Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IBM Cloud resource reclamations: Some more details and my best practices

Reclaim resources
This is a quick follow-up to my "To restore or delete" post in which I discussed IBM Cloud resource reclamations and shared some tricks. Today, I have some more details and also want to share with you my best practices on handling resources.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Db2 on Cloud credentials and how to connect from your app

Over the past 12 months, Db2 on Cloud migrated instances to a new deployment model. It seems to be based on the IBM Cloud Databases model and resulted in a different structure for the service credentials. Previously, Db2 on Cloud instances were accessible on the typical ports 50000 and 50001. The JSON-based credentials object included ready-to-use connection URIs. Now, after the change, the VCAP object has more parts, but is missing the easy-to-use URIs. In the following, I am showing you how to consume the new credential structure in your app and to successfully connect to Db2 on Cloud.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

To restore or to delete: Working with IBM Cloud resource reclamation

Resource management
Over the past weeks, I provisioned many resources in my IBM Cloud account. Typical to cloud computing, I also deleted and re-provisioned service instances. As part of that work, I dealt with resource reclamation and sometimes restored services or made sure they were "hard deleted", immediately gone for good.

In this blog post, I am going to give a brief overview of resource reclamation in IBM Cloud and share some tips and tricks from my experience.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Serverless Twitter Bot using IBM Cloud

A Twitterbot at work
Some months ago, I discussed cron-like scheduling on IBM Cloud. One of my personal use cases is to send out tweets. In this post, I am going to look into details, into how I implemented a Twitter bot, deployed it to IBM Cloud Code Engine, and how it is managed.