Thursday, 20 August 2015

IBM XPages on Bluemix: New Free Online Course from IBM developerWorks: Getting Started with IBM Bluemix

IBM® Bluemix™ is an open-standards, cloud platform for building, running, and managing applications. With Bluemix, developers can focus on building excellent user experiences with flexible compute options, choice of DevOps tooling, and a powerful set of IBM and third-party APIs and services.

This free online course will help you understand the fundamentals of cloud computing, Bluemix, services, DevOps, containers, Cloud Foundry, and best practices for agile and test-driven development. The course includes video lectures, exercises, and quizzes to help you learn the material.
When you finish this course, you should understand:
  • Cloud computing, cloud architecture, and how to maximize the value of cloud development
  • The components and features of Bluemix, such as organizations, spaces, boilerplates, and services
  • How to quickly deploy and modify a boilerplate application in Node.js by using the Bluemix web interface
  • How to use the cf command line (Cloud Foundry) to deploy applications, understand the foundations of the Cloud Foundry architecture, and use buildpacks
  • The advantages of applying test-driven development and agile best practices
  • How to modify your application by using DevOps services and tooling
  • The advantages of using environment variables and separating configuration from the code
  • The basics of containers, Docker files, and virtual machines
  • How to estimate the cost of your applications
More information about this free online course: Getting Started with IBM Bluemix

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