IBM launches open source cloud guide for developers

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Developers who want to build cloud applications should work on honing their open-source skills instead of only focusing on developing skills for a proprietary cloud, according to an O'Reilly survey commissioned by IBM last year.

Because every major cloud platform uses open-source software in its infrastructure, developing skills related to open technology makes developers more desirable to potential employers and helps them compete in hybrid environments.

To help developers achieve this IBM is launching an Open Source Cloud Guide which offers an agnostic view of open source cloud tools that developers, who want to build for choice and interoperability, can use.

The guide arms developers with comprehensive learning and key uses cases for hybrid cloud environments. In addition it provides a neutral view of how the various cloud providers are using open source in their offerings.

Writing on the IBM developer blog, Todd Moore, vice president, open tech, and Chris Ferris, CTO, open tech, at the company say:

The survey highlighted that the most desired of the open-source skills are around Linux (containers), artificial intelligence and machine learning, and data storage.

This got us thinking: How do those skills translate exactly to developing for hybrid cloud environments, inclusive of the major cloud providers? What open-source technologies are most used?

The purpose of the Open Source Cloud Guide is to answer those questions.

Developers can discover more and contribute to the guide on GitHub.

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