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A global consultancy with the DNA of a startup that combines the best practices of Design Thinking, Agile Development and Lean Startup to accelerate application development and cloud innovation.

How to strengthen your dev team with insights on social coding

You probably have a good idea who are your strongest coders and who's great at debugging. You may even have a feeling about who'd be a potentially strong mentor for those new to your team. Don't rely on intuition, leverage the key social cues buried in your code repository. With the new DevOps Insights from Bluemix, you'll see how your team interacts based on real data, not guesswork.

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Your cloud architecture questions answered

You don’t need to start with a blank sheet of paper. Based on years of consulting engagements, the IBM Cloud Garage Method distills a portfolio of practices and provides blueprints that address business challenges. The blueprints, or reference architectures, are based on proven solutions that combine compute infrastructure and cloud-based services. Here's how you get started.

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Update to IBM Cloud Garage Method Field Guide

We've updated the Garage Method site and our high-level overview of the IBM Cloud Garage Method. Learn about the Garage Method’s practices, toolchains and architectures that will transform your the entire product lifecycle.

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Practical Advice: Key decisions when building Microservices apps in Java with Kubernetes

Based on our experience developing a sample storefront application as part of the IBM Garage Method Reference Architecture for Microservices, this post summarizes key design decisions to consider as part of a Kubernetes-based deployment and offers our recommendations.

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Performance and scalability case study of an Online Banking Application

This post summarizes the performance and scalability characteristics of an online banking (OLB) application deployed on IBM Bluemix cloud platform. The performance case study was conducted on both Bluemix Dedicated and Local platforms. The main focus of this work is to understand the capabilities of the Bluemix platform and demonstrate that it can meet the performance and scalability requirements of an OLB application at peak load.

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Create and examine a sample microservices toolchain with DevOps Insights

Are you interested in deploying microservice apps to the cloud? After you deploy your app to the cloud, do you want to use sophisticated tools to monitor, control, and interpret the results of your deployments? You can use the IBM®Bluemix® Continuous Delivery and IBM Cloud DevOps Insights services to manage and deploy microservice apps. To learn how, try the Create and use a microservices toolchain with DevOps Insights (v2) tutorial on the IBM Cloud Garage Method website.

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Bringing Best Practices and Code Examples to Bluemix

Bluemix users have been starving for guidance for what to build on cloud and how they should be building it. Today, Bluemix does a good job of getting developers started with prototypes and experiments. Our goal now is to help users transition to complex applications by understanding how to build for production and how to support applications at scale

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Continuously deliver to a Docker container

By now, you probably know that you can use toolchains to develop and continuously deploy apps to IBM® Bluemix®. But did you know that you can also use toolchains to deploy and continuously deliver apps to Docker containers on Bluemix? Try it today by following the "Create and use a simple container toolchain" tutorial on the IBM Bluemix Garage Method website.

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DevOps and cloud transformation with IBM Garage Method at InterConnect 2017

At InterConnect 2017, several sessions explain how the IBM Cloud Garage Method enables transformation by incorporating design thinking, Lean, agile, and DevOps practices. Teams follow the practices while they learn new technologies, such as Cognitive and Internet of Things (IoT). They can start deploying to the cloud in minutes and continue to iterate capabilities while they follow reference architectures to meet enterprise scale. Toolchains enable this process, while integrated tools support the team

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