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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 such as Eclipse or IntelliJ.

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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 Service called “Mobile Foundation” . Mobile Foundation will provision the next generation of the IBM MobileFirst Platform server V8.0 beta...

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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!

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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 8.0 Tutorials. The following prerequisite programs will need an online connection to download before transferring to an offline development machine...

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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Note: This procedure is no longer valid.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.

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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 your mobile application both on the MobileFirst Foundation server on Bluemix, and also using the local development server provided by...

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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.

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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:

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Apple watchOS 2.0 support in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta


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Sessions in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Operational Analytics


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

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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 Liberty buildpack), pl refer to this blog postYou are already aware of the IBM MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation on IBM® Containers...

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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.

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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 cache the responses.

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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.

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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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Mobilefirst Windows 10 Mobile


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Introducing the developerWorks Cloud Architecture Center


At Interconnect this year, the IBM Cloud team and developerWorks are launching a new entry point into our cloud platform.

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Connecting securely from IBM MobileFirst on Containers to on-premise systems


Note: This blog post refers to connecting a on-prem database as the admin and run time DB for the MobileFirst server running on IBM Containers. For instructions on connecting to on-prem backends from your adapters for MobileFirst server running on Liberty buildpacks and Mobile Foundation Bluemix service (which also runs...

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Try IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) at IBM InterConnect 2016!


OverviewThe technical conference is a great place to network, learn, and hopefully have some fun.

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IBM MobileFirst supports Windows 10 Mobile


Late last year, Microsoft released two mobiles - the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones that came pre-loaded with Windows 10 Mobile. These mobiles came with Windows 10 Build 10.0.10586.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Responds to Google Play Store Announcement of Blocking Apps Using Vulnerable Cordova Versions


[UPDATE Sept. 28, 2016] Update to a later iFix to avoid both OpenSSL and Cordova vulnerabilities

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HowTo: Send Custom Data to the MobileFirst Analytics Server from adapters or any java application


OverviewSending custom data from your MobileFirst 7.1 apps to the Operational Analytics Server can be accomplished by using the log methods from the WLAnalytics and WL.Analytics objects in hybrid and native Android and iOS environments. However, sending custom data from MobileFirst Adapters, JavaScript or Java, is not supported. Hence, I...

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Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Containers on IBM Bluemix


MobileFirst Platform Foundation for IBM Bluemix Container - Starter

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IBM Mobile Quality Assurance has a new look!


A new year is a great time for a fresh start and improvement. IBM® Mobile Quality Assurance for Bluemix® has made some changes, including a new look and an improved user interface. The update for February 2016 includes the following changes:

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on IBM Containers – development, production workloads


What’s new in MobileFirst platform v7.1?The MobileFirst platform v7.1 can now be deployed and run on IBM Bluemix.

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Migrating Applications from Parse to IBM Bluemix


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An IoT Cloud, Bluemix and MobileFirst Sample - What makes you happy?


IntroductionQuestion: What makes you happy, in the current and future world? IoT, PaaS or Mobile?

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HowTo: Custom In-App Behavior Analytics


Overview

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Ibm Mobilefirst Platform Foundation Containers Continuous Delivery With Ibm Bluemix Devops Services 2


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Continuous Delivery with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services


IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (rel. 7.1 – hereafter referred to as MFPF), is now available on Bluemix. The main components of the platform – the server and the analytics can be run as containers on the IBM Bluemix Container Service. This blog discusses a step-by-step approach for building and deploying...

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DefinitelyTyped project for IBM MobileFirst and Hybrid Mobile Apps


I’ve blogged before about the client-side API for hybrid mobile apps built on IBM MobileFirst. One of the things I’ve discovered recently is the library of DefinitlyTyped definition files for TypeScript developers. These files provide intellisense for a huge set of various frameworks and client-side code written in TypeScript. Turns...

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Ionic Hybrid Mobile app using MobileFirst Platform 7.1 CLI


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Foundation 7.1 Accessibility and Application Crash Analytics Support is now available


This month IBM MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation released two new features in an iFix for Operational Analytics, accessibility, and application crash analytics.

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Performance Testing for Session Independent Mode (OAuth model)


##OverviewThe purpose of this page is to describe how to run performance tests on the different features of the MFP Server. In this post, an Apache JMeter performance test is used and Java classes are compiled especially for JMeter.

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CVE-2015-5257/CVE-2015-8320: Weak Randomization of BridgeSecret for Apache Cordova Android


As of November 25, 2015, this blog post acknowledges that IBM is aware that Cordova announced two CVEs for vulnerabilities on the Android platform. This post will focus on CVE-2015-5257. The other CVE is still being worked on.

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Event Source Notifications in MFP 7.1 Cordova Applications


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Multi-line GCM notification in Android


Isn’t it frustrating that even with a big screen Android phone, you cannot read a Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) push notification send from MobileFirst server , in its entirety in the notification shade. Changing the orientation to landscape does not help as this has no effect on the notification shade...

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Please take part in our Mobile Developers' Survey


We at IBM MobileFirst Platform team spend a lot of time creating new stuff. in our daily race to make sure we are up to speed with what our users need, it seems like a good idea to ask them directly about their use of the product. We actually didn’t...

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Mobile Quality Assurance delivers export feedback


I’ve always been sort of fascinated by the speed and convenience of mail delivery services in the United States. In anticipation of the rapidly-arriving Halloween holiday, I purchased a Harley Quinn costume from Amazon. In a mere two days, my costume of epic proportions was packaged, left the carrier facility,...

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IBM Mobile Quality Assurance adds bug-tracking integration and sentiment analysis results for India


One of the nice things about new features is that they can provide you with the solution to the one or two things that prevented something from completely meeting your needs. For example, do you remember what convinced you to purchase your new phone or car?Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) for...

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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...

Mobilefirst Windows 10 Mobile

Introducing the developerWorks Cloud Architecture Center

At Interconnect this year, the IBM Cloud team and developerWorks are launching a new entry point into our cloud platform....

Connecting securely from IBM MobileFirst on Containers to on-premise systems

Note: This blog post refers to connecting a on-prem database as the admin and run time DB for the MobileFirst...

Try IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) at IBM InterConnect 2016!

OverviewThe technical conference is a great place to network, learn, and hopefully have some fun.

IBM MobileFirst supports Windows 10 Mobile

Late last year, Microsoft released two mobiles - the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones that came pre-loaded with...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Responds to Google Play Store Announcement of Blocking Apps Using Vulnerable Cordova Versions

[UPDATE Sept. 28, 2016] Update to a later iFix to avoid both OpenSSL and Cordova vulnerabilities

HowTo: Send Custom Data to the MobileFirst Analytics Server from adapters or any java application

OverviewSending custom data from your MobileFirst 7.1 apps to the Operational Analytics Server can be accomplished by using the log...

Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Containers on IBM Bluemix

MobileFirst Platform Foundation for IBM Bluemix Container - Starter

IBM Mobile Quality Assurance has a new look!

A new year is a great time for a fresh start and improvement. IBM® Mobile Quality Assurance for Bluemix® has...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on IBM Containers – development, production workloads

What’s new in MobileFirst platform v7.1?The MobileFirst platform v7.1 can now be deployed and run on IBM Bluemix.

An IoT Cloud, Bluemix and MobileFirst Sample - What makes you happy?

IntroductionQuestion: What makes you happy, in the current and future world? IoT, PaaS or Mobile?

HowTo: Custom In-App Behavior Analytics

Overview

Continuous Delivery with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (rel. 7.1 – hereafter referred to as MFPF), is now available on Bluemix. The main components...

DefinitelyTyped project for IBM MobileFirst and Hybrid Mobile Apps

I’ve blogged before about the client-side API for hybrid mobile apps built on IBM MobileFirst. One of the things I’ve...

Foundation 7.1 Accessibility and Application Crash Analytics Support is now available

This month IBM MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation released two new features in an iFix for Operational Analytics, accessibility, and application crash...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Performance Testing for Session Independent Mode (OAuth model)

##OverviewThe purpose of this page is to describe how to run performance tests on the different features of the MFP...

CVE-2015-5257/CVE-2015-8320: Weak Randomization of BridgeSecret for Apache Cordova Android

As of November 25, 2015, this blog post acknowledges that IBM is aware that Cordova announced two CVEs for vulnerabilities...

Multi-line GCM notification in Android

Isn’t it frustrating that even with a big screen Android phone, you cannot read a Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) push...

Please take part in our Mobile Developers' Survey

We at IBM MobileFirst Platform team spend a lot of time creating new stuff. in our daily race to make...

Mobile Quality Assurance delivers export feedback

I’ve always been sort of fascinated by the speed and convenience of mail delivery services in the United States. In...

IBM Mobile Quality Assurance adds bug-tracking integration and sentiment analysis results for India

One of the nice things about new features is that they can provide you with the solution to the one...