IBM will be hosting another Social Business Toolkit community call on December 17th 2012 at 11:00 AM EST. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the IBM Social Business Toolkit and how you can leverage it in your applications. Experts from the development team will be on the call to answer all your questions. You can download an ICS file to add a reminder about the call to your calendar.
Why I Have Started To Embrace The Command Line
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 12:11p Ryan- Baxter Last night my tweet inspired a debate on Twitter about the use of the command line. Oddly enough I was in a meeting with a customer yesterday and due to some problem I encountered during my demo I had to open the command line. Once I did this he immediately asked me “Do I need to use the command line?”. (As a side note the person who asked this question was not a developer or system admin.) In addition a few weeks ago at MWLUG, Nathan Freeman, who I have the utmost respect [read] Keywords: admin
Achieving The Elusive Hybrid Cloud With Bluemix
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 6:12a Ryan- Baxter Public clouds are great. They offer great elasticity and cost savings, and in the case of a PaaS like Bluemix, allows us (developers) to forget about maintaining any infrastructure and focus in on our code. However we all realize that public cloud can’t be used for everything. There are some applications and services that must remain in our own data centers on private networks. The reasons why vary, maybe it is too much work to move the resource to the cloud, or maybe the data in t [read] Keywords: application
Bluemix Session At MWLUG
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 10:12a Ryan- Baxter Tomorrow I will be heading out to Grand Rapid MI to attend and speak at MWLUG (Midwest Lotus User Group). If you are attending and would like to learn more about Bluemix, IBM’s new platform for deploying applications to the cloud, be sure to stop by my session at 11AM on Thursday.
Achieving Developer Nirvana With Codename BlueMix
BlueMix is a platform for composing and running virtually any application in the cloud without having to worry about the hardware, software, and networking nee [read] Keywords: collaboration
Upcoming Bluemix Days For My Canadian Friends
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 6:12p Ryan- Baxter If you live “north of the border” (to me anyways) there are a number of Bluemix Days that are coming up that you might be interested in attending. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Bluemix and get started building your first app. See the below flyer for more details and dates. [read] Keywords:
Webinar: Building Highly Scalable Applications With Bluemix
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 8:12a Ryan- Baxter The elasticity of the cloud is a huge selling point for most developers when considering where to deploy their applications. The ability to add and remove instances of your application based on the load against it saves you a lot of time and money. However you can’t just deploy any application to the cloud and expect it will behave properly when scaled horizontally. In fact, if you didn’t think about scalability when building your application chances are your application will b [read] Keywords: ibm
Watch Today’s Bluemix Virtual Meetup Live On YouTube
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 7:12a Ryan- Baxter You can watch today’s Bluemix Virtual Meetup on mobile cloud services live at 10 AM EST on YouTube. There are 3 options for watching.
Watch out on the YouTube page.
Watch on the Google+ page. If you watch on Google+ you will be able to ask questions.
Watch right here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jut0gHtAhgk [read] Keywords: google
Build a REST API For Your IoT Data Using MongoDB, Node-RED, and Bluemix
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 8:16a Ryan- Baxter In my previous post I talked about how to use the IBM IoT Cloud and Bluemix to build apps based on data coming from an TI Sensor Tag. One of the apps I showed was Node-RED, however it was ver basic in that it only printed the data to a debug node. In this video I show you how you can store that data in a MongoDB and create a REST API for the data all in Node-RED without writing any code! Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBZagavmxY [read] Keywords: ibm
Bluemix ToDo App Updates
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 10:15a Ryan- Baxter The ToDo apps for Bluemix was one of the first sample projects I published after becoming a developer advocate for Bluemix. Even though the apps are simple, I still think they are some of the most meaningful samples we have. Today I have made them even better Since Bluemix went GA we introduced the MongoLab service and an enhanced Cloudant service. I have decided to change the ToDo apps so they take advantage of both of these new services.
Why change something that is already good? T [read] Keywords: connections