May 14, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Machine translation, SSO for social networks, MongoDB

This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. The three featured articles include: Adding language translation to your apps with IBM Watson, enabling social network logins using the Bluemix Single Sign On service, and a two-part tutorial showing how you can leverage MongoDB to build powerful, scalable MongoDB-powered cloud applications.

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May 13, 2015

Webinar: 451 Research Looks at Cloud Data Warehousing

Are you able to deliver the value from your data that your business expects? Today, there is a growing information bottleneck in IT, as organizations want more speed, flexibility and ease of use, while at the same time data is growing and straining legacy solutions. For database administrators, developers and data scientists alike, these challenges are highly visible – but the threat to ease of use, speed and self-service extends to end users, as well. This Thursday, 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper is joining Larry Weber of IBM Cloud Data Services in a live webcast, to take a deeper look at the challenges facing data storage and analytics today. They will also explore the emerging solutions that can tackle those challenges – including those that leverage cloud computing’s scale, elasticity and agility to amplify the power of traditional data warehousing. More...

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May 13, 2015

Arduino + Xbee + Bluemix = Connect Devices to the Cloud

This tutorial will serve to build a wireless communication for remote control to turn on/off a device for example, or have a sensor instead of the button to signal that every time a mail comes in to your mailbox you'll know it. When the button is pressed on in Part 1, the LED will turn on and a signal will be sent to from Xbee1 to Xbee2; in Part 2, the buzzer will make a sound. In the same time, that signal will be read by the Ethernet Arduino and it will be sent to Bluemix's MongoDB through MQTT communication. Node-RED will handle the reading of the Ethernet Arduino and sending it to MongoDB.

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May 13, 2015

Webinar Q&A: Navigating the API Economy with IBM Bluemix

Thank you all who attended our webinar on Navigating the API Economy with IBM Bluemix. Matt Roberts took us through the big picture concepts of creating an API value chain and then dove into a live demo for making this real. The importance of API economy cannot be overstated in this cloud enabled application world.

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May 12, 2015

Bluemix Hackathon at Florida International University

This post describes details on the Bluemix and FIU Hackthon and provides pointers to the amazing work the students have accomplished and the lessons we learned from it. Unlike typical Hackathons that usually takes place in a day or two, we extended this one for a few weeks so students really get the time to experiment on the cloud platform, learn the technologies available to them and build interesting applications. The projects ranged from interesting job search applications to home automation to analyzing mood of people in Miami. Check out the projects including video overviews!

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May 11, 2015

Why you should attend Twilio’s Signal Conference

With less than 10 days away, IBM Bluemix is gearing up for the 2015 Twilio Signal conference in San Francisco. Twilio is an IBM Bluemix service provider used to build apps that communicate, integrating voice, messaging, and VoIP into web and mobile apps. Register now to hear from Twilio and other industry thought leaders and while experiencing a number of captivating events. To make the most of your time, we’ve outlined key activities that you should explore.

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May 11, 2015

Mobile Apps Offline and Online – Part 2

In the dynamic and ever-changing realm of mobile, context is critical to the success of your applications. Users may be at home sitting on the couch, or they could be on top of a mountain with very limited connectivity. There’s no way to predict where someone will be when they’re using your app, and as many of us painfully know already, there is never a case when you are always online on your mobile devices. Well, this doesn’t always have to be a problem. Regardless of whether your app is online or offline, it is important that your app does what it needs to do – solve a problem and provide value. This three-part tutorial will walk through the creation of a sample application called GeoPix, which leverages IBM MobileFirst on IBM Bluemix to capture data and image attachments locally (even offline) and replicate those changes to an online data store so that the user experience is never compromised.

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May 8, 2015

SOmusic = music + social networks + Bluemix

This post is an introduction to a pet project I'm working on from time to time - it runs on Bluemix and it's cool :) If you can't wait to read the article, you can try the SOmusic app.

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May 7, 2015

Mobile Apps Offline and Online – Part I

In the dynamic and ever-changing realm of mobile, context is critical to the success of your applications. Users may be at home sitting on the couch, or they could be on top of a mountain with very limited connectivity. There’s no way to predict where someone will be when they’re using your app, and as many of us painfully know already, there is never a case when you are always online on your mobile devices. Well, this doesn’t always have to be a problem. Regardless of whether your app is online or offline, it is important that your app does what it needs to do – solve a problem and provide value. This three-part tutorial will walk through the creation of a sample application called GeoPix, which leverages IBM MobileFirst on IBM Bluemix to capture data and image attachments locally (even offline) and replicate those changes to an online data store so that the user experience is never compromised.

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