My tool of choice when debugging Node.js applications is Node Inspector. Node Inspector is a simple to use debugger that works in Chrome or Opera. I had used Node Inspector many times when debugging a Node.js app on my local machine but I had never tried to use it when debugging an app in a Docker container. After much trial and error, I eventually got it working and thought it would be good to document how to do it in a blog post.
If you logged into Bluemix late last week you might have noticed some changes. Probably the biggest change you might have noticed is that the IBM Containers service has moved out of beta and is now generally available. I have put together a video demonstrating the basic functionality of the IBM Containers service in Bluemix. This should be enough to get you familiar with the service and get you on your way to deploying your own Docker containers to Bluemix.
Maven is a popular tool used by many Java developers to organize dependencies, test their code, and build binaries to run their applications. If you are a Maven user building apps for Bluemix, then you should check out the Cloud Foundry Maven plugin.
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!