DevOps

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Simplify binding your IBM Cloud services to serverless Functions

Introducing a new command for the IBM Cloud Functions CLI plug-in to make it easier to configure your actions to have access to your IBM Cloud service credentials. The new service command is a convenient way to make your IBM Cloud service credentials available to your Cloud Functions code at run time. The new command helps with a form of secret management for your IBM Cloud services within the context of IBM Cloud Functions.

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Customize Bluemix with your Git servers

You can now interact with your own GitHub Enterprise and GitLab instances from Bluemix public! Both the GitHub and GitLab tiles feature a new server dropdown menu, giving you the freedom to work with code on GitHub, GitLab, or in your own company’s GitHub Enterprise or GitLab instances.

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IBM Cloud Activity Tracker – go live with new features

Starting today, IBM Cloud Activity Tracker is generally available with new service plans in the US South region. IBM Cloud Activity Tracker allows you to view, manage, and audit cloud activity events in the IBM Cloud. The service can be found under the Security and DevOps sections of the Bluemix catalog.

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Microservices: 5 Principles of Management

The benefits of a microservices architecture come with a price. The service management solution must deal with the architecture’s inherent dynamics, dependencies, and complexities to ensure that the application is available and performing. Ignoring these considerations could result in the microservice-based applications might behave worse than a monolithic application that was built in the traditional fashion. The principles of managing microservices explained in this post will help you avoid these pitfalls.

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Introducing Serverless Composition for IBM Cloud Functions

Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) bring to the cloud a set of properties that are central to the serverless computing promise: little to no concern about infrastructure operations, auto provisioning and auto scaling, and pay-per-use with zero cost for idle time. While these benefits are driving the growth of FaaS, developers are quickly realizing they need a better programming […]

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Using Bluemix DevOps with a local git repository

I have long been a fan of the DevOps pipeline available on the bluemix platform. I was impressed by the original jazz version and the migration to the new pipelines was an enjoyable upgrade on what was presented before. My issue had always been that my source code needed to be managed on bluemix git repositories. As part of a larger practice we had a git repository server behind our firewall and I couldn’t get the pipeline to connect to it.

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Forrester Research: The keys to innovating customer experience

In a recent study on DevOps-driven innovation, Forrester Research reminds us that "DevOps is about people first." Implicitly, at whatever velocity, a DevOps program that fails to innovate on customer experience is like running in place.

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Quick tests of WebSphere apps, easily done in the cloud

There are several cases where it is useful to be able to stand up additional WebSphere capacity for a limited time period, without needing to worry about data center server capacity and software licenses. Typical examples include batch type workloads, test of new code at infrequent intervals, maybe as part of an overall application modernization strategy.

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Octocat meets TJBot at GitHub Universe

October is Octocat month for GitHub. And, for the second year in a row, IBM has a lounge at the GitHub Universe event. If you are at the event, please come by our lounge, relax, recharge your equipment, and take in a demo or two.

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