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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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Db2 2 V11.1 Mod Pack4 and Fix Pack 4 is availableNew Db2 Mod / Fix PackThe latest product update for Db2 is out, Mod Pack 4 and Fix Pack 4. You can read about the new features (because it is a Mod Pack) in this Mod Pack and Fix Pack Updates document. Here are some of the focus areas:There are several improvements to High Availability when using HA…
IBM Cloud: The 5 minute barebone news chatbotNews chatbot with Watson AssistantDo you have 5 minutes and want to build a really simple news chatbot? I tried this yesterday with IBM Cloud and the Watson Assistant and Discovery services. The result is on GitHub in my repository watson-chatbot-discovery-news. It utilizes my Watson Conversation To…
Incorporate Git and IBM Cloud information into BASH command promptMany of you know that I love to use the command line. Because my day to day work includes interfacing IBM Cloud and GitHub, I have changed the BASH configuration to include related information into the command prompt. Here is what I did and how it looks like.I added the following lines to my ".bashr…
IBM Watson Assistant: Chatbot tool now supports testing client actionsTest your chatbotAre you (already) using the Watson Conversation Tool I wrote? There is good news because I added support for testing client side actions. As you might know, IBM Watson Assistant features both client and server side actions to enhance responses with data from external services. In a …
Automated reports with IBM Cloud Functions, Db2 and SlackGitHub Traffic AnalyticsOne of my (many) favorite IBM Cloud solution tutorials is about combining serverless and Cloud Foundry for data retrieval and analytics. I blogged about it and described how an automated IBM Cloud Functions action retrieves GitHub statistics and stores them in Db2. Using an e…
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…