December 6, 2016

Start continuously delivering apps with toolchains

Have you tried toolchains? Toolchains provide all the tools you need to continuously deliver an app.

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November 14, 2016

Use IBM Application Security on Cloud to build your application inventory

Application security is about protecting your organization’s valuable assets, such as intellectual property, strategic plans, and customer data. Protecting this information is critical for your organization to operate, be competitive, and meet regulatory requirements. Save time and reduce redundant manual work by importing an application inventory list into IBM Application Security on Cloud.

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January 12, 2016

Using React for our Bluemix application

React is a view-layer JavaScript framework/library for single page web applications. Its true value shines when you want a data-driven UI with many components.

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December 12, 2014

Sample WordPress Deployment in Bluemix

WordPress on Bluemix, an IBM jStart project, is now available from the catalog! The WordPress on Bluemix boilerplate adds services like Object Storage for media and SendGrid for integrated email. It comes preconfigured with these services and the default settings necessary to bring WordPress to Bluemix on the cloud. In the past, setting up WordPress involved manually downloading and pushing code; now this can all be done easily through the Bluemix web console. Visit the Bluemix catalog to quickly deploy your own WordPress website and have it hosted on Bluemix.

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November 11, 2014

Join The Bluemix App Challenge

We launched Bluemix in late February and since that time we have added more than 70 boilerplates, runtimes and services. These services include things like IoT and Watson services that will serve as the basis for the next generation of applications that thrive on data. Today, we're already seeing really innovative use cases like speedboats racing with data and new university programs empowering students with Masters programs and workshops that enable cloud-based development using IoT tools. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create the most innovative app on Bluemix services that we have seen. Perhaps you are solving a real challenge with healthcare, or aviation, or perhaps you create an app that serves no immediate business value but offers you fun and enjoyment.

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November 11, 2014

JavaEE mobile apps in the cloud with Bluemix and Vaadin

Whether your migrating your existing application to the web or are building your startup's new platform for the masses, your main goal is to maximize user experience and leverage developer productivity. These two factors will dictate your applications success. For JavaEE developers Bluemix and Vaadin are a perfect combo for achieving these goals. We’re thus happy to announce the release of a Vaadin Boilerplate for Bluemix. A Bluemix boilerplate is a runtime and an example application which in Vaadin’s case is a fullstack example app with a CRUD view, statistics view, map view and all persisted through EJB services via JPA to DB2 and running on WebSphere Liberty.

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October 24, 2014

Building Your Own Watson Powered App

Our first webinar was meant to introduce the concepts behind Watson, cognitive computing, and Bluemix. We also did a deep dive into each of the services available for developers to start working with, but we didn't spend time showing you how to use the services. With our next webinar on October 29th at 11 am EST, we'd like to focus our time on working with services on the Bluemix platform. You'll see how to work with JSON objects, bind services, and build a Watson powered application and will walk away with the practical knowledge of how to put these services into their applications and to see just how easy it is to get started with Watson services on Bluemix.

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October 14, 2014

Keeping secrets – how your cloud application should access credentials and other private data

If you're building a web app, you probably have secrets you have to deal with like database credentials, session keys, etc. So, where do you keep these secrets? Developers using Cloud Foundry based systems has a truly secure option: Cloud Foundry's user-provided services. This blog post will go over the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional and modern approaches.

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August 12, 2014

Build Highly Scalable Apps on Bluemix

Startups and enterprises alike have finally started putting a heavy focus on developing applications that enrich and empower end users to accomplish their needs via mobile device. The challenge with building enriched and empowered experiences often falls at the application layer that serves the mobile client. In this webcast, Ryan Baxter, Bluemix Developer Advocate, will walk participants through a demonstration of achieving scalability for your Bluemix application.

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