Articles & tutorials


Unlock enterprise data using APIs

Learn how to create and expose APIs for enterprise data using LoopBack.

This journey follows a common use case in which a fictional logistics company, Acme Freight, leverages existing enterprise assets using APIs. Using LoopBack, an open source Node.js framework, the company exposes assets located in an ERP system. It delivers them securely to new and existing applications using a microservices architecture managed within a single interface in API Connect.

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developerWorks Cloud newsletter

Staying current is hard work. The developerWorks editors can make it a little easier. Each month we hand-pick the best cloud-computing tutorials, videos, announcements, and events - and package them in a newsletter delivered to your in-box.

It's a fast read that will keep you in the know. Browse the current issue.

Developer center

IBM Cloud for Financial Services

Join the FinTech revolution and build the future of financial services with help from IBM Watson! This developer center features resources that can help you leverage the power of an API and data exchange to bring new apps to market faster.

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Bluemix articles & tutorials

Developer Center

Bluemix Developer Center

Develop, deploy, and manage your apps in the cloud. Start your free trial, and browse tutorials, courses, sample code, and events to get proficient in a hurry!

Bluemix, the IBM Cloud platform, handles the implementation, hosting, and scaling details, so you can focus on building great apps.

Learning paths and courses

IBM Blockchain for developers

This learning path is designed for developers to quickly understand IBM's direction with blockchain technology and to give hands-on experience with a sample use case.


Duration: 4 hours

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Cloud Application Developer certification preparation

Explore the key concepts that can help you prepare to pass the IBM Cloud Platform Application Development V1 exam.

A JavaScript developer's guide to Bluemix fundamentals

Use your JavaScript skills to easily develop and deploy your first app in the cloud.

A Java developer's guide to Bluemix fundamentals

Use your Java skills to easily develop and deploy your first app in the cloud.

A PHP developer's guide to Bluemix fundamentals

Use your PHP skills to easily develop and deploy your first app in the cloud.

Connect to Cloud: API Connect

Capitalize on your existing skills and enterprise apps by connecting to and from the cloud via APIs in a hybrid cloud approach.

Optimize Java apps on IBM Cloud

Prepare and migrate your Java apps to the cloud, then enhance and enrich them by adding data and cognitive (Watson) services.

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developerWorks TV

developerWorks Mailbag (video series)

Engineer and Developer Advocate Doug Tidwell answers your questions on a variety of development topics.


Techsplain cloud technologies to management

These short videos can help you explain to your boss what cloud technologies and implementations are, and help you make the case for why your business needs to adopt them.


Kill the monolith with Node.js microservices on Cloud Foundry

Tony Erwin illustrates how the "Weapons of Microservices" can be used to slay the "Demons of the Monolith" in any development project.

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IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI: How to deploy to Kubernetes on IBM Cloud

Andrew Trice takes you through the process of creating a new application and deploying it to the Kubernetes™ environment using the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI.


Prototype APIs quickly with LoopBack

Erin McKean explains how she used rapid API prototyping with LoopBack, a Node framework for creating APIs and connecting them with back-end data sources, to build an app that would help her get a spot as a contestant on Jeopardy!


How blockchain security protects consumer identity

SecureKey CIO Andre Boysen talks about digital identity challenges consumers face and demonstrates how IBM Blockchain and SecureKey can help meet those challenges.


Accelerate blockchain development with Hyperledger Composer

Ready to start seamlessly building blockchain apps on Hyperledger® Fabric™ from the Linux Foundation®? Kathryn Harrison and Simon Stone show you how with their demo of Hyperledger Composer.

The Developer Dojo (video series)

Angel Diaz, IBM's VP of Developer Tech & Advocacy, explores the future of software and application development with some of the leading minds in the industry.

New Builders (episode series)

The New Builders podcast features interviews with innovative application developers, who reveal their best practices, latest projects, and favorite tools.

The growing popularity of graph databases, containerization, Watson, and microservices are just a few of the revolutionary movements you'll hear about.

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Technical books and white papers