October 13, 2015

Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data

Rocket Mainframe Data Service, a Bluemix-enabled service from Rocket Software, allows developers to easily access mainframe data from Bluemix with very little friction. In fact, developers can use their favorite stack to access the mainframe data without worrying about the internal mainframe formats. In part 1 of a five-part series introduces the problem space and gets some setup steps out of the way before getting to coding in the next installment.

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October 13, 2015

Best of Bluemix: New Fundamentals tutorial series, Vaadin, and fast app development

This regular post showcases some of the best new tutorials, videos, and other content published on developerWorks. It’s been awhile since I updated you on some of the many things going on at developerWorks. The team has been hard at work on the developerWorks Premium launch during that time; I’ll be writing more about developerWorks Premium in the coming weeks, but meanwhile I’d like to tell you about some of the great new Bluemix content dW has published recently on Bluemix Fundamentals, Java apps with Vaadin in the cloud, and IBM Emerging Technology Specialist Ben Miller's report on building a bespoke Bluemix app to help users determine where to live in London.

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October 13, 2015

SD Hacks: New ideas transformed into reality over adrenaline-infused weekend

Straight from the Dodger’s stadium on Elysian Park Avenue, I head to the rival team’s (Padres) turf in San Diego. For 36 hours straight, a huge tent set up in the field at UCSD will be home to a thousand happy coders at SD Hacks. What did it take for this event to come to life? A zillion cans of sodas, makeshift beds, hoodies and t-shirts for swag, and of course, the 21 sponsors. Welcome to the world of hackathons!

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October 12, 2015

IBM Secure Gateway 1.3.1 Updates

With the release of Version 1.3.1, IBM Secure Gateway for Bluemix announces a number of enhancements across a few different areas.  With this enhancement release building on top of 1.3.0, you'll see improvements in server resource distribution, client high availability, a Mac OS X native installer, and more.

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October 12, 2015

Is 10% not enough? Get all of Twitter with PowerTrack

I've posted about the Insights for Twitter service before, showing how it is used in SOmusic. Another aspect of the service worth mentioning is the PowerTrack. The PowerTrack provides real-time access to 100% of Twitter content.

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October 12, 2015

Getting started with Streaming Analytics and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) service and the Streaming Analytics service in Bluemix have two things in common: Both were created for real-time, and both are extremely scalable.  So it's a natural fit to use the two services together in an Bluemix application, with the IoT service serving as an aggregator of device information, and the Streaming Analytics service performing real-time analytics on streams of device data.  This article describes how to exchange messages between the two services over the MQTT protocol.

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October 9, 2015

What’s new in Bluemix for Mobile Developers

Earlier this week the Bluemix and MobileFirst teams released updated offerings for building mobile apps that leverage the awesome power of IBM Bluemix. Sometimes it’s easy to miss things or get lost in the details, so let’s take a look at some of the notable changes for developers.

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October 9, 2015

IBM Bluemix wins Ventana Research 2015 Technology Innovation Award

Ventana Research named IBM Bluemix the 2015 Technology Innovation Award winner for Cloud Computing!

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October 9, 2015

Bluemix Active Deploy – Zero-Downtime Deployment

Go offline for an upgrade? Bluemix says "No way!" Not with IBM Bluemix Cloud development and the Active Deploy service.

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