January 21, 2015

NodeCellar on Bluemix: Sample Application with Backbone.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Node.js, Express, and MongoDB

Node Cellar is a sample Node.js Express application that uses Backbone.js, Twitter Bootstrap, and MongoDB.  This application was written outside of IBM and was not intended to run on Bluemix.  However, with very little change, it will run on Bluemix just fine.

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January 20, 2015

Hints for Node.js developers using io.js on Bluemix

If you're interested in Node.js, but haven't been following all the latest excitement around io.js and ECMAScript 6 (ES6), here's the executive summary: It's a fork of node.js which is shipping with a newer version of the V8 JavaScript engine and features available in ECMAScript 6, without having to have a special pre-release version of node.js installed, or using special node command-line flags. This blog entry lays out the steps necessary to try io.js in your Bluemix Node.js application.

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January 19, 2015

Webinar Q&A: Developing iOS Apps on Bluemix using IBM MobileFirst Platform

Thank you all who joined Bluemix's first webinar of the year, Developing iOS Apps on Bluemix using IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS.  The MobileFirst platform team demonstrated how quickly developers can build iOS applications.  The demo code is available for download for those that want a starting point. Don't forget to join us on Wed, Jan 28th for a step by step demonstration of How to Use Microservices to Build a REAL Cloud App.  

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January 19, 2015

Microservices in Bluemix

Monolith apps are no more. The age of the monolith is over. Microservices are the way of the future. This post discusses what a microservice is and the difference between a monolith application. Additionally, factors that make up a microservice are discussed. At the end we build an app in Bluemix that uses microservices.

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January 19, 2015

Remote Control of EV3 Robot via IBM Bluemix and IoT

Last week Valerie Lampkin blogged how to register devices via recipes to build Internet Of Things applications. For other device types, you can register and connect them by following a few extra steps. I've followed these instructions to build an application that doesn't have much business value, namely my son's LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot, but it might give some ideas about other IoT scenarios where certain devices are remote controlled.

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January 15, 2015

Where did the Deploy button go in DevOps Services?

If you use the DevOps Services web IDE to deploy your apps to Bluemix, you might be wondering where the DEPLOY button went. Don't worry, the functionality hasn't gone anywhere! We've just repackaged it in to a prettier and (hopefully) easier to use run bar.

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January 15, 2015

Ship>>Easy – A crowdsource shipping application using Bluemix

As I noted in my previous blog entry, Graduate students learn and innovate on Bluemix, the Bluemix platform as a service (PaaS) is not only a business solution, but also an excellent environment to learn and sharpen your programming skills. Today's entry presents a Bluemix application developed by my students called Ship>>Easy.

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January 14, 2015

Profiling Microsoft Excel Data with IBM DataWorks

Wasting time on data wrangling? Burning hours on munging data before its useful / consumable? Looking for a handy way to profile your data and discover details such as field data type, length, precision, completeness? Read on and check out what IBM DataWorks™ provides as a set of data refinery services, so that you can spend more time analysing your data and less time wrangling it.

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January 13, 2015

Etherpad in Cloud Foundry – Quick Start Guide

Etherpad Lite is an awesome online collaboration platform. Multiple open source projects use it for collaboration. One of the most notable ones is the Openstack Project Openstack Etherpad. To help you navigate the setup, this post provides step-by-step instructions to get things running. You may have read that Etherpad is complicated to install in a PaaS and there really isn’t a comprehensive quick start guide for running Etherpad-lite in Cloud Foundry. No worries, here is one!

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