Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Follow-up on resource reclamation: Search resources and Code Engine commands

Restore IBM Cloud Code Engine projects
Some longer I time ago, I wrote about resource reclamation in IBM Cloud. When you delete a resource, it is not immediately gone but moved into a kind of trash bin. It gives you some days to reconsider or to recover from accidents. Today, I am going to share some additional tips & tricks.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Next German Db2 User Group meeting in Munich on April 12th

The next German Db2 User Group (DeDUG) meeting is planned for April 12th and will be held at IBM in Munich. You can find more information on DeDUG's temporary homepage. The meeting will have a hybrid format, timely sign up required. That's already all for today.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Authentication for your IBM Cloud Code Engine functions

Protect your Code Engine functions
How can we protect an API function implemented as IBM Cloud Code Engine function? This was one of the questions which I recently answered. When migrating from IBM Cloud Functions to Code Engine, this is a common question. Cloud Functions offer some basic security to protect against unauthorized calls. Code Engine and their functions differ in flexibility and hence you have to deal with authentication. Here is a simple solution.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Spreadsheets: How to excel with Db2 data

Generated chart in Excel file
Recently, I had to produce a spreadsheet from database data. One naive way is to export the data to a CSV file, then import the data from that file into the spreadsheet. Another option was to quickly script a small Python program that fetches the data and directly generates a Microsoft Excel file. As a bonus, I added even a line chart (as shown).