Want to change the world? Take advantage of the Watson Ecosystem to begin developing the next great cognitive computing app. In three years since its Jeopardy debut, Watson has made tremendous strides and has grown in its ability to help us solve challenging problems. Today Watson has grown into being a cloud service with millions of uses and based on a broad industry body of knowledge. Developers can partner with IBM Watson to use its Ecosystem to develop cognitive computing applications.
If you attended the... [More]
I’ve been spending a lot of time in the developer Pit Stop area of the EXPO hall at IBM Innovate. You may not have had a chance to stop by—but with open speed labs, a race track, drone helicopters, and occulus rift, it’s definitely an area that shouldn’t be missed!
If you want to get your hands dirty and try out some of the new developer tools you’ve been hearing so much about, the Bluemix@SPEED Labs in the Pitstop area is a must-see. You can find us giving demo’s and developing and... [More]
Ginni Rometty, in announcing the Watson Mobile Developer Challenge this past February, issued a simple challenge: what will you do with Watson?
An enthusiastic response met the challenge, with more that 400 proposals submitted, covering many different areas – education, healthcare, retail, and physical fitness, to name just a few. From the 400 proposals, 25 teams were invited to use the Watson developer cloud to create a prototype in a week – certainly long enough for those embracing agile... [More]
We need developers who think like ops and ops who think like developers .—Gene Kim, Founder and former CTO of Tripwire
This morning at Innovate we heard from Steve Mills, Senior VP and Group Executive, IBM Software and Systems, on how IBM transformed itself into an agile software development company through big cultural shifts and certain key principles, such as reuse. "The best code is the code not written," Mills said. "The best code is used over and over and over again." (And over again.)
Who better to... [More]
Continuous engineering is an enterprise capability that speeds delivery of increasingly sophisticated and connected products by helping businesses to evolve their engineering practices to adapt to the accelerating pace of business change.
Product development processes and technologies need to evolve to meet the expectation for tailored and specialized products that are more complex and interconnected. IBM is introducing Continuous Engineering practices, supported by Rational solutions, that help businesses adapt to this accelerating... [More]
GE Capital has a vision: to responsibly move at market speed. The challenge is remaining secure, compliant and managing quality standards while moving quickly enough to stay ahead of the competition. Snehal Antani, CIO of CDF & EA at GE Capital, took to the stage during the DevOps keynote to tell how GE had leveraged DevOps to attain their goals.
He echoed what is already becoming a common DevOps theme at Innovate: It’s about people, the shift required to become lean and agile requires a commitment from... [More]
Watson has come a long way since its Jeopardy debut. Watson is adept in a wide range of activities - creating that perfect cocktail – the Blue Hurricane – a big hit at the IBM Innovate conference; empowering people to take a more active role in managing their health and the health of their loved ones; working through a cuddly teddy bear to help with learning activities for your children; and assisting in the fight against cancer.
Watson is drawing large crowds at the IBM Innovate conference. The Watson Mobile... [More]
"Every great innovation runs through a developer's hands." —Kristof Kloeckner, GM of IBM Rational
Have you hugged your developer today? Because if you haven't, you probably should. This morning at Innovate 2014 we learned that there is a new renaissance going on in the developer community, one in which there is no boundary between the programmer and the customer. According to Steve Robinson, GM of Cloud Platform Services at IBM, developers are the new kingmakers. And it's all about speed.
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One of several highlighted events taking place at this year's Innovate conference you won't want to miss! Come hear how several women executives have advanced their careers in technology during periods of tremendous change in the industry.
Women’s Discussion Panel
Dolphin Hotel, Australia 3
Tuesday, June 3 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Adaptability is crucial in today’s tech industry and continuously improving your skills is the key to success. Aligned with the theme of the... [More]
Most teams and organizations waste 40% or more of their resources. In larger enterprises and in organizations with compliance requirements, the ratio of productive activities to waste is even more pronounced. Waste comes in several forms: unnecessary overhead, unnecessary rework, unnecessary features, and building the wrong thing.
IBM’s DevOps capabilities can provide better business outcomes through two key advances:
1. More effective steering through earlier and continuous... [More]
In the white paper, “ Adopting IBM’s approach to continuous software delivery ,” I discussed an adoption framework for iteratively introducing new capabilities and change by assessing your practices and planning improvements. I concluded by introducing the first steps for planning your DevOps adoption and improvement roadmap. I followed this paper with a four-part blog series that outlined a good four-step process for getting started on your improvements journey ( step 1 , step 2 ,... [More]
Unless you've been living under a mountain of textual specification and source code, you've likely heard of either model-based systems engineering (MBSE) or model-driven development (MDD). The results that I have seen, as a result of implementing these capabilities, have been remarkable. One engineer told me that he had been asked to try to measure the ROI (return on investment) of MBSE. He had responded that it did not matter what the ROI was; he could not do his job without it.
The response... [More]
I recently registered to attend a seminar on MMA for work. Then, I happened to mention this plan on social media. Almost immediately, I was inundated by comments and questions from colleagues, friends and family. Why are you going to a mixed martial arts seminar? When did you take up martial arts? One friend questioned, with significant skepticism, my judgment in pursuing a new career in martial arts!
I was, in fact, signing up for a ring-side seat at a seminar regarding the current thinking of the FDA with respect to its... [More]
Can't attend Innovate 2014? No worries...we've got you covered! You can follow all of the general sessions, keynotes, and the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge from the comfort of your desk. Grab a cup of coffee and tune into ibm.com/innovate for the latest, breaking news, announcements, client success stories, strategy and thought leadership direct from sunny Orlando!
Innovate 2014 live stream schedule (EDT)*
Monday, 2 June
In this post I would like to take a look at DevOps through a ‘Lean’ lens. If one takes a look at the principles behind DevOps, one sees the roots of Lean. These lean roots, when studied and well understood, provide a framework to start measuring and then using those measurements to instrument the delivery pipeline and eliminate the bottlenecks in the pipeline, making it more efficient and productive.
The goal of DevOps is to deliver software to production, in an efficient manner, minimizing risk, and striving for... [More]