Java and Node team up to take on a hackathon

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WebSphere “There is no ‘I’ in team.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard that line time and time again as numerous teachers, coaches, mentors and even bosses stressed the importance of teamwork. Working together is necessary for success. A team is stronger, more efficient, and frankly, just more fun.

In the case of Jason and Kip, two self-assured Java developers who have coined themselves the “Java Dudes,” it takes extreme circumstances for them to learn the importance of working as a team. Watch what happens here:

Jason and Kip file into an elevator with Naomi, a Node.js developer (we’ll call her “Node Girl”), ready to begin their ascent to an upcoming hackathon conference when suddenly, their elevator stops. The three developers find themselves stuck between floors with no way out. When they are finally rescued from the elevator, they are surprisingly bonded by this traumatic experience. They propose to team up for the hackathon–Java and Node working side by side. They are certain this collaboration will lead them down a road of glory and success. They’ll take the hackathon by storm and bring home the gold.

There are many reasons a Java/Node collaboration is an important key to success. With application infrastructure solutions like IBM WebSphere on cloud, enterprises can create new mobile, IoT and web applications in Java or Node. Plus, IBM products can help businesses create, run, manage and enforce these modern applications with a new integrated and flexible API lifecycle management solution: IBM API Connect.

It’s not easy at first. The Java Dudes and Node Girl are set in their ways and unwilling to make many compromises. They stand behind their respective coding languages. Will they work out their problems and come together as a team? Do they have what it takes to bring home the gold and the glory? Watch their progress here:

Ready or not, the hackathon is upon us. It’s time for the Java Dudes and Node Girl to apply their war paint and prepare for battle. Everything they’ve worked toward has led them to this moment. They’ve learned the power of bridging Java and Node, but how will they fare amongst the other developers? Will they bring home the gold? Find out by watching here:

Learn for yourself how well Java and Node configurations communicate using IBM WebSphere on cloud by clicking here.

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