Red Hat are hosting a “Developer Day” at London South Bank University on the 1st of November. The day’s sessions cover various aspects of development using Red Hat supported technologies including developing to target multiple RHEL versions, using KVM for application virtualisation, and the OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
The event has a big focus on development in the cloud, largely around RedHat’s OpenShift platform which is a rival to VMWare’s Cloud Foundry. What’s interesting is that these products are both open source, and both from companies who are part of the OpenStack Foundation. OpenStack is an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service system (akin to Amazon’s EC2), on which either of these PaaS solutions can be run. This is a great example of how co-operation between competitors in key areas can still provide plenty of scope for competition in their products.
Unfortunately I can’t make it along to the Red Hat Developer Day as I’m already at another event, but if you want to go along you can find out more details on the website, and you can get a 20% discount on attendance with the code RedHat20.