April 27, 2015

IBM Bluemix at JAX in Germany

Last week the JAX conference took place in Mainz, Germany. JAX describes itself as “the leading conference for enterprise technology, software architecture, agility and Java in Europe”. The conference covers the topics Java, Enterprise, Web, Mobile, Internet of Things and Big Data. To me it felt like this year half of the sessions were related to Docker and/or microservices. IBM had a booth, we did two lotteries and we gave a keynote and two sessions.

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April 24, 2015

Why you should attend Cloud Foundry Summit 2015

Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 is right around the corner. If you haven’t already, that means it’s time to get tickets, book your travel, and start counting down the days. This year the conference is May 11-12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and it will feature a great lineup of speakers and events.

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April 24, 2015

Data Management for Apps that Work as Well Offline as They Do Online

In the dynamic and ever-changing realm of mobile, context is critical to the success of your applications. Users may be at home sitting on the couch, or they could be on top of a mountain with very limited connectivity. There's no way to predict where someone will be when they're using your app, and as many of us painfully know already, there is never a case when you are always online on your mobile devices.  There are strategies you can employ to build apps that work just as well offline as they do online, and the strategy I’d like to highlight today is based upon data management using the IBM Cloudant NoSQL database as a service, which is based upon Apache CouchDB.

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April 23, 2015

Bringing your ideas to life in digital economy

Bringing your life-changing ideas to fruition needs a different mindset (and toolset) in the digital economy. The need for speed with digital innovation is more important than ever, with every start-up trying to push the envelope with their new ideas. In the digital economy, once you get an idea, you cannot afford to sit around and build it for years, not even months, like legacy enterprise software. Because you are a start-up with very limited funding, or you are an enterprise with big IT restrictions, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on building world class solutions. We at IBM want to help you “Build your apps, and let you bring your ideas to life, your way.”

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April 22, 2015

5 More Reasons to Attend World of Watson Hackathon

The Watson team is hosting the first ever World of Watson event from May 4-6th. Two hundred hackathon participants will join a host of IBMers, IBM partners, and entrepreneurs for a spectacular three days of keynotes, sessions, and the first ever Watson hackathon.

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April 21, 2015

Tangerine Bank Enhances Customers’ Mobile Experience

In an industry that thrives on customer experience, Tangerine Bank offers simple, functional, innovative products to its Canadian customers. “We did this with a combination of exceptional customer service and using technology,” states Charaka Kithulegoda, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Tangerine Bank. Tangerine Bank realized that as the market rapidly changes, so too do the expectations of consumers.

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April 20, 2015

MobileFirst on Bluemix: Part 5 – Monitoring and Logging

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 last installment of this five-part series.

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April 20, 2015

Best of Bluemix: DevOps, Node.js, PHP, MySQL and calories

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 DevOps Services at hackathons, a mobile-friendly calorie counter on IBM Bluemix with PHP/MySQL, and a video of LiveEdit development with Node.js apps.

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April 17, 2015

Securing Destinations with TLS in Bluemix Secure Gateway

In our previous tutorial, we showed how you can connect to an on-premises MySQL database using the Secure Gateway Service. We created a destination with No TLS. While this is acceptable for public destinations, we may want to secure our destination so that only we can access it. In this tutorial, we will set up a destination with TLS: Mutual Auth so that a private key and certificate are required to connect to our destination.

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