April 16, 2015

Installing Docker: Fixes for common problems

Bluemix includes support for running Docker containers and “Bluemix Launches IBM Containers Beta Based on Docker” explains how to get started. However, if you're developing on a Windows platform, you may encounter some problems getting the Docker runtime installed and running successfully. This post describes problems I discovered when installing Docker on Windows, how I found advice for fixing those problems, and what I did that successfully resolved them.

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April 15, 2015

Bluemix on Stack Overflow!

Today's developers rely on search for problem resolution and how-to advice. Many of those searches land on Stack Overflow, a leader among technical community Q&A. Recognizing the importance of engaging with developers where they congregate online, the Bluemix development and support team is active on Stack Overflow, following the #bluemix tag. Some Bluemixers new to Stack Overflow wonder how it is supported versus dW Answers for Bluemix hosted here on developerWorks. Is one more "official" than the other? Are certain types of questions more appropriate for one venue versus the other?

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April 15, 2015

MobileFirst on Bluemix: Part 4 – Push Notifications

IBM MobileFirst is a platform for efficiently and securely delivering applications on mobile devices. It provides application monitoring and operational analytics, multi-platform push notification management, data storage with online/offline persistence, security, and more. The IBM MobileFirst Platform is available as an on-premise server or on the IBM Bluemix cloud offering. This is the fourth installment of this five-part series.

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April 14, 2015

MobileFirst on Bluemix: Part 3 – Consuming Data from Cloudant

IBM MobileFirst is a platform for efficiently and securely delivering applications on mobile devices. It provides application monitoring and operational analytics, multi-platform push notification management, data storage with online/offline persistence, security, and more. The IBM MobileFirst Platform is available as an on-premise server or on the IBM Bluemix cloud offering. This is the third installment of this five-part series.

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April 14, 2015

Easy single sign-on for Bluemix web apps using your company credentials

You would like to deploy your company web applications to Bluemix because it is easy, quick, and agile. But if you need to restrict access to employees with your company-provided credentials, you will likely have questions like "How can the web application access be restricted to my company employees/contractors?" and "How can the application access be restricted to only those devices having connectivity to our company Intranet?" The good news is that you can achieve it in less than an hour without making changes to your company infrastructure or without pulling user credentials into Bluemix! And there's no need to install any new hardware or software at your organization!

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April 13, 2015

Case Study: Synchrony Systems – Bluemix cuts BART mobile app development time by 90%

There’s little room for error when it comes to moving 400,000 people, on any given weekday, to their final destination. The key to BART’s success is their maintenance reliability system which monitors the status of cars in 44 stations covering over 100 miles of track. With such a vast area to cover, it’s no wonder why Ravi Misra, CIO of BART, wanted to mobilize the maintenance reliability system to better respond to maintenance issues and improve customer service.

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April 10, 2015

MobileFirst on Bluemix: Part 2 – Updating the Node.js Backend

IBM MobileFirst is a platform for efficiently and securely delivering applications on mobile devices. It provides application monitoring and operational analytics, multi-platform push notification management, data storage with online/offline persistence, security, and more. The IBM MobileFirst Platform is available as an on-premise server or on the IBM Bluemix cloud offering. This is the second installment of this five-part series.

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April 9, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Tutorials, DevOps, Watson

This post calls your attention to some of the Bluemix tutorials, videos, quick-starts and other useful content being published on developerWorks. This week features tutorials on DevOps Services, integrating IBM BPM with Watson, and the quarterly Editors' picks for Top 10 Bluemix tutorials.

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April 8, 2015

Space Apps Challenge = NASA + Bluemix + You

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is coming up this weekend! This is the largest hackathon in the world attracting over 10k participants who will gather in one of 130+ locations, or participate virtually. We're offering the Bluemix platform for development of apps, bringing the open source architecture of Cloud Foundry and the flexibility to integrate development frameworks, languages and services that suit your needs.

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