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All the examples I have seen have a hardcoded value when the VCAP services variable is not available. It works but nobody wants to put their security credentials in their code. Is a configuration server like in Spring Cloud the correct way to do this? I always kind of felt like the Cloud Foundry way of injecting the credentials was not best practices.
A step in this direction, this tutorial https://github.com/IBM-Bluemix/local-liberty-tutorial uses Eclipse, Cloudant and Personality Insights and shows you a step-by-step approach to run your app locally, connected to services in the cloud.