I will be speaking at CODE in New York!

Stay tuned for more details, but my presentation about Kubernetes was accepted for the CODE conference 2018 in New York City, March 8th. That is of course fantastic news 🙂

In more detail: I will present about the evolution of containers. From Docker, to Swarm, to container orchestrations systems, Kubernetes and managed Kubernetes (such as Oracle Container Engine or others). At the end I guess you will agree that Kubernetes is great and getting better every day, but you won’t like to manage your own Kubernetes cluster. Interesting enough, Bob Quillin summarised my CODE presentation as the new Oracle strategy really well.

Oracle CODE New York

Of course we will have a lot fun fun live coding with Mini, the Raspi cluster again. I plan to demo the setup of the cluster, service deployment, load balancing, failover etc. All this live on stage with hopefully a really big screen for the projection.

New DZone publication: Serverless with Fn Project on Kubernetes

Today I realised that my Serverless with Fn on Kubernetes article was published on DZone. That is great news. Not sure why, but I didn’t pay too much attention to DZone but realised lately that so many good content is published there. E.g. check out the refcards!

Flashback Monday: WebLogic in the Cloud

Just rediscovered this DOAG article written in German over half a decade ago. What has changed for you?


ReadyApp Framework for WebLogic: Good fit for Kubernetes

Oracle and CNCF

Oracle joined the CNCF in 2017. So it doesn’t come as a big surprise that at least since Open World 2017 you can observe the overall trend towards cloud native applications in the Oracle application space. The move towards integration Oracle Fusion Middleware and Kubernetes is for sure an important part of this movement.

WebLogic / Deployments and ReadyApp Framework

There is ongoing work to make WebLogic ready for Kubernetes. I will write about some more details later this year, however an interesting step is the ReadyApp Framework for WebLogic.

The ReadyApp framework helps load balancers to detect server readiness by providing a reliable health-check URL. Also EAR-based or WAR-based application can register with the framework by adding a single line to the application’s WebLogic deployment descriptor.

WebLogic and Kubernetes Readiness Probe

When running WebLogic on K8s the ReadyApp Framework feature becomes useful e.g. if you integrate it with the Kubernetes Readiness Probe. This way K8s will able to know that WebLogic and its applications is indeed functional (and not only that the Docker container was started).

ReadyApp Framework and JCS

If your use case isn’t WebLogic on K8s, obviously ReadyApp Framework makes sense as well. It can be used with JCS or on-premises.

What’s hot? Tech Trends That Made a Real Difference in 2017

At Java One 2017 I had the pleasure to be interviewed in a podcast with industry legends such as Chris Richardson, Lucas Jellema and others:

“In order to get a sense of what’s happening on the street, we gathered a group of highly respected software developers, recognized leaders in the community, crammed them into a tiny hotel room in San Francisco (they were in town to present sessions at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld), tossed in a couple of microphones, and asked them to talk about the technologies that actually had an impact on their work over the past year. The resulting conversation is lively, wide-ranging, often funny, and insightful from start to finish. Listen for yourself.”

For those who care, this was last year’s interview about “The Role of the Cloud Architect”.