IBM jStart at CloudFoundry Summit 2015

Reflecting on the recent CloudFoundry Summit in Santa Clara, California May 11-12, it is apparent that Platform as a Service (PAAS) is being heavily adopted by both large and small companies. What a change from two years ago at the first CloudFoundry Summit which felt like a large meetup with a couple of vendor tables around the room and most […]

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IBM Containers Extension (ice) CLI Tutorial

Bluemix has recently expanded to support Docker Containers. As a apart of this new addition, IBM also created the IBM Containers Extension (ice) command line to give developers full control over the deployment and management of their containers. To facilitate the ice cli learning process the jStart team has forked the docker cli tutorial and re-worked it to teaching ice commands. The tutorial […]

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Cf-Download

A Cloud Foundry CLI plugin for downloading running Applications Occasionally, a developer might need to retrieve source code from his or her running PaaS application that is running on Bluemix or on another Cloud Foundry-based PaaS instance. This is often done while debugging. It allows developers to see what their code looks like after being pushed up, and better understand […]

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WordPress on Bluemix Containers

An update to this blog was posted on January 26, 2016. A guide to Using app binding to connect a WordPress instance to a database. Why? Docker Containers are ideal for hosting WordPress sites for three reasons: official images, Volumes, and scalability. The Official WordPress Image: WordPress maintains the WordPress docker image on docker hub. This is an official image so you […]

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Accessing Bluemix Services In Containers

Bluemix has recently added support for docker containers. The new container service allows us to create containers from the huge library of preconfigured Docker images, known as Docker Hub. These containers are lightweight fast, and highly versatile. One of the first questions developers ask when they start working with containers, is how can I bind services from the bluemix catalog […]

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