Learn and play in our new developer sandbox on developerWorks

Here at developerWorks, we're always looking for new and innovative ways to transfer knowledge to and amongst our readers. That's why we're excited to announce the new developerWorks sandbox. The sandbox is available in several articles today, including my recent Use the Node.js event loop effectively tutorial, just look for the little red...  Continue reading Learn and play in our new developer sandbox on developerWorks

The top five reasons you should be using JUnit 5 right now!

Sure, you like JUnit. (I mean, who doesn't?) And you've probably heard that JUnit 5 is coming out. But... you're just not convinced that it's worth the time to look at it. I mean, not just yet. You're waiting for it to be released, right? Well, I say wait no more, and in this post, I'll...  Continue reading The top five reasons you should be using JUnit 5 right now!

IBM’s commitment to open source and OSCON in Austin, TX – 5/8 to 5/11

As a fairly new employee at IBM, I'm always excited to see our participation and commitment to open source software and the communities that revolve around them. I used to work for a certain crimson tinged technology company down the road in Raleigh and it's been amazing to see how open source software has become...  Continue reading IBM’s commitment to open source and OSCON in Austin, TX – 5/8 to 5/11

Gender diversity in STEM fields

In belated honour of International Women's day, I've dedicated some time to reading articles and exploring statistics on women in the workplace, and collecting my own thoughts and experiences on the STEM field in particular. Mangled by the media Before we talk about the state of gender parity in the modern workplace, I need to clarify some statistics that are about as outrageously popular...  Continue reading Gender diversity in STEM fields

It’s raining data at the first Cognitive Builder Faire brought to you by Galvanize and IBM

Does it rain in Seattle? Yes! A great deal, but this past weekend it was "Raining Data ☔"! This was the theme of the first Cognitive Builder Faire, part of IBM’s partnership with Galvanize founded on our common vision of empowering developers and building their skills on the hottest areas of the market...  Continue reading It’s raining data at the first Cognitive Builder Faire brought to you by Galvanize and IBM

The Developer Experience in Watson Customer Engagement

Watson Customer Engagement is proud to announce the Watson Customer Engagement (WCE) DevCenter on IBM developerWorks. IBM developerWorks has had a long and successful history of supporting and enhancing the developer experience (DX) for IBM Products. Configuration and customization through an offerings extensibility plays a key role in the ability of a business...  Continue reading The Developer Experience in Watson Customer Engagement

March developerWorks newsletter round-up: We’ve got news for you!

IBM Q, Blockchain, TJBot, dev careers, IoT predictions, big events... So much news! Quantum computing for everyone? You don't need to be a theoretical physicist to connect to IBM’s quantum processor via the IBM Cloud. Following IBM Research’s 2016 Quantum Experience initiative to make a quantum computer available to everyone, IBM is continuing to put tools in...  Continue reading March developerWorks newsletter round-up: We’ve got news for you!

IBM at DevoxxUS Hands on Labs

Welcome to Devoxx US! Please see below for a list of our interactive hands-on-labs:   Swift Labs OpenWhisk Labs   Installing Swift 101 This repository contains instructions on how to install the Apple Swift language on Ubuntu, macOS, and Windows 10. To obtain the instructions, open the directory of the operating system you are using and follow the information provided in...  Continue reading IBM at DevoxxUS Hands on Labs

Being bold to encourage female developers on International Women’s Day

If you had the power to make a positive change in the world, what would you do? Would you aim for something difficult to achieve, like ending world hunger, or something easier, like volunteering at a nursing home? Given the choice, I'd pick something achievable. I'd help even out the gender gap between male and female...  Continue reading Being bold to encourage female developers on International Women’s Day