IBM says developerWorks Premium allows developers to have an all-access pass to cloud-based IBM offerings and services to develop and deploy cloud projects.
5 million developers are using the cloud as a development platform, according to Evans Data Corporation’s recent Global Development and Demographic Study.
IBM developerWorks Premium offers:
# A 12-month Bluemix subscription to develop apps with services including Watson, IoT, mobile and more
# Twelve months of access to the SoftLayer infrastructure to create a custom development foundation
# IBM MobileFirst developer edition, with three easy-to-install development tools
# Access to more than 500 Safari titles, including online books, videos and conference replays
# Discounts to IBM and partner developer events, including BOX Dev
# Complimentary certification test for IBM Certified Application Developer
# Github Micro personal plan with five private repositories for one month
# Help from the developerWorks premium forum
# Access to MobileFirst developer Edition
Cloud-based developerWorks Premium annual subscription offers complimentary access to IBM Cloud services like Bluemix, SoftLayer, and MobileFirst.
Sandy Carter, general manager of cloud ecosystem and developers at IBM, said: “We have created a roadmap of premium resources for developers of all levels to grow their skills, build next-gen apps and connect with the IBM ecosystem. We want to encourage developers and innovation at IBM.”
With IBM’s platform-as-a-service, Bluemix, users can build and run apps while incorporating services like Watson, IoT and mobile along with third-party APIs like GitHub, Box, MongoDB, Twilio and SendGrid.
“When I heard about IBM’s developerWorks Premium, I knew I had to be an early adopter,” said Ed Janeczek, CTO of Flagship Solutions Group.