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Many of you have asked for a summary of the game-changing news for developers from Interconnect 2016. Here are the top 6 pieces of news you need to know!
GitHub and IBM form strategic partnership for enterprises
Together we will offer the first and ONLY GitHub Enterprise Service in dedicated and local hybrid cloud areas, available through IBM Bluemix. GitHub Enterprise on IBM Cloud will integrate GitHub’s collaborative coding experience with IBM’s APIs for cognitive, IoT and new data sources to a growing community that’s 12 million developers strong. Read the press release.
Gigster chooses IBM Cloud as preferred platform
Gigster, an online marketplace that rapidly curates and matches top software developers with projects that companies need built, will use IBM Cloud as its preferred cloud platform for building cognitive apps. Gigster intends to train its “shared economy” of technology talent—including 1,400 skilled developers and project managers—on IBM Cloud so they can build the next generation of apps fueled by top services and APIs in cognitive, IoT, mobile and more. Read the press release.
Swift simplifies end-to-end app dev on cloud
We showcased new Swift on the server capabilities, designed to simplify the way developers build the next generation of enterprise apps. In addition, we previewed a Swift runtime and a Swift Package Catalog to help enable developers to create apps for the enterprise. IBM is the first cloud provider to enable the development of applications in native Swift – a powerful and intuitive programming language – unlocking its full potential in radically simplifying the development of end-to-end apps on the IBM Cloud. Read the press release.
Experiment in the Swift Sandbox now at swiftlang.ng.bluemix.net!
Watson APIs bring new Cognitive Cloud capabilities
New and expanded cognitive APIs for devs are now available in beta, enhancing Watson’s emotional and visual senses, and further extending the capabilities of the industry’s largest and most diverse set of cognitive technologies and tools. These APIs are pushing the sensory boundaries of how humans and machines interact, and they are designed to improve how devs embed these technologies to create solutions that can think, perceive and empathize. IBM is also adding tooling capabilities and enhancing its SDKs across the Watson portfolio, and more to make it easy and fast for devs to customize and build with Watson on Bluemix. Read the press release.
Bluemix expands with OpenWhisk platform
Open, event-driven, and more, the IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk platform lets developers build more feature-rich apps, quickly and easily, that automatically trigger responses to events. Quickly build microservices that execute software code in response to events like a mouse click or receiving sensor data from an IoT device. When an event occurs, the code is automatically executed so devs don’t need to worry about pre-provisioning infrastructure, focus on their code, and dramatically speed up their process. Read the press release.
Bitly migrates 25B link platform to IBM Cloud
Bitly has selected IBM Cloud as its preferred cloud platform, leveraging IBM Cloud’s high-speed network, global scale and reach. The move will help give Bitly customers a faster, more responsive experience when using the Bitly platform. Bitly’s API, used by developers who embed more than 300 million links into their products and applications each month, will also move onto IBM Cloud. IBM’s globally dispersed cloud network and load balancing options will allow developers’ embedded links to load even faster—regardless of an end user’s location. This speed is crucial, as more than 70 percent of Bitly links are delivered internationally. Read the press release.
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