February 4, 2015

Protecting Your Personal Data Using the Cloud

During the humble beginnings of the Internet, and before cookies and private browsing, users could be completely anonymous online. Whatever you did on the Internet was your business. This is not the case anymore. Today we are in the era of Big Data. Analyst firms predict that billion of devices will make up the Internet of Things in the next 10 years. And these connected devices will generate a lot of data, Big Data as it has become known. Just like a diamond which needs to be polished, Big Data can also be mined and cleaned and turned into an invaluable resource. In this guest post, Dr. Jan Camenisch explains how he works towards developing technologies which enable people to conduct transactions as privately as possible.

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February 3, 2015

Welcome SQLDB and dashDB nodes to Node-RED family!

The Node-RED starter community boilerplate in Bluemix has been an extremely popular service as it allows developers to simplify the coding of apps that wire things together using visual tools. The Node-RED flow editor allows developers to bring sensors, devices and apps together and facilitates collection of data for "if this then that" application. With its rich set of nodes, it always attracted variety of developers from all walks of programming. However, if a developer wanted to pump data into a relational database and use SQL for analytic queries or R models for statistical analysis, he had a little choice—until now.

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February 2, 2015

Answering Your Microservices Webinar Questions

Thank you all who joined us live and in replays for our webinar, How to Use Microservices to Build a REAL Cloud App. Our speaker Jeff Sloyer, IBM Developer Evangelist and Master Inventor, delivered a tutorial for building cloud-based applications. Using IBM's platform as a service, Bluemix, he demonstrated how to architect and assemble cloud-based applications built for cloud scale. Leveraging the power of microservices, developers can quickly translate monolithic applications to a cloud-based microarchitecture.

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February 2, 2015

Best of Bluemix: RapidApps, Node-RED, Mobile Web Push

To call attention to popular articles on Bluemix available on IBM developerWorks, this weekly post will introduce three "best of" articles. This week's entry focuses on quick application building exercises using RapidApps, Node-RED, and IBM Mobile Web Push.

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February 2, 2015

IBM DevOps Services Wins Top Innovator Award

IBM DevOps Services has won the top innovator award in the coding environment category at next week's DeveloperWeek conference.

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January 30, 2015

AnswerHub Speeds Deployment and Attracts New Customers

In order to strengthen its knowledge management software capabilities, AnswerHub searched for a PaaS to enable enterprise customers to capture and share knowledge more effectively. With Bluemix’s cost-effective environment and its ever-evolving set of services and applications, AnswerHub expects to create new communities in hours rather weeks. This blog entry introduces the case study explaining how they leveraged Bluemix to pursue new avenues for business growth.

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January 28, 2015

TuftsMed – Not Your Average Hackathon

Participants from across diverse fields such as healthcare, technology, engineering, design, and business, come together to meet, share ideas, collaborate, and instill passion in one another for their ideas. After forming teams based on these creative ideas, participants work together to build those ideas into concrete products and business plans. This blog entry explains how is this different from other hackathons.

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January 27, 2015

An afternoon of Raspberry Pi with IoT Foundation

I recently was excited to receive a Raspberry Pi kit in the mail. I’d like to walk you through how I managed to connect a Raspberry Pi to the Bluemix IoT Foundation service in a few hours. I had heard that you should be able to complete this “in the time it takes to drink 2 beers”. Because it was during my normal workday, I had to forgo the beers and got interrupted by a conference call but still was able to complete this task the same afternoon I received the package in the mail.

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January 25, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Mobile Data, Watson, and Hadoop

To call attention to popular articles on Bluemix available on IBM developerWorks, this weekly post will introduce three "best of" articles. This week's entry focuses on getting started with IBM Mobile Data, Watson's Q&A API, and IBM Analytics for Hadoop.

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