October 15, 2015

Inclusive design makes sense – for everybody

I recently spent a day with a number of talented IBM engineers and designers talking about the intersection of accessibility and design. It opened my eyes to a much broader definition of the first term and a new appreciation for its importance to the latter.

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October 15, 2015

Rock Your Data at Datapalooza

Data professionals from all over the world and in every industry are taking an active interest in big data analytics, cognitive computing, and advanced data science and visualization. Bluemix provides a wealth of written resources to help you build and experiment with new analytics technology — but nothing beats an immersive, hands-on experience.

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October 14, 2015

IBM Brings Bluemix to China

IBM today announced that Bluemix, its cloud computing platform, will be available in China via a collaboration with 21Vianet Group, Inc., a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China. This collaboration will usher in a new era of hybrid cloud-driven innovation and next-generation cognitive, analytics and IOT app development for developers and enterprises in China.

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October 14, 2015

Cloud application developers – get ready to certify!

IBM developerWorks has just introduced a new online course focusing on the essentials of developing cloud applications. This course will help you complete the IBM Certified Application Developer – Cloud Platform V1 certification. The course is delivered as a collection of videos covering lectures and demonstrations of key concepts for each area. Where appropriate, the course includes hands-on exercises that show you how to apply the concepts to build and enhance applications in Bluemix. The course includes short quizzes for each module. If you pass all the quizzes, you’re eligible to earn an IBM Explorer badge from the IBM open badge program.

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October 13, 2015

Webinar: Enhancing Node.js with StrongLoop/Bluemix Integration

Before becoming part of IBM, StrongLoop already was a leader in the Node.js community, providing both powerful API resources and DevOps tools. Using StrongLoop technology integrated into IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform, developers of Node.js applications can now easily create REST APIs, for example, to provide access to data from various databases, and use use StrongLoop’s Arc DevOps tools to manage and monitor their apps.

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October 13, 2015

Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data

Rocket Mainframe Data Service, a Bluemix-enabled service from Rocket Software, allows developers to easily access mainframe data from Bluemix with very little friction. In fact, developers can use their favorite stack to access the mainframe data without worrying about the internal mainframe formats. In part 1 of a five-part series introduces the problem space and gets some setup steps out of the way before getting to coding in the next installment.

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October 13, 2015

Best of Bluemix: New Fundamentals tutorial series, Vaadin, and fast app development

This regular post showcases some of the best new tutorials, videos, and other content published on developerWorks. It’s been awhile since I updated you on some of the many things going on at developerWorks. The team has been hard at work on the developerWorks Premium launch during that time; I’ll be writing more about developerWorks Premium in the coming weeks, but meanwhile I’d like to tell you about some of the great new Bluemix content dW has published recently on Bluemix Fundamentals, Java apps with Vaadin in the cloud, and IBM Emerging Technology Specialist Ben Miller's report on building a bespoke Bluemix app to help users determine where to live in London.

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October 13, 2015

SD Hacks: New ideas transformed into reality over adrenaline-infused weekend

Straight from the Dodger’s stadium on Elysian Park Avenue, I head to the rival team’s (Padres) turf in San Diego. For 36 hours straight, a huge tent set up in the field at UCSD will be home to a thousand happy coders at SD Hacks. What did it take for this event to come to life? A zillion cans of sodas, makeshift beds, hoodies and t-shirts for swag, and of course, the 21 sponsors. Welcome to the world of hackathons!

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October 12, 2015

IBM Secure Gateway 1.3.1 Updates

With the release of Version 1.3.1, IBM Secure Gateway for Bluemix announces a number of enhancements across a few different areas.  With this enhancement release building on top of 1.3.0, you'll see improvements in server resource distribution, client high availability, a Mac OS X native installer, and more.

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