IBM BlueMix lets developers get down to the business of coding apps...fast!
Kim Messeri 270006VW0G firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  cloud_foundry cloud bluemix mobile_apps xaas openstack softlayer developers ibmimpact paas
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What is IBM BlueMix?
BlueMix (in beta) is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture — a next-gen XaaS ("Anything-as-a-Service" or "Everything-as-a-Service" including SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) cloud platform — leveraging Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, SoftLayer and several IBM enterprise software applications to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks.
What does BlueMix mean for developers?
As IBM's David Barnes explains in this developerWorks post, Explore IBM BlueMix, BlueMix removes much of the infrastructure complexity and frees up the developer to get right down to the "business" of programming apps quickly by:
For instance, let's say you want to build a mobile app. You can build a BlueMix (PaaS) application in ether node.js (a fast, scalable network application suitable for mobile devices), Java, or Python. Or by integrating with JazzHub, another cloud-based development tool, you can push your code directly to BlueMix in one button click.
Future for BlueMix
Nathan Gibbs, Lead Delivery Architect for IBM SmartCloud Application Services explains his point of view on the future of IBM BlueMix in the ThoughtsonCloud blog post, IBM challenges NC State students to hack its BlueMix XaaS platform:
You can learn more about BlueMix by hearing special announcements and attending sessions in the Cloud track, Platform as a Service (PaaS) sub-track at Impact 2014. We hope to see you there!