I’ve been experimenting with IBM Bluemix for some time now and a few weeks ago, I decided to try hosting a custom REST API with it. I built the API using Bullet, a PHP micro-framework, then deployed it to Bluemix and connected it with Bluemix’s MySQL service. It worked out pretty well…as you can see by trying this live demo.
In case you’re interested in learning how I went about building this, you can read all about it in this IBM developerWorks article. In this article, I explain how to implement the four basic REST methods using Bullet, then add support for API authentication and multiformat support, and finally deploy the API to Bluemix. Take a look, then download the API source and see what you think!