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Android Studio and Gradle Support for IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1

Starting with iFix build IF20160224-2343 and later builds, hybrid Android applications created with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 of Studio, CLI, or Cordova can be converted to an Android Studio-based...

Sample implementation for the SimpleCaptcha Security Check

OverviewIn this blog post I will demonstrate an Objective-C implementation for the “SimpleCaptcha” security check.The security check can be downloaded from the MobileFirst Platform 8.0 Beta Operations Console → Get...

Using Security in OpenSource JSONStore

OverviewJSONStore is a lightweight, document-oriented storage system that enables persistent storage of JSON documents for Android applications. Recently, the JSONStore framework has been released as an open source framework.

Apple watchOS 2.0 support in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

To follow through this blog post, make sure to first join the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta Program.

Using IntelliJ to Develop MobileFirst Java Adapters

In MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 adapters are Maven projects. This means that you can easily create, develop, build, deploy and debug adapters, like any other Maven project, using supported IDEs...

Mobile Foundation Bluemix Service - Beta

Last year IBM brought the IBM MobileFirst Platform server to Bluemix on docker containers. Today IBM introduce the next evolution in the journey - the beta release of a Bluemix...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 beta is now available

The MobileFirst team is happy to announce you that IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta is available!

HowTo: Set Up an Offline IBM MobileFirst 8.0 Development Environment

OverviewIBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation supports offline development, but requires modified installation steps as detailed below. For additional development tutorials and standard installation instructions refer to the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation...

How to update the truststore in the Mobile Foundation service on Bluemix

Note: This procedure is no longer valid. Use the trust store capability in the MFP console for adding certificates for adapters to connect to backends.

Getting Started With the MobileFirst Platform Development CLI 8.0 on Bluemix and the Development Kit

Using the new MobileFirst Platform Development CLI to register and run mobile appsThis video shows you how to quickly get started using the new MFPDev CLI to register and run...

Known Limitations & Workarounds for the Cordova Workflow in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

[UPDATE Apr. 9, 2016] There were several Cordova releases this past week that resolve the issues listed below. Get the latest releases to eliminate the need to use the workarounds....

Known Limitations in the MobileFirst Development CLI 8.0 Beta

The development CLI in the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 beta has the following known limitations and workarounds:

Sessions in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Operational Analytics

When do sessions show up in the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Operational Analytics console?

Connecting securely from IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on Bluemix to on-premises systems

Note: This blog post refers to MobileFirst server running on IBM Containers. For instructions for MobileFirst server running on Liberty buildpacks and Mobile Foundation Bluemix service (which also runs on...

How to update the JRE related security files on IBM MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix

This post provides the steps to follow if you are facing JRE security related errors while using the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on Bluemix.

HowTo: Use a CDN with an Express web application

OverviewIn this tutorial we are learning what is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), what are the benefits, and how to instrument your Express JS application to indicate the CDN to...

CVE-2015-5256: Apache Cordova vulnerable to improper application of whitelist restrictions on Android

[UPDATE Feb. 24, 2016]Cordova has updated their announcement regarding CVE-2015-5256. Follow the link for more information: http://cordova.apache.org/announcements/2015/11/20/security.html.

Protecting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation application traffic using IBM DataPower

Note: This article was written for MobileFirst Foundation 7.1. For a similar topic on 8.0 see Protecting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation application traffic using IBM DataPower





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Android Studio and Gradle Support for IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1

Starting with iFix build IF20160224-2343 and later builds, hybrid Android applications created with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 of Studio,...

Sample implementation for the SimpleCaptcha Security Check

OverviewIn this blog post I will demonstrate an Objective-C implementation for the “SimpleCaptcha” security check.The security check can be downloaded...

Using Security in OpenSource JSONStore

OverviewJSONStore is a lightweight, document-oriented storage system that enables persistent storage of JSON documents for Android applications. Recently, the JSONStore...

Apple watchOS 2.0 support in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

To follow through this blog post, make sure to first join the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta Program.

Using IntelliJ to Develop MobileFirst Java Adapters

In MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 adapters are Maven projects. This means that you can easily create, develop, build, deploy and...

Mobile Foundation Bluemix Service - Beta

Last year IBM brought the IBM MobileFirst Platform server to Bluemix on docker containers. Today IBM introduce the next evolution...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 beta is now available

The MobileFirst team is happy to announce you that IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta is available!

HowTo: Set Up an Offline IBM MobileFirst 8.0 Development Environment

OverviewIBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation supports offline development, but requires modified installation steps as detailed below. For additional development tutorials and...

How to update the truststore in the Mobile Foundation service on Bluemix

Note: This procedure is no longer valid. Use the trust store capability in the MFP console for adding certificates for...

Getting Started With the MobileFirst Platform Development CLI 8.0 on Bluemix and the Development Kit

Using the new MobileFirst Platform Development CLI to register and run mobile appsThis video shows you how to quickly get...

Known Limitations & Workarounds for the Cordova Workflow in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

[UPDATE Apr. 9, 2016] There were several Cordova releases this past week that resolve the issues listed below. Get the...

Known Limitations in the MobileFirst Development CLI 8.0 Beta

The development CLI in the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 beta has the following known limitations and workarounds:

Sessions in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Operational Analytics

When do sessions show up in the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Operational Analytics console?

Connecting securely from IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on Bluemix to on-premises systems

Note: This blog post refers to MobileFirst server running on IBM Containers. For instructions for MobileFirst server running on Liberty...

How to update the JRE related security files on IBM MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix

This post provides the steps to follow if you are facing JRE security related errors while using the IBM MobileFirst...

HowTo: Use a CDN with an Express web application

OverviewIn this tutorial we are learning what is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), what are the benefits, and how to...

CVE-2015-5256: Apache Cordova vulnerable to improper application of whitelist restrictions on Android

[UPDATE Feb. 24, 2016]Cordova has updated their announcement regarding CVE-2015-5256. Follow the link for more information: http://cordova.apache.org/announcements/2015/11/20/security.html.

Protecting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation application traffic using IBM DataPower

Note: This article was written for MobileFirst Foundation 7.1. For a similar topic on 8.0 see Protecting IBM MobileFirst Platform...


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