Native Python access to IPFS in Jupyter Notebooks

  In a previous post, we discussed using the new InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol as a way to load data into Jupyter Notebooks. After experimenting with our previous example code for using IPFS, we decided that using IPFS would be more organic in a Notebook if you could use it from Python as a native library. The jStart team […]

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Visualizing Big Data with Spark and Scala

While exploring data analytics with Apache Spark, the team came to the realization that there are many Python examples, but resources for Scala are somewhat lacking. In particular, there are few data visualization examples in Scala. Python’s predominant visualization module is Matplotlib, but we struggled to find a Scala library that offered the same breadth of functionality and granularity of control. Brunel In our […]

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A New Multiregion Demo

To accompany Lee Surprenant’s article Configure and run a multiregion Bluemix application with IBM Cloudant and Dyn and my last post on the bluemix-cloudant-replicator, Lee and I decided to create a better demo app to demonstrate Cloudant replication at work. This new app allows users to create and delete “Post Cards” across regions. For guidance on deploying the multiregion demo application watch the video […]

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Creating a Cloud Foundry plugin to automate Cloudant replication

In February, Lee Surprenant published Configure and run a multiregion Bluemix application with IBM Cloudant and Dyn. He explained how, when building robust cloud applications on Bluemix, one should consider a multiregion architecture. This allows developers to incorporate active failover and geographical load balancing into their applications. However, when working with multiregion applications, keeping dynamic content in sync across regions can be […]

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WordPress on IBM Containers Update

Update – March 31, 2016: Thanks to a commenter, we noticed that we were mounting the volume below at the wrong path (/wp-content rather than /var/www/html). This means that WordPress updates, installations, and user uploads would be lost in the event of a container shutdown. Unfortunately, after mapping the volume to the proper path, we found that the WordPress entrypoint […]

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