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Henrik Loeser: Thoughts on IT, Life, DB2, and More

IT Professional (IBM), Information Management Architect / DB2 pureXML / Database Kernel Developer, spent 7 years living in California (Bay Area), now back in Germany, living in a passive house in Friedrichshafen

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Impressions from Zeppelin flightZeppelin flightRecently, I had the opportunity to fly on a Zeppelin NT, the kind of Zeppelin I had blogged about before. The 6+ hour flight was a once in a lifetime opportunity because it could not be booked. It took as from Bonn Hangelar (EDKB) to Friedrichshafen (EDNY). Our journey started with a …
Use a custom domain, manage TLS certificates and apply e2e security to cloud appEnd to end security for a cloud app on IBM CloudWell, that title is a little bit long and ugly, but it basically describes what I wanted to tell you about today. A while ago, I blogged that my team published a tutorial "Apply end to end security to a cloud application". It demonstrates how to use se…
BYOK to encrypt Kubernetes secrets on IBM CloudAdd Key ProtectFew days ago, it was announced that IBM Cloud Key Protect integrates with the Kubernetes Service. It means that cluster secrets such as service credentials, TLS certificate information and other confidential information can be encrypted using a managed root key. That root key is eithe…
Db2 Node.js and Python drivers and ORMI am back from the Db2 Aktuell conference with my talk about Db2 app development and IBM Cloud. One of the many questions I received since then is about where to find the Db2 drivers for Node.js and Python. What type of ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) libraries are supported? Let me briefly answer t…
More tricks for building chatbots with IBM Watson AssistantHave you heard? New tips and tricks!If you are building chatbots with IBM Watson Assistant (Conversation), then you might have already stumbled over my collection of tips and tricks or my command line tool for testing chatbots. Earlier today I updated the tips and tricks and added section on collect…
Cloud app development with Db2 - Db2 Aktuell ConferenceDb2 Aktuell conference in GermanyNext week I will give a talk at the Db2 Aktuell conference in Berlin, Germany. My presentation is about developing Db2 applications in a cloud environment. Regardless whether you are new to "cloud apps" or to Db2 application development, there is always something to …
Tutorial on how to apply end to end security to a cloud applicationBefore you head out to the weekend I wanted to point you to a new cloud security tutorial. If you read this at the beginning of your week: What a great start... ;-)Did you ever wonder how different security services work together to secure a cloud application? In the new tutorial we useIBM Cloud Act…
Upcoming Db2 events for the German and European crowdUpcoming Db2 eventsAre you back from vacation and need to get an overview of upcoming Db2 related Events? Here we go.Db2 Aktuell: Already this September 24-26 in Berlin, the conference offers tracks on Db2 on the mainframe and Db2 LUW. You can proof your knowledge and get certified. There is a "brin…
Db2: Some Friday Fun with XML and SQL recursionRecursion is fun!?Right now, Michael Tiefenbacher and I have to prepare our joint talk "Some iterations over recursion" for the IDUG Db2 Tech Conference in Malta 2018. The title of our talk promises some fun, coding up some of the sample SQL already is. Yesterday and this morning I tested a little …
IBM Cloud and Db2 News - August 2018 EditionCatch up with newsThis Summer I have been away few days here and there. Once back, I tried to catch up with changes for IBM Cloud and its services as well as with Db2. Here are links to what I considered noteworthy (and read so far...): Db2 (for Linux, UNIX, and Windows) recently saw some fix pack…