I heard about Meteor mid-2014 but it peaked my interest last week when I was at a customer and a developer at the customer was building a Meteor app and they were asking how to run it on Bluemix.
Recently the company that owns development for Ubuntu (Canonical) just announced it is dropping support for lucid 64 which is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. What does this mean for Cloud Foundry and the community buildpacks?
Well nothing really but there is a couple gotcha’s you should know about.
I have seen issues with the following buildpacks, this is not a comprehensive list but the ones I at least know about.
PHP - https://github.
This is a part two post following up on my earlier post on Zero Downtime Deployment with the CF Autopilot Plugin. I highly encourage you to read the first part before reading this post but if you are lazy I will go over the high level concepts here.
Overview of Part 1 (Quick Refresher) In part 1 we went over what a zero downtime deployment is and why it is in important.
I recently wrote a blog post on what a zero downtime deployment is, why it is important, and how to perform one. I am now posting a video on the same topic so you can learn about a zero downtime deployment by watching a video instead.
If you prefer the tutorial and text instructions please check out Zero Downtime Deployment with the CF Autopilot Plugin.
I would love to hear your feedback and any suggestions you have, please reach out to me on Twitter @jsloyer
As announced yesterday, IBM has formed a partnership with Box.com, a partnership that includes the integration of Box into the Bluemix catalog. With its REST-based Content and View APIs, embedding enterprise-grade file storage into your app and enabling file sharing among your users has never been simpler.
To help you on your way to becoming a file-sharing guru, Bluemix developer advocate Jake Peyser and I have built a sample app that you can leverage as you begin to explore the possibilities of the Box.
Zero down time deployments are a must for any Internet app running at scale. Without the use of zero down time deployments, you would have to take down your application even just for a fraction of a second but in that fraction of a second you could lose a transaction or a purchase from a customer. This is not acceptable anymore. Some people like to call these apps cloud based apps, which I think is fine, but I’d rather call them Internet scale or born on the cloud apps.
I’m pumped for the Cloud Foundry Summit! Are you??? Well if you aren’t yet hopefully you will be after reading this!
If you attended the conference last year there was an awesome presentation on the future of Diego. What is Diego you ask? It is the new DEA that is coming for Cloud Foundry. It is a complete re-write in Go and will add some new features such as the ability to swap out the underlaying linux containers for things like Docker.
This is an extension/continuation from the blog post on how to create a basic Python webapp. In this tutorial we are going to go through how to integrate a Python Flask webapp in Bluemix with the Internet of Things Foundation in Bluemix with a Raspberry Pi and two sensors on the Raspberry Pi. The tutorial also uses Twilio to interact with the Raspberry Pi.
So what does this look like?
Hey Y’all! Jeff here again, today we are going to be going through some really simple steps to get started deploying a simple hello world python app using Flask on Bluemix.
Flask is an awesome and really lightweight framework in Python to create powerful webapps. We are going to use it make a really simple hello world app in Python though. In this post we are going to go through the written instructions on how to do it but if you prefer watching a video check out the video below.
Who doesn’t love some Ruby? Bluemix definitely loves Ruby on Rails! Sometimes running a Ruby on Rails app can be a little tricky, so I have included some tips and tricks for migrating your Ruby on Rails app to Bluemix. They will include:
Required gems Code tweaks Accessing external databases Deploying your app Required gems If you are using PostgreSQL you need to include pg. Sqlite3 is included to get local development working as well.