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Join us at our next JBUG Scotland event on the 11th of November 2015 where James Rawlings, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat will discuss Microservices in the main session.


Microservices with James Rawlings, Principal Engineer, Red Hat
With the hype and focus on Microservices, James will discuss some of the technical and social challenges we face in adopting them and discuss the effects of the way we work. We will look at how Kubernetes has changed the way we can approach Microservices as well as developing for the Cloud.


This session will explore how fabric8 has evolved to provide a platform that supports not only the development of microservices but also working with them, taking an idea from inception right through to running in a live environment with the help of an integrated CD solution.


With popular trends such as DevOps, we know that it is more about the culture of an organization that will give you greater agility and chance of success. Being able to communicate effectively with your cross functional teams increases productivity, reduces social conflicts, and establishes the all important feedback loops.


We will look at how fabric8 provides out-of-the-box integration for hosted git services in Gogs, as well as agile project management with Taiga and social tools such as Lets Chat and Slack, to enable intelligent, extendable ChatOps automation using Hubot, while providing a platform that is designed for the new age microservices team.


About James Rawlings, Principal Engineer, Red Hat
James is a software engineer who works on the fabric8 open source project.  James is focused on enabling teams to be more productive and deliver value faster.


Lightning Sessions
If you are interested in presenting a Lightning Session (a short talk – 10 mins max about a topic of special interest) then we want to hear from you!


If you would like to attend please email


The programme will begin at 17.15 and run until 19.30 on the 11th of November 2015 and include complimentary pizza and drinks.


Sopra Steria Office, Orchard Brae House, Orchard Brae House, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS
Tel: 0131 332 3311

Come along to our next event where Eric D. Schabell, JBoss technology evangelist for Integration and BPM products at Red Hat, will lead a hands-on workshop session.  We’ll be running the same session, two nights in a row (choose either Edinburgh on 4th March or Glasgow on 5th March) and both are free to attend.


Rule the World – Practical Rules & BPM Development
In this workshop you will get a chance to do just that, unlock the power of business rules engines and business processing for your development projects. Eric will take you through it all step-by-step, building rules, domain specific languages, using the wizards and editors that the JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite provide to create your own rules or process project.


You will have a choice in this workshop between an online web shop project or an HR employee rewards process project.
Make sure to bring your laptop as this is a hands-on experience that will take you from nothing to a fully working rules or process experience with JBoss open source software.
No experience in rules or processes is required.  You will be guided by the experienced speaker and go home ready to apply what you have learned in your own projects.


If you would like to attend please email specifying if you would like to attend the Edinburgh Event on 4th March or the Glasgow event on 5th March. The events are free to attend.


The programme will begin at 17.15 and run until around 19.30 and include complimentary drinks and buffet.

Edinburgh Venue
Sopra Steria Office, Orchard Brae House, Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 332 3311

Glasgow Venue
TBC (City Centre)

Eric D. Schabell will open the first JBUG Scotland in Glasgow with a Rules and BPM Development workshop. Save the date - 5th March, Glasgow.  More details to follow

Save the date.  Details to follow

Join us at our next JBUG Scotland event where open source integration expert and one of the original creators of Fuse, James Strachan, will join us and cover the following in the main session:

  • Overview of Fuse & Camel along with a demo
  • Showcase use cases i.e. how do you go from using Camel on the desktop to provisioning it in the Cloud
  • Demos - a focus on those deploying projects and/or simulating a production environment
  • A quick overview on Fuse Service Works

Lightning Sessions
If you are interested in presenting a Lightning Session (a short talk – 10 mins max about a topic of special interest) then we want to hear from you!

Registration -

To book your place please email

CKAN for Open Data, Clément Mouchet, Sopra


Abstract submitted for this Lightning Session (2)

Recent budgetary and regulatory pressure have highlighted Open Data as a potentially efficient way to maximise the value data, encourage re-use and drive innovation.

CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network)  is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. It has quickly become the world’s leading open-source data portal platform, adopted by most open governments and public bodies providing an Open Data portal, including the UK Cabinet Office with


This talk will provide an overview of CKAN’s features: how it has been designed to be extended and how it can be customised to integrate with your existing infrastructure and services to maximise the value of your data, either by using it as an Open Data portal, or internally as an information hub.

Presentations attached from our last JBUG Scotland community event.

Introduction to Openshift - Ian Lawson

Senior Solution Architect/TechLead Red Hat Public Sector UK


  • OSE Technical Deck (OSE overview)
  • OSE2 new features for OSE2.0

Here is a short abstract on Lightning Session I


Building on the introduction to OpenShift from the main talk, David Meikle from Categorize Limited will present a short lighting talk on getting started with Apache Solr in OpenShift.  Providing a (very) quick tour of Apache Solr and its ecosystem as well as the problems the products solve, he will help you get them up and running on OpenShift so you can leverage search in your solutions whilst exploring some of the key aspects of OpenShift along the way.

Check out the slides from our event on Thursday 30th January in Edinburgh


  • Main session - Postgres Plus and JBoss, Mark Jones, Enterprise DB
  • Lightning Session - 1 - A lightning Introduction to noSQL, Iain MacLeod
  • Lightning Session - 2 - Worldcup Sweepstake to OpenShift, Neil Anderson


Why not get involved?  If you have a topic for a Lightning Session (10mins max) then let us know.


See you at the next event!

Postgres Plus and JBoss – A powerful open source solution

Mark Jones from Enterprise DB will examine what Postgres and Postgres Plus advanced server have to offer the open source ideals, including Postgres Plus Resources for JBoss Developers


Lightning Sessions
The programme will also feature Lightning Sessions (10mins max – presentations on areas of special interest).

Let us know if you would like to present a Lightning Session.


The programme will run from 17.00 until around 19.30 with complimentary drinks and buffet.


To register please contact:
Danielle Honoré
Tel: 0131 311 4959


Sopra Group Office, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 2HS
Tel: 0131 332 3311


More details to follow

The next JBUG Scotland event will take place on 30th January in Sopra Group's Orchard Brae House office, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS

Starting at 17.00


More details to follow

Thanks to everyone who attended the last JBUG event on Weds 28th August, and speakers Pete Muir, principal software engineer for Red Hat and Derek Howlett, senior technical architect for Red Hat.


This time we only have slides to share from Derek's Introductory session as Pete Muir's 'The JBoss Way' was primarily a technical demo.

Richard Hands from Sopra Group also did a demo on the OptaPlanner tool as a Lightning Session - so no slides from him either


We'll hopefully be running another session later this year in November, so watch this space!

We are having to move the planned date for the next JBUG Scotland Event due to speaker diary conflicts.  Please note the next event will not take place on 5th September but we will confirm a new date in the next week.  Thanks

The next JBoss User Group (JBUG) Scotland event will be held on Wednesday 8th May. The event is free to attend and will bring together a group of people with a common interest in Enterprise Java Middleware and JBoss software.


This is the second in a series of events that will give the JBoss community in Scotland the chance to meet in an informal atmosphere, discuss a wide variety of topics and share their experience.

Programme & Timings
Speaker, Mark Little (VP Engineering, Red Hat) will discuss the following: Red Hat Platform Strategy including Deep Dives on EAP, EWS, JON & OpenShift; this will be followed by a Q&A discussion session with Mark and some ‘Lightning Sessions’ (10 mins max) on specialist topics. 

If you would like to do a Lightning session let us know on the email below or via the JBUG Scotland Community (details on how to join below).


The programme will run from 5pm to 8pm, followed by complimentary buffet, beer and soft drinks.


Sopra Group, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS


To book your place please visit


This will be a great opportunity to network with colleagues with similar interests from right across Scotland.

The next JBUG Scotland meeting is scheduled for 8th of May starting around 5PM.