Author Archives | Shane K Johnson

About Shane K Johnson

Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat Inc.

2014 Red Hat JBoss Expert Panel

October 24, 2013

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I’ve been tossing around the idea of organizing a discussion and whiteboarding event anchored by Eric Schabell, Keeny Peeples, and myself. The three of us have a hands-on background that includes solution architecture and consulting, and together, we provide subject matter expertise for the entire Red Hat JBoss middleware portfolio:
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Server Side Web Frameworks, The Last Stand

October 16, 2013

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I’m a fan of client / server architecture. I believe that…

  • the front end should be limited to the presentation tier
  • the back end should be limited to the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should be separate from the logic / data tiers
  • the presentation tier should integrate with the logic / data tiers

I believe that the front end, the presentation tier, should be executed on the client and that the back end, the logic / data tier, should be executed on the server.
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The Fall of Server Side Web Frameworks

October 8, 2013

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I am a champion of front end development.

I am a back end developer.

I can do front end development, and I have, but I would prefer not to. It is not an efficient use of my time. I can spend a day developing the foundation for an enterprise application, or I can spend a day troubleshooting a minor user interface issue. A front end developer can spend a day developing the foundation for a mobile user interface, or they can spend a day troubleshooting a minor persistence issue.

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The beginning of the end of web containers?

October 2, 2013

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Is this the beginning of the end of web containers (i.e. servlet containers)?

For years, I preferred running Tomcat. It was easy. To install, extract the files. It was fast. It took seconds to start, and it took seconds to deploy a web application.

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Accelerate innovation with open source. Be Social.

October 1, 2013

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If the key to innovation is creativity and the key to creativity is collaboration, the key to innovation is collaboration. The value of open source lies not within the software, but within the community. The open source community fosters collaboration, and collaboration accelerates innovation.

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Job Opening: Middleware Data Specialist

September 25, 2013

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Red Hat is looking for a middleware specialist in distributed data and data virtualization / federation to join the sales team. To be more specific, Red Hat is looking for someone with hands-on experience with Infinispan (JBoss Data Grid) and / or Teiid (JBoss Data Services Platform). In addition, knowledge and hands-on experience with competitive and complimentary products (e.g. NoSQL / big data platforms) is welcome.

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Need to meet business priorities? Accelerate development.

September 19, 2013

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The business priorities may include increasing enterprise growth, delivering operational results, accelerating innovation, and increasing satisfaction.

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How can the right middleware help meet these priorities?

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Improve Uptime, Security, and Efficiency of Java Applications

September 11, 2013

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Red Hat and Straveda will be delivering a webinar tomorrow on Red Hat JBoss Operation Network.


You know that middleware is essential to keep your business running smoothly. But are you getting the most out of your middleware? Red Hat JBoss Operations Network can help you manage, simplify, and control your Red Hat middleware platforms and applications.

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Poll Results: Do you have a data grid?

September 10, 2013

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I created a poll last October: Do you have a data grid?

I removed it in July after creating two new polls, but here are the results.

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PaaS: OpenShift, Architecture, and Success

September 10, 2013

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Next week, Matt Hicks and Bill DeCoste will be delivering a webinar on how to design and deploy applications to the cloud.


How to design code for the cloud and enjoy the benefits of PaaS

Designing and coding cloud-ready applications is essential to your business’ future success. So take advantage of the resources you have. Letting your developers use their existing skills can help you meet your growing application-development needs.

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