Completed 3 Kubernetes and Docker Courses

Containers have a bright future. Some analysts predict that PaaS technologies might be disrupted since containers are a platform on their own. I spent some time and passed 3 Kubernetes and Docker courses, which I can highly recommend: ✔ Learning Kubernetes by Karthik Gaekwad ✔ Kubernetes Native Tools by Karthik Gaekwad ✔ Learning Docker by …

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Works Council Election Result

I’m glad to announce, that according to the works council election result I was elected as one of the eleven works council members for the next four years. A big Thank You to all fellow employees for the strong support and all those who actively participated in the election. If you are a Siemens Industry …

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Three API Courses

The past Sunday was an API day! Completed another 3 online courses: ✔ Learning REST APIs by Morten Rand-Hendriksen ✔ API Testing and Validation by Keith Casey ✔ Designing RESTful APIs by Keith Casey All three courses are very well made and are highly recommended.

Completed three AWS and Azure online courses

Took a day off from work and successfully completed 3 online courses: ☁ Amazon Web Services: Design and Implement Systems, ☁ Microsoft Azure: Core Functionalities, and ☁ Microsoft Azure: Security Concepts. I can highly recommend all three courses and their instructors: David Elfassy and Lynn Langit.

How to add new Cloud Foundry users to an ORG via CF CLI

This tutorial applies to the MindSphere version 3.0. MindSphere operates on top of the Cloud Foundry platform. To deploy “MindSphere native” applications, one needs an access to the Cloud Foundry environment within the MindSphere. Each MindSphere customer, who orders “MindAccess Developer” or “MindAccess Operator” plan, also receives a separate Cloud Foundry org. An org (short …

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Works Council Election 2018

I’ve decided to nominate myself for the Works Council Election of the company Siemens Industry Software GmbH (often abbreviated as SISW or SIS GmbH), where I’m currently employed at and which is a German subsidiary of the company Siemens PLM Software. The reasons for this decision are: 1) To improve communication channels and information exchange …

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Freebies at Embedded World 2018

Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg is one of the world’s biggest exhibitions and conferences focused on embedded technologies and Internet of Things (IoT). The expo occurs annually and this year it will go from 27 February until 1 March 2018. The opening times are 09:00 – 18:00 (27 and 28 February) and 09:00 – …

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Have Prof. Ross Anderson inspired CryptoKitties?

In his 2 years old interview “How Bitcoin Works” professor Ross Anderson of the Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory talks about a “killer application” for the blockchain technology. He makes analogies to the killer application of the Internet, which in his opinion is disseminating photographs of cats 🙂 Near the end of the interview professor asks: “So, what …

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How to check whether your CPU supports hardware virtualization

For some applications it is required to have a computer with enabled hardware virtualization. Those applications are for example virtual machines, like VirtualBox or VMware, or integrated development environments (IDEs) for mobile platforms. There are different ways to check whether your computer supports virtualization. One of them is using the freeware tool called HWiNFO by Martin Malík. …

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