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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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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…
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…