Red Hat Mobile Application Platform + OpenShift Online

03/22/2016 6:00:00 PM UTC

Speaker: John Frizelle

A walk-through of the features of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) and how to use the OpenShift Online PaaS as a Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) for RHMAP. During the walkthrough, we will look at creating mobile applications, deploying Node.js microservices as well as local development, testing and deployment.

The majority of the session will be a live demo of the platform & will include live coding.

Open registration for the stack we will be using is available at https://openshift.feedhenry.com

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  • Case Studies in Testable Java EE Development

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    Open-source engineer; Developer Advocate and Program Manager at JBoss by Red Hat, author of the upcoming 'Continuous Enterprise Development in Java' from O'Reilly Media. Founder of the ShrinkWrap project and recovering member of the JBoss Core Development Team.

  • Testing the Enterprise layers, with Arquillian

    Speaker: Aslak Knutsen

    Oct 21, 2014

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    For years we've been exploring how to layer and separate our code to test in isolation on the unit level. We've kept integration and functional testing as a big ball of mud; jumping straight from unit to full system testing. But can we apply some of the same lessons learned from unit to integration testing?

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  • JBoss@JavaOne 2014: Develop Modern Java Web Applications w/ Java EE7

    Speaker: Grant Shipley

    Sep 29, 2014

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    Transactions and NoSQL Review

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    1. Review each of the transaction options available in NoSQL today.
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    3. Present performance results for a selection of transaction options under different classes of workload. Covering a single node, as well as cluster of sharded nodes.
    Scaling a transaction manager in the Cloud

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    The use of a cluster of inexpensive, unreliable hardware nodes in conjunction with data replication for redundancy is an increasingly popular and cost effective architecture for many highly scalable, high reliability applications. Data grids such as Infinispan provides distributed in-memory replication of Java objects, making programming for this kind of cluster relatively simple.

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    Role Based Access Control support organizations with separated management responsibilities and restrictions. Roles represent different sets of permissions such as runtime operation execution, configuration areas that can read or written, and the ability to audit changes and manage users. In addition a new restricted audit log can be enabled including the ability to offload to a secure syslog server.

    WildFly also provides a 'core' distribution that is ideal for framework authors that want to build their own application runtime using the powerful WildFly 8 architecture.

    NetBeans, IntelliJ, and Eclipse allow WildFly to be used for development, deployment, and debugging.

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  • JUDCon: Boston 2014

    Jun 28, 2014

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    Speaker: Arun Gupta

    Jun 17, 2014

    Java EE 7 platform is the latest release of the Java EE platform. WebSocket attempts to solve the issues and limitations of HTTP for real-time communication. A new API is added to the platform build WebSocket driven applications. Processing JSON structures is inherent in any HTML5 applications and a new API to parse and generate JSON is being added to the platform. Longawaited Batch Processing API and Concurrency are now added to build applications using capabilities of the platform itself. In addition, JAX-RS 2 adds a new Client API to invoke the RESTful endpoints, allows asynchronous client/server, and server-sidecontent negotiation. JMS 2 is undergoing a complete overhaul to align with improvements in the Java language. This code-driven talk will provide an introduction to the Java EE 7 platform. Don't miss out on this session to learn all about how to leverage the new and exciting standards in building your next enterprise application.

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  • Keycloak: A New Open Source Authentication Server

    Speaker: Stian Thorgersen

    Feb 12, 2014

    Keycloak is a new open source authentication server for cloud, mobile and html5. With loads of features, including single-sign on, social login, account management console, account workflows, fully featured admin console, OAuth2 and OpenShift cartridge to name a few. The first alpha has recently been released, with loads more features planned for the future. Keycloak also provides support for role based authorization and supports granting access to third party applications.
    This talk gives a comprehensive introduction to Keycloak and its features, as well as discuss how easily you can add authentication to your applications. There will also be an extensive live demo.

    Stian Thorgersen is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. He co-leads the Keycloak project together with Bill Burke, and is also the security lead on another new open source project. Stian also has many years of experience in cloud solutions.

  • Improving Infinispan’s Scalability: A new approach to group communication

    Speaker: Ryan Emerson

    Nov 15, 2013

    Infinispan is a distributed in memory key/value store that aims to be highly available and scalable. Its ability to scale is tightly linked to the underlying order protocol, aka atomic broadcast, used for enforcing serializability.
    In this talk I will explore the scaling limits of Infinispan's existing protocol and then propose an alternative approach to designing broadcast systems, that decouples ordering and broadcast.

    This talk contrasts our approach with Infinispan's, exploring the design features of our new approach and how they will improve Infinispan's scalability.

  • ThreadSafe

    Sep 10, 2013

    ThreadSafe is a static analysis product for finding concurrency bugs in multi-threaded Java programs. Such bugs can be difficult to find using conventional testing methods. They may occur randomly due to non-deterministic scheduling behaviour, and can be hard to replicate. ThreadSafe analyses can be from within the Eclipse IDE, and/or in conjunction with the Sonar quality dashboard.

    ThreadSafe is developed by Contemplate, a spin-out company from the University of Edinburgh. Following its commercial release, it has been installed by an investment bank that participated in Contemplate's Early Adopter Program, and is under evaluation in others. The design intent is not only to identify the subtle issues which can arise in multi-threaded software development, but also to provide an easy to use user experience which allows the developer to quickly understand the analysis and to take remedial action, where required, with confidence and understanding.

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  • Transaction Monitoring and Visualisation

    Aug 25, 2013

    ACID Transactions are routinely used when applications require strong guarantees as to how atomic operations, involving multiple resources, will perform in the presence of failures, such as system crashes and network disruption. Transactional middleware such as JBoss, combined with application frameworks like Java EE provide the developer with a simple means to add transactional semantics to their applications. Problems can still arise, however, for example poor transactional throughput may manifest when a high volume of transactions rollback, which can have a myriad of non obvious causes.

    This talk will explore the current methods of troubleshooting some common transactional issues using JBoss and introduce TxVis: a prototype transaction profiling and visualisation tool. We will discuss the challenges of its development and how it will aid the user in profiling the performance of transactions in their software and quickly isolate some commonly occurring problems.

  • Efficient top-k query processing on distributed column family databases

    Speaker: Rui Vieira

    Aug 16, 2013

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    In this talk, we discuss the implementation and challenges for some of the most promising algorithms to address these challenges.
    We also analyse their scalability and substantial gains in terms of bandwidth and execution time, as indicated by the experimental results.

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