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Announcing the DevConf.US 2018 developer conference

Announcing the DevConf.US 2018 developer conference

I am happy to announce that DevConf.US registration is now open and the schedule is live. DevConf events are free, but online registration is required. If you are available August 17–19, 2018, we would love for you to come and participate.

Similar to DevConf.CZ, DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies (FOSS) at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

You should consider attending this DevConf event if you are:

  • A developer
  • A technology architect
  • An IT consultant
  • An IT student or a teacher from an IT university/faculty
  • Or simply an IT enthusiast interested in the latest trends in open source and emerging digital technologies

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It’s Time To Accelerate Your Application Development With Red Hat JBoss Middleware And Microsoft Azure

It’s Time To Accelerate Your Application Development With Red Hat JBoss Middleware And Microsoft Azure

The role of applications has changed dramatically. In the past, applications were running businesses, but primarily relegated to the background. They were critical, but more operational in the sense that they kept businesses running, more or less. Today, organizations can use applications as a competitive advantage. In fact, a well-developed, well-timed application can disrupt an entire industry. Just take a look at the hotel, taxi, and movie rental industries respectively.

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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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Different types of microservices?

I’ve been working with some of our teams recently on microservices and how we can assist our customers and communities with best practices and recommendations, whether they’re Java EE developers, Vert.x coders, writing Node.js applications or something else. If you’ve read any of my previous articles then you’ll know I have a few thoughts on microservices, and yet there are many things I still feel I need to get straight in my own head. That’s why I love talking with the teams we have, because they’re always challenging my thought processes and pushing the frontiers of where our industry needs to go.

It was during a few of these conversations that something I hadn’t realised had been bothering me started to become a little clearer. For a long time I’ve been thinking about microservices, how they relate to SOA and distributed systems, DevOps etc. As I mentioned at the start, we have a lot of projects and products which can be used to assist in the development of a (micro) service based architecture. So far, most of what I’ve been reading outside of Red Hat has been about building microservices and applications from collections of them, from scratch. It’s also true to say that has probably been the focus of much of our development work. Greenfield development; re-architecting systems and building up from scratch.

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Red Hat Extends JBoss Middleware to OpenShift

Excerpts from Red Hat announcement: Red Hat Doubles Down on Enterprise PaaS: Reveals Plans for First Full Complement of Enterprise Middleware Services within OpenShift

Red Hat recently announced JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift which provides a rich set of enterprise application, integration and business process automation capabilities and services in an extensible open PaaS platform, and is uniquely positioned to enable accelerated development and deployment of next-generation enterprise applications and business processes in the cloud.  Per the announcement, Gartner uses the term xPaaS to describe the whole spectrum of specialized middleware services that can be offered as PaaS.  See Mark Little’s blog on xPaaS.

The initial phase of Red Hat’s PaaS strategy was marked by the introduction of OpenShift Enterprise, which combined the core enterprise technologies that power OpenShift, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, into an integrated open hybrid cloud application platform, followed by the commercial availability of OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s public PaaS offering.

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