cloud foundry

July 17, 2014

Cross-origin resource sharing for Bluemix APIs

What if you have a decoupled JavaScript based front-end that needs to aggregate information from these other Bluemix apps? By default the browser will forbid access to other subdomains. The solution is to take advantage of the standard HTTP headers that are available to control cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) on the Bluemix services that you wish to provide to JavaScript clients.

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July 16, 2014

Easy SSH Sessions into Bluemix

Dr. Nic Williams recently wrote a great blog post on how to run one-off command line jobs on Cloud Foundry. The same process will work on IBM Bluemix since it’s based on Cloud Foundry.

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July 9, 2014

Announcing: IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix

Maybe you tried our first beta IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse Beta available on the Eclipse Marketplace in April. The wait is over. We are pleased to announce that the GA version of IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix is now available as a free download!

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June 6, 2014

Debugging node apps running on Cloud Foundry

I've just posted an entry to my personal blog titled "debugging node apps running on Cloud Foundry", describing a technique you can use to debug your node apps while they're running on Cloud Foundry.

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May 19, 2014

Enabling New Relic in a Bluemix node application

I just posted an entry on my personal blog titled "enabling New Relic in a Cloud Foundry node application", which walks through enabling a node.js application with the New Relic monitoring service. As this enablement is generic to Cloud Foundry, it will of course work with Bluemix, and I've enabled one of my Bluemix apps - node-stuff - to make use of it.

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April 24, 2014

Enhancing Ghost.js with Cloudant on IBM codename: BlueMix

As a followup to my last post for deploying Ghost.js on IBM codename:BlueMix, I would like to share a follow-up technique which utilizes a Cloudant CouchDB instance as a persistent image datastore.

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April 14, 2014

Bluemix upgrade – improved debugging

BlueMix was successfully upgraded to a new level, including an updated to Cloud Foundry. And I wanted to point out one of the major benefits of the upgraded version - improved debug logs when applications fail to deploy/stage/start etc.

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February 11, 2014

Deploy a Hello World PHP Application to Zend Server on IBM Bluemix

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.

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February 3, 2014

New Cloud Foundry command line client tool – cf version 6 – “gcf”

The Cloud Foundry command line client has just been updated to version 6, and is ready for use with BlueMix. This version is much simpler to install (no need to install Ruby) and is dramatically faster to use. Go ahead and give it a try in place of the older 'cf' version.

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