Around the world of APIs in 80 days

November 14 2019

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The API economy isn’t just hot air

It is finally happening. After ten years of prophecies, preaching, and product launches, the API economy has crossed the chasm. And it’s happening worldwide.

How to design message-driven and event-driven APIs

Asynchronous messaging is critical to creating a truly scalable system, where various services can communicate with each other easily, can scale up and down independently, and where one service failing won’t cause all the other services to fail. With the trend of microservices in full swing, this has become even more important. As Tim Bray from Amazon stated: “The proportion of services I work on where queues are absolutely necessary rounds to 100%.”

Exploring the ethics of APIs

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More than a decade on, the API economy continues to boom. As digital transformation sweeps organizations of every size in every industry and API-enabled digital channels like smart home devices become mainstream, the importance of APIs in people’s everyday lives is only increasing. However, just as the original gold rush that ballooned the population and wealth of San Francisco had devastating consequences for California’s original inhabitants, the 21st-century digital gold rush for which Silicon Valley stakes a major claim also has its collateral damage.

How I scaled my iPaaS solution

Matured integration PaaS (iPaaS) solutions

Are you stuck with business as usual where you end up building solutions with a platform as a service (PaaS) for project needs? Do you want to get out of always being reactive, creating further technical debt and never able to execute the vision of building rapid solutions that would end up being assets to your organization? This is my story of how I reduced IT costs and the increased project quality at a large beverage company.

Solving the multicloud integration conundrum

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The benefits of moving to the cloud have been long praised across industries. As organisations jump on the cloud bandwagon to improve everything from operational efficiency to business agility, it’s not surprising to find IDC forecast that cloud spending will reach $554 billion by 2021.

More and more, organisations are moving away from traditional monolithic software in favour of best-of-breed SaaS applications that provide ultra-specialised functionality. By taking advantage of smaller,

Webinar: Keys of success in full lifecycle API management

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APIs are becoming critical to thriving in today’s digital economy. In our recent Connectivity Benchmark Report, we surveyed over 650 IT leaders and found that businesses across industries are realizing great benefits from APIs. This includes increased productivity (58%), increased innovation (48%), and increased employee engagement (43%).

Caching policy: API performance booster

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API response time is essential to providing the frictionless end-user experiences necessary for you to meet your API program’s KPIs and retention goals. One way to optimize performance is by having a caching layer in your API architecture. This layer allows you to deliver cached responses for common requests––thereby accessing data in a quick and inexpensive manner.

Why higher education institutions need to leave direct integrations in the past

In the past decade, higher education institutions have invested heavily in procuring modern information systems, in order to provide new and innovative digital experiences for their students, faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders.

Using Anypoint Platform to securely access backend APIs

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This is a guest blog from Kian Ting, an Integration Software Engineer at Christchurch City Council. The broader team consists of Kian Ting, Eden Le Comte, Deborah Murfin, Kevin Prince, and Ben Warner.

Christchurch, New Zealand, has a population of 381,800 and as a Council we want all residents to know what’s going on in and around the city.

Microservices versus APIs

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I have always been a firm believer that there is no such thing as a dumb question. Many times I have outed myself as the dumbest guy in this room with a simple question, and in the process, I hope I have been able to enlighten others.