Deploy Spring Cloud Function to IBM Cloud

Lately I was playing around with Spring Cloud Functions by building a small demo application. Locally It runs without any problems. The Spring Cloud team did a great job. Easy to use like most of the Spring Framework projects. Run it on IBM Cloud But why run it locally, it should run in the Cloud. Read More

Speaking (again) at Engage in a Zoo

Today I received a positive confirmation about one of my abstracts for Engage 2020. So after speaking at the Zoo of Antwerp it will be once again in Zoo. Looking forward to meet all the people, see who they are doing. My session Title: Em02. Hello, are you listening! There is stream for everything Abstract The Read More

Congratulations, you’re an IBM Champion (again)!

Yesterday I received an email from IBM with the above subject, especially from Libby Ingrassia. For me it came as unexpected suprise. So I will be an IBM Champion again in 2020. This now for the fourth time in row, but for the sixth time in total. It remains an extreme honour to get such Read More

Social Connections 15: New technology track

Social Connections is THE user group event about everything around IBM Connections. This year will be edition 15 in Munich on September 16 and 17. New Technology Track Since last edition, as far I know, there is a new track, New Technology. In this track you can share all your experience about new technology and Read More

Speaking at ISBG, hope to see you in Stockholm

Finally the agenda is published for the ICS Nordic event, ISBG. This year I will be one of the speakers. Sessions I will do 2 sessions, both about Spring Boot. One is an introduction to Spring Boot especially for Domino developers. The second will be more advanced, learn more about Reactive programming. Hope to see Read More

See you in Brussels

14th and 15th of May 2019 Engage will take place at the awesome Autoworld venue in Brussels. I am honoured to be part of this event as speaker. This time I will do a session about Front end frameworks in the Emerging Technology track Session details The good, the bad and the ugly: a not Read More

Named as IBM Champion 2019

Just before Christmas I received an email in my inbox. The subject was ‘Congratulations, you’re an IBM Champion (again)!’ I am very honoured to be named IBM Champion again. This time only in the category ‘Cloud’. This my 5th year, after 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. Class of 2019 Here you can read about the Read More

I will be speaking at Engage, ship ahoy!

Earlier this week I got the confirmation from Theo Heselmans that my session proposal was accepted. I am extremely proud to speaking again at Engage. The agenda is, again, top notch. Engage is always a special place for me, because Theo gave me, in 2012, the opportunity to speak for the first time at such Read More

Quick tip: Front end frameworks and Maven dependencies

Lately I am only building application with Spring Boot, where I use Thymeleaf front end templating engine. A very powerful combination, but sometimes you need other Front end frameworks, like Bootstrap or JQuery and more. Problem You can add all the required files of the desired front end frameworks to the resource directories for your Read More

What I am thinking about IBM Think

2 weeks ago I have attended IBM Think in Las Vegas. The super conference of IBM by merging all the other conferences, like InterConnect, Edge, Amplify, World Of Watson and Connect/Lotusphere   Overall impression Last year I was at IBM InterConnect, so I was prepared for the amount of attendees. And yes on Monday when Read More