The Hunt For The Perfect API

September 17 2013

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Your API can be a key to your company’s success as it has been for companies like Twitter, Twilio and Box. Get it wrong and you lose out on a big opportunity.

While at Google, Joshua Block presented in 2006 How to Design a Good API and Why it Matters in the context of one of the most widely used APIs ever created – the Java Core APIs – which may have been used by up to 10 million developers.

The 3D Internet of Things: APIs and Desktop Breeding

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I just read yet another amazing achievement in the world of 3D printing: directly printing sand-grain-sized rechargeable batteries. It’s not that manufacturing things at that scale is revolutionary any more, it’s that we can see the path to mass accessibility: anyone will soon be able to do this. Just like desktop publishing, and later the web, and later any of a slew of self-expression and DIY-distribution possibilities like Facebook and YouTube and Twitter,

Mind Your APX

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There’s a saying that goes something like: to err is human, to really screw up big time takes a computer. But if you really want to have some fun, connect that computer to another computer, and you soon have a veritable nuclear chain reaction. The key to unlocking this energy? The lowly API, a programmer’s best friend, the little enabler that placed Google Maps in the center of mashup mania, drove the Ajax revolution,

On-demand Webinar: Connecting the New Enterprise

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Connecting the New EnterpriseConnecting the New EnterpriseThe mega-trends of SaaS, mobile and Big Data are converging, generating a new wave of business opportunity for enterprises. The convergence demands a new kind of platform – one that connects and takes advantage of the explosion of endpoints and data caused by organizations each choosing a uniquely diverse set of best-of-breed applications to power their business. In this live webinar, Ross Mason will discuss his vision for this new platform and demonstrate how MuleSoft’s solutions are making it a reality.

Introducing The Anypoint Platform

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This is the most exciting time to be in the enterprise.  When I started my career, I was usually asked to integrate to two types of applications: large legacy mainframe systems that had a team of ‘experts’ acting as gatekeepers and horribly customised enterprise applications that frankly nobody wanted to touch without a team of ‘experts’ to blame if things broke. There was nothing glamorous about my chosen vocation, yet I loved it.  

Introducing APIhub

December 11 2012

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It’s no secret that we are in exciting times where we’re witnessing an incredibly rapid proliferation of APIs and with this has come great challenges. There is no standard place for discovering APIs, nor is there a trusted partner for API publishers – there are many little players trying to solve small problems in silos and this is leading to more and more dis-aggregation of the API landscape.