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How to accelerate your journey to cloud

loose coupling to surrounding services to have more flexibility in the actual move of applications. Containerize your applications to have them more portable. Switch your test data as much as possible to synthetic data to have less legal and security hurdles. Standardize and automated your testing approach to have better verification possibilities. Beside that automated QA will be one of the major drivers in your business case.

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A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

Part I of II – Exploring the Digital Sovereignty narrative Motivation and authority on the matter  For 3 decades I have been into Enterprise IT, designing, implementing and maintaining solutions at various layers of the “Digital Stack”. I did so always with a full life cycle perspective in mind and have lived and learned through […]

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From Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy to Business Infrastructure as a Platform – Part II of II

It is still about you: 
We want to expand our view from the discussed question in Part I on:
How you can ensure that you establish a good, long term strategy for your business
to:
how to build a solid foundation that matches your individual business model, providing just the right level of standardisation & Freedom in implementing business processes and IT.

Now, In part II We’ll Extend and finalise the framework, that intends to help you how a Business-IT Platform could look like with focus to to adjust your individual investments in that area to the optimal level.

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Connecting Kura to Kapua

In the past articles I independently sat up an Eclipse Kapua service using Docker containers and installed Eclipse Kura on a Raspberry Pi. Now its time to connect these and see what happens. Preparing Kapua At first, since Kapua is a multi-tenant installation, we need to create an organisation and an admin user in this […]

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Mongoose a new way to program ESP8266

In previous blogs, I have used Arduine-IDE to develop code for the ESP8266. It was a nice and convenient way, suitable for me with a background in development. Recently I came across a new technology, that I wanted to give a try: Mongoose OS Similar to my previous setup, I will be using a NodeMCU […]

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Creating a standalone instance of Eclipse Kapua using Docker containers

Today I start with taking a deeper look at Eclipse Kapua. It is a modular IoT cloud platform to manage and integrate devices and their data. My goal for the next weeks will be to demonstrate a multi-tenant capable installation of Eclipse Kapua on OpenShift, connecting several IoT devices and gateways to it. As a […]

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Using loosely coupled rules in your process

Acknowledges This article is inspired by the blog article of Maciej Swiderski that applies to version 7 of jBPM. The code provided is a partial backport of the standard Work Item Handler coming with version 7 and is tested on Red Hat JBoss BPMS v6.4. Introduction One of nice capabilities of the Red Had BPMS […]

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Protecting your Red Hat Mobile Apps with Red Hat SSO

This post demonstrates how you can protect your mobile apps and adding Open ID Connect based single sign on by integrating Red Hat Mobile with Red Hat SSO. The adapters provided by the Keycloak upstream project can be used for handing over user authentication to Red Hat SSO instead of building your own OIDC clients. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]