Quick tip: test HTML pages on a local webserver with NodeJS

At a customer we are building lots of microservices with Spring boot which runs on Pivotal Cloud Foundry hosted at the Azure platform. Some of these microservices are called from web pages with certain specific information, like field info. So in our projects we have most of the time a test html page to mimic Read More

Quick tip: run your Cloudant data everywhere with CouchDb

I moved our HR Assistant application to a Spring boot to run everywhere, but the data was still stored in a Cloudant database running on IBM Cloud. No problem, but not that flexible. So I was looking for a way to to store the data somewhere with minimum impact. Step 1: Get CouchDb running I Read More

IBM Think: my topics

With IBM Think 2018 just around the corner, it is time to finalise my schedule. I am fortunately to be already in Las Vegas to run a 12K tomorrow near the Hoover Dam. There are so many sessions at IBM Think, that it could be overwhelming. Pick topics As at IBM InterConnect I picked a Read More

I will be speaking at EntwicklerCamp, again

I am pleased to return to EntwicklerCamp in Germany. This year it will be April 23rd till April 25th. My sessions At EntwicklerCamp I will do an enhanced session about HR Assistant, focused on the development part. I will show the latest enhancements. In my second session I will give an introduction to Spring Boot Read More

HR Assistant – Document Conversion but different

Document conversion was one of the top items on our backlog which didn’t make it in the final contest version.   What is Watson Document Conversion On the Document Conversion API documentation page is the following stated about this service “The IBM Watson™ Document conversion service converts a single HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word™ document Read More

Spring boot and Thymeleaf – rapid application development

At one of my customers I was able to use to build an application with preview functionality of a business critical application. As usual the business wants this application as soon as possible. So the obvious choice was Spring boot in combination with Thymeleaf. Spring Boot Spring boot created spring based applications which can run Read More

Quick NPM tip: don’t forget to uninstall node modules

NPM is great tool to have all your Node modules in your front end project, and don’t have to worry about dependencies. When you find a useful module for your project just do ‘npm install <node-module> –save-dev’ and you are ready to go, but….. it can pollute your node_modules directory with unused node modules. Just uninstall your Read More

Learn, share and Engage in Antwerp

Next week it is time for Engage Usergroup again. This time Theo Heselmans has chosen a very special location, next to the ZOO of Antwerp. Looking forward to meet everyone again and see what the sponsors have to offer. Theo and his team has put together a amazing agenda with top notch speakers and IBM Champions. Read More

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