I am sure you might have been wondering where I lost after writing a lot on exploring Bluemix and my answer is I was making a transition from exploring Bluemix to developing with Bluemix. After so much of learning with Bluemix, I decided to develop one real application to see how fast I can do that. Last 1 month or so was spent on this. Along with my office work I was spending around 4-5 Hours a week on this. The application I was developing was for on demand car pooling. So here is my experience.
Creating a Bluemix environment with Liberty runtime and database took me just a couple of minutes.
Setting up development environment with eclipse, installing CF plugin and setting up server connection on Bluemix took me a couple of hours.
Putting up FB authentication mechanism took me a day.
As I was quite new to Java script and I was planning to use the Google Direction APIs, it took me some time to learn the Java script concept.
Putting a basic flow of the application together took around 2-3 week (when I was spending 5-6 hours a week so effectively it was just 2-3 full working day job)
So overall it took me only a full week work to put this application together and make it live.
I am sure You can guess now how easy it to put a live website/portal using Bluemix platform. Have you given it a try ? If no do try it out.
Any problem, do let me know and we can work together to solve it.