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.NET on Pivotal CF: Scaling an App on Diego

Raman Yurkin

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Previously, we deployed a .NET app to Diego on Pivotal CF and bound it to a MS SQL service. However, hardly any cloud app exists as a single instance. So, in this post, we will scale the demo app horizontally and test how it works on multiple instances.

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Using IBM Analytics for Apache Spark in Java/Scala Apps on Bluemix

Siarhei Sidarau

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Apache Spark is an open-source engine for large-scale data processing. In Bluemix, you can access it via the integrated interface called IBM Analytics for Apache Spark. Using a Scala-based starter as an example, this article demonstrates how to interact with the service through Jupiter Notebook and the spark-submit.sh script.

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Sinatra Starter for Predix: Ruby App with PostgreSQL and Redis

Dmitry Savitski

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The technical requirements for the Internet of Things (IoT) server applications can substantially differ from the ones applied to the Internet of Humans. First of all, the need for any visual interfaces is completely eliminated.

These step-by-step instructions are intended to guide you through the process of starting a basic Ruby/Sinatra application server on Predix, GE’s IoT platform for the Industrial Internet. From the post, you can learn how to deploy the application to Predix, as well as configure the PostgreSQL database and Redis.

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Using Predix Mobile Services to Create a Cross-Platform App

Igor Razhnov

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This post introduces developers to Predix services. The scenario for the article includes preparing a simple cross-platform application based on the Cordova technology as well as interacting with Predix Mobile services. We also want to see if there any restrictions for using Predix Mobile services in a hybrid application.

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Deploying an ASP.NET Application to GE Predix

Eugene Lahansky

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Predix is a Cloud Foundry-based PaaS for the Industrial Internet from GE. It offers developers a wide choice of programming languages and services. This tutorial guides you through the process of preparing a simple ASP.NET application for Predix and then pushing it to the platform.

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Deploying a Rails 5 App with MongoDB, Redis, and CarrierWave to IBM Bluemix

Nick Herman

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In this post, we show how to deploy a Rails 5 application with MongoDB as a database and CarrierWave for image processing to Bluemix. The source code for the article is available here.

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Cloud Foundry Security: Achieving PCI DSS Compliance

Aliaksandr Prysmakou

Evaluating Cloud Foundry Against the PCI DSS Security Standard

Cloud Foundry adopters come from all areas, including the highly regulated healthcare, finance, and public sectors. A common question is, “Can an open-source platform comply with security standards accepted in our industry?” In this post, I evaluate Cloud Foundry against the requirements of PCI DSS v3.1, a security standard widely used in the financial industry.

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How to Configure SSL Encryption for Custom Domains on Pivotal CF

Sergey Balashevich

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The new Pivotal SSL Service has made it possible to use your own certificates in PCF—both domain-specific and wildcard. This means SSL/TLS encryption can now be added to apps in custom domains. However, if you work with Apache Tomcat and JKS, you may find that the official documentation provides the main instructions, but—unfortunately—does not cover the details.

So, this tutorial contains all the steps for creating a certificate and setting up the Pivotal SSL Service.

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.NET on Pivotal CF: Adding a MS SQL Service to an App

Raman Yurkin

.NET Applications on Pivotal CF: Binding MySQL

In the previous post, I demonstrated how to deploy a .NET app to a Pivotal CF instance. However, the application is only partially operational—it still doesn’t have access to a database. In this tutorial, I will explain how to configure a MS SQL DB service and connect it to a .NET app running on PCF.

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.NET on Pivotal CF: Connecting and Pushing an App

Raman Yurkin

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Release 1.6 of Pivotal CF, a Cloud Foundry distro by Pivotal, introduced native support for .NET apps. Within the same cluster, one can now combine Windows- and Linux-based software. Working with .NET on PCF still requires a bit of additional hoop-jumping, but this tutorial series will get you pushing apps and adding services in no time.

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