October 15, 2015

Inclusive design makes sense – for everybody

I recently spent a day with a number of talented IBM engineers and designers talking about the intersection of accessibility and design. It opened my eyes to a much broader definition of the first term and a new appreciation for its importance to the latter.

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October 1, 2015

Enterprise transformation with Bluemix Hybrid

Those following the Bluemix story understand the true power of Bluemix – allowing developers to focus on faster, better and easier ways to build applications in the cloud. Developers are able to choose from a catalog of over 100 services and stitch them together to create powerful cognitive, Internet of Things, and mobile applications. It is no surprise that we are onboarding over 15,000 new users per week! Today IBM announced the third leg of our hybrid strategy – Bluemix Local. This post presents a typical scenario of an enterprise customer using Bluemix Local to build a hybrid solution.

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September 30, 2015

BP3 and IBM help clients move to the cloud on their own terms

BP3, a professional services firm focused on business process improvement and management, prides itself on having deployed solutions in some of the most challenging environments the Fortune 500 have to offer. And when it comes to cloud, things can get even tougher. To meet their clients’ wide range of needs and preferences, BP3 has teamed with IBM to deliver secure and flexible cloud computing options.

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September 25, 2015

Remote debug Java applications on Bluemix using Eclipse

You can now attach the Eclipse debugger to do line-by-line debugging of a application running on Bluemix! The remote application debug capability has been introduced for JEE applications and Liberty servers that are published using the Eclipse Tools for Bluemix plugin.

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September 21, 2015

‘Why Bluemix?’ Explained in 10 Minutes

As a developer advocate for Bluemix, I regularly talk with other developers about the capabilities and benefits of IBM Bluemix. In these conversations, I often use a pitch similar to the one in this video.

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September 15, 2015

Placing Accessibility at the Forefront of Design and DevOps

To make it easier for organizations to create accessible applications and content, IBM has released two new cloud-based accessibility services on IBM Bluemix. The services, Digital Content Checker and Automated Accessibility Tester, provide greater availability of accessibility so organizations can speed development efforts, create more personalized experiences through any contact point, and help conform to industry standards and government regulations.

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September 11, 2015

Revved up about Twilio and Bluemix ecosystem

Andrew Jordan, a senior sales engineer with Twilio, gets revved up when he talks about Twilio and Bluemix: “Bluemix has a nice set of tools for doing IoT apps, and Twilio allows those apps, which may collect information from sensors, or something that’s happening in the digital world, something on the web, (to) make something happen in real life.”

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September 10, 2015

IBM + StrongLoop – The Million API Jam is On!

Together with StrongLoop, IBM now has the most comprehensive and Open API platform in the industry. The StrongLoop API Platform on Bluemix is going to accelerate the creation of APIs in a big way. In fact, I predict that over the next 3 years we will see the creation of an additional One Million Business APIs which will supercharge the economy around APIs. In this short video I attempt to “explain the math” behind this statement and why I feel so excited that IBM + StrongLoop will help ignite this fire.

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September 10, 2015

Getting Started with Node.js LoopBack Framework and IBM Cloudant

While the acquisition of StrongLoop is still hot off of the presses, you can already use LoopBack and Cloudant together today to accelerate development of a highly secure REST application layer. Combine this with the IBM MobileFirst platform, and you have an even more comprehensive and secure mobile app solution. In fact, both StrongLoop/LoopBack and Cloudant now come as part of the MobileFirst Platform, but you can still get them as independent services on IBM Bluemix. In this post we will examine how to leverage IBM Cloudant as a backend data store with the LoopBack framework and Strongloop Arc tools.

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