Developing an Apache Wink REST Client for Bluemix Liberty Runtime

JAX 1.1 standard does not specify a standard REST client implementation, web developers have a myriad of means to accomplish it. Apache Wink is one of the popular methods that web developers use, when developing a REST client on a WebSphere Liberty environment, such as Bluemix Liberty runtime. This blog shows a reader how to develop such a client using a web development tool, Eclipse, and deploy it to Bluemix. More...

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Spanish support now available for IBM Watson Personality Insights

IBM Watson Personality Insights, one of the most popular Watson Developer Cloud service APIs, now supports textual Spanish input, improved needs model, raw traits score and additional documentation for guidance and insight in applying the service.

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IBM Bluemix First Year Anniversary – Lessons Learned

Today we're commemorating Bluemix's first year with the official anniversary page.

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IBM Containers – Achieve agility without sacrificing quality

It is now well understood by “born on the cloud” startups that the how is as important as the what. The what continuously keeps evolving and transforming; The how is what enables these changes – with speed! The most frustrating situation to be in for any app provider is to fail to make a necessary app change quickly enough, and thus lose the business to the competition. This can happen if the app or the DevOps processes are not designed from the beginning for maximum agility – a poor situation to be in!

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Bluemix in the News

Too busy coding to keep up with all the exciting happenings in the Bluemix world? Well don’t worry! Every other week, this concise post will summarize announcements, videos, and events that Bluemix has been involved in because we understand your busy schedule, but we also know your desire to learn more about Bluemix!

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Scaling from 1 to 100K+ connected devices with IoT on Bluemix

If you want to learn how to connect an Internet of Things (IoT) device to the cloud and utilize the wealth of services available in today’s cloud marketplace, a couple of searches is all it takes. But what about connecting 100K+ devices to the cloud? How do you handle that level of traffic and scale your services to meet that demand? That is the challenge this blog series will answer. In this first installment, I’ll cover the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation service on Bluemix and how to connect a device to it.

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Webinar Q&A: Twilio Video on Bluemix for Enhanced Customer Service Experiences

What if customer feedback automatically drove business decisions? Contextual customer service leads to greater levels of client satisfaction. Rather than sending customers away from a web or mobile app to a phone number, Twilio lets you embed communications directly into the app experience. Customer feedback can be automatically analyzed by leveraging IBM Watson to provide powerful insights. In this webinar, learn how Twilio communications can be an integrated part of your Bluemix app.

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IBM Containers Service Overview

If you logged into Bluemix late last week you might have noticed some changes. Probably the biggest change you might have noticed is that the IBM Containers service has moved out of beta and is now generally available. I have put together a video demonstrating the basic functionality of the IBM Containers service in Bluemix. This should be enough to get you familiar with the service and get you on your way to deploying your own Docker containers to Bluemix.

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Webinar Q&A: Insights on using Spark by IBM

Recently Trent Gray-Donald, Distinguished Engineer for our analytics services and I hosted a webinar with Database Trends and Applications, a leading community of technically-minded people interested in data and information management, big data, and data science. The topic was Insights on using Spark by IBM and covered what capabilities Spark brought to the table, what types of business and technical challenges it could solve, the firsthand challenges we’ve encountered in using Spark and integrating it into our portfolio, and our recommendations for others embarking on a similar path. We had a great time hosting the webinar and enjoyed the very engaged audience, especially as they had great questions. This blog post includes answers to the ones we did not have time to answer during the call.

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