We are excited to announce that today the IBM XPages Runtime is generally available on IBM Bluemix. This is great news for the IBM Notes and Domino community because it means developers can now use the XPages runtime to build cloud-based applications for a real-world production environment.
Today, the IBM XPages runtime enters into BETA release phase on Bluemix. The XPages runtime, along with the XPages boilerplate and XPages NoSQL Database service, have been considered experimental for the last six months. Moving the runtime to BETA signals the intention to make the runtime generally available on Bluemix in the coming months. More...
Last week the XPages service added support for creating hybrid XPages applications. This marks an important step for the runtime, since it enables support for a key use case for XPages in Bluemix. A hybrid application in this context is one that combines a front-end Bluemix cloud application, with data stored on an external server. For XPages, this means a Bluemix application using the XPages runtime combined with data NSF(s) hosted on an external private Domino server.
The experimental release of the XPages runtime and XPages NoSQL Database service unleashed the power of IBM Domino XPages on Bluemix. In this tutorial video, you will learn how to create a Node.js runtime application that connects with the XPages NoSQL Database service. This is made possible by using the Domino Access Services (DAS) that are built into the XPages NoSQL service.
IBM Domino Designer is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used for XPages application development. To complement the release of the XPages runtime, service, and boilerplate on Bluemix last month, additional Bluemix tooling was released for Domino Designer, via the open source XPages Extension Library. More...
XPages on IBM Bluemix brings the power of Domino XPages to the cloud, letting you create feature-rich, responsive, and secure applications that you can quickly bring to market on Bluemix. You can use the video tutorial to guide you through the process of creating a new XPages boilerplate application in Bluemix, making changes in Domino Designer, and finally deploying the modified application to Bluemix.
Recently released on Bluemix were three experimental additions to the Bluemix Labs catalog: the XPages runtime, XPages NoSQL Database Service and the XPages Web Starter. Check out the short video for a whistle-stop tour of what is on offer and to get a taste of why you should start developing XPages applications for Bluemix.
IBM has launched the latest additions to the Labs section of the Bluemix Catalog, with the release of the experimental IBM XPages runtime and IBM XPages NoSQL Database service. On top of that we have also released the experimental XPages Web Starter boilerplate application. It combines the runtime with the service for a quick way to get up and running with XPages in Bluemix.