A recap of the Apama Advent Calendar of articles

On December 1, 2021, ‘someone’ (cough, cough) decided, having just opened the first door of our family advent calendars at home, that it would be “fun” to produce a kind of informational “advent calendar” providing a short article series of brief tips, tricks, hints, and reminders of information relating to the Apama Streaming Analytics platform from Software AG and the Community.

Our goal was to have one article each workday (Monday-Friday) from the 1st of December until Christmas Eve (maybe with a couple of special bonus weekend articles to help get it all flowing).

We wanted the content to be diverse, informative, and progressive, helping to introduce a novice or intermediate reader to Apama Streaming Analytics. Of course, we also had the idea of ending with something fun in the final article, like opening the last door of a real calendar.

Below you will find a table of the articles and the content “levels.” Just one of the articles, for Thursday, December 23, is nontechnical in content and instead rediscovers several use cases related to environmental issues. Other than that one day, we cover all the basics and the more commonly used aspects of Apama, particularly when it is used as a component of, or in conjunction with, our market focus around Cumulocity IoT.

Level Article subject Date
Beginner Finding information about Apama Wed 1 Dec 2021
Beginner Apama anywhere from multi-cloud to ThinEdge Thu 2 Dec 2021
Beginner Apama for domain experts Fri 3 Dec 2021
Beginner Apama fundamental concepts Sat 4 Dec 2021 (Bonus!)
Beginner Apama CLI tooling Sun 5 Dec 2021 (Bonus!)
Beginner Apama EPL fundamentals Mon 6 Dec 2021
Beginner / Intermediate Apama logging Tue 7 Dec 2021
Intermediate Apama Connectivity Wed 8 Dec 2021
Intermediate Apama and automated testing Thu 9 Dec 2021
Beginner Apama Development Environments Fri 10 Dec 2021
Weekend Sat 11 Dec 2021
Weekend Sun 12 Dec 2021
Intermediate Apama in containers Mon 13 Dec 2021
Intermediate Deploying Apama projects Tue 14 Dec 2021
Beginner / Intermediate EPL in Cumulocity IoT Wed 15 Dec 2021
Intermediate / Advanced The Analytics Builder Block SDK and Custom Blocks Thu 16 Dec 2021
Advanced Enhancing Cloud Fieldbus using Apama Fri 17 Dec 2021
Weekend Sat 18 Dec 2021
Weekend Sun 19 Dec 2021
Advanced Using Connectivity Plugins in apama-ctrl Mon 20 Dec 2021
Intermediate EPL Stream Listeners Tue 21 Dec 2021
Intermediate The MemoryStore plugin Wed 22 Dec 2021
Use Cases Apama on planet Earth Thu 23 Dec 2021
Intermediate Apama Christmas Tree Lights Fri 24 Dec 2021

You can find all of these as well as any other related knowledge base articles here:
Latest Streaming-Analytics-Apama topics in Knowledge base - Software AG Tech Community & Forums

Phew! I must admit, having instigated the creation of such an advent calendar, I now understand why companies choose instead to do “12 days of Christmas.” :wink:

Many thanks to my coauthors, Harald, Mario, Nick, Bevan, and Louise.

We hope you find this collection of articles helpful. Don’t forget there are also a large number of blog posts over on www.apamacommunity.com, and you can ask questions or have discussions about Apama Streaming Analytics here in the Tech Communities Forum.


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