Creating Alexa Skills with OpenWhisk and IBM Watson 

By Niklas Heidloff | 11/16/17 4:43 AM | App Dev - Cognitive | Added by Oliver Busse

My first code pattern (formerly known as developer journeys) has been published on The pattern describes how to build Alexa skills with OpenWhisk. Rather than using intent and entity identification from Alexa, Watson Conversation is used. This allows developers to define conversation flows declaratively and developers can reuse conversations that are available in the Bot Asset Exchange.

Integrating Applications without writing Code 

By Niklas Heidloff | 11/14/17 9:41 AM | App Dev - Cloud | Added by John Oldenburger

IBM App Connect is an IPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) to connect different applications without having to write code. Similarly to IFTTT users are typically business users or citizen developers from line of business departments. App Connect provides currently roughly 50 connectors to integrate applications like Salesforce, SAP, Slack and Gmail.