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Get started with Apache Spark on Bluemix

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 th...

Running Java Applications from Eclipse IDEs in Docker Liberty Containers

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 th...

Docker Tooling in Eclipse to build Liberty based Images for Bluemix

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 ...

Maven Plugin to install Web Resources in Bluemix Java Projects via Bower

Similarly to the dependency managers mvn, npm, cocoapods, etc. Bower is a nice dependency manager for web resources to pull down JavaScript, CSS and other files. This makes it easy for developers t...

Having Fun with the Bluemix Selfie Drone

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 y...

Cloud Foundry Maven Plugin to build and deploy Bluemix Applications

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 ...

Bluemix Selfie Drone now available as Open Source

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 a...

WebSocket Support in Java Applications on Bluemix via the Liberty Runtime

Since Liberty profile 8.5.5.4 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 thi...

Visualize Sensor Data from IoT Devices in Bluemix

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...

Usage of Cloudant NoSQL Databases in XPages Applications

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 AP...

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