Christopher Madison

March 6, 2015

InterConnect 2015 Revisited: Internet of Things and Watson

One of the main announcements at InterConnect was the formation of the new Internet of Things division. That announcement got me thinking about how Watson can be leveraged in the Internet of Things world. Specifically, how can the Question & Answer services and products  be used by IBM customers and partners that have solutions in that space.

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February 12, 2015

Rapid Watson Service development with new Node.js packages

I’m excited about a new node package created to simplify Watson Service development on Bluemix. This weekend I decided to sit down and play with the new package. The watson-developer-cloud package simplifies integration of Node.js applications with the Watson Services. While currently in alpha, it is extremely useful and allows for rapid delivery of cognitive-powered Node.js applications. So, what are you waiting for? Install it and get started using it!

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January 7, 2015

Leveraging IBM Bluemix’s Watson Service on the Desktop

One common question asked by partners or on forums is "How do I integrate these services with a desktop application? For example, can a .NET application integrate with the Bluemix-hosted services"? And that is the focus of this article—how to use a Watson Platform Service with a desktop application. I will walk through the process to create the necessary artifacts in Bluemix and use a sample C# application with Watson's Question and Answer service.

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