The fabric8 guys goes to London for full-day open microservices event

In the summer 2015 Red Hat hosted a microservices event in London, which I previously blogged about. This event was a success and all seats was booked. So we promised to do the event again. Recently we visited New York for a similar event that was packed as well.

So in the first weed of December the fabric8 guys is going to London for the Red Hat Microservices Day. Red Hat is hosting a all day event titled Microservices Developer Day on December 3rd 2015 at London South Bank University.

You can find the full agenda, location and how to register from the website.

So if you are interested to hear what is the latest from Apache Camel, hawtio, fabric8, apiman, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift3 et all then there is a lot of content presented on that day.

The fabric8 guys works in the upstream communities so you will hear no product or marketing pitch from us, its all the real fun stuff what happens in the true open source developer communities.

We enjoy hearing what you guys are doing and what its the good, bad and ugly with the technology. After these events we usually have a task list with some items to improve the projects or a issue that was of a matter to a number of people, so we re-gained focus on that matter to fix/improve it.

If you want to keep in touch with what happens with fabric8 and what the fabric8 guys is hacking on, then I suggest to follow us on medium - https://medium.com/fabric8-io and as well check out our fabric8 website.

Some of the projects that fabric8 already integrates and provides out of the box
For example James Rawlings recently posted a blog and video about the latest work on our CI/CD story with fabric8 on kubernetes. Its really awesome how different technologies and projects can run seamless and well integrated on the platform, installed by a single click.


Using Camel commands to manage a Spring Boot Camel application

So its friday and I though I could do a quick video recoding of a new feature coming in Apache Camel 2.17.

Thanks to community contribution we have the Camel commands ported to work with Spring Boot. That means you can just add camel-spring-boot and hack your Camel routes and whatnot, and included you get the Camel commands.

To use the Camel commands you need to enable the Spring shell, which is just to add a dependency


Then when you run spring-boot then it has shell enabled out of the box. You can then SSH into the JVM of the spring-boot and use its shell to manage it. And in there you now have the camel commands as well.

The video shows all this in action.

And you can try yourself with the camel-example-spring-boot which we ship in the Apache Camel release. All this will be in the Camel 2.17 release which is expected in Q1 2016 (may slip into start of Q2).

The link to the video is here.


I am presenting Apache Camel in Copenhagen next week

Next week I am going home to Denmark, to present Apache Camel in general and then a 2nd part that is focused around developing micro services with Camel, and running those in Docker containers in a Kubernetes platform. And all of that becomes easier for developers with the help from the tools and services we provide in the fabric8 project.

The event takes place on tuesday 17th november in the afternoon. There is three sessions, where Jakob Bendsen and Christian Damsgaard will talk about APIs and RESTful services with Camel.

The agenda, location, and how to register is all provided by Javagruppen, whom is organizing the event.

You can find the details here.

After all the talks there is pizza and beverages. Hope you have the time to stay, as I loved to hear war stories from the fields, and potentially news about where Camel's are in use. I have also some great stories about where Camel are in use you may not know or realize how a prominent role it plays in so many companies and public sections around the globe

The location was initially in Glostrup, but the event was quickly sold out (its free to attend for Javagruppen members) in less than 12 hours. So Region Hovedstaden was quick to save the day and provide a bigger location.

PS: The event takes place at Region Hovedstaden, Center for It, Medico og Telefoni, where I in the past had worked as a consultant. It's great to be back for a day. Hope to see familiar faces at the event. Region Hovedstaden is a long time Apache Camel user.