ASP.NET 5 IBM Bluemix Demo

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 follows

pas@Pass-MacBook-Pro:~/bluemix-apps/DOTNET$ git clone
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...)

Accessing your Cloud Integration API end point from Javascript

I previously created a Cloud Integration endpoint using a Bluemix Application Itself. The application was a Sprint Boot application exposing a single REST endpoint. The screen shots below show what has been added to the Catalog as private API's in my organization. The demo below shows how to access the API using a Javascript client in this case NodeJS from the command line.

Here is how we can access that API using a Javascript SDK (more...)

Auto Scaling Service within Bluemix

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.

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 Configuration

Metrics Statistics

Scaling History

Deploying a Python application to IBM Bluemix

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.txt

pas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/python-demo$ cat requirements.txt

2. Create a file called runtime.txt to detail the Python version to use

pas@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...)

A Meteor buildpack for Bluemix to simplify the deployment

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.

1. Create .cfignore to exclude the path 'local' to be uploaded

pas@pass-mbp:~/ibm/software/meteor/simple-todos$ cat .cfignore

2. Create a manifest.yml (more...)

Deploying a simple Meteor Application To IBM Bluemix

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...)