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Containerizing an application for the cloud: A journey of settings, state, and security.

Red Hat Developers and author N. Harrison Ripps have just released the first pieces of a ten-part series (“That app you love”) in which Harrison describes the process of deploying an application using containers into a clustered environment on the cloud.

Using the ZRC IRC client as a sample application, Harrison demonstrates each step in the process of containerizing software, dealing with issues like statelessness, security, and robustness that are typically architectural hurdles for most development teams moving to a cloud infrastructure.

Parameterizing application settings is a common requirement of applications that end up deploying to any environment, and containers have only heightened this need — with the emergence of on-demand environments, scriptability and configurability of the application images being deployed is a must.

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DevNation 2016: Nick Coghlan and Graham Dumpleton on Python Development

DevNation sneak peek is a behind-the-scenes preview of sessions and information that will take place at DevNation 2016. Sign up for DevNation at www.devnation.org. Learn more. Code more. Share more. Join the Nation.

Developing in Python on Red Hat platforms

As programming languages go, Python is one of the mainstays of the
Enterprise Linux ecosystem. Whether it’s powering the hybrid cloud
with OpenStack, managing infrastructure with Ansible, or simply taking
you through the installation process for Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
wherever you find Linux, Python is unlikely to be far away.

In “Python Development on Red Hat Platforms”, Nick Coghlan and Graham
Dumpleton will take attendees through Red Hat’s recommended approaches
for Python development, from network service development using
OpenShift and the Red Hat Container Development Kit, through
application development with Red Hat Software Collections, to handling
system administration tasks with the system Python installation in Red
Hat Enterprise Linux. This session will also cover other topics likely
to be of interest to enterprise Python developers, including the
ongoing migration of the Python ecosystem to Python 3, the
modernisation of the Python 2.7 networking security stack, and the
shift to validating HTTPS certificates by default.

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DevNation 2016: Galder Zamarreno on “Building reactive applications with Node.js and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid”

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DevNation 2016 – Magic: The Gathering – Mini-Tourney

DevNation 2016 kicks off Sunday, June 26, with a welcome reception at Jillian’s Billiards Club of San Francisco (across the street from Moscone at 101 4th Street). As we’ve done in the past, this is a chance to enjoy some tasty food, your favorite beverages, and some fun games like billiards and video arcade games.

But this year, we have Magic: The Gathering! 

You can just show up for the evening, but seating is limited for the Magic: the Gathering – Shadows over Innistrad Booster Draft – so click the link below to register.  AND HURRY because we anticipate this to fill up fast!

The top 6 Magic players (see rules) get a custom Red Hat Developers playmat – see below!  Plus a few more will be raffled off so everyone will get a chance at “playmat greatness”.

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DevNation 2016: Kyle Buchanan on “Building Progressive Web Apps”

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Building Progressive Web Apps

Progressive web apps have been a hot topic so far in 2016. The recent Google IO conference featured four talks on progressive web apps and they even have a progressive web app conference in June. So why the big fuss?

With the recent advancements in modern browsers, more native app-like features are coming to the browser. Things like push notifications, background sync, offline capabilities and home screen app icons have been added to browsers allowing developers to continue building web apps, but now include features that users expect from native apps. So what makes a web app a progressive web app?

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