March 17, 2015

Webinar: IBM Containers on Bluemix Based on Docker

IBM Containers service lets developers launch Docker containers directly onto the cloud with Docker-native features, standardized interfaces, and orchestration services. Enterprises can use this powerful development combination to create and manage a new generation of portable distributed applications that have a dynamic lifecycle and can scale to run in concert anywhere from the developer’s laptop to hundreds of hosts in the cloud. Check out this webcast where the IBM Containers team demonstrates how the service works and detail how you can get started with IBM Containers on Bluemix.

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March 16, 2015

Online Store Application using Microservices and Bluemix

Applications are changing. Users are expecting a more interactive experience on a wide variety of devices. Applications need to be able to scale, be highly available and be able to roll out continuous updates to quickly react to browser, mobile device, API, and security changes. Creating one large monolithic application may no longer make sense. The Microservices architectural pattern is a great solution for these problems. The concept is simple—break your application into multiple independent applications, each with a clear purpose.

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March 16, 2015

Sights & Sounds of Bluemix @ SXSW Interactive

The SXSW Interactive Festival is in full swing and the Lounge in the IBM Cloud has been buzzing with attendees interested in Bluemix and checking out the hands on IoT powered by Bluemix demos. The Lounge is the perfect place for SXSWi festival goers to recharge and learn more about Bluemix services. Many have been creating personalized stress balls with the IoT Eggbot and racing the IoT chariot around, while capturing real-time driving information, all powered by Bluemix.

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March 13, 2015

Check out Bluemix @ SXSW Interactive

As many of you know, SXSW 2015 kicks off today with the Interactive Festival. With 72,000 registrants and artists in attendance at the conference this year, it’s an exciting time to be in Austin! Come join Bluemix at the Lounge in the IBM Cloud at the festival. It’s not only the perfect place to step away from the hustle & bustle of SXSW, but a great opportunity to check out hands on IoT powered by Bluemix demos. You can also talk to Bluemix designers and product managers at the all-day IBM Design event at the Vulcan Gas Company.

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March 12, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Internet of Things, Django, Watson

To call attention to popular articles on Bluemix available on IBM developerWorks, this weekly post will introduce two "favorites" and two "new and cool" articles. This week's entry focuses on the Internet of Things, Django/MongoDB, and Watson.

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March 11, 2015

Hybrid Integration for the Digital Innovation Platform

Businesses are entering an era of digital transformation. More than ever, companies are relying on a broad ecosystem of digital services to build disruptive new solutions that engage customers and partners in a new way. Often, this requires looking outside of enterprise walls for bright and innovate ideas while at the same time building on top of the treasure trove of data companies are already sitting on - essentially becoming a hybrid business. A hybrid business requires hybrid cloud platform. At Interconnect 2015, we made several new announcements that expanded the capabilities of Bluemix into the premier digital innovation platform that helps power hybrid apps.

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March 10, 2015

Node.js debugging starts with better logging!

It's very often the case that when a Bluemix app doesn't work the way you expect it to, you don't have any idea WHY it doesn't work the way you expect it to. How can you diagnose this? With logging and lots of it. This article will explain how to access your logs in Bluemix, suggest general logging techniques, and then go in-depth on logging frameworks/libraries specific to Node.js.

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March 9, 2015

Using JAX-RS 2 Client API in Liberty and Bluemix

I’m a big fan of JAX-RS 2.0 Client API, a part of Java EE 7 specification. They make writing stuff that depends on external REST services really easy on JVM. I just started a project to create clean well typed Java APIs for Watson services) available via Bluemix. It’s a perfect task for the JAX-RS 2 Client API.

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March 6, 2015

InterConnect 2015 Revisited: Internet of Things and Watson

One of the main announcements at InterConnect was the formation of the new Internet of Things division. That announcement got me thinking about how Watson can be leveraged in the Internet of Things world. Specifically, how can the Question & Answer services and products  be used by IBM customers and partners that have solutions in that space.

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