Free Tutorials, Software Courses

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2008-03-17 Print this article Print


IBM officials said the company makes more than 1,200 free tutorials and more than 1,200 software technology downloads available to students through its developerWorks site, plus additional resources for course material and curricula development to faculty through its Academic Initiative.

Also, through, IBM offers more than 250 course modules on software topics to 2,400-plus member schools, including 56 courses on Rational software with many more new courses being added soon, all of which are available at no cost. In 2008, IBM is offering more than 200 in-person faculty training sessions and workshops on topics including software development, open-source initiatives, security, software testing, software architecture and design.

IBM also recently announced its first software Innovation and Collaboration Lab on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Rochester, N.Y.  This new lab will further provide future software developers with real-world Web-based technologies that better enable collaboration across global economies.


Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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