April 24, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS – Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Lab 8 Create RuleFlow Process)

We are back with this weeks episode in the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop series. In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products. Each week we will push out the […]

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April 20, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS – Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Lab 7 Create Guided Decision Tables)

We are back with this weeks episode in the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop series. In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products. Each week we will push out the […]

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April 18, 2014

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Red Hat Summit in San Francisco – all things JBoss, xPaaS, and baseball

This week was full of Summit fun down in San Francisco with my sessions and workshops around xPaaS, JBoss BRMS, and JBoss BPM Suite.

Now that the dust has settled I can take a look back and show you some of the excitement that you might have missed.

JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite Lab

First off, the weather was great with warm pre-summer days and cool evenings making the various events we walked to a pleasure.

We often stopped on a hill to take in the view or snap a picture of the park, a sunset, or just enjoy sunshine on our face after the harsh winter.

The Summit kicked off with the renowned JBoss Keynote, where Burr Sutter and company again rocked out an exciting and intriguing demo of our technology.

This time they featured the integration of OpenShift, Fuse, and JBoss BPM Suite in a provocative mix of JBoss technology.

I spend a lot of time at the booth, talking with attendees, demoing the newest JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite products, helping out at the OpenShift pods with bpmPaaS demos, and whiteboarding.

Whiteboarding at booth

Between all of that I gave a two hours JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite lab which I am slowly releasing to the public week by week starting you off on building the JBoss Cool Store. This was packed and many stayed on to work on this even though I had to leave the room for the next lab sessions that were waiting in the hall.

That evening I headed with a group of friends to the local ballpark (if you know me, you know that is where I eventually end up every chance I get)to watch the Dodgers play the Giants, with hot dogs for dinner and extra innings win it could not have been more fun!

The last day I had a session that I gave jointly with Andrew Blok on JBoss xPaaS and OpenShift where he also showcased his newly released OpenShift mobile application.

After all of that, it was time to have a final dinner with colleagues and some of the new friends that were made this week. We laughed, said our goodbyes, and I look forward to seeing them all again next year.

If you missed the keynote live feed, we have some video links you can enjoy that let you view sessions, keynotes, and breakout sessions. More will be coming online every day.

General sessions and keynotes: 

Here is a short impression of the Summit week as I experienced it.

April 17, 2014

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Red Hat OpenShift bpmPaaS – JBoss BPM Suite in the Cloud

Are you ready for BPM in the Cloud?

The fully cloud enabled JBoss BPM Suite is now available on OpenShift as a bpmPaaS cartridge.

We have not been idle in the background as this was developed and have put together some automated cartridge installation projects that kick start you with pre-loaded demo projects.

First you need to have an account on OpenShift Origin, which you then can upgrade for free to the Bronze level.

This gives you access to the creation of MEDIUM sized gears which you will need for the bpmPaaS instances you create.

After that you can then create a new application via the online web administration console, where at the bottom of the page you will find a text box labeled Code Anything.

This is a field where you can paste in one of the cartridge definitions we provide in the projects listed below. Just follow each projects readme file instructions and you will be up and running a full bpmPaaS based on JBoss BPM Suite in a matter of minutes.

The projects available for you to try out are listed here:

For your viewing pleasure we have walked through the first installation and import of a demo project for you, a video of a little over 7 and half minutes:

April 14, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS – Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Lab 6 Create Technical Rules (DRL))

We are back with this weeks episode in the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop series.

In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products.

Each week we will push out the next installment of this workshop that will lead you through building an online retail web shopping cart application, leveraging rules, events, and a rule-flow.

This project is available as a completed project called the Cool Store Demo, but we thought it would be interesting to help you build this application from scratch.

The second half of the workshop will be taking you through the same type of exercise, but with the JBoss BPM Suite, where you will put together an application that leverages a process, integrates rules, leverages human tasks, allows you to design your own forms, and much more.

Technical Rule (DRL)

Last week we created a guided rules and leveraged our domain specific language (DSL).

This week you will be shown how to expand the Cool Store project with technical rules (DRL) with help of the DRL Editor.

The weeks following will feed you a new set of exercises to help you to the next stage of development as you watch your very own Cool Store rise from the ground up.

All of the workshop materials will be hosted online with the help of OpenShift, so all you need is a browser to follow along.

You do not need to be a Java developer, as this workshop focuses on only the online product web dashboard experience as an analyst would interact with the product. The only technical deviation from this will be the initial installation of the product, but we have detailed instructions and it is a three step process that should not take you more than a few minutes.

So what are you waiting for?

Get started creating the Cool Store technical rules (DRL).

If you missed previous episodes of this workshop, you can backtrack to catch up.

Series Table of Contents:

  1. The introduction and installation of JBoss BRMS
  2. Creating a new project
  3. Creating a domain model
  4. Creating a Domain Specific Language (DSL)
  5. Creating Guided Rules

Be sure to keep an eye out for next weeks release of the following article which will bring you a step closer to completing your very own Cool Store.

Note: if for some reason the online materials are not available, feel free to contact me.

April 9, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite Demo Projects Updated for 6.0.1.GA Product

JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite demo projects

Last week when the latest JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite products released version 6.0.1.GA we highlighted the new maven repository artifacts and how you can make use of them.

We did not sit still and have updated all the various JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite demo projects that you are so fond of using.

Each project demo contains a main readme file that points you to more documentation and previously published articles on that specific demo.

This list contains everything that is available on the newest version, but feel free to browse the tags for older versions of the products that were previously made available:

Enjoy the demos and let us know if you need or are missing anything. Bugs or feature requests can be pushed into the issues within each project.

April 7, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS – Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Lab 5 Create Guided Rules)

We are back with this weeks episode in the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop series.

In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products.

Each week we will push out the next installment of this workshop that will lead you through building an online retail web shopping cart application, leveraging rules, events, and a rule-flow.

This project is available as a completed project called the Cool Store Demo, but we thought it would be interesting to help you build this application from scratch.

The second half of the workshop will be taking you through the same type of exercise, but with the JBoss BPM Suite, where you will put together an application that leverages a process, integrates rules, leverages human tasks, allows you to design your own forms, and much more.

Last week we created a domain specific language for your rules.

Cool Store Guided Rules

This week you will be shown how to expand the Cool Store project with guided rules using the provided tooling and one will leverage last weeks domain specific language (DSL).

The weeks following will feed you a new set of exercises to help you to the next stage of development as you watch your very own Cool Store rise from the ground up.

All of the workshop materials will be hosted online with the help of OpenShift, so all you need is a browser to follow along.

You do not need to be a Java developer, as this workshop focuses on only the online product web dashboard experience as an analyst would interact with the product. The only technical deviation from this will be the initial installation of the product, but we have detailed instructions and it is a three step process that should not take you more than a few minutes.

So what are you waiting for?

Get started creating the Cool Store guided rules.

If you missed previous episodes of this workshop, you can backtrack to catch up.

Series Table of Contents:

  1. The introduction and installation of JBoss BRMS 
  2. Creating a new project
  3. Creating a domain model
  4. Creating a Domain Specific Language (DSL)
  5. Creating Guided Rules

Be sure to keep an eye out for next weeks release of the following article which will bring you a step closer to completing your very own Cool Store.

Note: if for some reason the online materials are not available, feel free to contact me.

April 4, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite 6.0.1 Maven Repository POM Configuration

The new JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite was released yesterday bringing a lot of new improvements, fixes, and features.

One of the most exciting is the availability of a public facing maven repository based on these two products.

To get started with development using these new repositories in your projects, you will need to add the following to your project pom.xml file.

JBoss Maven Repo

This will get you rocking with the JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite product maven repositories in the JBoss Developer Studio in no time!

March 31, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS – Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Lab 4 Create a Domain Specific Language)

We are back with this weeks episode in the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop series.

In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products.

Each week we will push out the next installment of this workshop that will lead you through building an online retail web shopping cart application, leveraging rules, events, and a rule-flow.

This project is available as a completed project called the Cool Store Demo, but we thought it would be interesting to help you build this application from scratch.

The second half of the workshop will be taking you through the same type of exercise, but with the JBoss BPM Suite, where you will put together an application that leverages a process, integrates rules, leverages human tasks, allows you to design your own forms, and much more.

Last week we kicked it off with an introduction to the products, then get you started by installing the JBoss BRMS product (not provided, but available online), and creating your first project.

Creating the Cool Store Domain Specific Language

This week you will be shown how to expand the Cool Store project with a Domain Specific Language (DSL) that will allow your business users to create a rule using natural language.

The weeks following will feed you a new set of exercises to help you to the next stage of development as you watch your very own Cool Store rise from the ground up.

All of the workshop materials will be hosted online with the help of OpenShift, so all you need is a browser to follow along.

You do not need to be a Java developer, as this workshop focuses on only the online product web dashboard experience as an analyst would interact with the product. The only technical deviation from this will be the initial installation of the product, but we have detailed instructions and it is a three step process that should not take you more than a few minutes.

So what are you waiting for?

Get started creating the Cool Store Domain Specific Language (DSL).

If you missed previous episodes of this workshop, you can backtrack to catch up:

  1. The introduction
  2. The installation of JBoss BRMS 
  3. Creating a new project
  4. Creating a domain model

Be sure to keep an eye out for next weeks release of the following article which will bring you a step closer to completing your very own Cool Store.

Note: if for some reason the online materials are not available, feel free to contact me.

March 26, 2014

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Red Hat JBoss BRMS – Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Lab 3 Create a Domain Model)

We are back with this weeks episode in the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop series.

In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products.

Each week we will push out the next installment of this workshop that will lead you through building an online retail web shopping cart application, leveraging rules, events, and a rule-flow.

This project is available as a completed project called the Cool Store Demo, but we thought it would be interesting to help you build this application from scratch.

The second half of the workshop will be taking you through the same type of exercise, but with the JBoss BPM Suite, where you will put together an application that leverages a process, integrates rules, leverages human tasks, allows you to design your own forms, and much more.

Workbench domain modeler

Last week we kicked it off with an introduction to the products, then get you started by installing the JBoss BRMS product (not provided, but available online), and creating your first project.

This week you will be shown how to create your domain model using the workbench domain modeler component.

The weeks following will feed you a new set of exercises to help you to the next stage of development as you watch your very own Cool Store rise from the ground up.

All of the workshop materials will be hosted online with the help of OpenShift, so all you need is a browser to follow along.

You do not need to be a Java developer, as this workshop focuses on only the online product web dashboard experience as an analyst would interact with the product. The only technical deviation from this will be the initial installation of the product, but we have detailed instructions and it is a three step process that should not take you more than a few minutes.

So what are you waiting for?

This week: get started creating the Cool Store domain model.

If you missed previous episodes of this workshop, you can backtrack to catch up:

  1. The introduction
  2. The installation of JBoss BRMS
  3. Creating a new project

Be sure to keep an eye out for next weeks release of the following article which will bring you a step closer to completing your very own Cool Store.

Note: if for some reason the online materials are not available, feel free to contact me.

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