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Demo or die!

When Nicholas Negroponte started the MIT Media Lab, he told students to focus less on writing papers and more on proving by doing. “Demo, demo, demo!” he said. In agile software development practices, the developers focus on producing demo-able code at the end of every sprint. By following IBM Design Thinking you can go even […]

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Create your own pattern toolbox!

Using patterns to deploy an application topology has many advantages, such as reducing the deployment delay, eliminating configuration errors and using best practices.

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Patching AIX virtual machines in a private cloud

The TEM patch process uses the TEM standard infrastructure, and one of the challenges with this process for some AIX customers is that it downloads the patches to the local file system for deployment. This way can be extremely challenging on AIX where disk space is at a premium. In this article, I describe the process of using an exiting NFS-based patch process and integrating it into TEM.

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xCloud at IBM Pulse 2012

The xCloud environment is one where customers can get hands-on experience with IBM’s Deployment Planning, Automation and Governance solution. This solution helps customers improve the processes between development and operations.

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Introduction to the RESTful API of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise RESTful API follows the RESTful principle. It is based on HTTP request using the GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE methods to take actions on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform. RESTful APIs are web-services and thus are often used in a SOA environment, nevertheless some scripting techniques, using for example cURL, are well adapted to use a RESTful API.

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Introduction to the Java API of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

In a previous blog, "What are the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?" I explained the types of APIs provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Now, I explain in more detail the Java API that is provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform. This blog also contains a video that demonstrates the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Java API.

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CLI Introduction to the command-line API of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

In my previous blog, "What are the SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?" I explained the types of APIs provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Now, I explain in more detail the command-line API that is provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform.

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