This webcast helps get you started on developing an Android app using the MobileData cloud service on IBM Bluemix.
Today I hosted a virtual meetup on the mobile services in Bluemix. It was a great session, with the experts sharing a lot of insights and demos. Below is the replay, be sure to check it out!
I've just put together a little Bluemix application for node.js - bluemix-service-switcher - which shows how to access service information using the cfenv package. This sample, and the cfenv package, should also work fine on any Cloud Foundry-based PaaS. cfenv provides a number of functions to deal with the VCAP_SERVICES and VCAP_APPLICATION environment variables. You will never have to JSON.parse() them again!
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.
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.