Last year we announced our new partnership with IBM to bring our IoT Platform capabilities to Bluemix, the IBM Cloud development platform. Our goal was to make it easy to launch IoT apps quickly, reliably, and at scale. This blog post shows you how to get started with AT&T’s Flow Designer Service on the IBM Bluemix platform.
Flow Deisgner is an intuitive visual tool that enables you, the IoT developer, to create your prototype, iterate and improve through multiple versions, then deploy your application. AT&T Flow Designer offers nodes that are pre-configured to allow easy access to multiple data sources, cloud services, device profiles, and communication methods. The integrations are already done for you, so you only have to focus on wiring the building blocks together to create your IoT application.
Using the Flow Designer service in IBM Bluemix
You can use Flow Designer directly from the Bluemix console. You will need a Bluemix account. If you don’t have one, you can register now for a free 30-day trial.
Developers often have a need to test their web applications. In particular they often have a need to automate these tests as part of a continuous integration (CI) pipeline. One such tool that helps facilitate this test requirement is Selenium. Selenium is a piece of software which is designed to automate browser behaviour, in that you can program it to visit a particular web page and then perform a series of actions on that web page. Most often this is leveraged to test web applications, although its functionality is not limited to that single use case. With a default configuration, however, this isn’t possible as the Selenium Server has no way of reaching an application that has been started within a CI container.
Analyzing diagnostic logs, monitoring application health and keeping track of security-related events are at the foundation of successfully running apps and services. IBM Cloud offers services for that purpose. Today, I am going to show you how to use IBM Cloud Log Analysis to integrate, search and analyze as well as visualize diagnostic logs in the IBM Cloud.
Integration of voice control in smart devices is buzzing, and adoption continues to grow. Voice control provides a more natural way of interacting with connected apps and devices ranging from news feeds, traffic information to acting as personal assistants in the home. These intelligent devices respond to commands spoken in our own voice and act immediately.