Bulk import in a Cloudant database

After some issues with HR Assistant I was thinking it would be a good idea to create a separate database with only the Design documents as schema database. So I replicated all the documents from the original database to a brand new one and called it hrassistant_schema. After the successful replication I kept all only Read More

IBM InterConnect 2017 as a developer

As promised in a previous blogpost, I will zoom in on the technologies I have seen and used at IBM InterConnect I was surprised the amount of technical sessions at InterConnect. More then I then was expecting as lots of people told me It was all about middleware. Below my impression as a developer Open Read More

IBM InterConnect 2017 – something completely different

IBM InterConnect 2017 is over, I must say I totally enjoyed it. Lots of attendees, it was crowded everywhere, but it gave a good vibe.  I have met a lot of new people I heard that it was Lotusphere in the old days. I totally agree with the blog by Gabriella Davis, it is time Read More

Speaking of Las Vegas

In 1 week I will leave for my second trip to the USA for an IBM Conference. This time it will be IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas. Not only to attend, but also to speak again. A friend of my will join me on this trip. We will fly to Los Angeles and drive up Read More

My take on IBM Connect 2017

IBM Connect went to the west coast of the USA, to the famous Moscone Center in the middle of San Francisco. Last week I have attended and spoken at IBM Connect. Here are some thoughts about the event.   San Francisco I had visited San Francisco for 3 years as end point of our road Read More

First time speaking at IBM Connect in San Francisco

After a long period on the sessions waitlist, I received an email that my session is approved, in the end. It will my first time speaking at IBM Connect/Lotusphere, so I am looking forward to it. My session will be about the HR Assistant application, which was the winner of the IBM Development Competition 2016. #1129 Read More

My abstract has been accepted for IBM InterConnect 2017

Yesterday I received an email from the IBM InterConnect 2017 team with the message that my abstract has been accepted. Wow, was stunned, and happy and a little bit ‘scared’…….. When the news is setting in, I was thinking of the next steps. I already made the registration, next housing and flights. And of course Read More

I will be speaking at Sutol 2016 in Prague

Yesterday I received an email that my session has been accepted for the upcoming Sutol Conference in Prague. It is the first time I will be at SUTOL, so I am looking forward to it. I heard some very good things about this conference.   Hope to see you in Prague next month, may be Read More

Heads up for Salesforces Trailhead

Lately I noticed the increasing demand of Salesforce developers in The Netherlands and I like to explore new technologies. So I was looking for a way to start learning Salesforce, Rene Winkelmeyer, pointed me to Trailhead. I can confirm it is very refreshing way to learn a new platform, there a variaty of trails, Admins or Read More

2 years

Today it is 2 years ago that I started my own business as a Freelance developer and I must say I enjoy it every day. The past year I was helping out Belsoft with Application Development projects for their customers, but most of the time I was doing projects in the JEE world, working with Spring Framework (MVC, Read More