Successful delivery of cloud applications requires more than a focus on agile development. Operations is also essential to maintaining user satisfaction, access and to scale with growth. Cloud operations is different to traditional approaches to operations.
This is the first of three blog posts describing how the IBM Bluemix Garage helps clients successfully deploy and manage their first application on IBM Bluemix.
For development teams getting started with new cloud projects, whether they’re mobile, web, or IOT, setting up the needed resources, DevOps services and tools can take up a significant amount of time – time the delivery team could use being productive and innovative in their approach to continuous delivery of apps. Teams need to think about the following key aspects as they set up their new projects
In the IBM Bluemix Garage, many things change day to day: the companies that come into our Garage locations, the innovative ideas that we are working on, developing, and testing, and so much more that goes on behind the scenes. As Savannah, one of our veteran developers in our San Francisco Garage once wrote, “To stay relevant, businesses,” including ours, “must learn how to keep up with the rapid growth of technology.” The Garages started with building apps on Bluemix, and since the beginning we have been expanding our scope, skills, and pulling in expertise from across IBM. We have expanded to focus on IoT, cognitive, and APIs. Our most well-known expansion is our extensive work on blockchain. Today I am pleased to announce that we are expanding and formalizing our focus on data science insights and analytics.
Open source communities are a fantastic environment of opportunities. Given a specific assignment, there are often many existing community-developed tools that can solve your problem. However, it’s often difficult to confidently select the right one. This post shows you how to leverage contributor data to decide.
Bluemix Continuous Delivery allows for integrated agile planning, coding, building, deploying, and collaborating with your team. You can get your app running on the Bluemix cloud within minutes. Continuous Delivery provides a very strong infrastructure to support your coding needs. Here are a few tips, tricks and hidden gems that can help you get coding at lightning speed.
The benefits of a microservices architecture come with a price. The service management solution must deal with the architecture’s inherent dynamics, dependencies, and complexities to ensure that the application is available and performing. Ignoring these considerations could result in the microservice-based applications might behave worse than a monolithic application that was built in the traditional fashion. The principles of managing microservices explained in this post will help you avoid these pitfalls.
Creating a Devops workflow from scratch can be a daunting task. Luckily creating a Devops solution is not too terribly difficult. This post will help guide you through all the new terms and functionality.
The IBM Cloud Garage Method sets you up with tools: Design Thinking, reference architectures, code templates, tutorials, services guidance - what you need to focus your ideas and deploy faster. Imagine how much faster you can innovate when you start by knowing what works in general, have techniques to identify the unique need or problem, and then dive into implementation?