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Introducing Istio Service Mesh for Microservices from O’Reilly Book Release

Introducing Istio Service Mesh for Microservices from O’Reilly Book Release

Burr Sutter (@burrsutter) and I (@christianposta) have finished writing a book called Introducing Istio Service Mesh for Microservices to help folks get up and running with Istio.io service mesh!

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Many many thanks to all of the reviewers who took the time to give feedback and to Red Hat for sponsoring my time—especially Burr Sutter and the talented folks at O’Reilly who helped coordinate the effort and make it come to fruition.

Download the Istio Service Mesh for Microservices e-book from O’Reilly

The book covers the following topics:

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Get Started on Process Driven Development with JBoss BPM

Get Started on Process Driven Development with JBoss BPM

Are you interested in an introduction to the concepts of process management (BPM)?

Do you want to learn how your business can leverage process driven application delivery?

Are you looking for an easy to understand guide to mastering Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite tooling?

Do you need a step-by-step introduction to setting up JBoss BPM Suite including coverage of practical and important topics like data modeling, designing business rules and processes, detailed real world examples, and tips for testing?

For the last few years I’ve been working on putting years of experience with JBoss BPM Suite and community projects Drools and jBPM together into one easy to understand book.

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JBoss: Developer’s Guide

JBoss: Developer’s Guide

Modern applications development demands optimized tools and services. Applications must integrate with different systems and share data. Organizations must be able to immediately respond to changing conditions. JBoss Middleware drives enterprise application innovation every day to deliver the best projects and products. Whether you are an experienced enterprise application developer or just getting started, JBoss: Developer’s Guide provides you with the best time to value guide for enterprise application delivery with the JBoss brand, using hands-on coding and lab exercises with real-life business examples. In-depth information is provided for multiple components of the JBoss Middleware ecosystem to guide you through application development, deployment, data storage and access, communication and messaging, and business process optimization.

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Technical How-to Books for Developers – Microservices, Design Patterns, .NET, Reactive, Databases

Technical How-to Books for Developers – Microservices, Design Patterns, .NET, Reactive, Databases

Within Red Hat knowledge sharing and collaboration are important.  As a part of that many Red Hatters write books and we get the honor of sharing their knowledge with other developers.  We have 7 more books in queue for the coming year and thought we would share the books you can currently download.

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Continuously Building a Book

Continuously Building a Book

I’m thrilled to announce the availability of a mini-book about Eclipse Vert.x. This book focuses on the development of reactive microservices in Java and covers reactive systems and reactive programming.

Writing a book, even for a mini-book is a tough task. While writing code and writing a book are very different experiences, you can apply the same process and good practice. I would like to list a couple of tips I’ve used to make the writing a bit easier.

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Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM (MEAP)

effective business process managementFor the last four years I was focused on evangelizing JBoss BPM Suite. The content I produced, the talks I have given and the articles I published led to many requests for a book focused on JBoss BPM products. This got me to thinking and in early November of 2015 I decided to submit a proposal. Hoping Manning would be open to the idea of a book that was not only focused on developers, but also on architects and process analysts. Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM was born.

There was a process that went back and forth as the proposal was discussed. Finally, in January of 2016 Manning started a proposal review. It’s where they ask for input from sources in the wild that are knowledgeable of the topics BPM and JBoss.

At the end of February 2016, having collected enough positive input during their review process, Manning committed to the book and I started to write.

The chapters have been flowing nicely and today the Early Access Program (MEAP) has been kicked off. Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM is a reality, a book that focuses on developers, architects and process analysts that want to get started with JBoss BPM Suite.

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Introducing Business Process Management with JBoss BPM

 

introducing business process management

(This article was excerpted from the book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM by Eric D. Schabell.)

Organizations are constantly being tested in the markets in which they operate by shifting expectations of their customers, and by competitors looking to provide better value at a lower cost. This tension is the catalyst that continually pushes organizations to search for ways to improve their services, improve the speed which they deliver value to their customers, enable employees to get more done with less administrative overhead, and most importantly, to constantly grow by generating more revenue. This is the basis of BPM, to be able to identify and capture processes in an organization to create repeatable, measurable and consistent execution of goals to drive their business forward.

When an organization studies its operations, it discovers there are many processes used in its daily business. These processes are often not well thought out, or they were created to complete some aspect of the daily business, with little thought given to improving efficiency. At this point the organization looks for the first steps for improving through automation the processes that represent business value.

Business value could be anything that drives organizational goals forward to make customers happy, and thereby generate more revenue. This business value can be anything, such as keeping track of interaction with a customer. If that data could be captured, the marketing department could search a customer’s behavioral patterns to decide what products and services to market to a particular person. It would take mass marketing out of the equation and allow for direct, specific marketing towards individual customers’ needs.

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