The new IBM Cloud tools are designed to help developers to increase the capabilities of their applications to give users a more robust cloud experience, by improving the added security and flexibility to use a vast array of resources for their development. They include:
- Liberty Buildpack updated the Liberty runtime to make available or preview the latest Java EE 7 Liberty features, and while IBM JRE 7.1 remains the default it is now possible to test and run applications in Bluemix with Java 8.
- XPages on IBM Bluemixbrings the power of Domino XPages to the cloud, allowing developers to create feature-rich, responsive, and secure applications that can be quickly brought to market on Bluemix.
Developers can have these brand new IBM cloud tools here: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/
IBM today announced a set of new services for its Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS).
IBM has relentlessly been building up its portfolio of Bluemix services .
The developer-friendly, open-standards-based Bluemix catalog includes over 100 tools and services of the most prominent open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services that allow developers to build, run and manage cloud applications with more flexibility. IBM launched Bluemix via a $1 billion investment in 2014, rapidly becoming the largest Cloud Foundry deployment in the world, and was recently shown to be growing 10-times faster than the overall PaaS market by research firm ESG
Combining Bluemix and IBM Design Thinking methodology, the Bluemix Garage network creates a bridge between the scale of enterprises and the culture of startups, by establishing physical collaboration spaces housed in the heart of thriving entrepreneurial communities around the world, new services enable Bluemix developers to more seamlessly integrate Java-based resources into their cloud-based applications.
Finally, IBM also introduced the XPages on IBM Bluemix service, which brings the power of Domino XPages to the cloud, enabling developers to create feature-rich, responsive, and secure applications that can be quickly brought to market on Bluemix.