we’ve also been working on some important new enhancements in architecture, DevOps and cloud technologies. There’s  more on that to come in the next few months, and as a recognition of that Forrester recently named us a market leader in innovation and strategy ahead all our competitors globally – Forrester Wave-

Being part of Red Hat has brought us into one of the epicenters of the fascinating world of open source.  We don’t just talk, we support and contribute to open source software,  you can almost feel it and smell it every day here at Red Hat. From our open communications to our multi-disciplinary collaboration and publications, we  bring the open source DNA to practically everything we do. Because of this, it will come as no surprise to you that we are working on a methodical and multi-phased approach to open source our Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) under the community name FeedHenry feedhenry.org.  Yes, we’re keeping our memorable name.

Today we are announcing the first open source component, from the AeroGear community-driven project.

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