Make the NSF modern again with OpenNTF Domino API

Currently the Domino Jam 2025 on  underway, both on premise or online, where you can have a say about the missing features for the next Domino releases. Go participate today, https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/groups/community/domino2025. One of the idea posted by my fellow IBM Champion Daniele Grillo about moving the NSF to a more modern NoSQL approach. I totally agree Read More

Look back to 2017 and looking ahead

                    Last week I was thinking about 2017, business and personal wise. Speaking, running, backpacking, being a IBM Champion and more…. Speaking in 2017 Last year I had the opportunity to speak at IBM Connect in San Francisco, IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas and Engage in 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

Quick tip: access the application log files on Bluemix

Last night when I deployed a new version of HR Assistant to Bluemix I ran in some troubles. When the application was deployed and tried to access it via de Application URL I got a 500 internal error. Find the log First step was to open the log page, but was not very explanatory. Next Read More

HR Assistant – Hello Domino….

While we developed HR Assistant it ran smoothly on a Domino server, but it was not using some strength of Domino, security. Run on Domino I made HR Assistant aware of the runtime it runs on, it ‘knows’ when it runs on Bluemix. If that is the case our own developed login features comes in Read More

Quick tip: Make a backup of your Cloudant database

For HR Assistant, we use Cloudant database as storage of the data on the IBM Cloud Today I was thinking about ‘what if we loose our data as something goes wrong’. It is not likeable, but still possible. Make a backup On IBM Cloud, there is documentation about making a backup of your data. So Read More

HR Assistant – now available in every language

One of the latest features I had add to HR Assistant is multi language support. It was obvious we needed this new features, as not the whole world is talking English 😉 One of my goals was to make it as configurable as possible. Default language The default language of the application is still English. Read More

HR Assistant – what happened since last year

Last year I won together with Frédéric Dehédin the ICS Developer Contest 2016 with our HR Assistant application, a cognitive solution to help the HR department with of IBM Watson services. As required the code was open sourced at a public Github repository. What happened with HR Assistant since that moment? From public to closed First Read More

The slides of my session at Engage

Here are my slides of my session at Engage.   DEV03 – How Watson, Bluemix, Cloudant, and XPages Can Work Together In A Real World Application from Frank van der Linden by

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