Jeff Sloyer

December 14, 2017

Encrypted Workers in the IBM Cloud Container Service

The IBM Cloud Container Service combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experiences, and built-in security and isolation. You can rapidly deliver your apps while leveraging IBM Cloud services like artificial intelligence with Watson.

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December 4, 2017

IBM Cloud Container Service – Simplified Region Switching

The IBM Cloud Container Service combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experiences, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Cloud Services including cognitive capabilities from Watson.

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January 5, 2016

Migrate your app between Bluemix Regions (video)

Considering migrating your app from one Bluemix region to another? There are a multitude of reasons why you would want to move an app, for example, better performance for users in the area by reducing latency. This video blog post shows the steps.

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December 15, 2015

Migrate your app between Bluemix Regions

On the heels of the announcement of a new Bluemix region in Sydney, I thought it would be appropriate to sit down and write a post on migrating your app from one Bluemix region to another. There are a multitude of reasons why you would want to move an app, for example, I want better performance for my users in Australia and Asia by reducing latency. For this blog post, I am going to move a Node.js app that uses a Cloudant database. These steps apply to any app independent of the language, so feel free to reuse these basics for any apps you want to move.

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November 26, 2015

Your first Golang app server on Bluemix (video)

Golang is gaining more and more traction in the tech industry and is a really cool and powerful language. This quick introduction goes over some the benefits of Golang (Go) and explains the steps for building and deploying a Go starter app in Bluemix.

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November 6, 2015

Overview of logging options in Bluemix (video)

This is a follow up on a previous post that described the three different types of logging mechanisms built into Bluemix, namely the console UI, Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (CLI), and external logging.

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October 28, 2015

Write your first Golang app server on Bluemix

Golang is gaining more and more traction in the tech industry and is a really cool and powerful language. This quick introduction goes over some the benefits of Golang (Go) and explains the steps for building and deploying a Go starter app in Bluemix.

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October 22, 2015

Overview of logging options in Bluemix

As an developer or operations person knows, logs are crucial to understanding how their application is being used. Logs are important for understanding when errors happen in an application as well. If you do not have the logs for an application you, can not go back in time to figure out what went wrong in your application. Additionally logs are important for security and audit reasons as well and need to be stored for those types of situations. This post presents three different types of logging mechanisms built into Bluemix and provides pros/cons of each.

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September 28, 2015

BoxWorks 2015 Preview

IBM is sponsoring BoxWorks 2015 and together with Box we will be talking about why IBM Bluemix is an awesome app development platform and perfect for hosting your integration with Box. At the IBM booth we will be showing off many IBM integrations with Box but for Bluemix we will be showing off a really slick integration with Bluemix and Box.

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