Ryan Baxter

September 29, 2015

Debugging Node.js Apps in IBM Containers

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.

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September 2, 2015

Deploying a MEAN Application to IBM Cloud in One Click

MEAN stands for Mongo DB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. It is probably the most popular software development stack for JavaScript developers there is. It is so popular that there is a open source project called MEAN.JS that is meant to quickly scaffold out a MEAN application in a matter of minutes. You can easily deploy a MEAN app to Bluemix using the MEAN.JS project.

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July 7, 2015

IBM Containers Service Overview

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.

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March 19, 2015

Connect and Control an IoT Device in 5 Minutes!

Yesterday during the keynote at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Boston MA, my colleague Mark Vanderwiele gave a 5 minute keynote talk on IBM Bluemix, Watson, and IoT.

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February 2, 2015

IBM DevOps Services Wins Top Innovator Award

IBM DevOps Services has won the top innovator award in the coding environment category at next week's DeveloperWeek conference.

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January 5, 2015

Automate your Bluemix application build and deploy with new Maven plug-in

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.

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October 29, 2014

Accessing Application Logs In Bluemix

Accessing your logs when running your application locally is easy, but when the application is deployed to a remote server things get a little bit trickier.

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July 23, 2014

Replay of the Bluemix Virtual Meetup on Mobile Services

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!

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July 16, 2014

Bluemix and the Internet of Things

Want to take a guess as to how many devices will be connected to the internet by the end of 2015?  Give up?  15 billion.  Yup, that's right, that is 15 followed by 9 zeros.  By 2020 that number will increase to 40 billion!

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