As of July 28, 2017, developerWorks Premium is no longer available to purchase. However, if you purchased a Premium membership prior to this date, you can continue to use your benefits until your subscription ends.
developerWorks Premium account
A: developerWorks Premium is an annual membership that gives you access to powerful tools and resources that help you grow your skills and rapidly deliver successful development projects. With cloud credits, educational resources, technical support, and discounts to developer events, you get what you need to build and deploy cloud, mobile, analytics, and other next-generation projects.
A: No. Because the developerWorks Premium membership works with your individual IBM ID, you cannot transfer this membership to anyone else. Your IBM ID is what controls your access to all parts of the program.
A: If you decide to stop your membership to the program, your fee still applies. There are no refunds for stopped memberships. When it is time to renew your membership, you can elect to not renew with no penalty.
A: Contact IBM at https://ibm.biz/bluemixsupport for help.
A: When you receive a message that the program is pending, it means that the set-up process is not complete and your membership has not been activated. Make sure that you’ve clicked on the URL in the activation email to complete the activation process. The benefits are not active until the process is complete.
A: For an estimate of the benefit value for other countries, refer to the following table:
|Currency||12-month Bluemix subscription plus 240 USD credits||Free IBM application developer certification (200 USD value)|
|USD – US Dollar||240||200|
|AUD – Australian Dollar||337||263|
|GBP – British Pound||176||142|
|BRL – Brazilian Real||1,175||905|
|CAD – Canadian Dollar||282||235|
|DKK – Danish Krone||1,705||1,377|
|EUR – Euro||232||187|
|INR – Indian Rupee||14,490||12,075|
|JPY – Japanese Yen||34,272||25,013|
|NOK – Norwegian Krone||1,863||1,505|
|NZD – New Zealand Dollar||389||304|
|ZAR – South African Rand||2,837||2,292|
|KRW – South Korean Won||312,556||244,365|
|SEK – Swedish Krona||2,013||1,626|
|CHF – Swiss Franc||278||225|
|The above are only indicative estimates — the exact USD equivalents depend on the exchange rate that is used.|
|IBM Professional Certification has two price points for an exam: (1) Standard test price (2) Reduced test price for lower economic countries (based on the country economic designation by the World Bank). All test prices are subject to change. Prices listed do not include any promotional or discount pricing. Price indicated by Pearson VUE at time of registration is the actual amount charged. For pricing details, visit http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/test_index_price.shtml.|
A: A group membership is a multi-seat developerWorks Premium membership. Group administrators can then invite users to join that group. Each user within the group has access to all Premium membership benefits.
A: All seats in a group membership begin their usage period on the date the membership is purchased, regardless of when the membership seats are filled. The membership is renewed automatically one year from the date of purchase.
A: There are three primary roles within a Premium membership: purchaser, administrator, and user.
A purchaser is the person who actually purchased the membership. As a purchaser, you can access your account in the Marketplace to manage your existing subscriptions. By default, a purchaser is also assigned an administrator role and takes up one seat in the group membership when the purchase is done through the Marketplace. You can change your purchaser role to not have the administrator access. However, without the administrator’s access you are not allowed to access the administrator dashboard and cannot invite others to join the membership.
An administrator is a group user who also has the ability to manage group memberships. You can be an administrator of more than one group membership.
A user is someone who is invited to join a group membership by an administrator.
A: Administrators of group memberships have the ability to invite users to join their group membership. Also, when you invite a user you have the option to make that user an administrator as well.
A: To invite others to use a group membership, click the Manage seats link in the developerWorks Premium dashboard. A window will open showing you who is a user within that group. From that window, you can click Invite user to enter the name and email of the user you’d like to invite.
A: After you have invited users to join your group membership, there is no way from the developerWorks Premium page to remove them. You must contact the Bluemix project office to have them removed.
A: To see who is a member of your group, click the Manage seats link in the developerWorks Premium dashboard. A window will open showing you who is a user within that group. Users who have accepted the invitation as well as pending users both appear. Note that only group administrators have access to this link.
A: If you made a mistake when entering the email address of the user you’d like to invite, you must contact the Bluemix project office to have them remove the user. You can then re-invite the user to join the group.
A: A user who shows a Pending status in the administrator’s dashboard is someone who has been sent an invitation to join the group membership but who has not yet accepted the invitation. Although pending users have not accepted the invitation, they still take up a seat in the group until they accept the invitation or are removed.
A: If you can’t invite users to your group membership, make sure all the seats within this membership are not taken. When all seats within the group are taken by either accepted or pending users, you won’t be able to invite anyone else unless a user is removed from the group.
A: Your Bluemix subscription is provisioned as soon as possible, but it could take up to a week. If you have any issues or concerns, please complete the form for the Bluemix project office.
A: Your trial will be converted to a Bluemix subscription with 240 USD in credits toward paid services.
Note: Global Mobile Hackathon winners will not receive the 240 USD in Bluemix credits as part of their developerWorks Premium membership.
A:Your PAYG account will be converted to a Bluemix subscription with 240 USD in credits toward paid services.
A:As part of developerWorks Premium, you’re allocated 240 USD/year in free credits for Bluemix services. If you go over this amount, you will be charged for any overage.
A: You can see your current credits and other Bluemix subscription details in the Bluemix Account Usage area. Note that you will not see your usage summary section when your account has been active for less than 1 month. However, there is a breakdown of account usage on the same page that starts to show your usage as soon as you start any activity. Your credits will show in this table.
If your subscription is part of a group membership, your group shares the Bluemix credits and you will not see the allocated credits. Only the group purchaser can view these credits.
A: No. Bluemix account status and other account details are shown in the Bluemix Account Usage area on the Bluemix site. The developerWorks Premium page only shows your dW Premium member account status.
A: With your developerWorks Premium membership, you have access to a Bluemix engineer for how-to questions, minor application issues, or requests for enhancement. To get help, log in to Bluemix and click ‘Get Help’ from your account tray.
Note: As of September 28, 2016, SoftLayer will no longer be included in developerWorks Premium. However, if purchased a Premium membership prior to this date, you will still receive your SoftLayer benefit through the duration of your Premium membership.
A: To use the benefit, first go to your developerWorks Premium page and click the button to reveal your SoftLayer Promotional Code. Then, go to the SoftLayer home page at https://www.softlayer.com. You’ll order your virtual server with 1 processor core, 2GB RAM, and 25GB SAN. Choose the data center to host your virtual server and select your operating system. Then check out by applying your SoftLayer promotional code (specifying the Hostname and Domain for your server) and supplying your credit card. Your credit card will only be charged if you exceed your 45 USD monthly credit. For detailed instructions, see the installation instructions.
A: As part of developerWorks Premium, you’re allowed 45 USD monthly credits. If you go over this amount, you will be charged for any overage.
A: The following table describes the differences.
|Credits||45 USD/Month. Credits must be used within each month. They do not carry over to the next month.||Unused credits carry over month to month. You have 240 USD/year in credits. If you go over 240 USD, you will be charged for the overage.|
|Overages/Billing||You will be billed for any consumption over 45 USD/month.||You will get billed for overage if your consumption exceeds your annual benefit of 240 USD.|
|Registration||Requires a separate registration, including providing a credit card. dW Premium provides a promotional code with a value of 45 USD/month.||Bluemix does not require a separate registration.|
|Activation||The benefit is activated through a separate registration and uses a promotional code available through dW Premium.||Bluemix is provisioned and is activated from the developerWorks Premium page.|
|Offering Scope||Credits are limited to using a virtual machine – 1 processor core, 2GB of memory, and 25GB of storage. You will be billed for any use charges over 45 USD in any given month.||All services within the Bluemix Platform are available for use. The 240 USD in credits can be applied toward any of the paid services. You will be billed for any charges over 240 USD.|
A:dW Premium includes a promotional code that you can use on GitHub to access a personal plan with unlimited private repositories for 30 days.
A: First, go to GitHub.com. Log in to your existing account or create a new account. Go to Settings > Billing and redeem the voucher code given. You’ll then have to choose your upgrade plan and apply the voucher code. For more details, see the installation instructions.
AT&T SIM Only (Trio) kit
A: developerWorks Premium includes a promotional code that you can use to obtain an AT&T SIM Only (Tio) kit consisting of 1 test SIM card and limited data and SMS usage for 6 months at no charge. You also receive access to the AT&T Control Center and its real-time connectivity testing tools.
A: AT&T only includes services across the United States at this time.
A: The free SIMs and service expire at the end of the 6-month promotional period.
A: Click starterkit.att.com and enter the developerWorks Premium promotional code provided through the dashboard. Fill out the information on the website to receive your free test SIMs and cellular connectivity service. Service is provided subject to the terms and conditions found on the AT&T website.
Note: If you activated or renewed your Premium subscription on or after September 28, 2016, you will only receive the Skillsoft library as part of your membership.
A: Skillsoft’s ITPro is an on-demand collection delivering the complete, unabridged content of thousands of books and documents in a fully searchable, web-based environment. With titles from over 120 publishers, you can find information on the hottest topics including agile development, Java programming, iOS, Node.js, PHP, and Swift.
Safari Books Online
Note: If you activated or renewed your Premium subscription before September 28, 2016, you will only receive the Safari Books Online library as part of your membership.
A: Chrome does not support the NPAPI plugin. To fix this problem, see Google’s support page.
A: Yes, you can access your developerWorks Premium custom library on your mobile device. To do so, you must first install the Safari To go app on your device. You should log in on your mobile browser, then launch the books or videos using the Safari To Go app.
IBM Professional Certification
A: developerWorks Premium membership includes a voucher that you can use to take one IBM certification test at no charge. Over 250 IBM software certification tests are available to choose from. And for each certification test, the IBM Professional Certification Program points to recommended study material, plus a free sample test.
A: Note that event discounts are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Currently, the available discounts are:
|Index 2018||20-22 February;
San Francisco, California
|Various||20% off standard rate|
|Think 2018||19-22 March;
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Various||50% off standard rate|
|* Registration prices are shown in USD unless otherwise noted.|
A: The following table shows past events that have been offered through developerWorks Premium to give you an idea of the types of events and their discounts.
|Strata Data Conference||Various||20% off Gold, Silver, or Bronze package at time of registration|
|IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage Technical Conference||2495||10%|
|IBM Z Technical University||2495||10%|
|Node Summit 2017||645||30%|
|DeveloperWeek NY 2017||249||Complimentary OPEN DEV pass|
|Cloud Expo||2295||Complimentary VIP Gold pass (Up to 2295; Lunch is not included with the discounted pass)|
|Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017||745||Complimentary conference pass if you select Attendee registration (Savings $745)|
|Spark Summit 2017||1125-1495||15% off Conference and All-Access passes (as well as Training passes bought with either of these passes)|
|Strata Data Conference||£1045-£1595||20% off Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages|
|OpenStack Summit||900||50% off full access pass|
|OSCON||1,745-2,895||25% off Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Training packages|
|IBM InterConnect 2017||2,295||50% off standard rate|
|IBM Connect 2017||1,895||50% off standard rate (Discount is valid for Client and Business Partner registration types)|
|Node.js Interactive North America 2016||600||20% off standard rate (Must use the Attendee registration to get the discount)|
|Watson Developer Conference||249||25% off standard rate|
|World of Watson||2,395||50% off standard rate|
|GitHub Universe||599||50 USD off General Admission ticket|
|Mobile Developer Summit 2016||INR 8000||20% off standard rate|
|Node.js Interactive Europe 2016||600||20% off standard rate (Must use the Sponsor registration and enter the access code to get the discount)|
|IBM Edge 2016||2,295||50% off standard rate|
|TechCrunch Disrupt||2,995||49% off standard rate|
|Node Summit 2016 – San Francisco||1,045||25% off standard rates (Limited quantities remaining)|
|Shape | AT&T Tech Expo 2016, San Francisco||50 USD discount|
|Devoxx UK 2016||£175-£485||15% off early bird and standard rates|
|Strata+Hadoop World – London||£845-£1395||20% off Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages
(Price is subject to change by the conference hosts)
|O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference||1695-2495||25% off Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages|
|IBM Connect 2016||1795||50% off standard rate|
|IBM InterConnect 2016||2095||50% off standard rate|
|O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2016||1545||25% off any regular Fluent pass (2-day passes and higher)|
|Black Hat Asia 2016||1349||200 USD off Briefing Pass|
|QCon London||£1330||£60 off standard rate|
|Velocity NY 2015, Velocity Amsterdam 2015||1345-3045||25%|
|Agile Development, Better Software, DevOps 2015||745-3095||25%|
|DevOps Enterprise Summit 2015||1232-1440 (Price after discount)||15%|
|IBM Vision 2016||1695||25% off the standard rate|
|GitHub Satellite 2016||€349||30% off the standard rate|
|TechSparks 2016||Rs 12500||50% off standard rate|
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