Madrid Hackathon

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

In Madrid, in a cool location in the centre of the city, Red Hat sponsored a IoT hackathon, 3 groups used RHMAP (Red Hat Mobile Application Platform) to build their entry for the competition. Over the course of two days (19 – 20th November), 11 groups and 6 individuals battled to find out who could build the best application.  

Currently in software development the biggest challenge is integrating. A lot of what we do involves integrating with other platforms or libraries. Knowing how to integrate is important, so here I’m going to show how to integrate the Unified Push Server (UPS) with Feedhenry, for adding push notification support. To make things even easier we

There seems to have been an explosion in the use of the term “microservices” recently. I’ve been peripherally aware of the concept for some time now, but it seems it first came to light with a fantastic collection of thoughts by Martin Fowler[1] – some great reading on the topic.

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Mobile enterprise solutions are a growing trend for organizations looking to improve engagement with customers, partners and employees and maximize return from existing resources and systems. No surprise then that 451 Research’s recent research[1] reveals that more than half of companies surveyed plan to increase their mobile budgets in 2015. With many companies planning to hire developers it isn’t as simple as creating a new team from the existing IT division and redistributing job titles. Front-end mobile app development is different and isn’t for everyone.

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From complex to simple, from mega to micro, today we cannot imagine life without mobile apps. While there are examples of great success among consumer apps (dare I mention the much-referenced Angry Birds), for businesses trying to get more complex apps off the ground and tackle their app backlog, this can be far from reality.

Mobile heats up at Red Hat

Thursday, 15 January 2015 by

2015 is off to a great start for the mobile team here at Red Hat. We were thrilled to see FeedHenry by Red Hat ranked as the top enterprise Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) in an analysis by GigaOM Research published last week. Analyst Janakiram MSV describes unprecedented growth of mobile backend platforms over the last two

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2014: Fit for Mobile

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 by

With the year winding down, it’s interesting to look back at what I was doing to begin 2014. Digging into my calendar revealed that at the beginning of this year, I spent much of my time practicing persuasion.

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From Red Hat Corporate Communications         As 2014 comes to a close,  Red Hat executives and subject matter experts weighed in with their thoughts on what they expect to see happen in the world of tech in 2015. Red Hat has grouped predictions from these experts on many topics, including: Big data

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Web Scraping for Fun & Profit II

Monday, 08 December 2014 by

In my Web Scraping blog post, I described some simple ways to retrieve data from a web page using Node.js. This means of data retrieval proves useful when no API is available. Today, I’m going to describe similar techniques where reverse engineering & more complex authentication flows are involved to retrieve data. Authentication When we need to authenticate before viewing the data