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Five Major API Development and Testing Trends By Robert Schneider I've been designing, developing, and testing APIs for many years, and I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed just about every type of API initiative. Although many aspects of the API lifecycle are the same as they've always been, over the past couple of years I've noticed a number of distinct trends that are revolutionizing the ways these critical assets are conceived and evaluated. In this blog post, I'll tell you about five noteworthy transformations that are exceptionally significant, and how they will likely impact your daily work responsibilities and longer-term career. Business-driven API design and development. In years past, APIs - and the teams that built them - were largely viewed as peripheral concerns for the IT organization. That couldn't be further from the truth now. Because APIs ... (more)

The What, Why, and How of APIs | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #WebPerf

The What, Why, and How of APIs By Kameerath Kareem For over a decade, Application Programming Interface or APIs have been used to exchange data between multiple platforms. From social media to news and media sites, most websites depend on APIs to provide a dynamic and real-time digital experience. APIs have made its way into almost every device and service available today and it continues to spur innovations in every field of technology. There are multiple programming languages used to build and run applications in the online world. And just like every other language, there is always the need for an interpreter when trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you.  This is where APIs come into play, APIs act like the interpreter helping different independent services interact and interpret the data shared with each other. APIs Everywhe... (more)

[webinar] How to Be a Compassionate Geek | @CloudExpo @LogMeIn #DevOps

View Webinar ▸ Here Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new insights into how to build your own satisfying and rewarding career by rising above the ordinary and mundane to build an extraordinary life and career as a world-class Compassionate Geek. View Webinar ▸ Here The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo /... (more)

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Agile

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems By Craig Marble, Sr. Director, Legacy Modernization Services, Astadia If you are thinking about moving applications off a mainframe and over to open systems and the cloud, consider these guidelines to prioritize what to move and what to eliminate. On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the mainframe through protocols. For all of its apparent simplicity, mainframe architecture can be extraordinarily complex. Mainframes process thousands of transactions per second and require an extensive infrastructure to house and maintain them. The hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of terminals (think of a ban... (more)

Announcing @AISolutions_Inc Named “Bronze Sponsor” of @CloudExpo | #API #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mainframe, distributed, virtual, and cloud platforms. With expertise in the entire application lifecycle -Plan, Build, Test, Deploy, Operate, and Secure- A&I enables customers to transform their businesses by driving consistency and maximizing efficiency. Built on a strong foundation of dependable products, superior services, and extraordinary teamwork, A&I is driven to contin... (more)

Private Cloud the Migration Path | @CloudExpo ##CloudNative #DevOps #DX #DataCenter

Is Hosted Private Cloud the Migration Path Less Taken? If you read a lot of business and technology publications, you might think public clouds are universally preferred over all other cloud options. To be sure, the numbers posted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure platform are nothing short of impressive. Statistics reveal that public clouds are growing faster than private clouds and analysts at IDC predict that public cloud growth will be 3 times that of private clouds by 2019. However, recent Forrester research shows that migration to a Hosted Private Cloud is still a leading component of a Hybrid IT strategy for many organizations: "Hosted private cloud adoption rose significantly between 2015 and 2016 in North America (28% to 33%). . . . Among all cloud adopters and planners, 36% state that hosted private cloud is - or will be - their primary clo... (more)

Incident Management for IoT | @ThingsExpo @PagerDuty #AI #IoT #M2M #API

Incident Management for IoT Today By Twain Taylor The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to become very popular in the lives of people, and in enterprises globally. While it began as a novelty, more innovative and mission-critical use cases have been popping up lately. With the sheer variety of IoT devices available, the large amount of data that’s generated, and the various security vulnerabilities, companies that make IoT devices face a host of challenges that an incident resolution platform can help with. If you’re building an IoT system today, or have plans to build one in the future, it’s crucial to make your IoT system resilient and safe by investing in a solution for best practice incident resolution. IoT Systems Need Integration Because of the inherent complexity in IoT systems, end-to-end monitoring and integration are vital. With the existence of so many d... (more)

WebRTC, #IoT and #API Gateways | @ThingsExpo #UCaaS #RTC #WebRTC

Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps I value a strong opinion.  Especially when the opinionated is an expert and willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand.  In this article, my ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of Web 3.0 and how it will impact mobile application development and the enterprise.  While he is English and prone to use words like whilst, that should not be held against him. I have two ambitions in life: to be the first person to define Web 3.0 in a meaningful way; and to be able to reform Atomic Kitten to sing at my next birthday. Only one of these is achievable so here goes. The Web is changing quite drastically and there are ten key factors that define the next "Web" hereafter as Web 3.0: The dropping of legacy b... (more)

[slides] Cloud Validation Strategy | @CloudExpo #API #IoT #AI #ML #Security

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, provided an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy. The five learning objectives include: Step-by-step process for qualifying a cloud provider Developing a validation strategy to ensure quality and compliance of a cloud solution Developing and implementing an end-to-end risk based testing approach Ensuring governance through change management and user access control How to p... (more)

Ocean9 to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | @Ocean9Inc #SAP #AWS #DRaaS

SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads. Available on AWS and Azure, Ocean9 solutions de-risk and accelerate digital transformation initiatives with instant provisioning, full elasticity, strict security, right sized systems and high availability of up to 99.99%. Ocean9 is also first to market with heavy state container technology: Our customers can therefore deploy the heavy state SAP HANA in-memory database in a production grade container environment with the ability to seamlessly fall back to a virtualized enviro... (more)

Bet on the Cloud That’s Right for You | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

Bet on the Cloud That's Right for You By Christine Cignoli This week's news brings us further reminders that if you're betting on cloud, you're headed in the right direction. The cloud is growing seven times faster than the rest of IT, according to IDC, with a 25% spending increase just from 2016 to 2017. SaaS still leads the pack, with an estimated two-thirds of public cloud spending going that way. Large enterprises, with more than 1,000 employees, are predicted to account for more than half of cloud spending and have the fastest annual growth rate. One caveat, though, is that your cloud deployment should be tailored for your business. Cloud isn't one-size-fits-all, and charging ahead with a cloud-first approach won't work, says Cloud Technology Partners. When cloud-first is the mandate, it's too easy to adopt cloud just because there's pressure to do so. Instead,... (more)