January 18, 2018

Build and Deploy a MEAN Stack Application on IBM Cloud

MEAN is a collection of JavaScript-based technologies — MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js — used to develop web applications. From the client and server sides to databases, MEAN is a full-stack development toolkit. This tutorial walks you through the creation of a web application using the popular MEAN stack. It is composed of a Mongo DB, Express web framework, Angular front-end framework and a Node.js runtime.

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December 11, 2017

Obey your commands: Home automation using Watson and PubNub

Integration of voice control in smart devices is buzzing, and adoption continues to grow. Voice control provides a more natural way of interacting with connected apps and devices ranging from news feeds, traffic information to acting as personal assistants in the home. These intelligent devices respond to commands spoken in our own voice and act immediately.

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October 9, 2017

Making bots talk with Watson and PubNub

Speech enabled devices are leaping forward, and voice is becoming the dominant bot interface. Digital assistants, or bots, as they are widely known nowadays, speak more like humans. Their popularity is growing with a multitude of apps that can make your life easier, and their application is found in domains like customer service, home automation, chat and news readers to name a few.

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September 29, 2017

Get real-time billing insights from your Bluemix account

I’m a Cloud technical sales in SPGI and so I meet current and future Bluemix customers regularly. One of the main questions that usually comes to the forefront during these meetings is how to organize and administrate their BX accounts. Besides, they don’t have a clear process to do the mapping between their company structure and Bluemix Account Hierarchy.

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September 27, 2017

Securing single page apps with App ID service

The Investment Insights for Asset Managers offers a dashboard type user interface to allow users to analyze a set of stock portfolios based on the risk factor calculated. The application uses a combination of services like Watson Discovery News, Investment Portfolio, Predictive Market Scenarios and Simulated Instrument Analytics. All of the services configured using Node.js for the backend and AngularJS for the front end.

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July 29, 2017

The Container Industry Moves On From Single Instance…

Interest in containers has surged in the DevOps community since IBM co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2015. Innovation in open cloud technology creates challenges with interoperability and integration. The Foundation is run by developers, for developers to minimize those challenges by promoting cloud native applications and services.

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May 31, 2017

Roland Garros 2017: Bluemix and Watson Analytics

On Sunday, May 28th Roland Garros (French Open) opened its gates to the latest running of the tournament. As one of the four Grand Slam events in Tennis, there is a keen focus on ensuring the event runs smoothly and provides fans with the experience and insights they would want from such a prestigious event. This year IBM has provided a solution using Watson Analytics to help the content team understand and review key web metrics to help guide decision making throughout the event.

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May 17, 2017

2.2 Deploy and scale a kubernetes chat app on IBM Cloud

In the previous BlueChatter post, we looked at deploying and scaling a Node.js chat app using Cloud Foundry and Docker Container approach. In this post, we will look at how to deploy, scale and manage a Kubernetes application. We will reuse the same BlueChatter node.js application for this example.

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May 2, 2017

Getting Started with Nexmo on Bluemix

Nexmo, The Vonage API Platform, provides tools for voice, messaging and phone verification, enabling you to embed programmable communications into mobile apps, websites and business systems. Nexmo APIs include SMS text messaging, two-factor authentication, voice, chat, and social media connect.

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