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April 29, 2015

Hybrid Deployment of Docker Containers using IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Docker containers have rapidly been gaining adoption based on the positive developer experience, ease of deployment and the portability of the images. Docker containers are easy to build, move and deploy locally, on traditional systems and in a growing number of Cloud Providers.

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April 28, 2015

Capgemini uses Bluemix & IoT to stay ahead of change

In order to keep pace with such rapid change, Capgemini has identified shifts in 3 key areas: connected customers, connected vehicles and connected insights, which as Vaidya says, “Is all about data analytics.” To stay ahead of change, Capgemini leverages IBM Bluemix.

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April 27, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Garages, Experiments, and BPM

This weekly post showcases some of best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. Rachel Reinitz, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Founder & CTO of the Bluemix Garage, describes the amazing growth of the original San Francisco garage; IBM developerWorks editor Gretchen Moore invites you to try some experimental Bluemix services, and the editors name their top seven Bluemix tutorials for business process management.

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April 20, 2015

Best of Bluemix: DevOps, Node.js, PHP, MySQL and calories

This post calls your attention to some of the Bluemix tutorials, videos, quick-starts and other useful content being published on developerWorks. This week features DevOps Services at hackathons, a mobile-friendly calorie counter on IBM Bluemix with PHP/MySQL, and a video of LiveEdit development with Node.js apps.

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April 13, 2015

Case Study: Synchrony Systems – Bluemix cuts BART mobile app development time by 90%

There’s little room for error when it comes to moving 400,000 people, on any given weekday, to their final destination. The key to BART’s success is their maintenance reliability system which monitors the status of cars in 44 stations covering over 100 miles of track. With such a vast area to cover, it’s no wonder why Ravi Misra, CIO of BART, wanted to mobilize the maintenance reliability system to better respond to maintenance issues and improve customer service.

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April 8, 2015

MobileFirst on Bluemix: Part 1 – Getting Started

IBM MobileFirst is a platform for efficiently and securely delivering applications on mobile devices. It provides application monitoring and operational analytics, multi-platform push notification management, data storage with online/offline persistence, security, and more. The IBM MobileFirst Platform is available as an on-premise server or on the IBM Bluemix cloud offering. In this series, we’re going to focus on the MobileFirst for Bluemix cloud offering for delivering a native application to the iOS platform.

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April 3, 2015

Handle the Unexpected with Bluemix Auto-Scaling

One of the intrinsic benefits of cloud platform services is that they drastically simplify the process of scaling your application. Scaling can be done both vertically - by increasing the amount of memory available to each instance - or horizontally - by creating additional instances. This process of scaling your application can be done manually, either through the Cloud Foundry CLI or the application dashboard. However, it is also useful to be able to scale automatically in order to quickly react to spikes in application usage. The Auto-Scaling service provides the ability for users to dynamically scale their application horizontally by creating custom policies that dictate scaling behavior. By binding the service to your application, Auto-Scaling allows you to define rules that control the behavior for scaling in and out.

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March 19, 2015

Connect and Control an IoT Device in 5 Minutes!

Yesterday during the keynote at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Boston MA, my colleague Mark Vanderwiele gave a 5 minute keynote talk on IBM Bluemix, Watson, and IoT.

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March 17, 2015

IBM Insights for Twitter Service on Bluemix

Today, we're excited to announce the availability of IBM Insights for Twitter service on Bluemix. Developers can now take advantage of the collective intelligence of hundreds of millions of people to create unique, social media applications quickly and easily, directly in the IBM Bluemix environment. The service enriches tweets, based on deep natural language processing algorithms from IBM Social Media Analytics. Real-time processing of Twitter data streams is fully supported; configurable through a rich set of query parameters and keywords.

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