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Niklas Heidloff
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Check out the Vaadin Boilerplate in Bluemix to build form-based Business Apps
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 10:44a   Niklas Heidloff
This week I attended GWT.create in Munich which is hosted by the IBM partner Vaadin. I used the opportunity to learn a little about the Vaadin framework which has become very popular with a big commun ...
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Quick Demo of the new Social File Sharing Service in Bluemix
Wed, Jan 28th 2015 7:40p   Niklas Heidloff
At IBM ConnectED 2015 IBM announced and previewed a new service for IBM Bluemix, called Social File Sharing. The service allows storing and sharing files in the cloud and it helps users to find releva ...
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IBM previewed XPages Applications running on Bluemix
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 3:57p   Niklas Heidloff
At IBM ConnectED 2015 IBM announced and previewed a new capability which allows developers to run XPages applications on IBM Bluemix. XPages is a web application development platform based on standa ...
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Attend the DeveloperWeek Hackathon to learn IBM Bluemix and win Prizes
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 8:22a   Niklas Heidloff
On February 7th and 8th DeveloperWeek will host a big hackathon for 1000 developers as a kick-off to the DeveloperWeek conference in the following week. IBM will demonstrate IBM Bluemix at the confer ...
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What is Node-RED? How can be it used for the Internet of Things?
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 11:18p   Niklas Heidloff
When I recently started to work on Bluemix, I was honestly a little confused about what Node-RED is, how it relates to the Node.js Bluemix runtime and how it relates to the Internet of Things service. ...
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IBM Bluemix Webinar for Startups (January 21st)
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:50p   Niklas Heidloff
Tomorrow, Wednesday January 21st, my colleague Tristan Reckhaus and I will give a Bluemix webinar. Tristan will explain why IBM Bluemix is especially interesting for startups. After this I'll demonst ...
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Meet IBM Bluemix at JavaLand in Germany
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 1:30a   Niklas Heidloff
I'm happy that IBM will sponsor JavaLand which will take place from March 24th to March 26th. Not only are there great sessions, but the event also sounds like a lot of fun. It will occur in the theme ...
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Data Synchronization and Offline iOS Apps with IBM Bluemix
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 12:27a   Niklas Heidloff
One of the main benefits of IBM Notes is the ability to access applications when you're offline. There is a built-in replication functionality that takes care about data synchronization between client ...
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IBM Bluemix Keynote from David Barnes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 5:12a   Niklas Heidloff
Last October at Pioneers Festival my colleague David Barnes presented IBM Bluemix in the keynote. Awesome presentation. I hope to see a keynote from David live this year :) David also created the fa ...
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Embed IBM Bluemix News on your own Websites
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 1:53a   Niklas Heidloff
You can follow IBM Bluemix News in various ways. In addition to visiting the website Bluemix.info you can leverage the API to display the same news also on your own websites In order to work cross ...
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Internet Of Things Scenarios and Samples for Bluemix
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 4:37a   Niklas Heidloff
After I've implemented my own first Internet Of Things sample application, I've searched for other samples and scenarios. There is a whole lot of samples already available ranging from beginner-type o ...
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Zero Downtime Deployments for Bluemix Apps
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 6:06a   Niklas Heidloff
Here is a quick tip for how to deploy new versions of your apps without downtimes. We use this technique to update Bluemix.info, the news aggregator for IBM Bluemix professionals. The information belo ...
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IBM Bluemix to track and visualize Data from Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robots
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 9:47a   Niklas Heidloff
This is a slightly unusual blog post since the scenario below has little business value, but maybe it gives people ideas how to leverage the Internet of Things service in Bluemix. During my vacation m ...
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Remote Debugging of Liberty Applications in Bluemix
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 2:56a   Niklas Heidloff
As a developer I want to develop and debug my Java applications locally. Primarily because that is the easiest and fastest way to write and test code. In some cases however that's not possible, for ex ...
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Bluemix.info reads Feeds every Hour via the Bluemix Workload Scheduler
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 12:19a   Niklas Heidloff
As you hopefully know by now Bluemix.info is a news aggregator for IBM Bluemix developers and professionals covering news about everything related to IBM's platform as a service, including runtimes, s ...
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Usage of the Data Cache Service in Bluemix.info
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 12:52a   Niklas Heidloff
In order to scale Bluemix.info we run multiple instances of the application. In this model applications cannot cache data only in an instance/Java runtime since you cannot assume that the data in the ...
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Configuration of Bluemix Apps via User Provided Services
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 3:01a   Niklas Heidloff
When Bluemix services are created and bound to applications, they usually provision all artifacts needed to use the services. As result of this provisioning they return information to Bluemix that is ...
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Authentication via the Bluemix Single Sign On Service in Bluemix.info
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 12:14a   Niklas Heidloff
Bluemix provides a Single Sign On Service to authenticate users against the IBM identity provider, Facebook, Google or LinkedIn. Once authenticated applications can access the profile information of t ...
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Swagger used in Bluemix.info to document and invoke REST APIs
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 2:07a   Niklas Heidloff
In my previous blog entry I described how the REST APIs of Bluemix.info have been implemented. Rather than documenting these APIs somewhere else, I've used Java annotations to do this directly in the ...
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REST APIs in Bluemix.info implemented via JAX-RS and Apache Wink
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 3:46a   Niklas Heidloff
Yesterday Ryan Baxter blogged about how to use Spring Boot to develop your own REST APIs. Sounds pretty good. When I implemented the REST APIs of Bluemix.info I didn't know about this framework and ch ...
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Usage of the Cloudant NoSQL Service in Bluemix Info
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 1:40a   Niklas Heidloff
Bluemix.info uses Cloudant NoSQL Database for Bluemix as datastore. There is a lot of great information out there about Cloudant in general, e.g. the IBM Cloudant web site and about Cloudant on Bluemi ...
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Bluemix Info now available as Open Source
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 2:52a   Niklas Heidloff
Yesterday we introduced Bluemix.info, the news aggregator for Bluemix developers. Bluemix.info You can find the source code of this application now on GitHub. There are instructions how to set up t ...
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Introducing Bluemix.info - News Aggregator for Bluemix Developers
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 4:41a   Niklas Heidloff
When I started to work on Bluemix, I noticed that there is a lot of information and news about Bluemix. That's great. However it took me a good amount of time each day to find news since it is scatter ...
4
WebGate’s new Meeting App leverages IBM Connections Social Cloud
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 2:00a   Niklas Heidloff
WebGate Consulting AG launched a new product goodmeeting.biz this month. "goodmeeting.biz helps changing our meeting culture. Our Business-Application reduces the running of meetings to the maximum: ...
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New IBM Program for Entrepreneurs with Access to Bluemix
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 12:50a   Niklas Heidloff
This week IBM announced the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups. "Through the global program, qualifying startups will receive up to $120,000 worth of credits to put towards IBM Cl ...
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How to add Entries to the IBM Connections Activity Stream from various Sources
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 4:25a   Niklas Heidloff
At DNUG I attended the session Activity Stream - how to feed the beast! from Andreas Artner. He presented how to use IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) to read updates from various sources, e.g. No ...
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Managing and authenticating Users for Bluemix Applications
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 12:35a   Niklas Heidloff
In order to build collaborative applications one of the first things you need are ways to define and identify different users. I'm still learning Bluemix but it looks like there are currently differen ...
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My Bluemix Session at DNUG next Week
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 1:32a   Niklas Heidloff
Next week (Wednesday 11/12) I'll talk about Bluemix and IBM Connections in my DNUG session. Below are some slides to set context. Most of the time I've planned to do Bluemix demos and to explain the s ...
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Simple IBM Bluemix Sample accessing IBM Connections
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 12:46a   Niklas Heidloff
I've published a simple sample application that shows how to access IBM Connections Social Cloud from IBM Bluemix. You can find some screenshots on GitHub. The sample uses AngularJS in the frontend ...
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Auto-Scalability of Bluemix Applications
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 7:41a   Niklas Heidloff
One of the great benefits of Bluemix applications is the ability to scale very easily. Below is a quick description of this functionality. Here is what the Bluemix architecture overview documentatio ...
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Samples of Watson Services on Bluemix
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 9:12a   Niklas Heidloff
I've started to try some of the Watson services on Bluemix. Really impressive. Below are some samples that give some ideas what the services do and how to use them. For a list of available services ...
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Changes
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 9:34a   Niklas Heidloff
I've worked in IBM Collaboration Solutions / Lotus, for more than 15 years. Next month I'll start working for another team in IBM, called Emerging Technologies as a Bluemix advocate. I'm very excited ...
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Documenting REST APIs in the Source Code
Wed, May 28th 2014 12:55a   Niklas Heidloff
There are several tools available that help documenting REST APIs. One of them is Swagger, an open source project under the Apache 2 license. "The goal of Swagger™ is to define a standard, lan ...
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Documenting REST APIs in the Source Code
Wed, May 28th 2014 12:51a   Niklas Heidloff
There are several tools available that help documenting REST APIs. One of them is Swagger, an open source project under the Apache 2 license. "The goal of Swagger™ is to define a standard, lan ...
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IBM announced the IBM Cloud marketplace
Mon, May 19th 2014 1:44a   Niklas Heidloff
At IBM Impact 2014 IBM announced the IBM Cloud marketplace. As Robert LeBlanc wrote in his blog entry the marketplace "will be one of the primary channels through which we deliver IBM as a Service. In ...
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IBM announced the IBM Cloud marketplace
Mon, May 19th 2014 1:41a   Niklas Heidloff
At IBM Impact 2014 IBM announced the IBM Cloud marketplace. As Robert LeBlanc wrote in his blog entry the marketplace "will be one of the primary channels through which we deliver IBM as a Service. In ...
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IBM contributes Open Source for IBM Digital Experience to OpenNTF
Mon, May 12th 2014 1:05a   Niklas Heidloff
On Friday IBM published a new landing page on developerWorks for IBM Digital Experience developers which includes IBM WebSphere Portal, Web Content Manager, Web Experience Factory and more. develope ...
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IBM contributes Open Source for IBM Digital Experience to OpenNTF
Mon, May 12th 2014 1:00a   Niklas Heidloff
On Friday IBM published a new landing page on developerWorks for IBM Digital Experience developers which includes IBM WebSphere Portal, Web Content Manager, Web Experience Factory and more. develope ...
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New BlueMix RapidApps Demo from IBM Impact
Fri, May 2nd 2014 4:44a   Niklas Heidloff
As I wrote IBM announced BlueMix RapidApps, a runtime and service to allow business developers to build apps rapidly. Yesterday in the day 3 keynote Jerry Cuomo gave an impressive RapidApps demo. ...
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New BlueMix RapidApps Demo from IBM Impact
Fri, May 2nd 2014 4:43a   Niklas Heidloff
As I wrote IBM announced BlueMix RapidApps, a runtime and service to allow business developers to build apps rapidly. Yesterday in the day 3 keynote Jerry Cuomo gave an impressive RapidApps demo. ...
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IBM announces Citizen Developer Tool to build situational Apps: BlueMix RapidApps
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 12:13a   Niklas Heidloff
At IBM Impact 2014 IBM announced BlueMix RapidApps Beta. Check out the announcement and the description of RapidApps. There is also a new IBM developerWorks landing page for RapidApps. "BlueMix Ra ...
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IBM announces Citizen Developer Tool to build situational Apps: BlueMix RapidApps
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 12:10a   Niklas Heidloff
At IBM Impact 2014 IBM announced BlueMix RapidApps Beta. Check out the announcement and the description of RapidApps. There is also a new IBM developerWorks landing page for RapidApps. "BlueMix Ra ...
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StackOverflow-like XPages App
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 11:44p   Niklas Heidloff
My colleague Atsushi Sato notified me that a team of six Japanese IBM Collaboration Solutions business partners, the Kyushu Notes Partner Group, is implementing an XPages based questions and answers a ...
1
StackOverflow-like XPages App
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 11:36p   Niklas Heidloff
My colleague Atsushi Sato notified me that a team of six Japanese IBM Collaboration Solutions business partners, the Kyushu Notes Partner Group, is implementing an XPages based questions and answers a ...
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Thank you, Philippe Riand
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 4:34a   Niklas Heidloff
Last week Phil posted that he's "picking up new challenges in a much smaller company". I've had the pleasure to work with Phil for more than five years almost on a daily basis. I've learned a lot from ...
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Thank you, Philippe Riand
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 4:31a   Niklas Heidloff
Last week Phil posted that he's "picking up new challenges in a much smaller company". I've had the pleasure to work with Phil for more than five years almost on a daily basis. I've learned a lot from ...
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All about App Dev for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 2:45a   Niklas Heidloff
We've created a new page on developerWorks that describes the technical capabilities how to do application development for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business, it provides links to more detailed docume ...
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All about App Dev for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 2:43a   Niklas Heidloff
We've created a new page on developerWorks that describes the technical capabilities how to do application development for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business, it provides links to more detailed docume ...
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Video how to set up a Hello World Sample against IBM SmartCloud Connections
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 7:58a   Niklas Heidloff
The video outlines how to set up the Eclipse IDE and configure a simple hello world sample to work against IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. Below are some links and snippets you need for the s ...
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Video how to set up a Hello World Sample against IBM SmartCloud Connections
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 7:53a   Niklas Heidloff
The video outlines how to set up the Eclipse IDE and configure a simple hello world sample to work against IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. Below are some links and snippets you need for the s ...
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Entwicklercamp Closing Session - IBM Collaboration Solutions App Dev FAQ
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 1:11a   Niklas Heidloff
This week I attended Entwicklercamp in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As always Rudi Knegt did an excellent job organizing the event - great speakers and sessions, good opportunities to network and a lot of ...
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Entwicklercamp Closing Session - IBM Collaboration Solutions App Dev FAQ
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:07a   Niklas Heidloff
This week I attended Entwicklercamp in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As always Rudi Knegt did an excellent job organizing the event - great speakers and sessions, good opportunities to network and a lot of ...
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Replays of IBM Connect 2014 Sessions on socialbiz User Group
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 1:47a   Niklas Heidloff
IBM has published many replays of IBM Connect 2014 sessions on socialbiz User Group. Below are some of the sessions related to app dev for IBM Connections. AD101: Extending IBM SmartCloud Application ...
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Replays of IBM Connect 2014 Sessions on socialbiz User Group
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 12:44a   Niklas Heidloff
IBM has published many replays of IBM Connect 2014 sessions on socialbiz User Group. Below are some of the sessions related to app dev for IBM Connections. AD101: Extending IBM SmartCloud Application ...
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News I Follow
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 1:24a   Niklas Heidloff
I've updated the home page of my blog slightly. At the top there is now a list of links to recent publications about application development, IBM Connections and IBM SmartCloud. I don't want to blog ...
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News I Follow
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 12:16a   Niklas Heidloff
I've updated the home page of my blog slightly. At the top there is now a list of links to recent publications about application development, IBM Connections and IBM SmartCloud. I don't want to blog ...
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How I’d like to search Mails (Folders are dead)
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 1:24p   Niklas Heidloff
This blog entry is off topic from my usual app dev related publications. Several years ago I worked on an IBM project "Reinventing EMail". At that time we came up with many ideas how to improve the ma ...
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Folders are dead - How I’d like to search Mails
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 12:14p   Niklas Heidloff
This blog entry is off topic from my usual app dev related publications. Several years ago I worked on an IBM project "Reinventing EMail". At that time we came up with many ideas how to improve the ma ...
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Slides and Links: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel - (Re)use Open Source Software From OpenNTF
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 3:00a   Niklas Heidloff
Below are the slides of the IBM Connect 2014 session "BP207: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel - (Re)use Open Source Software From OpenNTF". Christian Guedemann and I presented this session in Orlando an ...
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Slides and Links: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel - (Re)use Open Source Software From OpenNTF
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 1:57a   Niklas Heidloff
Below are the slides of the IBM Connect 2014 session "BP207: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel - (Re)use Open Source Software From OpenNTF". Christian Guedemann and I presented this session in Orlando an ...
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Video: Demos from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2014
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 10:29a   Niklas Heidloff
Check out the great demos IBM showed in the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2014. I like especially the parts where IBM Connections services are used in different scenarios without using the de ...
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Video: Demos from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2014
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 9:21a   Niklas Heidloff
Check out the great demos IBM showed in the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2014. I like especially the parts where IBM Connections services are used in different scenarios without using the de ...
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Slides from my App Dev Session - Build Apps rapidly by leveraging Services from IBM Connections
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:09a   Niklas Heidloff
Here are the slides from the session AD206 - Build Apps Rapidly by Leveraging Services from IBM Collaboration Solutions that Henning Schmidt and I presented. Thanks a lot for the great feedback! ...
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Slides from my App Dev Session - Build Apps rapidly by leveraging Services from IBM Connections
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 11:07p   Niklas Heidloff
Here are the slides from the session AD206 - Build Apps Rapidly by Leveraging Services from IBM Collaboration Solutions that Henning Schmidt and I presented. Thanks a lot for the great feedback! ...
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Replay: IBM Watson Group Launch Event
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 11:18p   Niklas Heidloff
Last week IBM launched the new IBM Watson Group. In the video I like especially the impressive stories how healthcare can be improved via Watson technology and IBM's big investment in the new Watson e ...
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The new OpenNTF Website - A longer Journey
Sun, Jan 12th 2014 11:11p   Niklas Heidloff
Check out the new OpenNTF website. I'm really glad that we've finally managed to update this site. Since I've started to work on OpenNTF at the end of 2008 there have been discussions about improvin ...
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Teaser for Connections App Dev Session at IBM Connect
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 12:11a   Niklas Heidloff
The video below shows one of the two samples that Henning and I will demonstrate at IBM Connect 2014. If you want to know how this sample has been built, attend our session AD206 on Wed, 29/Jan 05:30 ...
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New Theme for my Blog
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 11:21p   Niklas Heidloff
I've updated the theme of my blog. The previous baby blue theme was a little dated. Amazing how easy this was with XPages and Bootstrap. I checked out some other blog platforms but I really prefer th ...




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