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Barbara Wetmore

Barbara Wetmore is a long-time editor at IBM developerWorks, having managed the Architecture, Open source, and Web development zones in the past. She's currently trying to move from the befuddled to enlightened state when it comes to big data, her latest undertaking. You can help her on her journey by contacting her at bwetmore@us.ibm.com.

10 can’t miss posts for big data and analytics developers: July 2014

July 10, 2014 | by Barbara Wetmore
This month’s articles show the promise of big data technology in action. Explore the tools that help you digest the data, filter out the noise and make your next business decision based on the trends it reveals. Grab your safety goggles—it’s time to put theory to the test.

10 can’t miss posts for big data and analytics developers: June 2014

June 2, 2014 | by Barbara Wetmore
developerWorks Editor Barb Wetmore brings you a summary of the latest how-to technical content for developers. This month includes an announcement of a new big data and analytics zone on developerWorks, integration of DB2 for z/OS with InfoSphere BigInsights, creation of a date time dimension with...

10 can’t miss posts for big data and analytics developers: May 2014

May 5, 2014 | by Barbara Wetmore
DeveloperWorks big data and analytics editor, Barb Wetmore, brings you a summary of the latest how-to technical content for developers. This month includes enabling Watson to use sensor data, using the BLU Acceleration service in the Codename: BlueMix cloud platform, detecting and tracking the...

10 can’t miss posts for big data and analytics developers: March edition

March 6, 2014 | by Barbara Wetmore
Do you know how many olives it takes to make that tablespoon of olive oil you just doused on your lunch salad? It takes a big pile of olives. More than 50. Now, guess how much data it takes to grasp an accurate picture of market trends, emerging markets or potential security breaches; how much do...

10 can’t miss posts for big data developers in the new year

January 1, 2014 | by Barbara Wetmore
If your new year resolutions include getting more familiar with big data and honing your skills, here’s a quick, easy-to-scan glimpse of some highlights you might have missed during your holiday celebrating. Think of these resources as items on the grab-and-go aisle in the café. Add a latte and get...

10 can’t miss posts for big data developers: November 2013

December 17, 2013 | by Barbara Wetmore
Quick. Name one difference between data and big data. It’s bigger, of course, and it comes in faster, in more shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s hard to sort the trustworthy from the noise. For a big data developer, the trick is to find tools and technologies that can be applied to traditional...

10 Can't Miss Posts for Big Data Developers

October 29, 2013 | by Barbara Wetmore
It takes a big village to keep up with big data. At IBM developerWorks, we are fortunate to have a growing team of experts and thought leaders who contribute content on the latest technology, the current thinking, and the reasoned perspective of those working in the field.  We’ve selected 10 “Can’t...

New Big Data Zone on IBM developerWorks

April 19, 2013 | by Barbara Wetmore
We’ve got a new zone on developerWorks, dedicated to big data and to architects and developers looking to build analytics applications to derive insight from that data. It turns out developerWorks was already covering big data to some extent, just not in a classic developerWorks “zone” format. And...