Following on from the work I did using NodeRED to try and trace MQTT traffic using Instana I wanted to take things a step further and look at tracing traffic from a Mobile app though to existing NodeRED and Message Gateway infrastructure (deployed to OpenShift on the IBM Cloud).

Given…


Instana is a recent addition to the IBM family and after an initial exploration of its awesome capabilities I wanted to dig deeper. Based on this I decided that I would like to look at how I could use Instana to trace flows running over the MQTT protocol. …


I have been a long term fan of UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) and when I got the chance to work with my colleague Steve Arnold on deploying to OpenShift I jumped at the chance.

Steve had done all the heavy lifting of getting UCD deployed and you can see his work…


I have long been a fan of both App Connect Enterprise [ACE](formally IBM Integration Broker) and NodeRED and as I started to experiment with both under OpenShift I started to think about combining both. My rationale was that there are times when I am working with flows in ACE that…


In the begining…

Since completing our work on running NodeRED on OpenShift (see here), Mark Taylor and I have continued to look at what else we can do with NodeRED. …


In a recent engagement I’ve been working on hosting a NodeRED instance in an OpenShift cluster. I thought it might be useful to share my experiences here.

The requirement I had was to implement a secured instance of NodeRED running on HTTPS with non self-signed certificates. Working with a colleague…


Or more simply — “Living in an increasingly noisy digital world”

I originally posted to my “Musings of a software architect” IBM DeveloperWorks blog but with that being closed down I felt this was worth moving across as I still firmly believe in it.

Over the course of the last…


Recently I’ve been doing a lot of work in Watson Studio. Part of this has been to set up scheduled notebooks which run to process data into Db2 ready for visualization / exploration in Cognos. …


Following on from my previous post I’ve been working to extent my approach to allow me to support the “Slots” facility within Watson Assistant. …


(I’ve migrated this article from my orginal IBM DeveloperWorks Blog)

Since getting to grips with the new Webhook functionality in Watson Assistant I’ve been looking at how I can use this to support the abstraction of response content away from the Dialog Nodes in Watson Assistant. Why… Well by moving…

Tony Hickman

I‘ve worked for IBM all of my career and am an avid technologist who is keen to get his hands dirty. My role affords me this opportunity and I share what I can

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