September 10, 2015

IBM + StrongLoop – The Million API Jam is On!

Together with StrongLoop, IBM now has the most comprehensive and Open API platform in the industry. The StrongLoop API Platform on Bluemix is going to accelerate the creation of APIs in a big way. In fact, I predict that over the next 3 years we will see the creation of an additional One Million Business APIs which will supercharge the economy around APIs. In this short video I attempt to “explain the math” behind this statement and why I feel so excited that IBM + StrongLoop will help ignite this fire.

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September 10, 2015

Getting Started with Node.js LoopBack Framework and IBM Cloudant

While the acquisition of StrongLoop is still hot off of the presses, you can already use LoopBack and Cloudant together today to accelerate development of a highly secure REST application layer. Combine this with the IBM MobileFirst platform, and you have an even more comprehensive and secure mobile app solution. In fact, both StrongLoop/LoopBack and Cloudant now come as part of the MobileFirst Platform, but you can still get them as independent services on IBM Bluemix. In this post we will examine how to leverage IBM Cloudant as a backend data store with the LoopBack framework and Strongloop Arc tools.

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September 10, 2015

Getting Started with Bluemix and StrongLoop

Al Tsang, StrongLoop CTO, explains how StrongLoop and Bluemix will be combined into a seamless hybrid experience. He briefly summarizes the strengths of each product and then demonstrates a sample application leveraging StrongLoop Arc’s local management capabilities now available on Bluemix. IBM Bluemix developers Sai Vennam and Ben Smith shows the LoopBack sample application deployed to Bluemix, followed by a demonstration of how to control it via StrongLoop Arc’s Process Manager.

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September 10, 2015

IBM acquires StrongLoop – Helping clients extend their enterprise reach

The team at StrongLoop, Inc. helps companies succeed in connecting mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation web applications with enterprise data and services in a hybrid cloud environment. Today, IBM announced that it acquired StrongLoop to help you accelerate your digital transformation.

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September 9, 2015

Four reasons to pay attention to Apache Mesos

What a difference a year makes! While MesosCon 2015 was still a relatively small conference, it tripled in size since 2014. The buzz around Mesos has steadily grown and MesosCon demonstrated that clearly.

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September 9, 2015

Bluemix Interactive in Bangalore explores concept to execution with Bluemix

Bangalore is bustling with new startup concepts. Innovators are continuously conceptualizing bigger and better ideas that can have larger and better impact on human life. To help their dream concepts become a reality, I started this new meetup series at Bangalore called Bluemix Interactive. Startups and individuals having an idea pitch their problem statement. The ideas that resonate most with the audience are chosen for brain storming, then we work together to derive a technology blueprint using Bluemix technologies.

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September 8, 2015

Answers from #AskBluemix about the Internet of Things

IBM hosted a live TweetChat on Wednesday, September 2 to help users learn more about the Internet of Things Foundation service in Bluemix. SMEs from the IBM IoT Foundation Development, Support, and Services teams were available to answer questions.

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September 8, 2015

A Simple MEAN+ Application in IBM Cloud

MEAN is a combination of MongoDB, Express.js and Angular.js running on Node.js. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a MEAN application in IBM Cloud with the added flair of layout by Bootstrap and templating by Jade.

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September 8, 2015

Upcoming Liberty for Java buildpack changes

As previously announced, we will be making two major changes to the Liberty for Java buildpack in Bluemix. Specifically, the default Liberty features for WAR and EAR applications will change from Java EE 6 Web Profile features to Java EE 7 Web Profile features and the default Java version will change from 7 to 8. Some applications might be adversely impacted by these changes. However, there are steps you can take to ensure your application will not be affected by these changes.

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