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Developing Cloud Native Applications

Learn about Cloud Native Computing. Understand and start using DevOps practices and tools. Work with REST APIs and JSON. Get started with developing applications on Cloud leveraging cloud services like AI-powered APIs and NoSQL databases to enrich your app.

Developing Cloud Native Applications

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Starts Jan 20
Ends Jun 30
Estimated 2 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

About this course

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Knowledge and practice of Cloud Native methodologies and tools is a must for modern software development lifecycle whether you are starting your career in Cloud Development or upskilling your programming knowledge.

In this course you will get and overview and grounding in Cloud Native application development and DevOps practices. You will become familiar with tools and services for continuous delivery and deployment of applications on Cloud.

This course contains several hands-on labs that will enable you to practice what you learn with Cloud based tools and services in a no-charge IBM Cloud account.

You will also understand how REST APIs work and their JSON data format. Moreover, you’ll interact with examples of using REST APIs with IBM Watson AI services. And as a modern developer, you will utilize a Web IDE and Git to create and manage your code.

Furthermore, you will create and deploy a Node.js application on public cloud, that uses REST APIs to store and access data in a NoSQL Cloudant database.


Developing Cloud Native Applications

At a glance

  • Institution: IBM
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    • Familiarity with Cloud concepts and terminology
    • Basic literacy in Cloud Application Development
    • Basic knowledge of HTML and Javascript
  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • Describe Cloud Native and DevOps concepts and methodologies
  • Understand how containers and kubernetes drive cloud native application development
  • Build and Deploy code to IBM Cloud using DevOps tools and services
  • Create a Node.js application on Cloud
  • Utilize REST APIs in your app to store and retrieve data in a NoSQL Cloudant Database
  • Create a Git repository to manage your source code
  • Describe the characteristics of REST APIs
  • Explain the advantages of the JSON data format
  • View and edit code using a Web IDE
  • Access your IBM Cloud account and services using CLI and Web UI
  • Identify and navigate DevOps, AI, and Database services in IBM Cloud

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Native

  • Cloud Native Overview

Module 2: Getting Started with IBM Cloud

  • IBM Cloud Overview
  • Building in the IBM Cloud
  • Creating and Managing an IBM Cloud Application
  • Managing Your IBM Cloud Users and Resources

Module 3: IBM Cloud CLI and Tools

  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • IBM Cloud Developer Tools for Visual Studio Code

Module 4: DevOps on IBM Cloud

  • Overview of IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery
  • Web IDE (Edit Code)
  • Source Code Management (Git Repo) and Issue Tracker
  • Build and Deploy Automated Delivery Pipeline

Module 5: REST Architecture and Watson APIs

  • Introduction to Representational State Transfer (REST)
  • JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • Using REST APIs with Watson AI Services

Module 6: Introduction to Data Services in IBM Cloud

  • Overview of Database Services in IBM Cloud
  • Getting Started with IBM Cloudant

Module 7: Final Project

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