• Always on. Mostly Connected, Always integrated in the API Economy

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    • What we'll do Phil Prosser joins us at this month's JBoss User Group to tell us about Red Hat’s Agile Integration architecture. Don't miss it! IMPORTANT: to guarantee a spot, you must register with our hosts - Skills Matter https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/10667-always-on-mostly-connected-always-integrated-in-the-api-economy For most businesses, technology is becoming a major factor in them remaining competitive and being disruptive in the future. To stay ahead, businesses are looking to bring new applications/features to market much quicker and at a lower cost than they have done in the past. Many are looking to SaaS applications, Mobile applications, IOT applications, hybrid cloud applications, and exposing their business services as API’s for both internal and external consumption. All of these initiatives require integration! Remaining competitive needs a modern application development and deployment platform. Many businesses are turning to a Microservice based architecture to increase their agility, and to a container based platform to increase their deployment automation and resilience. It makes sense for any modern integration platform to support and employ these same architectural principles. In the session, we will explore how Red Hat’s Agile Integration architecture and it’s 3 key tenets: Distributed Integration Containers API Management Can help businesses to realise an API focused, always on, always integrated microservice platform that will support their requirements to stay competitive and disruptive both now and into the future. The session will include a demonstration of the Red Hat Agile Integration Architecture using Red Hat 3Scale API Management, Red Hat JBoss Fuse Integration Services, and Red Hat Openshift. • What to bring Laptops/tablets for demo • Important to know Any updates and further event details will be posted via the @JBUGLondon twitter page IMPORTANT: to guarantee a spot, you must register with our hosts - Skills Matter https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/10667-always-on-mostly-connected-always-integrated-in-the-api-economy

  • Polyglot Microservices on OpenShift Container Platform

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    For this latest JBUG meetup, we’re being joined by Niraj Patel, a JBoss Solutions expert. He will be speaking about polyglot microservices on OpenShift Container Platform, and demonstrating how to build them. Also attending will be Brian Randell, a JBoss specialist with extensive experience of DevOps, Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies. He will be available throughout the evening to chat with attendees and answer any questions. Find out more about the meet-up and it's speaker here: https://hubs.ly/H08W_Ty0 IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: if you're interested attending the event you need to register with Skills Matter: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/10246-polyglot-microservices-on-openshift-container-platform#community For regular updates of the event, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JBUGLondon or join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/139723856658710/?source_id=570475042964697

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  • Automation with Ansible

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    With automation taking an increasingly important role as practices such as DevOps and Agile are more widely adopted, this meetup is designed for anyone considering or using Ansible as a key tool for implementing automation across both operations and development teams. To present this talk, we welcome Cloud and DevOps solutions architect, James Allen. In the first part of the evening, James will offer a brief introduction to Ansible in the context of adopting automation, before moving on to a demonstration of how to achieve a full-stack JBoss middleware deployment in minutes. Exploring automation both from an infrastructure and an application point of view, the demonstration will showcase infrastructure as code, middleware deployment and configuration, and application deployment. IMPORTANT: Please register on the Skills Matter website (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/9745-automation-with-ansible) Agenda 18:30: Meet up at Skills Matter with a beer at the bar 18:45: Introduction: Ansible as an Automation Tool 19:15: Refreshment Break 19:25: Demonstration: Achieving a Full-Stack Deployment in Minutes with Q&A 20:45: Pizza Speaker James Allen is a Solutions Architect working at Red Hat to help businesses understand and adopt Cloud and DevOps solutions. James works across all industries and believes the adoption of Cloud and DevOps is essential for companies in an ever changing technology and business landscape. James holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Loughborough University.

  • Red Hat BRMS and BPMS Roadmap Presentation - Featuring Drools, jBPM and more

    For our second JBUG this November we’re delighted to welcome back Red Hat Platform Architect, Mark Proctor who will be part of a panel of speakers presenting roadmap talks on each component technology (Drools, jBPM, OptaPlanner, DashBuilder, UberFire and Errai). We’re fortunate to have this opportunity for so many project leads to be in one room at the same time, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to come along and ask questions about the future plans for BRMS and BPMS. The talk will look at how the 7 series is shifting gears, presenting a vision for low-code application development in the cloud - with a much stronger focus on quality and maturity over previous releases. Key topics will include: • Our new Rich Client Platform • The new BPMN2 Designer • New Case Management and Modelling • Improved Advanced Decision Tables and new Decision Model Notation • Improved Forms and Page building • Fully integrated DashBuilder reporting • New OptaPlanner features & performance improvements There will be opportunities for questions and the chance to network with the team over a beer and slice of pizza. Registration Attendees must register at the Skills Matter website prior to the meet-up. Please – only register if you intend to come along. Follow this link to register: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/8489-jboss-november-meetup. Agenda 18:30 – 18:45 Meet up at Skills Matter with a beer at the bar 18:45 – 19:45 Part One 19:45 – 20:00 Refreshment break 20:00 – 20:30 Part Two 20:30 Pizza, beer and networking Speakers Mark Proctor Mark is a Red Hat Platform Architect and co-creator of the Drools project - the leading Java Open Source rules system. In 2005 Mark joined JBoss as lead of the Drools project. In 2006, when Red Hat acquired JBoss, Mark’s role evolved into his current position as platform architect for the Red Hat JBoss BRMS (Business Rules Management System) and BPMS (Business Process Management System) platforms - which incorporate the Drools and jBPM projects. Kris Verlaenen Kris is the JBoss BPM project lead, and is interested in pretty much everything related to business process management. He is particularly fascinated by healthcare - an area that has already demonstrated the need for flexible business processes. Geoffrey De Smet Geoffrey is the founder and project lead of OptaPlanner (http://www.optaplanner.org), the leading open source constraint satisfaction solver in Java. He started coding Java in 1999, regularly participates in academic competitions, and enjoys assisting developers in optimizing challenging planning problems of real-world enterprises. He is also a contributor to a variety of other open source projects. Mauricio Salatino Mauricio Salatino is a Drools/jBPM Senior Software Engineer in Red Hat, and author of the jBPM5 and jBPM Developer Guide, and the Drools 6 Developer Guide. His main task right now is to develop the next generation cloud capability for the BRMS and BPMS platforms - which includes the Drools and jBPM technologies. Max Barkley Max is a Software Engineer at Red Hat and the Errai project lead. Joining Red Hat as an intern in 2013, he took on his current role after graduating H.B.Sc. Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 2015.

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  • Java Microservice Development with Apache Camel

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    In the first of our November JBUGs, we welcome Red Hat Senior Software Engineer James Netherton, who works in the Fuse engineering team, and who will be demonstrating how to develop, build and deploy microservices using Apache Camel, Spring Boot and WildFly Swarm for OpenShift / Kubernetes. The presentation will begin with a brief summary of what Camel is, why it’s useful and how its component library and tooling can be leveraged to build microservice applications. The second part of the talk will walk through the process of developing two Camel microservice applications - one built with Spring Boot, and a second with WildFly Swarm. The demo will cover some of the new Camel component features that are part of the upcoming Camel 2.18 release such as Hystrix, Zipkin and Ribbon. There’ll also be an introduction to some of the new Camel Spring Boot enhancements that make Camel microservice development even simpler than it is today. Registration Attendees must register at the Skills Matter website prior to the meet-up. Please – only register if you intend to come along. Follow this link to register: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/8267-jboss-usergroup . Agenda 18:30 – 18:45 Meet up at Skills Matter with a beer at the bar 18:45 – 19:15 Part One 19:15 – 19:25 Refreshment break 19:25 – 20:00 Part Two 20:00 Pizza, beer and networking Speaker Bio James is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat working in the JBoss Fuse engineering team. His main areas of focus have been working to bring Camel integration to WildFly / EAP and more recently, JBoss Fuse Integration Services for OpenShift. Among his interests are systems integration, cloud computing and hacking on open source projects.

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  • Experience the Potential of JBoss Private Cloud

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    This September, we’re delighted to welcome back one of our most popular speakers, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, Eric D. Schabell. Eric is in the UK for a short time and has kindly agreed to present two talks with a focus on realising the potential of the JBoss private cloud. In his first talk – A local private PaaS in minutes with Red Hat CDK - Eric will demonstrate how a full blown private PaaS based on OpenShift Container Platform is at your fingertips with the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK). As developers it is the ultimate tool for running local Cloud-based example projects in a fully automated, low touch, easy to install OpenShift Container Platform. He’ll show you how you can create a great environment to prototype your solutions and a playground for your customer engagements – and reveal just how easy the Cloud can really be! Following a drinks break, Eric will continue with his second presentation: Painless containerization in your very own Private Cloud. As application developers we are coming to grips with new technology all the time. Containerizing what we do is becoming the standard as our applications are delivered into the Cloud. Eric shows you a painless way to easily install a private Cloud in just minutes, one that leverages today’s docker-based container technologies from & wrapped in a developer friendly self-service OpenShift platform. He’ll offer examples that leverage real hands-on JBoss applications painlessly containerized for the Cloud. Attendees must register at the Skills Matter website prior to the meet-up. Please – only register if you intend to come along. Follow this link to register: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/8322-jboss-usergroup Agenda: 18:30 - 18:45 Meet-up with a beer at the bar 18:45 - 19:00 Part One - A local private PaaS in minutes with Red Hat CDK19:00 - 19:15 Beer break & chat 19:15 - 20:00 Part Two - Painless containerization in your very own Private Cloud 20:00 – 20:15 Questions & Discussion 20:15 Pizza, beer and networking Can attendees please note the following information: During the evening, Eric will be conducting a cloud demo which attendees are welcome to participate in. If you would like to join in, please bring along your laptops and ensure you have the following installations already in place: 1. A virtualization platform: VirtualBox, Linux KVM/libvirt 2. Vagrant, an open source tool for creating and distributing portable development environments. (software will be distributed on the night) Speaker Bio Eric is Red Hat’s Integrated Solutions Technology Evangelist, and is renowned in the middleware community as a speaker, lecturer, author and baseball expert. Having worked within software development since 1998 his current role within the Integrated Solutions group means that he is central to defining, managing and bringing to market integrated cloud solutions that showcase the full power of Red Hat’s comprehensive portfolio of established and emergent technologies. It also allows him to share his deep expertise of Red Hat’s open source technologies and cloud computing with the JBoss community.

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  • Exploring JBoss EAP 7 with a Q&A Discussion on Current Projects

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    This month’s meet-up will offer JBUG members a chance to hear first-hand from the JBoss team about the latest technology and features in JBoss EAP 7. Our guest speaker, Mustafa Musaji will look at the differences between 6 and 7 - the underlying tech, the key benefits and the future road-map. Because Mustafa has a broad remit at Red Hat, he’ll also be hoping to discuss and answer questions from members about other current Red Hat projects and technologies including WildFly Swarm, Mobile and Openshift Container Platform – so this won’t be restricted to JBoss Enterprise. The format is planned to be open and informal, and will be great if members could prepare and submit questions on the technologies they’re interested in to [masked] before-hand. That way, we can make the evening a much more valuable experience. Mustafa will be bringing at least one other colleague to the meet-up for the networking session - and they’ll be keen to chat about technologies over a pizza and cold beer. Speaker: Mustafa Musaji Mustafa is a Solution Architect and has been with Red Hat for about 6 years. His current role is to support customers technically and innovate new solutions using Red Hat products and Opensource development. This includes JBoss EAP/WildFly as a traditional Application Server or in an PaaS infrastructure as well as other middleware technologies such as OpenShift and Mobile. Meet-up Schedule 18:15 Meet Up 18:30 to 19:45 Exploring JBoss EAP 7 19:45 to 20:00 Q&A on JBoss EAP and other Red Hat Technologies 20:00 to 21:30 Networking and chat about current projects over pizza & beer Registration Details Please note that meet-up registration is handled by our hosts at Skills Matter. The event page will soon be up on their system and you can find registration forms via the following link: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups?page=2&q=&location=&content=meetups&sort_by=asc&historic=no (If you can RSVP on this page also - it will give me an idea of numbers - but please, only if you plan to attend!) And please remember to send questions to [masked] ([masked]) and I'll forward them on to Mustafa. Future JBUG diary dates The next JBUG meet-ups have been provisionally scheduled for Thursday September 8th and Thursday 3rd November. We’ll send out details nearer the time.

  • Q & A with the Hibernate team

    Red Hat

    This month, C2B2 is delighted to say that we're partnering up with Red Hat's Hibernate team, who are in town for an evening Q&A at their new offices at Peninsular House. If you're working with Hibernate ORM, Validator or Search in your projects and want to learn about the latest Hibernate developments, then don't miss this unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with a great panel of guests. If you want to know about what developments are planned for the future or have any questions or ideas around the different projects in the Hibernate family, then put 24th May in your calendar and join us at Red Hat HQ (due to building access policies - can we ask that everyone gets there promptly as the doors close at 18:30 ) Panel: Sanne Grinovero, Emmanuel Bernard, Davide D’Alto, Gunnar Morling, Guillaume Smet, Andrea Boriero Agenda 18:30 - Meet Up 19:00 - Main presentation: In no-slides mode, the Hibernate team will be discussing: - Hibernate ORM (especially the latest versions 5.0/5.1) - Hibernate Search (full-text search for your application) - Hibernate Validator and Bean Validation (constraint-based validation of object models) - Hibernate OGM (object mapper for NoSQL databases) They'll talk about about a wide range of topics such as integration of Hibernate/JPA with Elasticsearch, an outlook on Bean Validation 2.0 and super-easy integration of NoSQL into your existing Hibernate-based applications.

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  • 'Infinispan 8 Tour' with Gustavo Fernandes

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    Please note that to secure your place you have to register at: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7582-infinispan-8-tour (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7582-infinispan-8-tour) PRESENTATION Infinispan 8 is the first version based on Java 8, and it brings many major features that take full advantage of the novelties introduced by the language, such as Lambdas, Streams and Completable Futures. It also introduces a brand new administration console, along with many query advanced capabilities and integration with the latest data processing tools. This talk will showcase Infinispan 8 exciting new features with code samples and demos. SPEAKER Gustavo Fernandes joined Red Hat as a member of the Infinispan team in 2014 after having worked for a long time as a consultant in middleware projects across Europe and South America. Among his interests are Scala, Big Data and Search. He can be reached at gustavo at redhat.com, either in English, Portuguese or Italian. AGENDA 18:15 - 18:30 - Welcome, Refreshments and Networking 18:30 - 20:00 - Infinispan 8 Tour + Q&A by Gustavo Fernandes 20:00 - 21:30 - Networking, Beer & Pizza (sponsored by C2B2 (http://c2b2.co.uk/home) ) Please note that to secure your place you have to register at: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7582-infinispan-8-tour (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7582-infinispan-8-tour)

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  • Exploring API management and apiman...

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    ...with an open source twist, and a hint of microservices. by Marc Savy Please note that to secure your place you have to register at: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7437-exploring-api-management-and-apiman-with-an-open-source-twist-and-a-hint-of-microservices (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7437-exploring-api-management-and-apiman-with-an-open-source-twist-and-a-hint-of-microservices) PRESENTATION In this talk, we'll explore API management broadly, then dive into the specifics of apiman: a free and open source API management solution. Interacting with, developing, and deploying RESTful APIs forms a key part of many modern applications; this is especially true of microservices architectures. However, there are also an increasing number of ancillary requirements that need fulfilling: • Security; such as authentication and authorisation • Request tracking; for metrics, logging, and billing • Access Limits; such as rate limiting and quotas As developers it's clearly preferable to focus on perfecting the business logic of our applications rather than spending time focussing on the common and prone-to-change requirements found in every of our applications. Centralising these functions enables us not only to reduce time spent in development and maintenance, but also reduces the surface area for bugs and inconsistencies. API Management endeavours to solve these problems. Examining both design time and runtime aspects, we'll examine the benefits, detractions and technical approaches taken to achieve a flexible, scalable and high-performance solution. SPEAKER Marc Savy is a core contributor to the apiman project, joining shortly after its inception. In that role he has responsibilities for research, design and implementation spanning the whole project, but particularly the runtime. Marc has worked as a software engineer at Red Hat for 5 years, tinkering with a plethora of technologies, but has particular interests in distributed systems, asynchronous and polyglot programming. AGENDA 18:15 - 18:30 - Welcome, Refreshments and Networking 18:30 - 20:00 - Exploring API management and apiman; with an open source twist, and a hint of microservices + Q&A by Marc Savy 20:00 - 20:45 - Beer, Pizza and Networking Please note that to secure your place you have to register at: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7437-exploring-api-management-and-apiman-with-an-open-source-twist-and-a-hint-of-microservices (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7437-exploring-api-management-and-apiman-with-an-open-source-twist-and-a-hint-of-microservices)

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