Some Pictures from Hack.IAA

Last week I attended Hack.IAA, a hackathon with a focus on Artifical Intelligence and Car-2-X Communication organized by DigitalLife@Daimler. 60 students had 24 hours to come up with new business models and innovative solutions. IBM provided access to the IBM Cloud and Watson and helped participants with technical questions. I had great discussions with the students and enjoyed the event. (more…)
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Running Cloud-Native Applications On-Premises

Cloud-native applications have a lot of advantages compared to monolithic architectures such as scalability and elasticity. Cloud-native platforms typically also provide services that developers can use without having to worry about infrastructure. These advantages are available in public clouds and now also in some private clouds which is important for companies with high data security and privacy requirements. (more…)
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Tool to manage all Bluemix CLIs

As a Bluemix developer you typically need to use several CLIs (command line interfaces). There is a specific CLI for Bluemix with multiple plugins to manage Bluemix applications and services. Additionally you can use third party CLIs like Docker, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry against Bluemix. (more…)
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Accessing Bluemix Services from Client-side Web Applications

Bluemix is IBM's cloud platform to build and host applications which can leverage more than 100 services, for example databases and cognitive services. The services provide APIs which require credentials. Applications which are hosted on Bluemix as Cloud Foundry apps or Docker containers can access these credentials from environment variables. This article describes how to invoke Bluemix services from client-side web applications. (more…)
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Angular Form Validations with Redux for multiple Routes

Many frontend applications require the extensive use of forms to allow users entering information. Angular supports various mechanisms to handle forms, but I've struggled to figure out how to handle validations of data on different pages/routes. Below is a pattern I've used based on Redux which doesn't leverage much of the Angular forms functionality but works very nicely for me. (more…)
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Introducing the Conversation Inspector for IBM Watson

My colleague Ansgar Schmidt and I have developed a new tool for developers to simplify building conversational user experiences with IBM Watson Conversation. The tool displays JSON data of REST API requests that is sent between applications and the Watson Conversation service and it allows developers to modify outgoing JSON messages. (more…)
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