| Recent Blog Posts
Access to Bluemix Applications via Command Line|
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 4:08a Niklas Heidloff
During the development and testing of applications it's sometimes necessary to get access to the hosts of the running applications via command line, for example if you want to check or set certain env ...
Rapid Application Development in the Cloud and On-Premises with Docker|
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 3:46a Niklas Heidloff
At code.talks I gave a session Rapid Application Development in the Cloud and On-Premises with Docker. Below are the slides. In the first part I gave some background why containers are important in ...
Bluemix at code.talks|
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 4:12a Niklas Heidloff
This week my colleagues James Thomas, Jonathan Kaufman, Tristan Reckhaus and I attended code.talks in Hamburg, Germany. code.talks is a developer conference with 1500 attendees covering various topics ...
Maven Plugin to build Images and run Docker Containers|
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 4:25a Niklas Heidloff
In order for Java developers to test their applications in containers they typically have to build their code, create an image and run a container. You can use the Docker command line interface to man ...
IBM Bluemix for Administrators with Focus on XPages|
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 3:18a Niklas Heidloff
Yesterday I attended AdminCamp which is a yearly conference for IBM Domino and IBM Connections administrators. I gave the opening session about IBM Bluemix administration with a focus on XPages. Here ...
10 Minutes Bluemix Pitch from Dev to Dev|
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 12:40p Niklas Heidloff
As a developer advocate for Bluemix, I regularly talk with other developers about the capabilities and benefits of IBM Bluemix. In these conversations, I often use a pitch similar to the one in this v ...
Deploying a Spring Boot Application to Bluemix in 20 Minutes via Docker|
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 4:35a Niklas Heidloff
I really want to learn more about the Java framework Spring. The simplicity to build enterprise applications together with Spring's momentum makes it really interesting. So I started with a simple tut ...
Sending Alerts for Sensor Data via the Bluemix IoT Real-Time Insights Service|
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 4:47a Niklas Heidloff
Earlier this month Greg Knowles blogged about the new Bluemix service IoT Real-Time Insights. Below is a quick demo of one of the many capabilities of this service. When the battery level of a drone f ...
"Hear the Buzz" Bluemix Sample comes now with an Apple Watch App|
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 3:26a Niklas Heidloff
I've added a simple Apple Watch App to the Hear the Buzz sample. At this point the list of tweets is displayed so that users can read them and scroll through them via the digital crown. Once watchOS2 ...
Invoking the Insights for Twitter Service in Bluemix from Swift|
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 3:34a Niklas Heidloff
"Hear the Buzz" is a sample iPhone app which finds tweets with positive or negative sentiments for certain topics via the IBM Insights for Twitter service in IBM Bluemix. Below is a short description ...
Hear the Buzz - iOS App using Twitter and Watson Services from IBM Bluemix|
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 3:00a Niklas Heidloff
"Hear the Buzz" is a sample iPhone app which finds tweets with positive or negative sentiments for topics which users enter manually or via iOS speech recognition. The discovered list of tweets can be ...
Graphical Tool to build Native Mobile Apps in Bluemix|
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 2:39a Niklas Heidloff
I've tried briefly the new third party service Kinetise: build mobile apps in a snap! in IBM Bluemix. For testing purposes I built a mobile app that displays news entries from Bluemix.info. Kinetise ...
Attend code.talks in Hamburg next Month|
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 2:48a Niklas Heidloff
On September 29th and 30th the developer conference code.talks will take place in the Cinemaxx Hamburg. The organizers expect again 1500 participants who can learn about the latest trends in Java, Jav ...
IBM MobileFirst Platform Server available as Trial on Bluemix|
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 3:34a Niklas Heidloff
IBM Bluemix provides several services to build backend functionality for mobile iOS, Android and hybrid apps. There are mobile services to store data server and client side, to handle authentication, ...
Accessing Bluemix Services from Liberty Java Applications in Docker Containers|
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 3:44a Niklas Heidloff
IBM Bluemix allows developers to host their Docker images and to run their Docker containers in the cloud. In addition to hosting Docker in the cloud, Bluemix also provides more than 100 services that ...
Sharing Bluemix DevOps Pipelines with the Application’s Source Code|
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 3:04a Niklas Heidloff
With DevOps pipelines in IBM Bluemix developers can define how to build and deploy their applications, for example applications packaged via Docker. Pipelines can be created manually via the Bluemix w ...
Deploying Docker Containers via Bluemix DevOps Pipelines|
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 1:08a Niklas Heidloff
In addition to the Docker and IBM Containers CLIs (command line interfaces) you can also use IBM Bluemix DevOps pipelines to build images and run containers on the server. DevOps pipelines have multi ...
Writing Output of Jupyter Notebooks to Cloudant with Spark on Bluemix|
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 4:53a Niklas Heidloff
With the new beta service Apache Spark and the support of Jupyter Notebooks in IBM Bluemix data analysts can run large scale data processing. The output can be visualized directly in the notebooks or ...
Deploying Web Applications generated by Yeoman on Bluemix|
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 3:35a Niklas Heidloff
My colleague Ryan Baxter pointed me to a nice tool to set up new web applications. The tool is called Yeoman, the "web's scaffolding tool for modern webapps". The tool helps especially developers who ...
Cheatsheet for Docker and IBM Bluemix Containers Beginners|
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 2:46a Niklas Heidloff
As a developer I prefer graphical tools since I often cannot remember all the different commands for various CLIs (command line interfaces). In cases where I have to use CLIs I write down my own littl ...
Get started with Apache Spark on Bluemix|
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 6:17a Niklas Heidloff
Recently IBM has added a beta version of the new Apache Spark service to IBM Bluemix. Apache Spark is a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing. Performance benchmarks have shown that ...
Running Java Applications from Eclipse IDEs in Docker Liberty Containers|
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 6:23a Niklas Heidloff
Before my vacation I blogged about the Docker tooling in Eclipse to build Liberty based images for Bluemix. This tooling helps to create images and containers including the applications which is the e ...
Docker Tooling in Eclipse to build Liberty based Images for Bluemix|
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 6:52a Niklas Heidloff
While some developers prefer command line tools, I often use graphical tools if available since I cannot memorize all the different commands. That's why I tried the relative new Docker Tooling for Ecl ...
Maven Plugin to install Web Resources in Bluemix Java Projects via Bower|
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 3:05a Niklas Heidloff
Accessing On-Premises Data from XPages Applications on Bluemix|
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 2:57a Niklas Heidloff
When building new applications on the cloud, enterprises often need to access existing data that resides on-premises. Below is a high level description how to access data in on-premises XPages NoSQL d ...
Bluemix Selfie Drone now available as Open Source|
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 4:00a Niklas Heidloff
The Bluemix Selfie Drone is now available as open source. Get the code from GitHub. The project contains an application to take selfies via a Parrot AR Drone 2.0. Via navigation buttons in a web app ...
Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to build and deploy Bluemix Applications|
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 10:21a Niklas Heidloff
For some people this is old news, but I just used for the first time the Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to build and deploy a Bluemix application and it made the deployment really easy. Below are some of ...
Having Fun with the Bluemix Selfie Drone|
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 4:18a Niklas Heidloff
Recently I had some time to build another IBM Bluemix demonstration which showcases the Internet of Things functionality and cognitive Watson services. With the "Bluemix Selfie Drone" application you ...
WebSocket Support in Java Applications on Bluemix via the Liberty Runtime|
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 2:35a Niklas Heidloff
Since Liberty profile 184.108.40.206 you can use web sockets in your Java applications. This allows sending events from the server to web clients without having to poll the server. The blog describes this ...
Visualize Sensor Data from IoT Devices in Bluemix|
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 2:24a Niklas Heidloff
Recently I learned about a nice application to visualize data from sensors (and events) of your Internet of Things devices that you've registered with the IoT Foundation in IBM Bluemix. This can be us ...
Usage of Cloudant NoSQL Databases in XPages Applications|
Tue, Jul 7th 2015 6:56a Niklas Heidloff
IBM Bluemix provides various database services, one of them is the Cloudant NoSQL DB. Cloudant provides a REST API and many client libraries to access the service. In the past I've used the Java API E ...
Getting started with Internet of Things in Bluemix with Texas Instruments Boards|
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 6:55a Niklas Heidloff
Last week at the hackathon at Devoxx we handed out some SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 LaunchPads that developers could use for their hacks. These devices are rather cheap (around 40 Euro), have a built in W ...
Globalize your Bluemix Applications without recompiling them|
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 5:27a Niklas Heidloff
Here is another short description of another awesome Bluemix service - IBM Globalization. This service provides machine translation capabilities from English to eight other languages at this point. Th ...
Rescue from the Cloud - Bluemix IoT and Drones Hackathon at Devoxx|
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 7:54a Niklas Heidloff
Last week the IBM Emerging Technologies team attended Devoxx UK 2015 and presented Bluemix at the IBM booth and in various sessions. Additionally my colleagues David Boloker, Mark VanderWiele, James T ...
New Version of the Video from David Barnes: Getting started with IBM Bluemix|
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 2:06a Niklas Heidloff
14 months ago my colleague David Barnes created the most viewed Bluemix video (47k views). At that time BlueMix was still in beta, there was no Docker support yet and many other services were missing. ...
Using Business Rules in your Bluemix Applications without hardcoding them|
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 11:28a Niklas Heidloff
IBM Bluemix provides a service to define business rules external to your application code. This allows changing rules more dynamically without having to recompile and redeploy the complete application ...
Attend the IoT Bluemix Hackathon at Devoxx London|
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 6:44a Niklas Heidloff
On June 17th the IBM Emerging Technologies team will host a hackathon Hacking On IOT devices and Drones at Devoxx London. For the winning team we have GoPro cameras and for the second winning team Peb ...
Remote Control for Sphero Balls available as Open Source including Camera Support|
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 10:10a Niklas Heidloff
For the IBM Bluemix Internet of Things hackathon at Devoxx in London, I open sourced another sample from my colleague Bryan Boyd. The sample extends the Sphero Bluemix iOS app. The new project contain ...
Bluemix iOS App to steer Sphero Balls available as Open Source|
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 3:22a Niklas Heidloff
Next month my colleagues and I from the IBM Emerging Technologies team will host an IBM Bluemix Internet of Things hackathon at Devoxx in London. As part of this effort we're open sourcing some of our ...
Bluemix Android App to steer Sphero Balls available as Open Source|
Tue, May 26th 2015 8:39a Niklas Heidloff
Next month my colleagues and I from the IBM Emerging Technologies team will host an IBM Bluemix Internet of Things hackathon at Devoxx in London. As part of this effort we're open sourcing some of our ...
Embed Reports and visualize Data in your Bluemix Applications|
Thu, May 21st 2015 8:22a Niklas Heidloff
Here is a quick introduction to another powerful service in IBM Bluemix - Embeddable Reporting (beta). With this service developers can easily build reports using a graphical tool (or API) to visualiz ...
Cloud-based Data Refinery via the IBM DataWorks Service in Bluemix|
Wed, May 20th 2015 5:21a Niklas Heidloff
Here is another quick introduction to one of the cool services in IBM Bluemix - the DataWorks service that IBM announced at the end of last year. In order to leverage and analyze data from various s ...
Bluemix Object Storage Service to store Files in the Cloud|
Tue, May 19th 2015 6:24a Niklas Heidloff
IBM Bluemix provides object storage services to store and manage various types and large amounts of files by providing high-available, cloud-based storage that scales, is secure and cost-effective. Th ...
Static Security Analyzer Service for Java Applications in Bluemix|
Mon, May 18th 2015 4:20a Niklas Heidloff
I just tried quickly a beta service in IBM Bluemix that was announced earlier this year. The Static Analyzer service helps finding potential vulnerabilities in your Java code like cross site scripting ...
What are IPython Notebooks and how to use them on Bluemix|
Wed, May 13th 2015 6:56a Niklas Heidloff
Last week at StrataHadoop Rod Smith and David Fallside demonstrated project Nitro from IBM Emerging Technologies allowing business users to analyze big amounts and different types of data including re ...
IBM Bluemix Advertisement in Germany|
Tue, May 12th 2015 3:19a Niklas Heidloff
I like the effort from IBM to outreach to new developers which includes attending many non-IBM hosted conferences, offering programs particularly for startups, hackathons, university programs and more ...
Interview with David Barnes about how Developers can be innovative with Bluemix|
Mon, May 11th 2015 5:33a Niklas Heidloff
Last month in Mainz, Germany, at JAX David Barnes was interviewed about cloud application development. Check out the video below where David talks about Bluemix, the innovation platform. ...
IBM Bluemix at Strata + Hadoop World in London|
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 4:59a Niklas Heidloff
Next week I'll attend Strata + Hadoop World in London where we will present IBM Bluemix. Since this is a big data conference we'll also demonstrate some ideas of IBM Emerging Technologies how the next ...
Host Docker Containers in the Cloud via IBM Bluemix|
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 5:59a Niklas Heidloff
Over the last weeks I've attended two bigger Java conferences in Germany - JavaLand and JAX. It felt like most of the sessions at these conferences were about Docker and microservices. For people who ...
Pictures from IBM Bluemix at JAX in Germany|
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 3:51a Niklas Heidloff
This week the JAX conference took place in Mainz, Germany. JAX describes itself as "the leading conference for enterprise technology, software architecture, agility and Java in Europe". The conference ...
Don’t reinvent the Wheel - Use Bluemix Samples as Starting Points for your Apps|
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 6:39a Niklas Heidloff
When implementing new applications or new functionality I always try to use an existing piece of code as starting point that comes close to what I'm looking for. Even for simple functionality this has ...
Two cool Bluemix Keynote Demos|
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 6:08a Niklas Heidloff
I've the pleasure to work in a team of awesome people in IBM's Emerging Technologies group. Below are two short videos of demos my colleagues David Barnes and Mark VanderWiele have given recently that ...
IBM Bluemix at JAX in Mainz/Germany this Month|
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 10:09a Niklas Heidloff
From April 20th until April 23th the JAX conference will take place in Main, Germany. I have never attended this conference but heard many good things about it. We will present IBM Bluemix in sessions ...
Some Impressions from JavaLand|
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 6:05a Niklas Heidloff
This week JavaLand took place in Cologne, Germany. My colleagues David Barnes, Ryan Baxter, Salil Ahuja, Holly Cummins, Hazem Saleh, Georg Sander and I attended the conference and presented IBM Bluemi ...
Looking forward to attending JavaLand next Week|
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 4:51a Niklas Heidloff
Next week from March 24th to March 26th JavaLand will take place in the theme park Phantasialand in Cologne, Germany. After the success of the conference last year and from what I've heard this year w ...
Some Impressions from CeBIT|
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 4:16a Niklas Heidloff
This week I'm attending CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Below are some pictures, especially about everything related to IBM Bluemix. IBM has a huge showcase area in hall 2 covering cloud, Watson, mobile ...
Slides: Build cognitive Apps that help enhance, scale and accelerate Human Expertise|
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 4:10a Niklas Heidloff
Yesterday I presented "Build cognitive Apps that help enhance, scale and accelerate Human Expertise" at CeBIT. In that session I only used the first two slides and rather did live demos of the Watson ...
IBM Bluemix Demos: Driving Smartphone and Personality Ball|
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 4:38a Niklas Heidloff
Recently I blogged about two demos that show capabilities of cognitive and Internet of Things services in IBM Bluemix. The deck below describes what these demos do and how they have been built. Steer ...
Manage your APIs with the new IBM Bluemix Service|
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 9:29a Niklas Heidloff
There has been and is a lot of talk about the API Economy. APIs provide new business opportunities for companies, new ways to provide services and new ways to sell and promote products. Watch the vide ...
Meet me at CeBIT 2015|
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 4:01a Niklas Heidloff
Next week I'll attend CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. I'll work at the booth to present IBM Bluemix and I'll do two sessions (plus one repeat). The sessions are part of the new Developer World at CeBIT w ...
Personality Ball - Changing the Colors of Sphero Balls dependent on the Personality of Twitter Users|
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 7:29a Niklas Heidloff
Earlier this month I blogged about how you can steer a driving Android phone over the internet via IBM Bluemix and a Sphero ball. Since I'll do some presentations about Watson this month I've extended ...
Secure Gateway Service to connect from Bluemix Apps to on-premises Systems|
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 8:16a Niklas Heidloff
At InterConnect 2015 IBM announced the new Secure Gateway service which is now available on IBM Bluemix. "When you need a secure way to connect Bluemix applications to remote locations on-premises or ...
Slides and Screenshots of XPages on IBM Bluemix Presentation|
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 7:44a Niklas Heidloff
Today I gave my second presentation at Entwicklercamp in Gelsenkirchen/Germany, a conference with 200 developers focussed on IBM Enterprise Social Solutions. In this session I covered the two previews ...
Slides: Introduction to IBM Bluemix for Java Developers|
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 6:18a Niklas Heidloff
I'm attending Entwicklercamp in Gelsenkirchen/Germany this week which is a conference with 200 developers focussed on IBM Enterprise Social Solutions. Today I gave my first session which was an intro ...
Steering a driving Android Phone over the Web via Speech Recognition in IBM Bluemix|
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 2:30a Niklas Heidloff
My colleagues Bryan Boyd and Mark VanderWiele have created a nice demo where you can drive smartphones using Sphero balls. I've modified the sample slightly so that it also works for Android phones. W ...
How Docker Containers relate to Cloud Foundry in IBM Bluemix|
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 3:27a Niklas Heidloff
IBM Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry, an open PaaS (platform as a service) to provide customers a choice of clouds. This PaaS model allows developers to focus almost exclusively on writing code since ...
Multiple Ways lead to Rome: How to deploy Java Applications to IBM Bluemix|
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 7:15a Niklas Heidloff
The question that I've been asked most often recently by Java developers is how to deploy applications to Bluemix. There is a lot of good documentation available. Below is a quick overview with pointe ...
Bluemix to manipulate and share Objects in Virtual Reality|
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 2:36a Niklas Heidloff
Last weekend the DeveloperWeek Hackathon took place where IBM hosted an IBM Bluemix Challenge. One of the winning projects was "CadSpace" which was developed by Aria Sabeti. “CadSpace enables ...
Bluemix and Watson find the healthiest and most affordable Spaces to live|
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:04a Niklas Heidloff
Last weekend the DeveloperWeek Hackathon took place where IBM hosted an IBM Bluemix Challenge. The winner of our challenge was the project "Hedge (Housing Edge)" developed by Evan Pun, Dong-han Yao, Z ...
Use Watson and Bluemix to help visually impaired People|
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 9:09a Niklas Heidloff
Last weekend the DeveloperWeek Hackathon took place where IBM hosted an IBM Bluemix Challenge. One of the winning projects was the project "Revealed" developed by Dmitry Golyshev and Kyoko Uchida. " ...
Some Impressions from the IBM Bluemix Challenge at the DeveloperWeek Hackathon|
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 9:00a Niklas Heidloff
Last weekend the DeveloperWeek Hackathon took place in San Francisco. It's a big hackathon with 500 developers and more than 30 different sponsors who run their separate challenges. IBM sponsored the ...
Third Party Services in IBM Bluemix|
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 3:26a Niklas Heidloff
Last week IBM previewed a new service for IBM Bluemix, called Social File Sharing. As some of my readers will know this is the work from my previous team, the IBM Connections app dev team, and I actua ...
Mobile Quality Assurance Service in Bluemix makes Mobile Developers more productive|
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 3:37a Niklas Heidloff
One of the main benefits of IBM Bluemix is that it allows developers to be more productive and more innovative by providing infrastructure and services so that developers can focus on their specific r ...
Authentication in Bluemix Applications via SAML Identity Providers|
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 9:19a Niklas Heidloff
At the beginning of this year the Single Sign On service in Bluemix was extended to support SAML as identity provider. This allows to leverage existing existing organization directories for authentica ...
Check out the Vaadin Boilerplate in Bluemix to build form-based Business Apps|
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 10:44a Niklas Heidloff
This week I attended GWT.create in Munich which is hosted by the IBM partner Vaadin. I used the opportunity to learn a little about the Vaadin framework which has become very popular with a big commun ...
Quick Demo of the new Social File Sharing Service in Bluemix|
Wed, Jan 28th 2015 7:40p Niklas Heidloff
At IBM ConnectED 2015 IBM announced and previewed a new service for IBM Bluemix, called Social File Sharing. The service allows storing and sharing files in the cloud and it helps users to find releva ...
IBM previewed XPages Applications running on Bluemix|
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 3:57p Niklas Heidloff
At IBM ConnectED 2015 IBM announced and previewed a new capability which allows developers to run XPages applications on IBM Bluemix. XPages is a web application development platform based on standa ...
Attend the DeveloperWeek Hackathon to learn IBM Bluemix and win Prizes|
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 8:22a Niklas Heidloff
On February 7th and 8th DeveloperWeek will host a big hackathon for 1000 developers as a kick-off to the DeveloperWeek conference in the following week. IBM will demonstrate IBM Bluemix at the confer ...
What is Node-RED? How can be it used for the Internet of Things?|
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 11:18p Niklas Heidloff
When I recently started to work on Bluemix, I was honestly a little confused about what Node-RED is, how it relates to the Node.js Bluemix runtime and how it relates to the Internet of Things service. ...
IBM Bluemix Webinar for Startups (January 21st)|
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:50p Niklas Heidloff
Tomorrow, Wednesday January 21st, my colleague Tristan Reckhaus and I will give a Bluemix webinar. Tristan will explain why IBM Bluemix is especially interesting for startups. After this I'll demonst ...
Meet IBM Bluemix at JavaLand in Germany|
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 1:30a Niklas Heidloff
I'm happy that IBM will sponsor JavaLand which will take place from March 24th to March 26th. Not only are there great sessions, but the event also sounds like a lot of fun. It will occur in the theme ...
Data Synchronization and Offline iOS Apps with IBM Bluemix|
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 12:27a Niklas Heidloff
One of the main benefits of IBM Notes is the ability to access applications when you're offline. There is a built-in replication functionality that takes care about data synchronization between client ...
IBM Bluemix Keynote from David Barnes|
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 5:12a Niklas Heidloff
Last October at Pioneers Festival my colleague David Barnes presented IBM Bluemix in the keynote. Awesome presentation. I hope to see a keynote from David live this year :) David also created the fa ...
Embed IBM Bluemix News on your own Websites|
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 1:53a Niklas Heidloff
You can follow IBM Bluemix News in various ways. In addition to visiting the website Bluemix.info you can leverage the API to display the same news also on your own websites In order to work cross ...
Internet Of Things Scenarios and Samples for Bluemix|
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 4:37a Niklas Heidloff
After I've implemented my own first Internet Of Things sample application, I've searched for other samples and scenarios. There is a whole lot of samples already available ranging from beginner-type o ...
Zero Downtime Deployments for Bluemix Apps|
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 6:06a Niklas Heidloff
Here is a quick tip for how to deploy new versions of your apps without downtimes. We use this technique to update Bluemix.info, the news aggregator for IBM Bluemix professionals. The information belo ...
IBM Bluemix to track and visualize Data from Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robots|
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 9:47a Niklas Heidloff
This is a slightly unusual blog post since the scenario below has little business value, but maybe it gives people ideas how to leverage the Internet of Things service in Bluemix. During my vacation m ...
Remote Debugging of Liberty Applications in Bluemix|
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 2:56a Niklas Heidloff
As a developer I want to develop and debug my Java applications locally. Primarily because that is the easiest and fastest way to write and test code. In some cases however that's not possible, for ex ...
Bluemix.info reads Feeds every Hour via the Bluemix Workload Scheduler|
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 12:19a Niklas Heidloff
As you hopefully know by now Bluemix.info is a news aggregator for IBM Bluemix developers and professionals covering news about everything related to IBM's platform as a service, including runtimes, s ...
Usage of the Data Cache Service in Bluemix.info|
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 12:52a Niklas Heidloff
In order to scale Bluemix.info we run multiple instances of the application. In this model applications cannot cache data only in an instance/Java runtime since you cannot assume that the data in the ...
Configuration of Bluemix Apps via User Provided Services|
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 3:01a Niklas Heidloff
When Bluemix services are created and bound to applications, they usually provision all artifacts needed to use the services. As result of this provisioning they return information to Bluemix that is ...
Authentication via the Bluemix Single Sign On Service in Bluemix.info|
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 12:14a Niklas Heidloff
Bluemix provides a Single Sign On Service to authenticate users against the IBM identity provider, Facebook, Google or LinkedIn. Once authenticated applications can access the profile information of t ...
Swagger used in Bluemix.info to document and invoke REST APIs|
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 2:07a Niklas Heidloff
In my previous blog entry I described how the REST APIs of Bluemix.info have been implemented. Rather than documenting these APIs somewhere else, I've used Java annotations to do this directly in the ...
REST APIs in Bluemix.info implemented via JAX-RS and Apache Wink|
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 3:46a Niklas Heidloff
Yesterday Ryan Baxter blogged about how to use Spring Boot to develop your own REST APIs. Sounds pretty good. When I implemented the REST APIs of Bluemix.info I didn't know about this framework and ch ...
Usage of the Cloudant NoSQL Service in Bluemix Info|
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 1:40a Niklas Heidloff
Bluemix.info uses Cloudant NoSQL Database for Bluemix as datastore. There is a lot of great information out there about Cloudant in general, e.g. the IBM Cloudant web site and about Cloudant on Bluemi ...
Bluemix Info now available as Open Source|
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 2:52a Niklas Heidloff
Yesterday we introduced Bluemix.info, the news aggregator for Bluemix developers. Bluemix.info You can find the source code of this application now on GitHub. There are instructions how to set up t ...
Introducing Bluemix.info - News Aggregator for Bluemix Developers|
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 4:41a Niklas Heidloff
When I started to work on Bluemix, I noticed that there is a lot of information and news about Bluemix. That's great. However it took me a good amount of time each day to find news since it is scatter ...
WebGate’s new Meeting App leverages IBM Connections Social Cloud|
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 2:00a Niklas Heidloff
WebGate Consulting AG launched a new product goodmeeting.biz this month. "goodmeeting.biz helps changing our meeting culture. Our Business-Application reduces the running of meetings to the maximum: ...
New IBM Program for Entrepreneurs with Access to Bluemix|
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 12:50a Niklas Heidloff
This week IBM announced the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups. "Through the global program, qualifying startups will receive up to $120,000 worth of credits to put towards IBM Cl ...
How to add Entries to the IBM Connections Activity Stream from various Sources|
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 4:25a Niklas Heidloff
At DNUG I attended the session Activity Stream - how to feed the beast! from Andreas Artner. He presented how to use IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) to read updates from various sources, e.g. No ...