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.
Dedicated Bluemix Instances On Softlayer And Bluemix UK
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 5:12a Ryan- Baxter Greetings from Strata + Hadoop Worlds in Barcelona Spain. Yesterday was a big day for Bluemix with two major announcements.
The first announcement was the addition of a new Bluemix “region” in the UK. At a high level, this means that you can now deploy and run your apps within our UK data center. This will obviously helps with latency concerns for users you may have in the UK region. Deploying apps to the UK data center in the Bluemix UI is as simple as selecting the the UK r [read] Keywords: ibm
Updated: Bluemix and the Internet of Things
Wed, Nov 12th 2014 2:22p Ryan- Baxter A few weeks ago we moved the Internet of Things service out of beta indicating it was ready for prime time. This was exciting news except for the fact that it introduced some breaking changes, code written against the beta IoT service would most likely not work with the new service. This included code I had written a few months ago to demonstrate the beta IoT service. I finally had some time to go back and update this code so it works with the new IoT service. The new code is now availab [read] Keywords: ibm
Accessing Application Logs In Bluemix
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 10:14a Ryan- Baxter Being able to view your application’s log files is essential for any developer. Developers use their log statements to gain insight into what is happening in their application throughout the application lifecycle. Accessing your logs when running your application locally is easy, but when the application is deployed to a remote server things get a little bit trickier. In the past, when deploying your app to your own infrastructure or even infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) you could acce [read] Keywords: ibm
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