September 18, 2015

Liberty for Java buildpack v2

Liberty for Java buildpack v2 is now deployed as a default buildpack in Bluemix! The new buildpack uses IBM JRE 8 and enables Java EE 7 Web Profile features for WAR and EAR applications. That makes it easier for Bluemix applications to take advantage of the Java EE 7 functionality provided by WebSphere Liberty.

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September 18, 2015

Webinar: Avoid the Nightmare! How Auto-Scaling Can Save Your Apps

Every developer’s or startup’s dream is for their app to be wildly successful, make lots of money, and get tons of traffic. However, if your app blows up overnight – i.e. featured on Reddit or Slashdot – can you manage the increased traffic so that your app doesn’t tank? Dreams quickly become nightmares if you’re not prepared to ensure your application’s survival.

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September 17, 2015

Bluemix in the News

Too busy coding to keep up with all the exciting happenings in the Bluemix world? Well don’t worry! This concise post will summarize announcements, videos, and events that Bluemix has been involved in because we understand your busy schedule, but we also know your desire to learn more about Bluemix!

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September 17, 2015

Load Testing with Bluemix and Load Impact

Load testing is a vital part of any development strategy. By understanding how much traffic your application and infrastructure can handle, you're putting yourself in position to succeed if your website experiences a large influx of users. As an IBM Bluemix developer, you have the power to test your application’s performance under the pressure of thousands of users at a time with Load Impact.

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September 16, 2015

Bluemix and Twilio mix voice and data to help doctors

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at KrankyGeek 2015; this post summarizes my presentation “Mixing Data and Video – IBM Bluemix, Watson, and Twilio”, which at its core was about improving the doctor/patient experience. I never heard of this conference before and wasn’t quite sure what I was in for but to my surprise it was a wonderful event.

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September 16, 2015

Connect your iOS 9 app to Bluemix today

Our mobile backend applications are compatible with iOS 9. We tested our samples after upgrading them to the iOS 9 SDK, and they worked with Bluemix without any further updates. Although your app will work with Bluemix without any further updates, there are some ways that the iOS 9 update might affect the functionality of your app. This post summarizes the areas that may need your attention. More...

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September 16, 2015

Getting Started with PubNub on IBM Cloud

Earlier this year, PubNub announced a new partnership with IBM to bring their realtime data streaming and messaging capabilities to Bluemix, IBM’s cloud development platform, making it easy to launch IoT, Web, and Mobile apps built on real-time communication that scale globally. This blog post shows you how to get started with the IBM Bluemix platform.

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September 15, 2015

Placing Accessibility at the Forefront of Design and DevOps

To make it easier for organizations to create accessible applications and content, IBM has released two new cloud-based accessibility services on IBM Bluemix. The services, Digital Content Checker and Automated Accessibility Tester, provide greater availability of accessibility so organizations can speed development efforts, create more personalized experiences through any contact point, and help conform to industry standards and government regulations.

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September 14, 2015

Using StrongLoop to create a Node.js MySQL application

The recently published tutorial Getting Started with Bluemix and StrongLoop presents videos summarizing the strengths of each product and demonstrating a sample application; the tutorial Getting Started with Node.js LoopBack Framework and IBM Cloudant examines how to leverage IBM Cloudant as a backend data store with the LoopBack framework and StrongLoop Arc tools. Continuing with same theme as the previous tutorials, this brief tutorial shows the steps of integrating data from a MySQL database with Node.js using the StrongLoop API. We make no assumptions about tooling other than the command line!

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