Today the XPages team is releasing a new project on OpenNTF, namely, the XPages Fusion Application project. A fusion of XPages and Bluemix services, this application is designed to show the possibilities available to XPages developers using the power of Bluemix. You may have seen this application demonstrated over the course of the past year at IBM conferences or in XPages webinars ? Now you can download the application, examine the source code and learn how it was done. Not only that but by clicking on the “Deploy to Bluemix” button below, you can quickly deploy your own copy of the application to your Bluemix account. The same button can be found on the Github repository homepage and on the OpenNTF project homepage.

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The procedure to use the "Deploy to Bluemix" button is as follows:

·        Ensure that you are registered on Bluemix, and that your account is active

·        Click the “Deploy to Bluemix” button

·        After the deployment page has loaded, login to Bluemix if prompted

·        Enter an application name

·        Choose the region, organization and space to which the application will be deployed

·        Click “Deploy”

Now sit back and relax as Bluemix will do the rest. It will create a new repository on associated with your Bluemix account, clone the XPages Fusion Application repository there, and configure the build pipeline of that repository. Then it will create a new XPages application in your Bluemix organization, connect the application to your jazz repository, create four new services instances, bind the services to your new application, copy the xpagesFusion.nsf to your new app, and finally your application is automatically started up.

The whole process should take about 5 minutes. You can then can try out your new XPages Fusion Application running on Bluemix and clone the jazzhub repository to your machine to examine the code or make changes to the application.

Note: This deployment will create a new application in Bluemix assigned with 512MB of memory by default and will create 4 new service instances. Users should ensure that this app does not cause them to exceed their available memory or service limits. The application and services all allow for a free monthly usage allowance, but take care to note the limits for each case if you wish to avoid any charges.

IBM Connect XPages OGS application
Some of you may have seen the demo of an XPages application during the second half of the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2016 earlier this month. This demonstration application showed the integration of XPages, Connections Cloud and Watson analytics all running on Bluemix. If you missed it, you can check out the short video recap of the app below. And keep an eye out on OpenNTF in the future, as this demo app may be open sourced too.

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