IBM officially launches IBM developerWorks Premium

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IBM officially launches IBM developerWorks Premium for an annual price of $399 USD per year. Here is what you get with the annual subscription available to over 60 countries.
IBM developerWorks Premium

developerWorks Premium members enjoy:
  • 12-month Bluemix subscription
  • 240 USD credits on Bluemix to develop apps with services including Watson, IoT, mobile, and many others
  • Credits of 45 USD per month to create your development sandbox in SoftLayer (up to 540 USD annually)
  • 500+ online technical books from Safari covering the hottest developer topics
  • Complete video replays of recent O'Reilly conferences
  • Complimentary certification test for IBM Certified Application Developer Certification
  • Up to 50% off developer events from IBM and our partners--including 50% off IBM Interconnect (standard rate)
  • GitHub Micro personal plan with 5 private repositories for one month
  • Always-on community support
Here are some additional bits and pieces from all the pages on the IBM developerWorks Premium package,  
You cannot transfer or share your subscription per the terms of service. So this is not made for a team at a company.  Your IBM ID is tied to it. There is also no refunds once purchased.  Renewal is automatic so you need to cancel at least 90 days in advance.

Bluemix trials and Pay As You Go are converted once you sign up.  So you cannot operate under both with the same IBM ID. You will be billed for overages in either Bluemix of SoftLayer.  Keep that in mind. Credits carry over month to month in Bluemix but not SoftLayer.

SoftLayer gives you a single core VM with 2GB RAM and 25GB space.  Anything more and you pay.  Bluemix gives you credits plain and simple.

GitHub gives you 5 repositories for 30 days.  Keep that in mind,  While the package is a year you only have GitHub a month.

Registration discounts in conferences are first come first server basis with no numbers published of how many are available.  For example you get 50% off the full rate of $1795 for IBM Connect 2016.  Other conferences have differing amounts.

Remember I spoke of this back in early October when rumblings of the change were announced.  Here is the full IBM developerWorks Premium  terms and conditions.