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.