Updates to IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix

The latest IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix is now available for download. Two major features of this update are remote application debug and incremental publish of J2EE applications, making application development in Bluemix is easier than ever.

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Automate your Bluemix application build and deploy with new Maven plug-in

Maven is a popular tool used by many Java developers to organize dependencies, test their code, and build binaries to run their applications. If you are a Maven user building apps for Bluemix, then you should check out the Cloud Foundry Maven plugin.

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New exciting features in Liberty & Node.js buildpacks

Since our last update, we have released four new versions of the Liberty and Node.js buildpacks in Bluemix. The improvements include development mode support in Eclipse, dynamic log level setting for Node.js, new Liberty and Node.js runtimes, and enhanced JVM option support.

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Bluemix Updates: Warm Up With Winter Gifts!

Winter is ramping up here in the Northern Hemisphere, and we wanted to give you some year-end Bluemix updates to help you warm up by the fire. So, we’re following the introduction of Bluemix London in November with some cool new features: Translation of the Bluemix UI into 8 languages Addition of starter apps for […]

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dashDB now open for business!

IBM dashDB will exit its open beta programs on December 18, 2014. Some of the key features coming to dashDB include new deployment options, security features, improved tools like SQL query and editor capabilities, better workload monitoring, and UDX support. In true cloud form, we’ll continue to add new features and capabilities to dashDB over the coming months, so keep on watching because great things are ahead!

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Who & Where – Find out with Bluemix Geospatial Analytics

Geospatial Analytics service is a beta IBM Bluemix offering that allows you to monitor devices as they move around the globe and enter or exit geographic regions of interest. In addition to monitoring device movement, there are a series of REST APIs that allow you to control the service state as well as manage defined geographic regions known as geofences.

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Graduate students learn and innovate on Bluemix

Bluemix platform as a service (PaaS) is not only a business solution, but also an excellent environment to learn and sharpen your programming skills. As part of the Bluemix Academic initiative this semester, I taught computer engineering graduates students at San Jose State University (SJSU) using Bluemix. This not only provided my students an opportunity to use it as a playground for bringing their innovative ideas into action, but also helped them understand the cloud computing from a whole new perspective.

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Update to IBM Workflow for Bluemix Dec 16 4AM EST – User Action Required

On December 16, 2014 at 4:00 AM EST the IBM Workflow service will be updated. This update is expected to last 30 minutes. All users of the Workflow service will be disrupted during the time of the update. User action is required!

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Create, deploy, modify and redeploy your first Bluemix App

This video demonstrates how to build Java web applications leveraging IBM Bluemix services in Eclipse and how to deploy them to Bluemix. As an example, a news aggregator application is used which is available as open source so that you can follow the steps in the video yourself. In only four steps, you'll learn how to create, deploy, modify and redeploy your first Bluemix app.

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