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DevNation 2015 – Call-for-Papers now open

DevNation 2015 – Call-for-Papers now open

NOTE:  CFP deadline pushed out to January 21!
We are excited to announce DevNation 2015, an open source, polyglot conference for application developers and maintainers!
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Now entering its second year, DevNation is the unification of three developer events: JUDCon, CamelOne, and Red Hat Developer Exchange and will co-located with Red Hat Summit, June 21-25, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts, California, USA.  We had 500 participants at the 2014 event and expect many more in 2015.

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DevNation 2014 – Stan Lewis – hawtio: The Extensible Console for Managing Your Java Stuff

DevNation 2014 – Stan Lewis – hawtio: The Extensible Console for Managing Your Java Stuff

Learn about hawtio via this video-recorded DevNation session.

Abstract:  hawtio is a fantastic console to manage Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, and various other Java technologies running in the JVM. It’s packaged as a simple war file that can be easily deployed in many different application servers. But are there ways it can be customized? How can someone add functionality without necessarily building it in the project?

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In this session, you’ll get an overview of the available plug-ins that come ready to use in hawtio. You’ll also learn about the extension points built into hawtio, either by repackaging the hawtio war file, or adding functionality via an external hawtio plug-in.

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DevNation 2014 – Jason Greene – JVM Finalize Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Danger

DevNation 2014 – Jason Greene – JVM Finalize Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Danger

Abstract: Properly freeing external resources such as files and connections in a garbage collected environment requires care. The JVM’s finalize() and PhantomReference features provide APIs and JVM targetted languages a way to handle the common case of a forgotten close. Unfortunately these capabilities are deeply flawed, and require specialized techniques to use correctly. This session will dive deeply into the problem, showing how the JVM can get it wrong. It will offer useful tips on how developers can safely manage their resources, and never forgot to close. In addition, API and language designers will gain more insight into the inner-workings of the JVM, and how they can safely avoid the peril of JVM finalization.

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DevNation 2014 – Pete Muir – Building an Enterprise App from Scratch

Abstract: Good applications are a mix of powerful technologies and a productive approach to development. In this session, Pete Muir will discuss how both aspects blend together in the context of a working application.

Through a detailed walkthrough, you’ll learn how to build a Java EE 6 application with a mobile-friendly HTML5 front end, built using industry-standard JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS. We’ll build the application using the Red Hat JBoss Middleware stack, with Java EE at the core. You’ll see how to deploy the application to OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat—the company’s on-premise PaaS—and learn how to add some continuous integration and testing.

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DevNation 2014 – Brian Gollaher – Developing Applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DevNation 2014 – Brian Gollaher – Developing Applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

In this session, we’ll cover when developers should use Red Hat Enterprise Linux system tools, when they should use the Red Hat Developer Toolset, and when they should use Red Hat Software Collections. We’ll describe the developer tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and make recommendations in context, based on the type of application and the application life cycle. Well also explain the targeted audience for the native system tools and why they are not appropriate for all applications. Finally, we’ll explain and provide examples of the target audience for the Red Hat Developer Toolset and Red Hat Software Collections tools.

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DevNation 2014 – Jeremy Edberg – How Netflix Uses DevOps for Reliability and Developer Velocity

DevNation 2014 – Jeremy Edberg – How Netflix Uses DevOps for Reliability and Developer Velocity

Abstract: Netflix designs our systems and deployment processes to help the service survive both catastrophic events like zone and regional outages and less catastrophic events like network latency and random instance death. This system has previously been described as “dream devops”. In our data centers we had monolithic systems and centralized operations. When we moved to the cloud we fully embraced the distributed services and the devops model. Now, with experience, we’ve uncovered real-world challenges with the devops model and, as a result, have embraced more effective hybrid approaches. More specifically, how do we reconcile local agility and ownership with the achievement of system-wide objectives, such as the overall quality and reliability of large scale distributed environment? Topics will include our software lifecycle from code checkin to automated machine image baking to deployment, monitoring and alerting, and how Netflix uses self service tools to enable our developers to maintain maximum code velocity

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Red Hat Developer Newsletter – July 2014

Red Hat Developer Newsletter – July 2014

Welcome to the Red Hat® Developer Newsletter.

Can you believe the year is half-over already? Time flies when you’re having fun. 😉 We’re certainly having fun at Red Hat and hope you are, too. Last month Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 7 became generally available, and there’s definitely a lot of wonderful buzz about it that contributes to that fun.

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DevNation 2014 – Gene Kim Afternoon Keynote: Why Everyone Needs DevOps Now

Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.” Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

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