Bringing Best Practices and Code Examples to Bluemix

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Guidance is Out There

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

“Enough with ‘Getting Started’. I’m started. What now?”
— Bluemix Developer

In short, we’ve found that to build meaningful applications Bluemix users need the guidance offered up on various sites around IBM’s ecosystems like the Garage Method site and the Architecture Center among others. Yet, they have trouble finding them and understanding what actually represents a Bluemix point of view. To make this content more accessible, we’re bringing it closer to Bluemix by building the content together in a single “hub” and adopting the platform’s UI to deliver a more seamless experience.



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Why the Garage Method?

Late last year the Bluemix Garage began work to improve their Method site experience. The Garage is a team of cloud experts who work directly with IBM clients to help them get successful on cloud quickly. Doing so not only involves changing their applications to suit the cloud, but also requires clients and their teams to change how they think about and approach their business’ product development and delivery strategies. Organizational structure, culture, design, iteration cycles and support have to be rethought to truly capitalize on the benefits that cloud can deliver on. If an organization embraces this, cloud can revolutionize their ability to identify what customers need, build it, test it, iterate on it, measure its success, and respond to issues — all at lightning speed.

The Garage Method site embodies the best of the practices needed to thrive on cloud. By adding architectures based on our experience with clients, we rounded out the site to a more complete model for working on cloud. The goal for the site is to include valuable content into this “hub” and link that content more deeply within parts of Bluemix, used in context of a developer’s workflow.

For now, this re-envisioning and invigoration of the Garage Method site is a first step on that path. We encourage you to stop in and take a look around.


Design Manager — IBM Bluemix

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