j0nnymac, Mrjezzalinko and Dr Adrian warman get together with a podcast on the latest and greatest tech news. Thrill as Adrian talks biodegradable, biological batteries. Stand agog as j0nnymac orates on neural network hardware. Jezz meanwhile, is so good you get to hear him multiple times!
Also, watch out for the awesome Laura and Andy Stanford-Clark talking about the mighty hypi! What's that? - well you'll just have to listen to us first to find out :)
I reckon we have mentioned BlueMix (or as Jezz likes to call it DollyMixture) a fair few times so I was looking for a simple way to provide the means to play. So.... On my travels I discovered a really cool GitHub repository that is perfect for someone just starting out playing with Node and cloud technology.
Effectively it gets you going with a Node.js app that uses a MySQL database residing on BlueMix. All you have to do is upload a file of line spaced text and it will add it to MySQL. Perfect if you want to get started playing with the technology
But just to give you an overview of how simple it is - ive outlined the simple steps below...
First things first, we need to install the cf command line tool that will be used to upload and manage your application. If you've previously installed an older version of the cf tool, make sure you are now using v6 of cf by passing it the -v flag:
In the terminal, go into the directory named app, and follow these steps.
Create an instance of the postgreSQL service, giving it a unique name in the last arguement.
$ cf create-service SERVICE PLAN SERVICE_INSTANCE
$ cf create-service mysql 100 mysql_NMU
From the directory that houses the app.js file (not from the root directory that contains thisREADME.md file), push the app with the --no-start option so we can bind our required service before starting. Pass the -c flag to specify the start command that should be used by CloudFoundry to run your app. Be sure to give your app a unique app name to be used for its hostname; for instance the example below would result in http://myupload-.ng.bluemix.net.
Hey folks - we mentioned on a recent podcast a new and groovy term ' The Democratisation of Innovation' and a presentation that I recently had the opportunity to present at The Academy of Technology. Its a topic which is hugely exciting to me - as its all about changing our society at a fundamental level - moving from the old model where there are a tightly controlled set of innovators and a huge number of consumers, to a model where everyone can and does innovate.
As we will see this is down to a number of factors such as peer funding, disparate but hugely collaborative environments, but most of all in my opinion, access to cheap, powerful and consumable technology (such as BlueMix) which acts as a canvas for our would be innovators.
I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoyed putting it together...
Derek talks to John McNamara, Adrian Warman and Jezz Kelway about being Hursley Lab manager, molding a software lab, having a career vs a job, travel, babysitting, Pompey FC and passing on the Torch of Terrific.
Competition time! How many times is the word 'Terrific' mentioned on the podcast? Post in the comments!
Today John McNamara, Jezz Kelway and Adrian Warman talk with the utter legend that is the sci-fi author and IBMer extraordinaire Peter Anghelides. Peter talks about Doctor Who, Torchwood, information architecture, Blakes 7, Servalan and high heels.
In our first HursleyFM podcast we talk to the awesome Joshua Carr about his outreach experiences. We cover telepathic cars, Cylons, Impact, the epic James Governor, Shoreditch, Restless Reinvention, BlueMix and the best job in IBM.