Why should I blog about this? Of course, you can just “google” and find the sources by your own.
I write this blog, because I want to share briefly my experience, about the different IBM Cloud information sources: the IBM Cloud Documentation, the IBM Developer and the IBM Cloud Garage, when I did implementations with IBM Cloud.
I hope when you read this blog, you can save time finding the right information in the future.
Let me start this blog, with this following statement:
“Finding the right information, depends on your expectation”
This is a simple and obvious statement, but from my perspective simple knowledge must be repeated, to get the right attention.
What are my expectations on information sources?
When I start searching for implementation topics, I have mainly two different high-level expectation categories, the “content” and the “consumability”.
Here are my three major expectations on the content, when I search for implementation topics in IBM Cloud.
- First expectation I want sample source code, which is executable. The best would be, if my finding directly matches to my technical or use case problem.In short words: “I need to get executable code!”
- Second, the development process topics are relevant for implementation. Mainly how to organize myself. Today agile is the usual way. How does this work?Short: “I want the right method/tools, which do support my daily “implementation” work!”
- Third, I want help in finding the right architecture for my implementation approach inside IBM Cloud.“Which components do I need to implement my application in IBM Cloud?”
My first expectation is fulfilled in each the of given information sources. Each source points to sample code in github, which can be used to build a running applications.