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

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

My slides from my presentation at IBM Connect 2017

Today I came back from San Francisco where I attend and speak at IBM Connect 2017. It was for me the first time speaking at such a big conference. And I must say I enjoyed it very much. DEV-1129 How Watson, Bluemix, Cloudant, and XPages Can Work Together In A Real World Application from Frank 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

Websphere Liberty Profile and external authentication redirect

At one of my customers I was busy with the upgrade their virtual development environment. Current state Currently we run Websphere Application Sever 8 inside Rational Application Developer on a not so fat virtual development environment. Which cause lots of waiting for the developer to deploy changes of the portal to the local WAS server. Read More