July 16, 2014

Bluemix and the Internet of Things

Want to take a guess as to how many devices will be connected to the internet by the end of 2015?  Give up?  15 billion.  Yup, that's right, that is 15 followed by 9 zeros.  By 2020 that number will increase to 40 billion!

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July 16, 2014

Easy SSH Sessions into Bluemix

Dr. Nic Williams recently wrote a great blog post on how to run one-off command line jobs on Cloud Foundry. The same process will work on IBM Bluemix since it’s based on Cloud Foundry.

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July 15, 2014

zip-weather – get weather forecasts via text or phone calls with Twilio

Twilio provides an awesome SMS and telephony service that you can use in web applications. . I’d been wanting to build an application with Twilio for a while now, and finally did it the other day. It’s called zip-weather. The app will respond to text messages and voice calls, prompt you for a location, then provide a weather forecast for that location.

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July 10, 2014

dealing with private node.js packages

While npmjs.org is a great place to host node packages, ANYONE can access them. What happens if you have multiple application which all use a package you wrote, but you’d like to not have to publish that package publicly? Private packages like this aren’t really a first-class notion in the node world – yet. But there are various strategies you can use to provide this capability until they are.

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July 10, 2014

Monitoring Liberty in Bluemix with JConsole

To monitor the Bluemix Liberty runtime with JConsole, you must complete the following steps.

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July 9, 2014

Announcing: IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix

Maybe you tried our first beta IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse Beta available on the Eclipse Marketplace in April. The wait is over. We are pleased to announce that the GA version of IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix is now available as a free download!

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July 8, 2014

Java and Cloudant NoSQL DB on Bluemix

Cloudant is a stellar NoSQL DBaaS (Database as a Service) that allows developers to not worry about their database infrastructure. If you’ve never used Cloudant or a cloud database offering before, this is where you should get started.

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July 4, 2014

Bluemix, Robots, and the Wimbledon Innovation Challenge

Do you think robots like tennis? My guess is that when the Robot Apocalypse starts, you’ll see them playing all the time. So, for the human race to survive, it will be critical for us to learn as much as we can from the large amount of data generated at the Wimbledon tennis championships and collected by IBM. I encourage you to take part in the Wimbledon Innovation Challenge. You’ll have access to tennis data and use IBM Bluemix to build an app that consumes and analyzes this data in useful, innovative ways.

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July 3, 2014

Getting Started with Piwik on IBM Bluemix™ using MySQL, SendGrid and Twilio

Here’s the latest post in my “BluemixRox” series on deploying popular open-source projects onto Bluemix. Piwik is a PHP-based open source web analytics platform that gives valuable insights into your website’s visitors, your marketing campaigns and much more, so you can optimize your strategy and online experience of your visitors.

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