Friday, January 20, 2023

Create your IBM Cloud toolchain with Terraform

Tekton pipeline in action on IBM Cloud
Automation is key to cost-efficient use of (cloud) resources and to security. One of our security-focused IBM Cloud solution tutorials, Apply end to end security to a cloud application, comes with an automation to easily provision all required services and to use a toolchain with CI/CD pipeline to build and deploy the app as container.

Because the tutorial is from some years back, it has been updated, reworked, modernized, and kept in shape to stay current. The improvements include the code for the deployment automation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Generate PowerPoint slides from your Db2 data with Python

Generated PowerPoint slide with Db2 data
How did you spend the holidays? I had some days off and then used the last day of vacation for some fun programming. Last year, I wanted to test the python-pptx package, but couldn't find time. So I used my "fun day" to generate / code up some PowerPoint slides. To make it more interesting, I added some charts from data retrieved from Db2 in my IBM Cloud account. Here is a quick recipe.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Dates for the IDUG Db2 Tech conferences in 2023

IDUG: International Db2 User Group
Just in time for the holidays, IDUG (International Db2 User Group) has announced the dates and locations for their user group conferences in North America and in Europe:

  • 2023 IDUG NA Db2 Tech Conference will be in Philadelphia and is planned from May 16-19. As a change from previous years, the event will start on a Tuesday. The call for presentations is closing end of this month, December 31st. Check the website for details.
  • 2023 IDUG EMEA Db2 Techn Conference is planned for October 16-19 Prague. With those dates, the event is back to a start on Monday. The call for presentations is not live yet, but expect it soon.

Enjoy the holidays.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Finally together: Db2 and Zeppelin

United: Db2 and Zeppelin
If you followed my blog, you may have noticed that I wrote about Db2 and about Zeppelins in the past - but not together. Today, I am going to discuss how I configured a JDBC interpreter in an Apache Zeppelin notebook to connect to a Db2 on Cloud database. So, finally, within a single blog post, I can talk about both of them. Let's get started.