Up and Running with Bot Framework – Pt 1 – Introduction

This is a first of many videos that I will be publishing over the next few weeks on creating chatbots using the Bot Framework from Microsoft. What is the Bot Framework? The Microsoft Bot Framework is a powerful set of services, tools, and SDKs that provides a rich foundation or “framework” for […]

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My Technology Pipeline for 2018 and Beyond

As it usually is in the 1st quarter of a new year, technology predictions and forecasts fly around the social streams. I’ve decided to join on this venture and provide some transparency on which technologies I’m currently using, as well as what I would recommend one invests in for near […]


My thoughts on Microsoft Azure and Kubernetes

I was recently tasked to deploy a set of Docker containers to a Kubernetes cluster running on Microsoft Azure. I’ve done this a few times in the past, but this particular deployment required some additional configurations including PVC and Config Maps, which I had not yet done on the Azure […]

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Behold: A Presentation on Domino and Microservices at IBM Think

Join myself and Paul Withers at IBM Think in Las Vegas for a breathtaking approach to incorporating IBM Notes and Domino into a Microservices ecosystem. This session is filled with awesome demos of integrating technologies including Web Sockets, Kubernetes, Docker, ReactJS, Node-RED and more.   IMPORTANT: Our approaches in this session […]

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Istio: Part 5 – Introduction to Kubernetes

In my previous article, I provided a high level overview of Containerization and how it compares to Virtualization. In this article I want to introduce an extremely powerful platform by the name of Kubernetes. By now, we should have a fair grasp on Containerization and Microservices. We are but one […]


Going to IBM Think? Join the Think2Ski Social Weekend

As we work our way through the month of January, announcements of event schedules, selected speakers, IBM Champions, etc., becoming overwhelming in a good way. To throw a stone in the “ice” pond, mr Bill Malchisky has organised an exciting alternative to how most will end their week after IBM […]

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I Will Be Presenting on Istio at IBM Think in Las Vegas

I have the honour and privilege to announce that I will be presenting 4 sessions at IBM Think in Las Vegas in March. The first presentation will focus on Microservices, Containerization and Istio. My Istio Session at IBM Think Introducing Istio: A New Way of Managing Microservices I am seriously excited […]


Node-RED – Part 4: Understanding the Node-RED Editor

Welcome to part 4 of my Up and Running with Node-RED video series. In Part 3 I showed you how to setup a Node-RED runtime on one’s local machine. In this video tutorial, I explain the Node-RED editor in detail, providing you with everything you need to know to make the most of […]

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