July 20, 2015

Need troubleshooting help? Got a how-to question?

Today's developers rely on search for problem resolution and how-to advice. Many of those searches land on Stack Overflow, a leader among technical community Q&A. Recognizing the importance of engaging with developers where they congregate online, the Bluemix development and support team is active on Stack Overflow, following the #bluemix tag.

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July 17, 2015

Get Smarter About Apache Spark

We often forget how new Spark is. While it was invented much earlier, Apache Spark only became a top-level Apache project in February 2014, just 18 months ago. I might have a toothbrush that is older than Apache Spark! Since then, Spark has generated tremendous interest because the new data processing platforms scales so well, is high performance, and is more flexible than other alternatives, both open source and commercial. Given the great potential to revolutionize advanced analytics for big data and modern applications, the IBM Analytics for Apache Spark team is frequently asked for our tips on great resources to help get up-to-speed on Spark. This post summarizes our recommended resources, whether you're new to Spark or a seasoned veteran.

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July 16, 2015

IBM Watson Tone Analyzer – new service now available

To read a message and to judge the tone conveyed in the message comes naturally to humans. But, at times, the tone may be overlooked, undesired, or not conveyed well by the author. Can a computer detect the tones conveyed in a message accurately and automatically? Helping humans assess and refine tone in written communication is an interesting challenge in the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences fields. At IBM Watson, we are beginning to answer this question.

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July 16, 2015

Bluemix Takes Selfies to the Next Level With Drones

With the latest technology it's getting easier and easier for people to take pictures, record videos and share them. While two decades ago only professional photographers could afford equipment to produce high quality digital media, today smartphones come with cameras which often produce amazing results. I think drones will become more popular than selfie sticks to take pictures and record videos. There are already quite a few drones that specialize on exactly this use case.

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July 16, 2015

Now Available: dashDB Enterprise MPP

Today, IBM Cloud Data Services announced the dashDB Enterprise MPP service, which brings new levels of elastic scalability and high performance to IBM’s fully managed cloud data warehouse. dashDB MPP is exciting for a number of reasons, primarily because its MPP (or network cluster) architecture allows you to deal with much larger data sets and reduce the time it takes to get answers from both structured and unstructured data.

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July 16, 2015

Chaotic Moon Studios talks Bluemix, Watson and Love Letters

At IBM InterConnect 2015, we had the chance to sit down with Marc Boudria, Lead Solutions Engineer at Chaotic Moon Studios. Chaotic Moon delivers strategy, engineering, design and R&D work for some of the world's top brands, and they’ve recently partnered with IBM and started using Bluemix, IBM’s cloud-based development platform.

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July 15, 2015

AlchemyAPI & Updated Watson Nodes for Node-RED

I’ve recently been working on a number of updates to the Node-RED nodes for the IBM Bluemix platform. This post outlines some of the highlights.

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July 15, 2015

IBM Bluemix – From Idea to Application

With Bluemix, you can quickly build, manage and run a range of applications—including web, mobile, big data, and new smart devices—on an open-standard, cloud-based platform. It's free of charge for 30 days and includes many services with free plans, all available with the click on a button in just a few minutes. This document will demonstrate how straightforward it is to rapidly build an application in a cloud operating environment using Bluemix and its integrated source code management and collaboration tools—all hosted in the cloud. In less than an hour, you will be able to understand and navigate Bluemix, use its DevOps Services, and develop and deploy a basic Bluemix application.

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July 14, 2015

IBM Application Server on Cloud

Hey WAS app developer and WAS admins, listen up! Have you been looking for ways to deploy WebSphere Application Server in the cloud in a simple, reliable manner? If so, we have an Open Beta for you to try! IBM Application Service on Cloud allows customers to quickly get up and running on a pre-configured WebSphere Application Server Full Profile or Liberty Web Profile in a hosted cloud environment on Bluemix. You can migrate your existing WAS applications to Bluemix and take full control of the underlying OS & middleware. More...

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