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August 21, 2018

Modernize Your Java EE Apps for the Cloud With a Single Click

You have teams of Java EE developers that run your business. Other teams have fully embraced cloud computing with native cloud development leveraging a burgeoning portfolio of cloud-based services. They can be on one platform—IBM Cloud Private. With the help of IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor, you can migrate your WebSphere AND JBoss and WebLogic apps to Liberty, all at no additional charge.

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July 16, 2018

Part II: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

In the second in a series of posts about how IBM iX designed, developed, and delivered the Facebook Messenger Bot available at Wimbledon 2018, we focus on the broadcast integration within Facebook and how we persisted user preferences using IBM Cloudant and Compose Redis.

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January 29, 2018

Webinar: Migrating WebSphere apps to IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private brings together innovation and flexible management the public cloud with the application security and data isolation that you need in your corporate data center. But how does IBM Cloud Private support existing enterprise Java applications? In this webinar, learn why and how to modernize existing enterprise Java applications and run them on IBM Cloud Private and see a step-by-step deployment demonstration.

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October 9, 2017

Using Spring for REST on Liberty Buildpack

During a recent development sprint our team was investigating frameworks in place to support Social Login for a RESTful application. In our research, we found that the common social login areas we were looking at Twitter, Facebook and Google all provided solid documentation on how to integrate into an application.

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October 4, 2017

Quick tests of WebSphere apps, easily done in the cloud

There are several cases where it is useful to be able to stand up additional WebSphere capacity for a limited time period, without needing to worry about data center server capacity and software licenses. Typical examples include batch type workloads, test of new code at infrequent intervals, maybe as part of an overall application modernization strategy.

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September 11, 2017

JPA 2.1 using Hibernate on Liberty Buildpack

On a recent project we were looking at rewriting a system which provides data-ingestion services into a DB2 instance. As we move more workloads into IBM’s cloud offerings we always stop, think, review to implement the most suitable technical approach to create the work product.

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September 7, 2017

WebSphere on the Cloud: Application Mitigation

Do you have a modernized WebSphere application in your business running on your on-premise infrastructure? If you’ve migrated your old application code to the present-day WebSphere Application Server (WAS) version and updated your development environments / delivery pipelines to modern practices, it’s time to move your application to the WebSphere Application Server as a Service. In the last blog entry, we explained how you can modernize your existing WebSphere applications with minimal changes and migrate them to the cloud, lowering your costs and simplifying maintenance. This blog entry, we'll cover how to iteratively moving core pieces of compute-based business logic to cloud-based services.

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September 6, 2017

Detecting security vulnerabilities with Contrast Security

Contrast Security is a revolutionary product that instruments your applications with sensors to detect security vulnerabilities in your code and protect your applications against attacks. Contrast Security LogoApplications on Bluemix that use the liberty-for-java buildpack can now use the Contrast Security buildpack to secure their applications. The buildpack utilizes the Contrast Security agent to instrument applications with sensors and monitor data flow in the application.

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September 5, 2017

WebSphere on the Cloud: Evolving to Microservices

Do you have existing monolithic Java/JEE applications running on WebSphere Application Server? Is your application comprised of multiple business functionalities, but it’s packaged as a single application? Are there performance bottlenecks that you are not able to resolve because the application does not scale well? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read this post to learn how you can refactor your existing monolithic WebSphere application into a microservices-based application.

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