Get Started with Liberty Applications in Docker Containers on IBM Bluemix

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For a couple of months IBM Bluemix has supported to host Docker containers in the cloud. While the adoption of this technology has grown rapidly and while there is a great momentum, sometimes developers struggle to get started using this technology since tooling and documentation couldn’t keep up with the speed.

Helpful Blog Entries

Below are a couple of links to blog entries that can help developers to start using Docker and IBM containers, especially for Java Liberty – IBM’s lightweight Java application server.

Docker Tooling in Eclipse to build Liberty based Images for Bluemix

This article describes how to use a plugin in Eclipse to create images and run containers.

Running Java Applications from Eclipse IDEs in Docker Liberty Containers

This blog entry documents how to run Java application from the IDE directly on a Docker container without building new images after every code change.

Cheatsheet for Docker and IBM Bluemix Containers Beginners

The cheatsheet lists the most typical commands developers need to invoke to create images and run containers both locally and on Bluemix.

Deploying Docker Containers via Bluemix DevOps Pipelines

As alternative to the command line interface, containers can also be deployed via Bluemix DevOps pipelines.

Accessing Bluemix Services from Liberty Java Applications in Docker Containers

In addition to the hosting of Docker containers also provides services to build applications which can be consumed by Java applications.

 

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