Tag Archives: PaaS

Take a Tour of the API Designer for Mobile Cloud Service

New to APIs, or to the API Designer?  Watch this video to find out how to sketch out an API, then supply mock data you can code against — WITHOUT having to wait for the API to be implemented in Javascript. Watch the video here. WebLogic Partner Community For regular information become a member in […]


Leveraging the Oracle Developer Cloud from Eclipse by Brian Leonard

In an earlier post I wrote about Getting to Know the Developer Cloud Service. There wasn’t an IDE used in that post and I’m a big fan of IDEs. So in this post we’ll look at how Eclipse, in combination with the Oracle Developer Cloud Service, can be used to support the complete application […]


Bees and Elephants In The Clouds – Using Hive with Azure HDInsight

For today’s blog entry I will combine both Cloud and Big Data to show you how easy it is to do Big Data on the Cloud.  Microsoft Azure is a cloud service provided by Microsoft, and one of the services offered is HDInsight, an Apache Hadoop-based distribution running in the cloud on Azure. Another service […]


Docker: Installation and Basic usage on Ubuntu 15.04

via Docker: Installation and Basic usage on Ubuntu 15.04.

Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. Docker automates the deployment of applications inside software containers. Docker development has been started by Solomon Hykes as an internal project at dotCloud, an enterprise PaaS (platform as a service), the software is now maintained by the docker community and Docker Inc. More about Docker can be found in the documentation here https://docs.docker.com/.

Building GitHub projects on Jenkins slaves on OpenShift

This post showed how to build GitHub projects with Jenkins, Maven and SonarQube 4 on OpenShift. For starters, it used the Jenkins master node for running build jobs. However, when running on a small gear, the master node might run out of memory pretty fast, resulting in a reboot of the node during builds. In […]


Debugging Cloud Foundry Stack Issues

via Debugging Cloud Foundry Stack Issues – James Thomas.

Recent changes to the Cloud Foundry stacks supported by IBM Bluemix have led to a number of issues for users. I’ve helped users diagnose and fix issues that have occurred due to a mistmatches between the platform stack, applications and the buildpack. Learning a number of techniques for helping to discover and resolve these issues and I wanted to share them with everyone else.

Running on Cloud Foundry’s Platform-as-a-Service solution, we take for granted that low-level concepts like operating systems are abstracted away from the developer.

However, when we run into issues it can be necessary to jump into the weeds and find out what’s going on under the hood…

Create and manage cloud applications with Java

via Create and manage cloud applications with Java.

IBM® Bluemix®, IBM’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, provides all the infrastructure and flexibility needed to run your applications. Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry, an open source platform for creating, deploying, and managing apps in the cloud.

Typically, users interact with an app in Bluemix through the Cloud Foundry command line interface (CLI) with thecf command. Through the CLI you can run several operations in Bluemix such as cf push, cf delete, and cf start/stop.

In addition to the CLI, Cloud Foundry offers other tools and libraries that you can use to create and manage apps in the cloud. This tutorial shows how to use the Cloud Foundry Java™ client library with Bluemix.