Getting started with the IBM Cloud, Part 2

Build an advanced Cloud Foundry app on the IBM Cloud platform

Learn the basics of developing and deploying an app that uses a cloud-hosted NoSQL database

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In this video, I show you how to take the Cloud Foundry app you created in Part 1 to the next level. First you'll set up your machine to run the app locally. The app features a web form that creates data and puts it into your cloud-hosted NoSQL database. From there, you'll push your code to the cloud and run it as a globally available application on the IBM Cloud. As your app works with the database, I'll show you how to check the database console to make sure your data is actually stored in the cloud.

IBM Cloud's Platform as a Service (formerly known as Bluemix) lets you quickly create, deploy, and manage your applications in the cloud. You don't have to deal with any of the underlying infrastructure. This video shows you how to make the most of the IBM Cloud platform as you ignore the mundane details of hosting and maintaining applications and services.

To get started, create a free, non-expiring IBM Cloud Lite account and you can do everything that I show in this demo. We'll go through three steps:

  1. Install Git, Node.js, npm, and the IBM Cloud tools
  2. Deploy an app on your local machine that uses a cloud-hosted database
  3. Deploy that same app to the cloud

This video is the second in a four-part series that shows you the full power of IBM Cloud's Platform as a Service. The final two videos will show you how to build:

  • A Docker container that runs in a Kubernetes cluster using the IBM Container Service
  • A Node.js application that uses a microservice hosted on the IBM Cloud Functions serverless computing platform

More IBM Cloud resources

Ready to take a deeper dive? Check out our newly updated "IBM Cloud Essentials" course, which explores the fundamentals of cloud computing, the IBM Cloud platform, services, and Cloud Foundry applications.

For a steady stream of tutorials and other technical resources to help you learn, develop, and connect with the IBM Cloud, see the IBM Cloud articles and tutorials on developerWorks. And be sure to visit our IBM Cloud Developer Center.


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