To develop and deploy SPL applications without a local installation of the Streams runtime, use the new Atom development guide. It is now available on the streamsx.documentation project.
It has instructions for how to launch applications to the Streaming analytics service or the Streams instance in Cloud Pak for Data.
This guide is open source so please feel free to contribute by creating a pull request on the repository.
Watch this video to see how it works:
Video: Use Atom to launch a Streams application on Cloud Pak for Data