We just introduced The Bluemix Developer Console. Extending the current Bluemix Mobile Dashboard, this new experience goes beyond mobile and introduces new tools for quickly creating Cloud Native applications across web, mobile and backend. They aim to greatly cut down on development time by generating application starters with all the necessary boilerplate, build and configuration code, so that developers can start coding business logic faster.
For many developers, the Hello World starter applications on Bluemix are too basic and the sample applications on IBM-Bluemix.github.io page are a bit too advanced. If you agree with this, you'll find our recently released Runtime Getting Started guides extremely helpful.
Applications are changing. Users are expecting a more interactive experience on a wide variety of devices. Applications need to be able to scale, be highly available and be able to roll out continuous updates to quickly react to browser, mobile device, API, and security changes. Creating one large monolithic application may no longer make sense. The Microservices architectural pattern is a great solution for these problems. The concept is simple—break your application into multiple independent applications, each with a clear purpose. More...
PHP developers still spend a lot of time configuring systems and servers to get a PHP application up and running. PHP developers usually go through this lifecycle every time starting a project. Luckily, Bluemix services and runtimes take all this grunt work out of creating web applications.
Like many things with IBM Bluemix, standing up a CodeIgniter application was quick and simple. If you’re unfamiliar with it, according to the CodeIgniter website, “CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for developers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.” The sample is a news blogging application where you can create and view articles. This post reviews the details for deploying this standard CodeIgnitor sample on Bluemix’s PHP runtime that you can apply to your own CodeIgniter applications.
This post regularly showcases some of the best new Bluemix tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. We’ve published scads of helpful (and fun!) Bluemix content since I last posted. IBM Distinguished Engineer Kyle Brown discusses Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and applies the concepts to the needs of people affected by natural disaster; a tutorial on how to use Docker, Eclipse, and Bluemix to develop, extend, and host your own Minecraft servers; Chun Bin Tang walks PHP developers through migrating their apps to Bluemix. More...
In recent developments (no pun intended), Canonical, the company that owns development for Ubuntu announced that it is dropping support for lucid 64 which is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. What does this mean for Cloud Foundry and the PHP buildpack? Well nothing really but there are a couple "gotcha's" that everyone should know about.