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March 19, 2019

Cloudant Best (and Worst) Practices — Part 2

As outlined in "Cloudant Best (and Worst) Practices—Part 1," I’ve had the unique opportunity to see IBM Cloudant from all angles—the customers who use it, the engineers that run it, and the folks who support and sell it—and I'm here to summarize the best—and worst! — practices we see most often in the field.

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March 18, 2019

Cloudant Best (and Worst) Practices — Part 1

As providers of the Cloudant database service, we'd like to summarize the best—and worst!—practices we see most often in the field. This is Part 1 of a two-part post.

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September 19, 2018

Tutorial: Apply End-to-End Security to Cloud Applications

A new tutorial will show you how to use IBM Cloud services to secure your cloud application. Capture and review security-related events, encrypt storage, integrate authentication, and more.

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August 21, 2018

IBM Cloudant Shared Plan is Being Retired

On October 31, 2018, the IBM Cloudant Shared plan, which was deprecated for new signups in October 2016, will be officially retired. The Cloudant Lite, Standard, and Dedicated Hardware plans are unaffected by this announcement.

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July 16, 2018

Part II: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

In the second in a series of posts about how IBM iX designed, developed, and delivered the Facebook Messenger Bot available at Wimbledon 2018, we focus on the broadcast integration within Facebook and how we persisted user preferences using IBM Cloudant and Compose Redis.

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June 25, 2018

IBM Cloudant at the Tony Awards

IBM has been a proud partner of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® since 2000. IBM proudly designs, builds and hosts the official website of the Tony Awards®, at TonyAwards.com in partnership with Tony Award Productions. The Tony Awards® are named for Antoinette Perry, a former leader of the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Award statuette and medallion is a highly coveted award in the professional entertainment scene. The Tony Awards® debuted on April 6, 1947 at a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel to celebrate theatre excellence. The annual Tony Awards® ceremony and entertainment program is a greatly anticipated highlight of the New York gala theatre season. The awards evening is normally hosted at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and is broadcast live nationally and internationally by CBS every June.

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June 4, 2018

How to pack serverless Python actions

For my tutorial on automated data retrieval and analytics, I use IBM Cloud Functions to automatically fetch GitHub traffic statistics once a day. It is implemented as a serverless Python action. Because some Python packages are needed, the question was how to pack and create the action. In this blog post, I share my experiences.

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February 20, 2018

Cloud Functions: Easy Database Setup the Serverless Way

A tutorial I wrote, featuring a database-backed Slack chatbot, is now live. It uses Db2 as database system to store event data. The client accessing the database is written in Node.js and is implement with IBM Cloud Functions in a serverless way. During the development of that tutorial I faced the question on how to perform the database setup. Should I guide users through the user interface to create a table and insert data? Should they install a Db2 client and execute a script locally? I solved the problem in a serverless fashion. Here are the details.

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February 15, 2018

Database-driven Slack chatbot with Conversation service

Ever wanted to build a Slackbot, a chatbot integrated into Slack, on your own? I am going to show you how easy it is to integrate Slack or Facebook Messenger with the IBM Watson Conversation service. As a bonus, the bot is going to access a Db2 database to store and retrieve data. The code in the tutorial uses a serverless fashion with IBM Cloud Functions.

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