July 13, 2015 | Written by: Brian Gleeson
Categorized: What's New
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IBM has launched the latest additions to the Labs section of the Bluemix Catalog, with the release of the experimental IBM XPages runtime and IBM XPages NoSQL Database service. On top of that we have also released the experimental XPages Web Starter boilerplate application. It combines the runtime with the service for a quick way to get up and running with XPages in Bluemix.
Open up the Labs section of the Bluemix catalog to see the new offerings available now.
XPages is a rapid application development platform built on top of IBM Domino that developers can now leverage in Bluemix. The runtime contains all the latest XPages features, such as:
- Mobile controls
- Relational database support
- Latest Extension Library
- And much more…
The built-in Domino security model ensures that your applications are secure. It also allows the developer to have full control over who can access their applications. With the runtime’s addition to Bluemix, XPages developers can make use of the wide range of Bluemix services, such as Watson, Cloudant, Internet of Things and DevOps services to name but a few.
The IBM XPages NoSQL Database service gives developers an experimental playground for their application data. Securely store your data in NSF databases on a Domino server running in Softlayer and managed by IBM. Connect your XPages runtime applications to this service for the full end-to-end experience of XPages in Bluemix. Alternatively use other runtimes to interact with this service using RESTful APIs to access your data.
Get started with XPages!
The XPages Web Starter is available today as an experimental boilerplate application. In just minutes, developers can create an example application running in Bluemix. The boilerplate provides a straightforward to-do application that utilizes Bootstrap to make it responsive and mobile-ready. Once created, download the starter code zip and explore how to write XPages applications for Bluemix with IBM Domino Designer.
Ready to try it for yourself? Begin by signing up for your free 30 day Bluemix trial:
Free Bluemix trial!
…then follow these guides on getting started with XPages on Bluemix: