Many platform as a service providers only offer a runtime environment for deploying cloud based applications. This requires you to find a separate vendor for your development time tooling. IBM Bluemix offers a collaborative development tooling environment to support Bluemix. IBM DevOps Services allows you to more quickly and seamlessly develop, build, track, plan and deploy your apps to Bluemix. Here are the capabilities it offers.
- Software configuration management (SCM) – ̶Store and manage the code for your applications in the hosted Git repository or Jazz source control
- Integrated development environment – Use built-in Web IDE (Orion), Eclipse, Visual Studio, Rational Team Concert – or leverage your tool of choice
- Agile planning & tracking, team collaboration – Seamlessly adopt Agile practices. Easily share work and collaborate with team members with task boards and Dashboards
- Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Build automation and automated deployment to Bluemix
It supports both Git and Jazz SCM. If your like me using Eclipse to develop your cloud based applications simply install Jazz SCM Rational Team Concert Client plugin into your existing Eclipse. You can then create a project on DevOps services and begin collaborating with the other developers on your team. To help you get started I just published this tutorial on YouTube.com