February 12, 2015

Rapid Watson Service development with new Node.js packages

I’m excited about a new node package created to simplify Watson Service development on Bluemix. This weekend I decided to sit down and play with the new package. The watson-developer-cloud package simplifies integration of Node.js applications with the Watson Services. While currently in alpha, it is extremely useful and allows for rapid delivery of cognitive-powered Node.js applications. So, what are you waiting for? Install it and get started using it!

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February 11, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Node.js, SQLDB, DevOps

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 Node.js, SQLDB, and IBM DevOps.

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February 10, 2015

Synergy Research Reports IBM #1 Hybrid Cloud Environment

Today IBM announced that Synergy Research Group has found that IBM has once again maintained its position as the #1 hybrid and private cloud provider for the enterprise. The report also lists IBM among the top providers in the cloud market for the fourth quarter of 2014.

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February 9, 2015

Getting Started with Twilio on IBM Bluemix

By using IBM Bluemix and Twilio together you can quickly build and deploy applications with voice, messaging and VoIP functionality. Today I’m going to take you on a wonderful journey of code as we use these tools build a Node.js app that sends a text message. Our application will take about 15 minutes to build so if you’ve got some free time over lunch, or you want to wait a hair longer before you watch the newest episode of House of Cards, you should be able to knock this out.

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February 6, 2015

Control home devices with Bluemix Internet of Things

Do you have a bunch of left over Christmas lights sitting around that will be collecting dust till next year? Until now Christmas lights are a once a year thing, that isn't true anymore.  Time to get the dust off of your lights and use them for something fun! Enter Christmas Lights controlled by a Raspberry Pi via IoT in Bluemix!

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February 5, 2015

Five new services expand IBM Watson capabilities to images, speech, and more

Since its launch, you’ve made the IBM Watson Developer Cloud one of IBM’s most vibrant and innovative communities on Bluemix. Today more than 5,000 partners, developers, data hobbyists, entrepreneurs, students and others have contributed to building 6,000+ apps infused with Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities. Today, we are excited to announce the arrival of five additional new beta services to the Watson Developer Cloud.

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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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