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apacciooutlook | Thursday, April 07, 2016
ARMONK, NY: IBM announces Bluemix Garage Method, a set of practices designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and also enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud.
Bluemix Garage is a physical location where developers and designers can collaborate with IBM experts to create and deliver new cloud apps. Combining IBM’s Design Thinking approach with the powerful IBM Cloud infrastructure, advanced APIs, open communities and DevOps, the Bluemix Garage Method integrates organizations to identify priorities for features and with application design.
Bluemix Garages will help enterprises accelerate all phases of app design, development and delivery from identification of feature priorities to ideation to deployment and iteration. The Bluemix Garage Method will be able to deliver as a digital experienceand a library of assets and includes tracks for building cloud-native apps, mobile design and development, and designing a strategic API plan.
Bluemix Garage will soon offer expanded content with tracks including Cognitive Building features with Watson APIs to deliver more intelligent, useful apps, IoT and Analytics to efficiently and accurately build and scale data-intensive applications; Blockchain apps and hybrid cloud adoption. The Garage Method equips developers with resources such as videos, case studies and blogs related to IBM's own transformation with DevOps and Design Thinking.
“The Garage Method is how we develop code—like we broke our teams into squads," says Dr. Angel Luis Diaz, IBM's vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology. "We do pair programming, we have the ability to make pull requests on each other, and we perfected our social coding. The 'how' is very important and it's very important to the history of Bluemix. This method that we call the IBM Bluemix Garage Method has a tagline that says: Act like startup, deliver at enterprise scale it combines the best practices of design thinking, lean startup, agile development, DevOps and cloud to build innovative solutions. And clients love this because they want to know how they can do it. It's great for retention and for attracting talent because everyone wants to work this way."