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.
There are many reasons why you might choose Kubernetes as your platform for hosting your application(s). In Cloud Foundry, for each application, the platform provides the isolation, OS, runtime, networking and management capabilities. This opinionated environment is ideal for some use cases. Kubernetes provides similar capabilities but gives you the control of the OS, runtime, networking rules of each service, communication between services in your cluster and more.
Integration of voice control in smart devices is buzzing, and adoption continues to grow. Voice control provides a more natural way of interacting with connected apps and devices ranging from news feeds, traffic information to acting as personal assistants in the home. These intelligent devices respond to commands spoken in our own voice and act immediately.
Speech enabled devices are leaping forward, and voice is becoming the dominant bot interface. Digital assistants, or bots, as they are widely known nowadays, speak more like humans. Their popularity is growing with a multitude of apps that can make your life easier, and their application is found in domains like customer service, home automation, chat and news readers to name a few.
I’m a Cloud technical sales in SPGI and so I meet current and future Bluemix customers regularly. One of the main questions that usually comes to the forefront during these meetings is how to organize and administrate their BX accounts. Besides, they don’t have a clear process to do the mapping between their company structure and Bluemix Account Hierarchy.
The Investment Insights for Asset Managers offers a dashboard type user interface to allow users to analyze a set of stock portfolios based on the risk factor calculated. The application uses a combination of services like Watson Discovery News, Investment Portfolio, Predictive Market Scenarios and Simulated Instrument Analytics. All of the services configured using Node.js for the backend and AngularJS for the front end.
Interest in containers has surged in the DevOps community since IBM co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2015. Innovation in open cloud technology creates challenges with interoperability and integration. The Foundation is run by developers, for developers to minimize those challenges by promoting cloud native applications and services.