Tuesday, June 12, 2018

IBM Microservices Specialization on Coursera

The IBM Microservices Specialization just launched on Coursera! This series of self-paced online courses takes you through microservices fundamentals, microservices application development, and deployment of microservices to IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud private. In this course, you get hands-on experience with:

  • Docker and containerized applications
  • Kubernetes - a container orchestrator
  • Helm - the Kubernetes package manager
  • Microclimate - an end-to-end development environment for microservices
  • Jenkins, and other tools used for DevOps
  • IBM Cloud (formerly known as Bluemix), and 
  • IBM Cloud Private - an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. 
You can audit this series at no charge, or enroll for a nominal fee and earn a completion certificate. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Microservices and Kubernetes education on Coursera.org

I recently developed and launched a new course on Coursera.org -

IBM Cloud: Deploying Microservices with Kubernetes

About this course: In this course, you learn how to install the Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI), and create a Kubernetes cluster on which to run applications. Hands-on tutorials show you how to deploy microservices to a Kubernetes cluster. You also learn about securing and managing a Kubernetes cluster, and how to plan your Kubernetes cluster for deployment on IBM Cloud.

You can audit this course at no charge, or pay a nominal fee to receive the badge/certificate after completing it.

This course is part of a specialization on Microservices. If you complete all courses in the specialization, you get a special badge. Another course in the specialization, Microservices Fundamentals, also recently launched, and two more courses in the specialization are targeted for release later this year.

Coursera is a an education-focused technology company that offers online courses, and works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Teaching mobile developers in Africa

This article is getting a replay on the IBM Mobile Business Insights blog:


A bunch of my articles from that time period have been archived, and are no longer available online, but this one, I think, is worth revisiting. It was one of the most interesting and successful experiences that I had while teaching abroad.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Fresh post on Mobile Business Insights blog

My first article is published on the new blog for IBM Mobile. Please check it out, and feel free to comment! Thanks.