This short blog post is about running Node-RED in IBM Cloud in Summer 2021 Saute — just a hello world, and with Serverless on the side with drippings into Cloudant database.

  • Step 1 — Sauté Hello World with Node-RED in IBM Cloud
  • Step 2 — Serverless on the Side, with Cloudant drippings (you will insert results of the action into Cloudant — NOSQL DB)

The Sauté Hello World with Node-RED in IBM Cloud

In order to spin a Node-RED service on IBM Cloud these days you need to simply follow couple steps — visit this 4 min video to see on how to do it. …


A small Hello World example with Serverless Swift and SwiftUI

This is just a short blog on creating your first SwiftUI Hello World application with Serverless Backend. It takes just 10 minutes (provided installed Xcode, Cocoapods, and having a free account for Serverless — here IBM Cloud Functions).

In Summer of 2020 I published a book on Serverless Swift — check the book here: https://www.apress.com/us/book/9781484258354 . It is the best time to update the examples here for Serverless SwiftUI, isn’t it?

This is a good introduction to Serverless SwiftUI, even it might be your first attempt with Swift, and/or Serverless.

There are 3 steps to say Hello World in Serverless…


In this blog post you will deploy a Discord Bot that would launch serverless action creating Bot-Backend-as-a-Service (BBaaS).

In order to start it you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Setup your Discord for using a Bot
  2. Create a standalone Bot or a containerized Bot
  3. (optional) Add AI based backend to your Bot
  4. (optional) Run your bot in a Cloud
  5. (optional) Add the Discord voice channel to your Bot
  6. (optional) Add Text-to-Speech to your voice Bot
  7. Add a skill to run Bot-Backend-as-a-Service

If you are interested in the Serverless Skills for your Bot (and to create your BBaaS) — go…


Getting the AI powered bot to interact with a Discord user.

This blog post is about starting a discord bot on your voice channel. How to play sounds and audio files, this is the first step. The second step is to make the connection to the cloud and provision the AI based services like TTS for providing additional functionality.

If you are following the adventure with the project of launching the AI powered bot, now it is a perfect time to start to use the functionality of the voice channels in Discord space.

This blog post will let you know on how to:

  • play an audio file in the Discord voice…

The intent of this blog post is to help you deploy your bot in the Cloud, and power it with AI based Chatbot. This entire process will be free of charge using free tiers for the Cloud Containers hosting (Kubernetes), or free accounts. And yes, this is super simple process — with little or no installation of unknown software (thanks to Docker!).

Creating always on Chatbot in IBM Cloud for free!

Apex Legends and Fortnite start new seasons in November. And you want to keep your tricks provided to your Discord community via text channels? Read on to learn on how to do it quickly. How to create a…


This blog post expands on the challenge of adding some AI driven development for the Node.js based chatbot with IBM Watson. You might want to watch a walk through this blog post on Crowdcast here (free two parts): https://www.crowdcast.io/e/discord-chatbot-with-ibm (I was live on 10/19 and 10/26/2020).

Adding Watson Assistant — an AI based chatbot engine to Discord

Prerequisites

Read the introduction part of my blog to get some more details here (a friendly link): https://medium.com/voice-tech-podcast/yeah-a-discord-ai-powered-bot-baby-d9cb73b4775d?source=friends_link&sk=5fd7e544211b3f64b8e5ca476dd547c9

The container with a Discord bot

Basically, you would like to clone my repository to create a container with a bot.

git clone https://github.com/blumareks/discord-bot.git
cd discord-bot

You can build your bot from your image to get the Ping-pong responses.

docker build -t <YOUR_DOCKER_ID>/node-discordbot:1.0…

This blog post introduces a Discord chatbot powered with AI. You will use free of charge AI based chatbot engine with Watson Assistant from IBM Cloud. Optionally you will run the code as Serverless, alternatively on your spare Raspberry Pi, or with help of Containers in the cloud.

Get your Discord bot powered with AI chatbot engine from IBM Watson for free!

When my son started to moderate a Discord channel for a video blogger, and started to design a bot to improve UX of their channel, I decided to give a hint to Discord users on how to augment their bots with AI. Free of charge!

So join me in this adventure:


Locating Points of Interest (PoIs) based on the Geolocation

This blog post shows how you can use Cloudant NoSQL from Node.js application to get records in the specified GEO located shape (within a radius, or even inside a polygon shape).

Try Cloudant for FREE!

Try Cloudant NoSQL DB yourself for free — just use this link to invoke IBM Cloud registration/signup/login page (this URL gives an author = me some brownie points): https://ibm.biz/Bd2CUaf

This is a first part of the blog post defining the NoSQL DB and the Geolocated documents, as well as using the Dashboard of Cloudant DB. The second part would use Node.JS to extract the data in an app.

Why Cloudant?

Cloudant…


Last year in May I have been invited to write a book on Serverless and it got published this year in August. How I have done it, being an IT immigrant with a startup founding under my belt, and fair command of English?

I got the book samples on Friday 5th of September — I am so happy 😃

This blog post is about the book from an idea, throught the writing process, to publishing. And this blog post isn’t about a particular cloud technology. I hope it helps you understanding the motivations, the challenges, and the sence of self-accomplishment in these difficult times.

Why — The Idea

As a technology visionary you are trying to share your views with…


Containers in a port of Gdynia 2018 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Gdynia#/media/File:Gdynia_Port.jpg

This blogpost is about my experience of deploying a container in a Cloud on a Kubernetes cluster with Red Hat OpenShift directly from your Github repo from CLI. Now it is possible to use Red Hat OpenShift v4.3 on IBM Cloud. You will find all the needed steps below. If you like it the idea — read on!

Please note that at the moment of writing this post the Red Hat OpenShift 4.3 …

Blumareks

I am a technology advocate for autonomous robots, AI, mobile and Internet of Things - with a view from both the enterprise and a robotics startup founder.

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