Upcoming Sessions at Conferences – ICON UK and Social Connections

Its going to be a busy time over the next couple of months, wth three brand new sessions to present. ICON UK Do You Wanna Build A Chatbot, Thursday September 13th, 2:25pm, Room 4 First up is ICON UK in less than a month’s time. My session will focus on Watson Assistant (formerly Watson Conversation) …

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Domino v10 Beta 2

The signup for Domino v10 beta 2 is still open for another day and if you haven’t already signed up, you can do using the beta 2 nomination form. Beta 2 itself is planned for mid-August. As someone involved in beta 1, it’s been a good experience and I’m definitely looking forward to getting my …

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Domino and Connections Ideas: Revolutionise the Platforms

Over the last week two new sites have been launched. We were told they were coming at DNUG last month. The first is for Domino ideas and the second is for Connections ideas. I’ve deliberately worded this blog post and I’ve been meaning to write it for a while. Along with the jams, this is …

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CWP Factory Tour 1 Debrief

Over the last few days I’ve had the pleasure and honour to be at the CWP Factory Tour at HCL’s new offices near Boston, MA. Even before the event kicked off, those of us who arrived early had the opportunity to meet up with some of the team thanks to a dinner hosted by Uffe …

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Publishing a Secured Swagger Spec

Recently I had a requirement to publish a Swagger spec. My preferred method as a consumer would always be to have the JSON or YAML available to post to the Swagger Editor, because that tool offers the ability to generate code. But here the recipient just wanted to view it. So I looked at running …

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The Benefits of Getting Involved in Open Source

Some years ago – Lotusphere 2011 – a meme adorned t-shirts “</bitching><doing>“. That meme comes to mind particularly at this time. The rebuke was valid and, I think, heeded. Certainly for myself, 2011 was the start of my journey into open source, a journey that benefitted me personally and Intec in general – and hopefully …

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#Domino2025 Webcast June 28th – Important for All Developers

Next week I have the honour of joining Andrew Manby, Jason Gary and John Jardin in the next #Domino2025, “Node.js and Domino V10 Essentials – What You Need to Know“. The overview of the session is as follows: Spend this session with some of the Domino community’s application development experts, Paul Withers and John Jardin, to …

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Domino 10 Betas Announced, Domino 10 Build-Up, Countdown To IBM Think 2019

Barely has the dust settled from Engage, but the build-up to Domino 10 is continuing. Betas Last week emails went out for HCL Nomad, the official name for Domino apps on iPad. The beta is happening in June, so should be imminent. Obviously testing is tied to Domino username, so each tester needs to register …

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Engage 2018: My Session

A couple of weeks ago I presented at Engage on developing a React app using Domino as an API gateway and database. The slides are similar to the ones from IBM Think, just a few changes and rearrangements, so they are only posted on the Engage website. There are a few aspects I forgot to …

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Chatbots and Watson Assistant: Understanding The Moving Parts

Over the past few months I’ve been digging more and more into Watson Assistant, formerly Watson Conversation. I’ve also been active in the Slack channels around Watson and Watson Assistant. I’ve become very conscious of a continuing theme around the product, based on a fundamental misunderstanding. It actually reminds me of some sessions I did …

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