Building an Alexa skill with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Part III

Moving on to the enterprise space: Enterprises often have the requirements to host their services themselves. Those requirements could be driven by: – Legal restrictions – Stay in control of who accesses a service – Protect intellectual property – Leverage existing on-premise infrastructure and resources Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) enables you to develop … Read moreBuilding an Alexa skill with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Part III

Demystifying the Business Central repository

Isolated configuration

One of the most confusing topic for a newbie of Red Hat JBoss BPMS and BRMS is how to deal with the Business Central internal repository. At the first sight, it appears as the central repository and since it’s even implemented with the “trendy” GIT technology, the newbie is prone to consider it as a … Read moreDemystifying the Business Central repository

Building an Alexa skill with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Part II

Continuing our journey to build Alexa Skills, we’ll leverage the Alexa Skill SDK (ASK) to create a Custom Skill providing news towards our end-user. Let’s recap the first part of this article series: Skills come in different flavours: Flash Briefing: These skills provide original content for users’ flash briefings Smart Home: With these skills, users … Read moreBuilding an Alexa skill with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Part II

Building an Alexa Skill with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Part I

Amazon’s Alexa enabled devices, such as the Echo, Dot and most recently Tap provide a hands-free voice controlled environment, to make calls, send and receive messages, provide information and more — instantly. Alexa is the cloud-based voice service that powers this category of devices. All the user has to do is ask Alexa to perform … Read moreBuilding an Alexa Skill with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform – Part I

Red Hat MAP – JBoss BPM Suite Integration using Sync Framework

Introduction For mobile users who require tasks, information or status updates asynchronously without requiring to explicitly request it, by for example pressing a refresh button, Red Hat MAP provides a very useful built in MBaaS service for this purpose – the Sync framework. This framework makes it possible to keep a mobile app in sync … Read moreRed Hat MAP – JBoss BPM Suite Integration using Sync Framework

OPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 6: CONTROLLING EGRESS TRAFFIC

OpenShift 3.3 and later contain the functionality to route pod traffic to the external world via a well-defined IP address. This is useful for example if your external services are protected using a firewall and you do not want to open the firewall to all cluster nodes. The way it works is that a egress … Read moreOPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 6: CONTROLLING EGRESS TRAFFIC

OPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 5: OPENSHIFT ROUTER

In the OpenShift world, Services take place on the OSI Layer 3 / IP, while Routing is an OSI Layer 7 / HTTP/TLS concept. Once you’ve wrapped your head around this backwards choice of naming, things are fairly easy: An OpenShift Router is a component which listens on a physical host’s HTTP/S ports for incoming … Read moreOPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 5: OPENSHIFT ROUTER

OPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 4: CONTAINER NETWORKING USING OPENSHIFT/KUBERNETES SERVICES

To allow stable endpoints in an environment of ever changing starting and stopping Pods (and therefore constantly changing IP addresses), Kubernetes introduces (and OpenShift uses) the concept of services. Services are stable IP addresses (taken per default from the 172.30.0.0/16 subnet) that remain the same as long as the service exists. Connection requests to a … Read moreOPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 4: CONTAINER NETWORKING USING OPENSHIFT/KUBERNETES SERVICES

OPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 3: CONTAINER NETWORKING ACROSS OPENSHIFT NODES

So far, this sounds like a lot of effort to achieve a little more than a plain docker host – containers that can talk to each other and to the host network, potentially segregated based on kubernetes namespace. However OpenShift SDN also allows pods on different nodes to communicate with each other. To this end, … Read moreOPENSHIFT NETWORKING FROM A CONTAINER/WORKLOAD POINT OF VIEW – PART 3: CONTAINER NETWORKING ACROSS OPENSHIFT NODES

Scalable Network of Active MQ Brokers for handing massive connections

Abstract Many organisations are now facing a challenge when it comes to choosing and setting up the right messaging infrastructure. It must be able to scale and handle massive parallel connections. This challenge often emerges with IoT & Big Data projects where a massive number of sensors are potentially connected to produce messages that need to … Read moreScalable Network of Active MQ Brokers for handing massive connections