IBM has released two sets of freely available code and other development assets: IBM Code Patterns and Bot Asset Exchange.
The features in IBM Code Patterns
With IBM Code Patterns, IBM is providing more than 120 open source code patterns intended to streamline the coding process for applications using artificial intelligence, blockchain, microservices, analytics, data science, internet of things, devops, containers, the cloud, Java, Python, and virtual reality.
IBM Code Patterns includes curated packages of reusable code, GitHub repos, documentation, and resources that provide a view of underlying code, including architecture diagrams and process flows, so developers don’t have to weed through thousands of code bases and documentation to get work done.
While the patterns are freely accessible, IBM hopes that developers using them might be enticed into trying out the company’s fee-based cloud services.
The features in Bot Asset Exchange
IBM also introduced its enterprise Bot Asset Exchange, which provides domain-specific conversation logic for use in developing bots. Developers can use these assets to build bots, chatbots, IoT applications, and virtual reality systems.