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

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