In the post below I will show how I integrated Telstra public SMS Api into my Bluemix catalog to be consumed as a service. This was all done from Public Bluemix using the Cloud Integration Service.
Step 1 - Create a T.DEV account
In order to get started you need to create an account on http://dev.telstra.com
in order to be granted access to the SMS API. Once access is granted you need (more...)
Just upgraded to to Intellij IDEA 14.1.4 and found that the Spring Initializr web page for quickly creating spring boot applications has been added to the New Project dialog. The web site I normally drive new spring boot applications from as follows, is now part of IntelliJ IDEA which is great.
Some screen shots of this.
If you keen to know more about the IBM Bluemix garage which is also coming to melbourneshortly this URL is the main page for that. Some good videos here detailing what the Garage stands for.https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/bluemix/garage/
By default if you push a java application into public Bluemix you will use the Liberty java buildpack. If you want to use tomcat you can do that as follows.
1. Show the buildpacks available as follows> cf buildpacks
2. The buildpack which uses Tomcat is as followsjava_buildpack
3. Specify you would like to use the buildpack as shown below when using cf push pas-props -d mybluemix.net -i 1 -m 256M -b (more...)
The latest Liberty biuldpack update now adds the ability to switch to JRE 1.8 runtime. Given I am now switching to JDK 1.8 for all my projects this has come in very handy, and of course Spring Boot favors JDK 1.8 as well. The default is still JRE 1.7 so to switch to 1.8 set an ENV variable as follows in your manifest.yml as shown below.manifest.ymlapplications:
I have a few Spring Boot applications which I would like to add to my IBM DevOps Jazzhub projects. The following shows how to do this.Note: It's assumed you have the following to do this.
- Jazzhub DevOps account. https://hub.jazz.net/
- Existing Spring Boot application project
- Git client installed
1. Log into Jazz Hub using the URL below.https://hub.jazz.net/
2. Create a new project using the "+ Create Project
" button (more...)
The following demo is using the same code IBM Bluemix created when using the Experimental ASP .NET 5 runtime. This can be done using the CF CLI where we clone the project from jazzhub git repository.
1. Clone a sample project as followspas@Pass-MacBook-Pro:~/bluemix-apps/DOTNET$ git clone https://hub.jazz.net/git/pasapples/pas-donet-demo.git
Cloning into 'pas-donet-demo'...
remote: Counting objects: 24, done
remote: Finding sources: 100% (24/24)
remote: Total 24 (delta 0), reused 24 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: (more...)
I decided to test out the Auto Scale service in IBM Bluemix following this example which shows how to also use the Blazemeter service to Load test the application to simulate extra memory requirement on the application.https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/2015/04/03/handle-unexpected-bluemix-auto-scaling/
The demo is quite straight forward to setup and the screen shots below show what the service output gives in terms of auto scaling history and of course metric statistics for the selected policy configuration.Policy ConfigurationMetrics StatisticsScaling History
The following simple example shows how to push the basic hello world Python application to IBM Bluemix. We use the buildpack below.
1. Create a file called requirements.txtpas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/python-demo$ cat requirements.txt
2. Create a file called runtime.txt
to detail the Python version to usepas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/python-demo$ cat runtime.txt
3. Push the application using the buildpack above.
pas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/python-demo$ cf push pas-phython-demo -m 128m -b (more...)
I previously blogged about deploying a Meteor application to Bluemix as follows
The following Buildpack created by an Internal IBM employee streamlines the process of deployment and avoids the need for ENV variables with the pushed application, here;s how. It's also detailed in the GitHub buildpack URL below.https://github.com/bancha001/bluemix-buildpack-meteor
1. Create .cfignore
to exclude the path 'local' to be uploadedpas@pass-mbp:~/ibm/software/meteor/simple-todos$ cat .cfignore
2. Create a manifest.yml (more...)
In this post I show what is necessary to deploy a simple Meteor application to IBM Bluemix public instance. In this example we already have a simple Meteor application we have tested and verified using "meteor" itself , running on localhost at port 3000.
1. Lets remove the local DB files, be careful as this will remove the local DB so you should do this when your ready to deploy to Bluemix only.pas@pass-mbp:~/ibm/software/meteor/myfirst_app$ meteor (more...)
I decided to give the IBM Containers service a quick test drive today. I used this very simple example available at the following GitHub URLhttps://github.com/Samze/ibm-containers-simple-node-example
1. Clone the source code as followspas@192-168-1-4:~/temp$ git clone https://github.com/Samze/ibm-containers-simple-node-example
Cloning into 'ibm-containers-simple-node-example'...
remote: Counting objects: 63, done.
remote: Total 63 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 63
Unpacking objects: 100% (63/63), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
2. Build as shown below.pas@Pass-MacBook-Pro:~/bluemix-apps/CONTAINERS/ibm-containers-simple-node-example$ docker build -t (more...)
The IBM Watson Personality Insights service uses linguistic analysis to extract cognitive and social characteristics from input text such as email, text messages, tweets, forum posts, and more. By deriving cognitive and social preferences, the service helps users to understand, connect to, and communicate with other people on a more personalized level.
1. Clone the GitHub repo as shown below.pas@192-168-1-4:~/bluemix-apps/watson$ git clone https://github.com/watson-developer-cloud/personality-insights-nodejs.git
Cloning into 'personality-insights-nodejs'...
remote: Counting objects: 84, done.
The IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics service helps you make better choices under multiple conflicting goals. The service combines smart visualization and recommendations for tradeoff exploration.
The following demo application shows how to use the IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics Service from IBM Bluemix. This is the demo application for this service.
1. Clone the GitHub project as shown below.pas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/watson$ git clone https://github.com/watson-developer-cloud/tradeoff-analytics-nodejs.git
Cloning into 'tradeoff-analytics-nodejs'...
remote: Counting objects: 112, done.
remote: Total 112 (more...)
I previously showed how you can use the Spring Boot CLI to create a simple Restful Application saying Hello World as shown in the link below using Groovy.
If you wanted to extend that demo to include additional dependencies JAR file such as MySQL driver jar file we would do the following
1. You can add extensions to the CLI using the
command as shown below to add MySQL (more...)
The following shows how you can easily read the VCAP_SERVICES postgresql credentials within your Java Code using the maven repo. This assumes your using the ElephantSQL Postgresql service. A single connection won't be ideal but for demo purposes might just be all you need.
1. First add the maven dependency as follows. This will add WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile to your project
2. In (more...)
Here is how simple Spring Boot makes saying Hello World web based application with no IDE and no no need to package it up. Nearly as easy as NodeJS
1. Firstly install the Spring Boot CLI. From mac use brew as followspas@192-168-1-4:~$ brew tap pivotal/tap
Cloning into '/usr/local/Library/Taps/pivotal/homebrew-tap'...
remote: Counting objects: 366, done.
remote: Total 366 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 366
Receiving objects: 100% (366/366), 60.09 KiB | 84.00 (more...)
We recently upgraded our capability in the IBM public cloud. Before this new version you could build, test, and deploy apps on Bluemix by using open source Cloud Foundry technology. But now you have more choice bringing two new options as follows
1. IBM Containers Beta
Use IBM Containers to run apps and services in a hosted cloud environment. Port your existing applications to IBM Bluemix and make them publicly accessible and composable. Use a (more...)
The post below shows how to create an IBM Bluemix server connection into the USA public hosted PaaS using Eclipse. It assumes you already have an existing account setup with http://bluemix.net/
1. Ensure you have added "IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix
" as shown in the marketplace installed items.
More info can be found here.http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/ibm-eclipse-tools-bluemix
2. In the "Servers
" tab click the link to create a new server (more...)