Ghost is a crowd funded open source Node.js application which allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. It's simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time making your blog work and more time blogging.
I've put together a small project that implements a web server that you can deploy on BlueMix; it's about as small as you can get, and so, of course, doesn't do much. It displays "Hello World" on every single one of it's pages. So, not useful by itself, but I've tried to document the heck out of it, so you can at least see the nuts and bolts of deploying a node.js web server on 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...
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.
This post will show how to use the Play framework with IBM BlueMix to develop and run a very simple REST style web application. The application supports APIs to create, retrieve, update and delete objects represented by JSON in HTTP requests. On the backend, the application connects to a BlueMix managed PostgreSQL database to persist and query data parsed out by the application from the HTTP requests.
Having covered how to deploy a trivial Node.js application to IBM Bluemix, this post goes deeper into features available for creating reusable manifest.yml files and covers Cloud Foundry buildpacks used during deployment. By the end of the post you will have deployed a trivial Hello World application written in PHP to a Zend Server's PHP container running on IBM Bluemix.
My favorite thing about the BlueMix platform is how quick and easy it is to stand up services and start using them. Let me show you what I mean by outlining a java web application which inserts some data into a DB2 database service. If you’re familiar with creating a servlet, you can do this with me in less than 10 minutes.
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.