May 7, 2015

Sogeti High Tech and IBM – Building a worldwide smart connected enterprise

Year after year, the individual price of “connectable sensors” has been dropping significantly to the point that they now cost only a fraction of what they previously did just five years ago. In fact, they are becoming so affordable that instrumenting every “thing” has become the new normal. By leveraging IBM’s Internet of Things Service on Bluemix as a complement to their smartEngine technology, Sogeti High Tech is able to offer vertical solutions for various industries that take full advantage of this new world with omnipresent connectable sensors.

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May 6, 2015

Bluemix heads to the classroom

Education is the principle for success that starts in the classroom, which is why for 10 years IBM’s Academic Initiative has taken great strides in providing free to low-cost technological courseware to universities and colleges around the world. Today Sandy Carter announced the IBM Academic Initiative for Cloud that offers IBM’s Bluemix platform-as-a-service at no charge to students and faculty. We recognize that the university space is changing. Only IBM’s full breadth of cloud services and expertise—including IBM Watson, Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics and more—can help faculty prepare their students to fulfill their career path. More...

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May 6, 2015

Share Xcode Projects with Bluemix DevOps Services

You're an iOS developer keen to share code? Xcode's your IDE of choice? Use IBM Bluemix DevOps Services to share via Git repository! I recently decided to explore iOS app development with the Swift programming language and found the initial push of files from Xcode to IBM Bluemix DevOps services failed. This blog post explains why this initial push fails in the Xcode IDE and provides steps to work around it.

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May 5, 2015

Liberty Buildpack Updates: Java 8, Java EE 7 updates, and more!

Since the last blog post on the Liberty buildpack update in March, we have released three additional buildpack updates. Here is a summary of the key new features and improvements made since the March update. More...

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May 5, 2015

Node.js Buildpack Updates

The default Node.js runtime has been updated to v0.12.1. If your application doesn’t specify a runtime in its package.json file, your app will now start using v0.12.1, instead of v0.10.x. There’s some services and features on Bluemix that are currently incompatible with v0.12.x.

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May 5, 2015

Get Instant Answers to Bluemix Questions with IBM Digital Advisors

What is Bluemix? How can I get started in Bluemix? We can show you! The IBM Digital Advisors are ready to engage with you. IBM is testing new frontiers to enhance our digital experience we offer clients.

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May 4, 2015

Bluemix Updates: Cinco de Mayo!

It's been a couple months since my last Bluemix Updates blog. But, the team has kept working, and on the eve of Cinco de Mayo I thought it was time to share some great new features and functions that have recently gone live. These include a new and improved pricing page and Labs section in the Bluemix Catalog, overhauled Bluemix docs, including the ability to leave inline feedback, improvements to SSL certificate support for custom domains, ability to communicate with live IBM representatives via text chat and video chat and lots more...

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May 4, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Sphero and Raspberry Pi

This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. David Barnes, Program Director of IBM Emerging Technology, demonstrates deploying a chat app on Bluemix, then linking it with the Bluemix Internet of Things service to power a Sphero. Continuing the theme of IBM Internet of Things, Sing Li explains how to use Raspberry Pi to monitor uptime and access time for a running IBM Bluemix app.

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May 1, 2015

LED “Hello World!” with Particle (Spark) Core, Android & Bluemix

To turn an LED on or off is the "Hello World!" of the Internet of Things. Having control over a device is the key goal of this project and it opens up a way for you to expand to control other devices or other electronic components. This simple tutorial will demonstrate how to use Bluemix's Node-RED and Push Service to communicate with a Particle (Spark) Core device. Also, Android will be part of this and be able to communicate with the device and receive notification messages whether from the IBM Push Service or the Android app itself, every time when a user turns the LED on or off.

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