IBM offers subscription model for developerWorks

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Enterprise IT vendor IBM has launched a subscription model for its developerWorks in order to give access to IBM Cloud for developers.

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.

Baburajan K
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