Getting Started with Python Eve on IBM Bluemix™

BluemixRox Here’s the latest post in my “BluemixRox” series on deploying popular open-source projects onto Bluemix. In past posts, I’ve shared how to deploy Drupal, WordPress, Ghost.js and Piwik. I’ve now turned my focus to Eve, a Python-based open source web REST API framework for human beings. From the project website, “It allows to effortlessly build and deploy highly customizable, […]

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IBM Mobile Identity: The Truth

Digital Identity: The Truth The plastic driver’s license is deeply rooted in our daily lives. As the pinnacle of all trust documents, we build its integrity based on its inability to be recreated. However, despite the difficulty in recreation, identity fraud, tampering, and counterfeits are still an ongoing challenge. Every few years, new steps and methods are created to make […]

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Learning Microservices Architecture with Bluemix and Docker (Part 3)

Welcome to part 3, here we will begin using Docker to run our services. Links to previous sections: Intro – Part 1, Breaking apart the Monolith – Part 2. The following sections will take you through the process of breaking up Dockerization of services We will be using dockerfiles to package our service APIs into containers. You do not need […]

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Learning Microservices Architecture with Bluemix and Docker (Part 2)

Welcome to part 2, here will begin splitting the monolithic Application! Links to previous section: Intro – Part 1. TL;DR If you are not interested in doing the manual steps involved in the breakdown the monolithic application into distinct services, feel free to download the “split” branch in the repository (link). Once you have the “split” branch open skip down to the Testing […]

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Learning Microservices Architecture with Bluemix and Docker (Part 1)

The Microservices architecture paradigm has become one of the hottest topics in web development, as web service giants such as Netflix and Spotify have adopted the architecture. Service based application design is not a new idea but the rise of Docker and containers in general have been driving factors. For those who are unfamiliar with Containers, the Bluemix docs give one […]

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Market Data Analytics: Advanced Research Techniques

I recently had the chance to attend the American Marketing Association’s ‘Advanced Research Techniques‘ conference in San Diego, CA. The conference brought together approximately two-hundred data enthusiasts from a variety of positions in academia and industry. For the most part, I found the talks to be extremely relevant to my work on IBM’s Market Data Analytics team. Here are some of my […]

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Drone assisted Selfie

The IBM Emerging Technologies team has started to build some demonstrations that showcase how to use the Internet of Things capabilities in IBM Bluemix to communicate with drones. The Drone Controller Ryan Baxter developed and open sourced a drone controller to communicate between notebooks and Parrot AR drones or Parrot Bebop drones. The controller receives and sends MQTT messages to […]

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SETI sparks Machine Learning to sift Big Data

The SETI Institute’s mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe. A central element of the Institute’s operations is the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) located in the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in California. This phased array observatory combines over 40 radio dishes to look for faint signals which may betray the presence […]

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SPARKing Universal Data Access

Spark Ecosystem Growth The dynamic growth of Spark technology into mainstream was underscored during the third annual SparkSummit in San Francisco last month. Standing-room-only for the more than two thousand attendees made it apparent that interest has sparked the need to accommodate an exponentially expanding audience. The sessions delivered deeper expertise across more business applications leveraging larger data sets in low […]

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Protecting static content in Bluemix

Single Sign-On A client developing a prototype application on IBM Bluemix wanted to share their application with just a few developers.  Not a problem I thought, I’ve used the Bluemix SSO service  (Single Sign-on) with both Java and Node apps and it’s easy to use.  The service is simple to create and configure and the documentation and code examples are straightforward. There was a […]

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