Node-RED – Part 3: Setup Node-RED on local machine

Welcome to part 3 of my Up and Running with Node-RED video series. In Part 2 I showed you how to setup a Node-RED runtime on IBM Cloud (aka IBM Bluemix). In this video tutorial, I take you through a step by step process on how to setup a Node-RED runtime on […]

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Node-RED – Part 2: Setup Node-RED on IBM Cloud

Welcome to part 2 of my Up and Running with Node-RED video series. In Part 1 I provided an introduction to the series as well as a basic understanding of Node-RED. In this video tutorial, I take one through a step by step process on how to setup a Node-RED runtime on […]


Node-RED – Part 1: Introduction to Video Series

Welcome to Part 1 of my “Up and Running with Node-RED” video series. I’ve been planning this for the longest time and finally at the point of getting it released. Over the next few days I will be releasing a number of video tutorials on how to get up and […]

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3 days left to join the IBM Connections Customizer Event

On the 14th September 2017, Martin Donnelly announced via his blog an event competition run by IBM in conjunction with OpenCode4Connections.org. The purpose of the competition is to create IBM Connections customizations using Customizer. What is Customizer As explained by Martin, Customizer sits as a proxy between IBM Connections and the […]


Istio: Part 4 – Introduction to Containerization 4

In my previous article I provided a high level overview of the differences between Microservices and Monoliths. In this article I do the same, but for containerization. We are slowly reaching the point of my Istio blog series where we finally start working with Istio itself. Following this article will be one […]

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Istio: Part 3 – Microservices vs Monoliths

In the first 2 articles for this series, I provide an introduction to what this series will be about and also give feedback on my time spent testing out the sample app on IBM Bluemix. We are slowly getting to the point where Istio will be discussed in detail, but […]


Istio: Part 2 – Surviving the Documentation

It’s been just over a week since I blogged my first Istio article: Part 1 – The Journey Begins. It’s unreal how much I now know about containerization and deployments versus a few days ago. It’s definitely been an interesting week. Skills required to take on Istio When I first looked at the documentation, […]

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Istio: Part 1 – The Journey Begins

This is a start of a series of articles that I will be submitting, focusing on all things Cloud, Containerization, Microservices and of course…Istio. The Istio Announcement Last week an interesting announcement was made: IBM, Google and Lyft give microservices a ride on the Istio Service Mesh. IBM and Google announced […]


Check for values being converted when stored in SQLite

I hit an annoying problem when testing my Android app on one of my devices (running Android 4.2.2), where values saved into the SQLite database are converted in certain cases. This is most likely a SQLite issue, but can’t confirm it So, I created a column in my SQLite Table […]

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Recipe for becoming an ultimate programmer

I find myself completely immersed in what’s possible with technology and the direction it’s taking. In the last few months alone I’ve become proficient in various platforms, frameworks, libraries and strategies, yet when I look at what I still need to learn and gain experience on, it frightens me to my […]