Making good on the promise of Promises with ECMAScript 6

  Like everyone, there are days when my job gets me down. It’s hectic, with competing priorities and a “needs to be done yesterday” mentality that can make anyone’s head explode. But if you’re lucky, you have great co-workers, people who cut through the <expletive> and add some levity to your daily grind. I am...

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Evangelizing better API development practices – OSCON 2017

My journey in the API world really started about 3 years ago. During this time I was fortunate enough to learn good practices from several great mentors. Next month I will be co-hosting a tutorial at two major conferences, Oscon and Pycon. Teaching a development workflow, I believe to be the right way to develop...

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An Interview with Arun Gupta, Devoxx US organizer and Java champion!

Are you a developer interested in Java, containers, the cloud, and maybe even a light saber or two? Well then you don’t want to miss the inaugural Devoxx US conference coming to San Jose on March 21st! This very popular developer conference is coming to the US shores for the first time and we’ve got...

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From brick and mortar: Why hybrid cloud is the cornerstone of IT

Have you heard? Hybrid cloud is the new norm. It’s the cornerstone of IT on the path to digital transformation. How do we know this? In 2016, IBM® Center for Applied Insights published findings from their survey of 500 IT decision makers worldwide with organizations that have implemented hybrid environments. The survey revealed that 7...

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Putting GeoJSON on the Map with Mapbox and Cloudant

At The New Builders, we’re always excited to see tools that give developers a chunk of new functionality and present it in a way that’s easy to interact with. Mapbox is one such technology, because it unlocks the sophisticated mapping capabilities that so many of today’s applications need, and makes them available on a huge...

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Value, innovation, and productivity: The new Business Operations Connect learning path

There’s a lot of talk lately about cognitive computing, but seeing examples of how businesses use APIs to create a better experience for their customers makes a big difference. Developers who have been sharing their knowledge on developerWorks Middleware have shown virtual retail and banking assistants and apps that help users make decisions that balance...

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Code like a startup, run like an enterprise: The new WebSphere Connect learning path

As I’ve been learning about the Connect series from IBM, the phrase “code like a startup, run like an enterprise” has stuck with me. It reminds me of “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” what boxer Muhammad Ali said he would do in a 1965 heavyweight boxing match against the much larger Sonny...

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Hey you! Get your apps onto the cloud with WebSphere Application Server V9

When the Rolling Stones released their hit song Get off of my cloud back in 1965, they knew people were anxious to get onto their cloud after their success earlier that same year with Satisfaction. Fast forward fifty-one years later, and getting to the cloud has taken on a new meaning for application developers in...

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Know what we did this summer? New Middleware hub and dW Connect to Cloud

If developerWorks was a student returning to school this fall, she would have a lot of material to draw from when writing her “What I did this summer” essay. In the WebSphere and Business Process Management areas, we built two new pages this summer: developerWorks Middleware, and developerWorks Connect to Cloud! developerWorks Middleware First of...

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