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Video – Destination: Cloud. Deploying Applications To The Cloud With Docker
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Using Microservices To Build Cloud Native Applications – Part 2
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Using Microservices To Build Cloud Native Applications – Part 1
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Building Cloud Native Applications
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Using Bluemix and The IBM IoT Foundation To Control A Drone
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An Introduction To The New IBM Containers Service
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Video: Think Small To Go Big – An Introduction To Microservices
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 107
Using Microservices To Build Cloud Native Applications – Part 2
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 28
Video – Destination: Cloud. Deploying Applications To The Cloud With Docker
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 23
An Introduction To The New IBM Containers Service
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 15
Using Microservices To Build Cloud Native Applications – Part 1
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 15
Building “Bootiful” Java Apps
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 14
Sample Node-RED Flow Using Websockets
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 14
Using Bluemix and The IBM IoT Foundation To Control A Drone
Tue, Jul 7th 2015 13
Building REST APIs With Spring Boot
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Building Cloud Native Applications
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Video – Destination: Cloud. Deploying Applications To The Cloud With Docker
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 9:17a   Ryan- Baxter
Back in June I gave a session on Docker at Devoxx UK called Destination: Cloud. Deploying Applications To The Cloud With Docker.  Today Devoxx released the recording of my session on Parleys, you can view the video here.  Unfortunately you can only watch the first 5 minutes of the video with out registering for an account.  The good news if that you can register for an account very easily and for free.  This recording is a great compliment to a blog post I wrote a few weeks ago on the IBM
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Video: Think Small To Go Big – An Introduction To Microservices
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 11:35a   Ryan- Baxter
Back in March of this year I gave a session at DevNexus called Think Small To Go Big – An Introduction To Microservices.  Today DevNexus posted the video of the session I gave.  You can watch it below.  It is actually a great compliment to the past three blog posts I have written on Cloud Native apps and Microservices (Part 1 and Part 2).  This video actually includes a live demos of the application I referenced in my blog posts.  So if you want to see some of the benefits I talked a
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Using Microservices To Build Cloud Native Applications – Part 2
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:19a   Ryan- Baxter
In part 1 of this 2 part post, I described what microservices are and how I have gone about transitioning a 3-tier monolithic application to use a microservices architecture.  If you have not read part 1, I suggest you head back and read that now.  Also, if you have not read my post on building cloud native applications I suggest you check that out as well to better understand the bigger picture of why microservices are important when building cloud applications. At the end of part 1 we left o
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Using Microservices To Build Cloud Native Applications – Part 1
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 10:22a   Ryan- Baxter
In my previous post I described at a high level what it means to build a cloud native application and hopefully gave you an idea of why building applications in the cloud can be different than you may be used to.  One thing many cloud native applications have in common is that they are often built using a microservices architecture.  But before we talk about microservices lets talk about the types of applications most people are familiar with building today. Most applications people build toda
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Building Cloud Native Applications
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 9:10a   Ryan- Baxter
The nature of my job forces me to build quick simple sample applications that are easy to understand and demonstrate a single concept.  After all I am trying to enable developers, and making something overly complex generally turns developers off when they are trying to learn something new.  However I often hear questions about how to build real world production grade applications that run in the cloud.  This is something that is very hard to demonstrate simply because, lets face it, no produ
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Using Bluemix and The IBM IoT Foundation To Control A Drone
Tue, Jul 7th 2015 9:41a   Ryan- Baxter
Drones have been getting a lot of attention lately for both good and bad reasons.  Regardless of what the reason may be the bottom line is there are a lot of untapped uses for drones. Everything from delivering your online packages to helping first responders at the scene of an accident.  Whatever the use case may be there needs to be a robust infrastructure behind these drones to manage them.  The cloud is an ideal choice in this use case because you will more than likely have many many dron
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An Introduction To The New IBM Containers Service
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 9:25a   Ryan- Baxter
If you logged into Bluemix late last week you might have noticed some changes.  Probably the biggest change you might have noticed is that the IBM Containers service has moved out of beta and is now generally available.  If you are not familiar with the IBM Container service in Bluemix let me spend a minute describing what it does.  The Containers service gives you the option of deploying your application as a Docker container to Bluemix.  If you are not familiar with Docker you can read m
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Build A Translation REST API With Watson, Node-RED, and Bluemix
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 9:17a   Ryan- Baxter
Today I was looking at some of the new Watson nodes for Node-RED created by my colleague James Thomas and was presently surprised how easy it was to start using the Watson services in Node-RED.  (I am not sure why, I was surprised everything in Node-RED seems to be easy)  For one of my upcoming presentations I put together a simple flow for a REST API that uses the Watson Machine Translation service in order to translate text POSTed to an API endpoint.  Below is a video I created of how easy
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Performing Zero Downtime Deployments From IBM DevOps Services To Bluemix
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 2:57p   Ryan- Baxter
In my previous blog post I showed how to setup a deployment pipeline in IBM DevOps Services for a Maven project.  The problem with that pipeline was that while the deployment is happening your application is unavaialable.  Obviously in a production situation this is unacceptable, we need our application to be available 100% of the time (or as close to that number as possible).  Luckily Bluemix allows us to map the same route to multiple applications allowing us to take advantage of the Cloud
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Building and Deploying Maven Projects To Bluemix With IBM DevOps Services
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 9:10a   Ryan- Baxter
Recently I had gotten a couple questions regarding how to build and deploy a Maven project to IBM Bluemix using IBM DevOps Services.  It is actually very simple to do, especially if you are familiar with the Maven and Cloud Foundry CLIs.  Below are two videos on how to setup a build and deploy stage for your Maven projects.




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