May 4, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Sphero and Raspberry Pi

This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. David Barnes, Program Director of IBM Emerging Technology, demonstrates deploying a chat app on Bluemix, then linking it with the Bluemix Internet of Things service to power a Sphero. Continuing the theme of IBM Internet of Things, Sing Li explains how to use Raspberry Pi to monitor uptime and access time for a running IBM Bluemix app.

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May 1, 2015

LED “Hello World!” with Particle (Spark) Core, Android & Bluemix

To turn an LED on or off is the "Hello World!" of the Internet of Things. Having control over a device is the key goal of this project and it opens up a way for you to expand to control other devices or other electronic components. This simple tutorial will demonstrate how to use Bluemix's Node-RED and Push Service to communicate with a Particle (Spark) Core device. Also, Android will be part of this and be able to communicate with the device and receive notification messages whether from the IBM Push Service or the Android app itself, every time when a user turns the LED on or off.

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April 30, 2015

Bluemix Catalog Updates – Introducing Bluemix Labs

Bluemix has been in market for a little over a year and since that time we have introduced nearly 100 IBM, 3rd party and open source services and runtimes, more than 60 of which we have been made generally available with production plans. Because the catalog is growing so quickly and our focus continues to be on providing high-quality production services, we're updating the catalog experience to make it easier to navigate to services that are either ready for production or close to it. We've done this by removing our experimental services from the primary catalog page and introduced them in a new section we're calling, "Bluemix Labs."

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April 30, 2015

Get Pumped for the Cloud Foundry Summit

I'm pumped for the Cloud Foundry Summit! Are you??? Well if you aren't yet hopefully you will be after reading this! If you attended the conference last year there was an awesome presentation on the future of Diego. What is Diego you ask? It is the new DEA that is coming for Cloud Foundry. It is a complete re-write in Go and will add some new features such as the ability to swap out the underlaying linux containers for things like Docker. Additionally another huge win is adding in plugins, this will be awesome as well! More...

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April 30, 2015

Bluemix SmartBooks – Personalized book recommendations based on your Twitter feed

Bluemix SmartBooks presents a catalog of books for sale, can suggest interesting books to users based on a Twitter handle, and will store purchased books into an orders database. To suggest books based on Twitter handle, the application consumes an API from a business partner, which was published to Bluemix and shared with the Bluemix SmartBooks development team using the API Management service. You can create your own version of Bluemix SmartBooks. This blog post will cover all the steps, from the underlying architecture, creating your own instance of SmartBooks, and customizing it.

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April 29, 2015

Hybrid Deployment of Docker Containers using IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Docker containers have rapidly been gaining adoption based on the positive developer experience, ease of deployment and the portability of the images. Docker containers are easy to build, move and deploy locally, on traditional systems and in a growing number of Cloud Providers.

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April 29, 2015

Connecting PouchDB to Cloudant on IBM Bluemix

PouchDB is a client-side database solution that works in all the major browsers (and Node.js) and intelligently picks the best storage system available. It has a relatively simply API and best of all - it has incredibly simple sync built in. I tend to work with client-side databases with just the vanilla JavaScript APIs available to them, but honestly, after an hour or so of using PouchDB I can't see going back.

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April 28, 2015

Capgemini uses Bluemix & IoT to stay ahead of change

In order to keep pace with such rapid change, Capgemini has identified shifts in 3 key areas: connected customers, connected vehicles and connected insights, which as Vaidya says, “Is all about data analytics.” To stay ahead of change, Capgemini leverages IBM Bluemix.

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April 28, 2015

New IBM Watson Services Available In Node-RED!

IBM Watson Nodes for Node-RED have been updated to include seven extra services: Message Resonance, Personality Insights, Relationship Extraction, Speech to Text, Text to Speech, Tradeoff Analytics, and Visual Recognition.

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