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!
devnation_logo_lightbkg_200pxSo, tell me again – what is DevNation?
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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How to add packages to Python 2.7 Software Collection

How to add packages to Python 2.7 Software Collection

As Software Collections are getting popular, there are more and more people asking how they can build their own collections and/or extend collections in RHSCL. In this article, I will demonstrate how to extend python27 collection from RHSCL 1.2, adding a simple Python extension library. (Note that the same steps can be applied to the python33 collection.) I’m going to work on a RHEL 6 machine throughout this whole tutorial. I’m assuming that readers have basic knowledge of RPM building and Software Collections concept.

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Dockerfiles now available for Red Hat Software Collections

Dockerfiles now available for Red Hat Software Collections

Shipping_containers_at_ClydeWe recently announced that we’ve made available a set of Dockerfiles for Red Hat Software Collections.  We are making these available since we think they may be useful to customers looking to build more complex application containers on top of RHEL and RHSCL. We don’t intend the Dockerfiles to produce useful standalone images which you’ll immediately put in production – the Docker images which these create are very simple containers which give you RHEL plus the basic set of packages from a particular RHSCL collection.

There are two different ways to get your hands on the Dockerfiles:

  1. From the upstream source at github 
  2. From a new package, rhscl-dockerfiles, which we’ve shipped in the RHSCL channels – both for RHEL6 and RHEL7

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Webinar: Expediting DevOps and continuous delivery with PaaS

Webinar: Expediting DevOps and continuous delivery with PaaS

openshift logo 121 × 121The OpenShift team is hosting part 3 of this webinar series, this webinar and demo will specifically show how using DevOps and continuous delivery practices with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat®:

  • Moves code seamlessly from an idea to production.
  • Facilitates appropriate control points.
  • Automates complex testing and provisioning processes.
  • Allows developers and QA teams to quickly validate functionality.
  • Frees up capacity in deployment environments.

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Pivoting at Speed to Scaled Agile and DevOps

Pivoting at Speed to Scaled Agile and DevOps

Chapter 1

Typically, the two biggest impediments to scaled agile and DevOps are over planning (including over thinking) and dogmatism. Which projects should we “pilot” for scaled agile, how long should the pilot run, what are the details of how we will implement, etc., etc. Of course, this over-thinking ultimately impedes the type of progress that scaled agile hopes to achieve in driving business results.

iolco51_Radar_screenBut what if you don’t over think and intentionally decide to be agile about being agile? How much faster can you move? What if I don’t have all of my rituals figured out to the nth degree and risk forgetting something crucial? Is it too risky?

Over the next several posts, we’ll share with you our experiences in taking a large strategic initiative from a waterfall approach to scaled agile in just a few weeks. The initiative scope was a targeted nine-month system and process integration effort to drive business transparency and, ultimately, business value. Impacted were: five business systems; six independent global development teams; and numerous business stakeholders that spanned the globe.

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Repost: 6 tips for adopting open source — GCN

Repost: 6 tips for adopting open source — GCN

Red Hat’s David Egts has assembled this handy article on how to get started with open source.

GCN_logoOpen source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the “open source first” model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is among his top priorities this year.

So what’s the best way to increase your agency’s adoption of open source software and keep it secure? Here are six tips to get you there:

1. Standardize on a common platform.

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Repost: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta – Tell Us What You Think

Repost: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta – Tell Us What You Think

It’s been one week since we announced the beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host and we’re looking for your feedback. If you’ve downloaded and installed the beta, this is your chance to tell us what you think, and what you’d like to see in the product moving forward.Red_Hat_RGB_300pxTechValidate is conducting a short, 5-minute survey on behalf of Red Hat. Why should you participate?  And there’s a $500 prize drawing

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