As an IBM Developer Advocate, I get to come up with cool demos for events and conferences that showcases the technology IBM Cloud has to offer developers. For a community event, I built a TJBot photo booth, using the famous TJBot to capture photos using a Raspberry Pi camera and send them via Twilio. If you're feeling brave, you can go right to the code on GitHub. Otherwise, read on to discover how I turned this powerful little robot into a photo booth!
Have you ever wished that the Geospatial Analytics service provided a GUI allowing you to graphically define geofencing regions and control the service? Well now you can easily build your own GUI using an easy to follow Watson IoT recipe
Learn how to build a simple restaurant advisora app using Simplicite Node-RED and IBM Watson in a few easy steps.
Have you ever wanted to be notified when a new question was asked on a specific Stack Overflow or developerWorks Answers question query? Or wondered how to know when a new channel is created in Slack? There's no automatic notification, so unless someone manually types a message in another channel to inform everyone, you won't know. However, you can solve these problems by using two different Slack bots that were built using Node-RED on Bluemix.
I created a Node-RED app in Bluemix which searches for a specified keyword, username, or hashtag phrase in the public Twitter universe whenever a new tweet is posted. This application can be created in less then 30 minutes by anyone and requires no coding experience. When a tweet is posted that matches the provided search criteria, the tweet is passed through the sentiment analysis node which returns a sentiment value.
If you’re just like me and you’re over 20 years old, you might have spent several years on IRC and you probably interacted with hundreds of bots over the years. You may have written your own bot, just like I did. Well, with todays frameworks, APIs and tools it’s a lot easier to write such a bot—in the cloud.
This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. The three featured articles include: Building an enterprise-scale database of SEC financial data with Bluemix and Cloudant, using the Node-RED workflow editor in Bluemix to capture a Twitter feed and analyze the data with the IBM Analytics for Hadoop service, and a video showing now to build/deploy a scalable contacts application in the cloud with API Management service.