Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

Amazon Associates is one of the most popular affiliate programs around. Affiliate programs generally pay you when a user of your website commits some type of action. This might be a certain fee for a lead when a user signs up for the affiliated site or a percentage of commission on sales. Let’s take a … Continue reading Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

Building Real Assets on the Web

Wow, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything on this blog. I feel like that’s about how I start every post. Today I read a great post by Nathan Barry called The Billion Dollar Blog. It’s basically about a bunch of different people turning huge blog following into real businesses. It got me … Continue reading Building Real Assets on the Web

Watson Explorer vs Elasticsearch for Enterprise Search

Are you interested in IBM Watson Explorer vs Elasticsearch? Recently, I had to do some comparisons between IBM Watson Explorer and Elasticsearch for a project. I spent some time going through the features of both platforms and found some interesting features and comparisons. For this comparison, I’m only looking at IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components … Continue reading Watson Explorer vs Elasticsearch for Enterprise Search

Create a WEX AppBuilder Pop Over

How do you create a WEX AppBuilder Pop Over? One thing that I see people trying to do is to replicate the pop-over light-box function of Watson Explorer AppBuilder. Most of the time the custom code that people create doesn’t seem to function the same as the out-of-box lightbox. Fortunately, there are some helper functions … Continue reading Create a WEX AppBuilder Pop Over

Tweaking the Number of Matches for the Relevancy Algorithm in Watson Explorer

Today I ran into a rather shocking situation while debugging some query relevancy issues in Watson Explorer AppBuilder. Another IBM Watson developer and I noticed that some results with a higher amount of matching terms in them were being ranked lower than some documents with fewer matches. This appears to be the opposite of what … Continue reading Tweaking the Number of Matches for the Relevancy Algorithm in Watson Explorer

IBM Watson Explorer Connector List

IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components include many out-of-box connectors for various types of data sources including web, filesystems, shares, databases and content management systems. This allows Watson Explorer (WEX) to be a very versatile tool for ingesting and indexing from multiple data sources into a single search application. Here is a listing of the out-of-box … Continue reading IBM Watson Explorer Connector List

Regular Expression Converter for Watson Explorer Engine

Sometimes it’s useful to extract data from a Watson Explorer content node using regular expressions. In this post, I’ll show you how to extract data using a regular expression and create a new content node for that specific data. To start off we will use the default example-metadata collection. We will attempt to extract any … Continue reading Regular Expression Converter for Watson Explorer Engine