Adding MySQL driver to Spring Boot CLI Groovy Demo

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 install command as shown below to add MySQL (more...)

Reading VCAP_SERVICES Postgresql service credentials within Bluemix

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...)

Spring Boot – Hello World from the command line to IBM Bluemix in 1 minute

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 follows

pas@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...)

IBM Bluemix – Deploy your app the way you want

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...)

Creating an IBM Bluemix Server Connection from Eclipse

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

1. Ensure you have added "IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix" as shown in the marketplace installed items.

More info can be found here.

2. In the "Servers" tab click the link to create a new server (more...)

Spring Boot JPA Thymeleaf application deployed to IBM Bluemix

IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running apps of all types, such as web, mobile, big data, and smart devices. Capabilities include Java, mobile back-end development, and application monitoring, as well as features from ecosystem partners and open source—all provided as-a-service in the cloud.

The example below shows how to deploy an spring boot JPA application to IBM Bluemix. The example is based on the code below.

1. (more...)