IBM is doubling down on its $3 billion commitment to expand its Internet of Things portfolio.
The computing giant on Wednesday rolled out developerWorks Recipes, a networking community designed to teach users how to create, edit and share IoT applications and connect devices to cloud.
DeveloperWorks users have access to IBM's analytics and machine learning technology, as well as the cloud development platform Bluemix. The portal also comes stocked with a bevy of tutorials and step-by-step guidelines that cater to
a range of developer skill sets.
Christopher O'Connor, GM of IBM's IoT unit, said the goal with the community is to democratize IoT app development, making it accessible to both the experienced hardware engineer and the software novice.
But looking at the bigger picture, the developer community is just the latest component in IBM's long-range Internet of Things strategy. Facing fierce competition from almost every tech vendor, IBM is banking on efforts such as developerWorks to hook developers into its IoT ecosystem and keep them their for the long haul.