March 27, 2015

What is a secure gateway and how to connect on-premises to the cloud or from cloud to cloud

With the prevalence of hybrid cloud environments, many of our databases and applications are unreachable due to security restrictions and firewalls. We need an easy, scalable, and secure way to access these databases and systems. The Bluemix Secure Gateway Service easily enables secure access to data and applications across environments, whether it be from on-premises to the cloud, one cloud to another cloud, or just from your laptop to the cloud. This post explains the basic flow of using the Secure Gateway service and describes current and future features.

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March 26, 2015

[PROPOSED] Food for thought when porting your app to Bluemix

This post concisely describes concepts important for dev awareness as they assess and create a porting strategy for an app of interest. Practical understanding around dynamic port/host assignment, ephemeral file storage, loose coupling of environment variables to services, basics about buildpacks and platform interaction are important factors that will shape the most effective approach for […]

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March 26, 2015

General Availability – IBM Insights for Twitter Service on Bluemix

On March 26, 2015 ET, we are releasing the Insights for Twitter General Availability (GA) Service. This update will replace the Beta version you have been using. As a result, any applications that were created with the current Insights for Twitter Beta will no longer work. You must update/rework your applications as described in this post to use the new release.

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March 25, 2015

Improved Business Rules Service Dashboard – User Action Required

On April 6, 2015, we will be updating the Business Rules service. The new version includes a more comprehensive and improved service dashboard and an update of the underlying business rules technology. The rule applications and decision services you have deployed may need to be re-deployed. This update includes an improved service dashboard design showing you all the rule applications and decision services you have deployed. This update also delivers compatibility of the rule project artifacts with IBM ODM 8.7.

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March 24, 2015

Liberty Buildpack Updates: JRebel and security improvements

Since the beginning of the year, we have updated the Liberty buildpack a number of times. With each release of the buildpack we introduce new features, improve existing features or provide important fixes. The key changes we have made since the start of the year are JRebel integration, updated Liberty profile, security fixes, and SSL support for the SQL Database Service.

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March 24, 2015

First Timer, Bluemix IBMer @ SXSW Interactive

When you hear any mention of this year’s 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin Texas, or see #SXSW while scrolling through your endless Twitter stream you probably think music, film, maybe even great parties and drinking. This impression of the festival is reinforced by the constant live SXSW story streaming into your Snapchat app depicting rising stars in the music industry crowd surfing, and their fans partying in trash bags due to the rain setting in over the city. While all of this debauchery was definitely going down in the center of this booming metropolis, a good portion of the 72,000 festival registrant’s were not here to solely hear and see the future of music and film.

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March 23, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Apps, Security, Speed

To call attention to popular articles on Bluemix available on IBM developerWorks, this weekly post will introduce three "best of" articles. This week's entry focuses on the top 10 apps, securing your application with social media authentication, and developing applications at the speed of Bluemix.

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March 20, 2015

Bluemix Live Sync = Code deployed to cloud automatically

What if you could develop applications running on Bluemix as if you were in a local environment? What if, the minute you press save in your text editor of choice, your code automatically syncs with your Web IDE workspace and incrementally deploys to your running Bluemix app instance, enabling a wonderfully efficient code-test cycle?

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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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