Explore what's new in IBM Bluemix

David Barnes demos how to start developing and deploying apps on IBM's cloud platform

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This article was written using the Bluemix classic interface. Given the rapid evolution of technology, some steps and illustrations may have changed.

In this video, I show you how to start developing and deploying applications using cloud-based services on IBM Bluemix. If you've seen any of my previous videos, I'm still going to cover the basics of Bluemix, but I will also show a lot of cool new things along the way.

Bluemix is IBM's Cloud Platform as a Service and more. It lets you quickly create, deploy, and manage your applications in the cloud. You don't have to deal with any of the underlying infrastructure. And you don't have to deal with the hosting and the managing of your cloud-based applications. You can use the tools and languages of your choice. Bluemix comes with a catalog full of awesome services, or APIs, from IBM and from third parties that you can use in your applications. You can scale your applications with literally a couple of clicks.

I think one of the greatest things is Bluemix has become an awesome platform to help you build out your hybrid cloud computing environment.

To get started, create a free trial account, and you can do everything that I show in this demo.

With your Bluemix account, you have access to runtimes (all the resources you need to run an application) and a vast catalog of services that provide instant functionality for your running application. You can do all the cool things that I do in this video. Because Bluemix is built on Cloud Foundry, an open source cloud platform, the approach to building and deploying applications is simple:

  1. Choose the runtime that you want to use (such as Java, Node, Go, PHP, Python, Ruby, or ASP.NET) or your choice of buildpack from the open source community
  2. Choose the services from the Bluemix catalog that you want in your application
  3. Deploy your application by pushing your code up (directly from your Eclipse workspace, for example, or via the Cloud Foundry command line)

What's next?

Continue learning about application development and deployment in the "Bluemix fundamentals" tutorial series on developerWorks:

Ready to deploy your first application? Choose the tutorial for your programming language of choice:

More Bluemix resources

For a steady stream of tutorials and other technical resources to help you learn, develop, and connect with Bluemix, see the Bluemix articles and tutorials on developerWorks.

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