Articles & tutorials


New! developerWorks Blockchain newsletter

Get connected with the Hyperledger developer community and to the latest IBM Blockchain news and development resources. This newsletter can help you discover and apply blockchain technologies to reduce friction in your business transactions. Browse the current issue.

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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.

Cognitive Computing

Duration: 5 hours


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

Blockchain videos

See (and hear) what the leading minds in the industry are saying about this game-changing technology, and find out how IBM is leading the way.


Live coding event on May 4: Build an SMS-based app with Node-RED

Learn how to build an SMS-based “Magic 8 Ball” app so you and your friends can get answers to life’s most important questions. Just send your question to the application via SMS text message and the app will send back the answer.


The evolution of the IBM Cloud Garage Method

Rachel Reinitz explains the new and evolved IBM Cloud Garage Method and the path it provides to a set of core practices developers will welcome.

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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.


Getting Started with Hyperledger (Blockchain) in the Cloud

Benjamin Fuentes and Nitesh Thakrar describe their workshop at Devoxx 2017, and how it provides attendees with a extensive coding opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Blockchain in the Bluemix cloud.


Learn about microservices with the GameOn! text adventure

Ozzy Osborne demonstrates how the throwback text adventure game GameOn! illustrates the use of a host of core and secondary microservices.


Open Blockchain Changes Business Tech Talk

Open Cloud CTO Chris Ferris and Solution Architect Anthony O’Dowd provide an overview of Open Blockchain.

Microservices TV (video series)

The Microservices TV videos keep you current on the latest news, trends, and how-tos on all things microservices.

See why developers are flocking to microservices to build all sorts of next-gen, cloud-native apps — and moving traditional middleware architectures to microservices.

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