We’re following up some cool Bluemix updates near the end of 2014 with more exciting updates to kick off 2015. The latest refresh includes: Integration of the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS (beta) making it easier than ever to create high-powered iOS apps with Bluemix Enhancements to the iOS Solutions page including getting started references […]
IBM DevOps services are free of charge for software development projects. We recently released a Vaadin Rich Web Starter application stub as a Bluemix boilerplate and created a video that demonstrates how we configure it for an Agile team using IBM DevOps Services @ hub.jazz.net. The IBM DevOps provides all the pieces you'll need for integrated Agile planning, coding, building, and deploying. Or, as we like to say: We bring the tools. You bring the code.
One common question asked by partners or on forums is "How do I integrate these services with a desktop application? For example, can a .NET application integrate with the Bluemix-hosted services"? And that is the focus of this article—how to use a Watson Platform Service with a desktop application. I will walk through the process to create the necessary artifacts in Bluemix and use a sample C# application with Watson's Question and Answer service.
Bluemix is great because you can simply push your Java EE application (WAR or EAR) and select what services your application needs. You don't have to worry about the server configuration because it's generated for you by the Liberty buildpack. Ideally, you should write your application in such a way that the generated configuration works for your application. But if you need to enable a Liberty <feature>, set a JVM argument in jvm.options, or provide a shared library that resides outside the WAR, this video explains how to modify server.xml, package your server, and deploy it to Bluemix.
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.
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.
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 […]
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!