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This is the personal blog of Michael Wellner. I'm an enthusiastic software engineer. I do and write about architecture, development and coaching.

Monitoring Kafka with Jolokia

Posted on January 11, 2018

Todays big data analytics and streaming applications often rely on Apacha Kafka. I was also working on a medium-sized data processing engine for a customer. In the first release we didn't had sophisticated solutions in place to manage Kafka like .... But since we were producing a production release we required a simple solution to monitor our Kafka Brokers. The most simple solution I've found was Jolokia.

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Create Chatbots with OpenWhisk Chatbot Framework and Watson Conversation Service

Posted on January 11, 2018

In the last few days I was working on finalizing a project I've been working on for a while: The OpenWhisk Chatbot Framework. The framework should accelerate the development bots. With the framework it's not only easy to create a simple bot including an UI, it also offers many features to extend the bot to become more advanced.

Today I have written the first getting started guide which explains how to build a simple 'Hello World' and how to extend it using IBM Watson Conversation Service. Although the whole documentation is not ready yet, I'd like to publish the first getting started guide here.

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Merzig, Saarland