Three years at Red Hat
A couple of weeks ago (end of October 2022) marked my third year as a Red Hatter. You can read more about my first and second years as a Red Hatter in my previous posts.
I'm three years into this journey and still can't believe I'm part of this organization I've admired since my teenage years for its commitment to free software and the values it represents. I feel extremely lucky to be able to work on open source and hope I'll continue to do so in the coming years.
A magnificent year
Another year went by at an incredible speed. Following are the main highlights of my personal achievements and milestones of the projects I maintain. Maybe not all of these are interesting to you, but they sure help me realize what my team and I were able to achieve during this period.
This year we released 5 new versions of Eclipse JKube. Our main goal last year was to release the new Kubernetes and OpenShift Gradle Plugins preview. This year we finally graduated them and they now provide feature parity with the Maven plugins and are production-ready.
This year's coolest new feature is the new Kubernetes Remote Development which allows you to live-code an application from your local machine while being able to interact with the rest of Kubernetes services. Check out the official documentation to learn more about it.
We also took part in this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) by mentoring two students who each completed a project. I'd like this opportunity to congratulate Bhargavi and Anurag and thank them for their contributions.
I'm very happy with what we've accomplished this year as a team and as a community, and I'm looking forward to seeing what we'll be able to achieve next year.
Fabric8 Kubernetes Client
The Fabric8 Kubernetes Client saw 22 releases this year, including a new major version (6.0) which was made generally available (GA) in July.
One of the things that makes me prouder about this year in the Fabric8 project is the number of community contributions. I'd say that around 80-90% of the work and contributions on the project this year were community-driven and provided either by other teams at Red Hat or completely external contributors.
This year I've been really busy working on my first book so I couldn't speak as much as last year.
These are some of the events I took part in:
- Valencia JUG 2022-03-30: Kubernetes for Java developers workshop
- EclipseCon 2022-10-26: Eclipse JKube - What's up, Doc?
My first book
At the end of last year, a team from Packt proposed me to author a book for them. I'm the kind of person who likes challenges and rarely rejects an opportunity, so early this year I embarked on in this adventure. After many months of hard work and spending most of my free time writing the book, I can now say that I'm an author.
The book is titled "Full Stack Quarkus and React" and guides you through the process of building a complete application from scratch using Quarkus and React, through adding crucial features such as persistence, security, or tests, all the way down to deploying it to the cloud.