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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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Secure apps on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service with Let's Encrypt wildcard certificatesIn my recent post I explained how I enable SSL for Cloud Foundry apps on IBM Cloud with my own custom domain. Today, I focus on securing apps running in Docker containers in the Kubernetes service on IBM Cloud.The good news is that I only had to follow what is written in the documentation and in my …
Now on GitHub: Understand and build chatbots the easy wayRecently, I posted about a then upcoming Meetup and my talk about chatbots. Here is a quick follow-up. To compile stuff for that presentation and some other upcoming talks, I created a GitHub repository "chatbot-talk2018". I has lots of links to get started and to deepen understanding around chatbot…
Extended: Manage and interact with Watson Assistant from the command lineRemember my blog posts about how to manage Watson Assistant from the command line and how to test context for a conversation? Well, that tool did not work well for server actions which I used in this tutorial on building database-driven Slackbot. The good news is that I found time to extend my comma…
How to: Enable Let's Encrypt SSL wildcard certificates for your IBM Cloud appsPrivate data - securedEarly last year, I wrote about how to improve security for your custom domains on IBM Cloud. I pointed out that I was using the bluemix-letsencrypt wrapper for Cloud Foundry app to generate and retrieve SSL certificates issued by Let's Encrypt. Today, I am going to introduce yo…
Learn about chatbots at upcoming IBM Cloud MeetupLearn how to chat at the MeetupWant to quickly and easily build a chatbot, integrate it with Slack, Facebook Messenger or other platforms? Connect the bot with a database? Join me at the IBM Cloud Developers in Stuttgart Meetup on July 17th for an introduction, hands-on session and discussion. And t…
Enable Botkit Middleware for Watson Assistant for serverless actionsSlack chatbot with Watson AssistantLast week I blogged about using Botkit Middleware to create a Watson-powered database interface. I pointed to a tutorial demonstrating a Slack chatbot for a SQL database (Db2). I described that it is relatively simple to replace the Conversation connector with Botk…
DeDUG-Treffen in Ehningen / Db2 User Group meeting near StuttgartDb2 User Group MeetingRemember the last German Db2 User Group (DeDUG) meetings at IBM in Munich (April) and at Fiducia GAD in Karlsruhe (January)? Or not? Anyway, get ready for an educative meeting with great networking. The next Db2 meeting is coming up this June 29th. IBM is going to host the user…
Use BotKit Middleware to create Watson-powered database interfaceChatbot anyone?Few months back, I introduced you to a tutorial for a database-drive Slackbot. In the tutorial I used the Conversation connector to hook up IBM Watson Assistant to Slack as a chatbot. Did you know that you can reuse the code and utilize BotKit and IBM Watson BotKit Middleware to imple…
Securing your Python app with OpenID Connect (OIDC)Authorized access only using OpenID ConnectSome weeks back I introduced to a tutorial on how to analyse GitHub traffic. The tutorial combines serverless technology and Cloud Foundry to automatically retrieve statistics and store them in Db2. The data can then be accessed and analyzed using a Python …
June 2018 Edition: Latest IBM Cloud news and links (Db2 included)IBM Cloud newsIt's been a while since my last news compilation. Here is a collection of news interesting links related to IBM Cloud from the past few weeks:I always recommend to regularly go over the "What's new in IBM Cloud" page in the IBM Cloud docs.Something announced this week is a major expans…