May 19, 2015

Best of Bluemix: SEC case study, social analytics, and API management

This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. The three featured articles include: Building an enterprise-scale database of SEC financial data with Bluemix and Cloudant, using the Node-RED workflow editor in Bluemix to capture a Twitter feed and analyze the data with the IBM Analytics for Hadoop service, and a video showing now to build/deploy a scalable contacts application in the cloud with API Management service.

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May 18, 2015

Getting started with ASP.NET 5 – A tutorial

As the next step in this partnership, we’ve just released ASP.NET 5 as an experimental runtime in the Bluemix Labs Catalog, extending the Bluemix vision to the .NET community. In addition, we have also open sourced our ASP.NET 5 buildpack and made it available on GitHub. For all you .NET developers, this means building apps with Watson, Cloudant and more is right at your fingertips. More...

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May 18, 2015

Mobile Apps Offline and Online – Part 3

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. Well, this doesn’t always have to be a problem. Regardless of whether your app is online or offline, it is important that your app does what it needs to do – solve a problem and provide value. This three-part tutorial will walk through the creation of a sample application called GeoPix, which leverages IBM MobileFirst on IBM Bluemix to capture data and image attachments locally (even offline) and replicate those changes to an online data store so that the user experience is never compromised.

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May 18, 2015

Cloud Foundry Summit 2015: Growth, .NET and Cloud Native Apps

Last week, Cloud Foundry Summit brought together over 1,500 developers, operators and architects from companies and universities both large and small. Attendees shared education and best practices, momentum and success and discussed further ways to collaborate more on what is one of the most important open source projects in cloud. The conference has grown significantly from the last time this community came together less than a year ago.

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May 15, 2015

We’ve Introduced .NET in Bluemix and Open Sourced the Buildpack

Last October, IBM and Microsoft announced a partnership agreement which includes bringing .NET to IBM Bluemix and we’re happy to share that it’s here! We’ve just released ASP.NET 5 as an Experimental runtime in the Bluemix Labs catalog. For all you .NET developers, this means building apps with Watson, Cloudant and more is right at your fingertips.

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May 15, 2015

Turn Android watch into an IoT device with Bluemix

I want to share with you an idea about Internet of Things together with Bluemix. Wearables, especially smartwatches, are becoming more and more visible on the market. I started thinking what I could do with it. What could be the real life use-case? I want to have something that is more connected with its human carrier. So I connected this Bluemix IoT app with my Android Watch to access the data from them online in almost realtime.

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May 14, 2015

Join the WITI Virtual Hackathon

Did you know that women in STEM jobs earned 33% more than comparable women in non-STEM jobs? Or that women represent 48% of the workforce but hold 24% of jobs in the STEM field? Women In Technology International (WITI) and IBM are both committed to helping women become a greater part of the success and growth of our industry. With that, IBM and WITI are partnering together for the first ever WITI Virtual Hackathon!

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May 14, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Machine translation, SSO for social networks, MongoDB

This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. The three featured articles include: Adding language translation to your apps with IBM Watson, enabling social network logins using the Bluemix Single Sign On service, and a two-part tutorial showing how you can leverage MongoDB to build powerful, scalable MongoDB-powered cloud applications.

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May 13, 2015

Webinar: 451 Research Looks at Cloud Data Warehousing

Are you able to deliver the value from your data that your business expects? Today, there is a growing information bottleneck in IT, as organizations want more speed, flexibility and ease of use, while at the same time data is growing and straining legacy solutions. For database administrators, developers and data scientists alike, these challenges are highly visible – but the threat to ease of use, speed and self-service extends to end users, as well. This Thursday, 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper is joining Larry Weber of IBM Cloud Data Services in a live webcast, to take a deeper look at the challenges facing data storage and analytics today. They will also explore the emerging solutions that can tackle those challenges – including those that leverage cloud computing’s scale, elasticity and agility to amplify the power of traditional data warehousing. More...

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