February 17, 2014

Deploy a Drupal Application on IBM BlueMix

Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaborationIn order to have Drupal work on the IBM BlueMix Platform, do the following...

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February 17, 2014

Deploy a WordPress Application on IBM Bluemix

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. You can use Wordpress as a foundation of your web application to call social data APIs.

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February 17, 2014

Deploy a Drupal Application on IBM BlueMix

Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaborationIn order to have Drupal work on the IBM BlueMix Platform, do the following...

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February 7, 2014

Cloud Application: Don’t write to disk!

While most of your applications should work just fine in the cloud, remember: Don't write to disk. The file system is a resource that isn't persisted. As you application instance gets restarted, updated, scaled or recreated, the file system it sits on changes. Using the disk for temporary or cache purposes is OK, if you need persistent storage, create a database.

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February 5, 2014

Caching in the Cloud

BlueMix includes a general purpose caching service powered by WebSphere eXreme Scale to really accelerate your applications in the cloud. You can use this cache to store user profiles, store frequently accessed data, or as a general purpose state store for your application. There are two primary APIs to the Cache: Java and HTTP REST. You can learn more about these APIs in the WebSphere eXtreme Scale InfoCenter.

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February 3, 2014

New Cloud Foundry command line client tool – cf version 6 – “gcf”

The Cloud Foundry command line client has just been updated to version 6, and is ready for use with BlueMix. This version is much simpler to install (no need to install Ruby) and is dramatically faster to use. Go ahead and give it a try in place of the older 'cf' version.

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