DevNation Federal – Washington, DC June 8, 2017

It’s hard to believe that spring of 2017 is upon us, and with it, the preparation for our second DevNation Federal. Last year has seen a surge of innovation in open source communities, and now more than ever it’s imperative that government agencies equip themselves for the change that lies ahead. This year, digital transformation, microservices, containers and Kubernetes are hotter than ever. Function as a Service (FaaS), hyper-converged, and serverless architecture are on the horizon, and it is open source communities that are driving these technologies at an amazing pace.

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DevNation is now part of Red Hat Summit.  See www.redhat.com/Summit.  Red Hat Summit is for developers!

Red Hat Summit 2017 is for developers

You may have read or heard that we folded DevNation into Red Hat Summit this year, which means that every Summit attendee has access to developer-related sessions, labs, and more!

Here are some highlights to look forward to at Red Hat Summit (and why you should attend):

  • LOTS of developer content. This is possibly the largest Red Hat-hosted commercial developer event ever with nearly 150 developer-related sessions, labs, BoFs, Lightning talks, CodeStarters [1], classes, and demos, plus nearly 50 Red Hat engineers available for one-on-ones in the new “Ask the Experts” area.
  • Find your sessions. As you search for topics, look at the Application Development track and beyond as you’ll find many additional and relevant sessions in different tracks as well.
  • Hot topic. Microservices, containers, and cloud are all hot topics right now, so for those of you that want to focus on these, we have a Cloud Native Development Trail Map that will help you focus on 40 sessions, labs, and more.

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DevNation is now part of Red Hat Summit.  See www.redhat.com/Summit.  Red Hat Summit is for developers!

Red Hat Summit, DevNation, and an Application Development call for papers

Red Hat Summit has always catered to multiple user roles and this year will be no different.  What will be different in 2017 is an expanded focus on professional application developers much like DevNation has done in recent years.  As such, we will not be hosting a separate DevNation event alongside Summit 2017. Instead, Summit will include more advanced Application Development sessions, CodeStarters, labs, birds of a feathers, a new “Developer Zone” in the expo area, and much more.
What does this mean for you?
  • Attendees:  Every attendee can now access everything that’s developer-related and at no extra cost.
  • Speakers:  You now have a larger audience to share your application development story, plus you and co-presenters get access to the entire Summit event.
Speakers:  submit your Application Development proposals today!

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DevNation is now part of Red Hat Summit.  See www.redhat.com/Summit.  Red Hat Summit is for developers!

Seven must try user experience tactics for developers

Users have higher expectations than ever from applications. Your website or application has only 10 seconds to make a good impression, and only 20 min to help your users achieve a goal where they feel successful.

How many of you are developers? (99% are developers in DevNation 2016 audience) How many of you have worked with a UX designer? (40% have worked with a UX designer). Regardless of whether you have a designer or not, you are responsible either alone or as part of the team for making your user experience excellent.

Learning UX will make you a better developer, and make sure that you spend your development effort in the areas that have the biggest impact on your users. Here are seven tactics you can try on your applications to not only meet, but exceed your users’ expectations.

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DevNation is now part of Red Hat Summit.  See www.redhat.com/Summit.  Red Hat Summit is for developers!

DevNation Live Blog: fabric8-ing Continous Improvement with Kubernetes and Jenkins Pipeline

I’m sure you have heard and read a lot about microservices in the recent past  and how they are here to defend our end users from the horrible monolith. Breaking an application up into many components is a great start, but to take your organization to the next level requires a platform focused on integrating microservices into your continuous improvement process. Red Hat’s James Rawlings & James Strachan led us through achieving our new goal of continuous delivery with containerized microservices. The way to go fast while developing is ensuring that all microservices have their own release cycle. Splitting your team up to align with your microservices will allow faster changes, the ultimate goal. In order to take advantage of many rapid releases your deployment and testing processes must be automated. Automating your build process and creating continuous feedback loops is the way to go.

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Summit Live Blog: Middleware security: Authentication, authorization, and auditing services

As you would expect, security is a key focus for Red Hat.  Secure by default is more than a goal, it is a guiding principle across all product lines.  Middleware is no exception and there are some amazing things going on in this space. Divya Mehra and Vikas Kumar of Red Hat walked us through some of the recent innovations, including the recently released Red Hat SSO, product built upon KeyCloak. Derek Walker of SWIFT also spoke about how the leading financial system message broker relies upon JBoss Fuse for secure messaging.

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Security is one of the most important topics in computing today, it can be separated into three key pillars and further mapped into middleware features:

  • Confidentiality
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
  • Integrity
    • Audit logging
    • non-repudiation
  • Availability
    • Clustering
    • Guaranteed Delivery

In short, Red Hat JBoss Middleware is secure and open source throughout the entire product line, giving customers increased assurances, such as:

  • Known, fully open source components
    • built securely from source
  • Proactive security notifications and fixes
  • Standards-based
    • OpenJDK
    • SAML 2.0, Kerberos, OpenID Connect
    • TLS, WS-security

Red Hat SSO is the newest member of this product line, providing a brand new server for complete identity management federation:

  • SAML 2.0
  • OpenID Connect
  • OAuth 2.0

It also comes with client adapters, allowing customers to easily integrate their applications with Red Hat SSO or other standard-compliant identity provider.

Red Hat SSO server is a complete, stand-alone product and is Red Hat’s solution for web-based federation.  It can interface with Red Hat Identity Management (IdM) for integration with internal corporate identity management.  It can also work with Active Directory and plain LDAP.  There is native OpenStack and OpenShift integration with Red Hat SSO coming down the line as well.

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DevNation is now part of Red Hat Summit.  See www.redhat.com/Summit.  Red Hat Summit is for developers!


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