Starting simple with Node.js and BlueMix

john mcnamara

 im a big fan of simple.  On my travels I discovered a really cool GitHub repository that is perfect for someone just starting out playing with Node and cloud technology.

Effectively  it gets you going with a Node.js app that uses a MySQL database residing on BlueMix. All you have to do is upload a file of line spaced text and it will add it to MySQL. Perfect if you want to get started playing with the technology


Here is the link to the goodies –


But just to give you an overview of how simple it is – ive outlined the simple steps below…


First things first, we need to install the cf command line tool that will be used to upload and manage your application. If you’ve previously installed an older version of the cf tool, make sure you are now using v6 of…

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