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Zero Downtime Deployments for Bluemix Apps

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 b...

Internet Of Things Scenarios and Samples for Bluemix

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-typ...

IBM Bluemix to track and visualize Data from Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robots

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 vacatio...

Bluemix.info reads Feeds every Hour via the Bluemix Workload Scheduler

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...

Usage of the Data Cache Service in Bluemix.info

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 t...

Configuration of Bluemix Apps via User Provided Services

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 ...

Authentication via the Bluemix Single Sign On Service in Bluemix.info

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 o...

Swagger used in Bluemix.info to document and invoke REST APIs

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 t...

REST APIs in Bluemix.info implemented via JAX-RS and Apache Wink

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...

Usage of the Cloudant NoSQL Service in Bluemix Info

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 Blu...

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