Training Talks: How to request developer access to APIs

January 11 2017

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New year, new tips! But, before sharing this week’s Training Talks question, here’s a fun fact about one of our technical instructors, Poornima Sundararaman.

In grad school, Poornima worked on a software project for NASA to engineer a plant gardening robot that monitors and gardens hydrophobic plants (tomatoes and strawberries to start with) in outer space for astronauts to consume. How cool is that?

7 IT Resolutions for 2017

December 29 2016

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2016 has finally come to an end, and that means an opportunity for your IT teams to start fresh and do great things for the business in 2017. But where’s the best place to start? Here are our top 7 r resolutions for your teams to consider in the upcoming year.

  1. Don’t take security for granted.

    High profile security breaches this year highlighted just how important security practices are when doing business. Don’t wait until the last minute to implement security best practices when delivering projects; consider implementing security by design.

Boosting Business Agility with Security by Design

December 27 2016

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A convergence of digital forces – notably mobile, SaaS, cloud, big data, IoT and social – is creating massive disruption in the market and pushing businesses to move at much faster speeds. However, with a fixed set of resources and a constrained capacity to deliver on new projects, IT is often accused of holding the business back rather than enabling it.

Wishing you an “API Christmas”

December 22 2016

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As Andy Williams’ popular song reminds us, the holiday season really is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. The same is true for retailers, with UK shoppers expected to spend £42.2 billion in December 2016, a 2.5% increase from last Christmas. However, without adopting an appropriate API strategy to respond to increasing customer pressure for friction-free online and in-store experiences, many stores will be left out in the cold.

How IT Needs to Adapt to the Growing Number of Developers

November 23 2016

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How should developers and employers get the most from each other?

There is growing pressure for IT to deliver on business demands in real time—but there is often a gap between what they need to do and what they can do. So, how can they close the IT delivery gap? For starters, they should make everyone in the company a developer.

API security: Platform capabilities and API-led Connectivity example

November 10 2016

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This is part 3 of my API security blog series. I will be showing an example scenario of how Anypoint platform can be a vital component of a secure API-led architecture and the capabilities to securing the API.

If you missed part 1 and part 2 here they are:

  1. API security: Ways to authenticate and authorize
  2. API security: Keeping data private but accessible

Advanced API Patterns with RAML

November 3 2016

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The vast majority of RESTful APIs follow a simple “request-response” message exchange pattern, but that pattern is often too limiting and is not sufficient to achieving robust and reliable application performance.  We frequently get questions from customers asking:  ‘How I design asynchronous APIs?’ and ‘How I design an API that allows for the concurrent modification of the same API resource without bringing the resource into inconsistent state?’.  In this blog post, we present two approaches answering these questions using standard HTTP headers and status codes. Further, we provide RAML snippets that can serve as a starting point when designing such APIs.

Take the API approach to microservices and lessons learned from SOA

October 17 2016

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Download our Best Practices for Microservices whitepaper to gain a deeper perspective about our approach to microservices written in this post.

If IT today has a watchword, that word is “speed.” At the same time, IT is expected to protect the organization’s crown jewels (company finances and private customer records) and to keep services available and responsive. The message: Go faster, but don’t break anything important. Even Facebook has modified its motto on this front from “Move fast and break things” to “Move fast with stable infrastructure.”

APIs and the explosion of marketing technology for marketers

October 6 2016

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Traditionally, “Application Program Interface (API)” was a term known mostly within the developer community. Also, it would be rare to hear about a marketer or a financial analyst “working with APIs.” However, as technology continues to evolve, there are more data and ways to measure data. A particularly interesting topic – marketing technology – came across my mind, and after some research, I’ve noticed marketers were actually the largest consumers of APIs.

Webinar: Accelerating Innovation with MuleSoft Catalyst for Healthcare

September 23 2016

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Webinar- Accelerating Innovation with MuleSoft Catalyst for Healthcare

Catalyst Accelerate for Healthcare webinar is now available to watch on demand.

Slides are also available now, click here to view them.

The combination of legislative, technological, and market pressures has created a digital transformation imperative in healthcare.

For healthcare IT teams, addressing this imperative requires the the ability to expose and orchestrate data between clinical and non-clinical systems, while doing so in a way that promotes reuse and accelerates project delivery.