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Best of Bluemix: Videos, Object Storage using PHP, Top 10

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best of bluemix This weekly post showcases some of the best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. We’re especially excited about a couple of excellent video demos on Bluemix we just published!

  • Explore IBM Bluemix
    In this completely updated (in other words, brand new!) video, David Barnes demos how to start developing and deploying apps on IBM’s cloud platform. Follow along in the video as he starts with his dashboard in Bluemix and builds a Node.js application for an insurance company, and adds a Cloudant database to store the customer information, as well as a Watson Q & A service to add customer support to the app.

    In the video, David gives you helpful tips, such as how to easily create a Git repository for your code, how to import existing code or export from Bluemix, how to scale your application by adding more instances and memory, and how to get answers to your questions from the very active Bluemix developer community.

  • Tour the Bluemix platform and build your first app
    In this video walkthrough of the Bluemix UI, you’ll see how to build, deploy, scale, and manage your applications in one seamless user experience.

    Traditionally, Bluemix has been a Cloud Foundry-based platform as a service, and IBM has a great partnership with the Cloud Foundry Foundation. But we know that you as a developer need to make choices. You want to use technologies you trust to build your applications from your development environment to multiple clouds. So we’ve extended Bluemix with new capabilities, from container delivery via Docker and virtual machine delivery via OpenStack.

  • Build a photo storage service in the cloud with PHP and IBM Bluemix
    This two-part tutorial series shows you how to build a photo storage service in the cloud with the IBM Bluemix Object Storage Service and PHP. Part 1 shows you how to create the application stub, enable the user interface, process photo uploads, and start working with photos. Part 2 shows you how to deploy the app to IBM Bluemix and how to add support for multiple containers and multiple users.
  • Top 10 reasons to use Bluemix and DevOps Services
    Not sure about cloud? Need to convince your boss to take the next step? This article, describes ten reasons why you should consider IBM Bluemix if you plan to create and deploy cloud applications.

Check out the Bluemix page on developerWorks for more how-to and introductory content on Bluemix, including quick-starts, a list of tutorials available for each Bluemix service, and more.

Do you have ideas for Bluemix topics you’d like to see more of on developerWorks? We’d love to hear from you! Comment here or email me your thoughts!

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