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One important organizational point of Agile API delivery is the concept of a team producing a usable version - which should result in the improved alignment of development, QA, and technical operations teams. Perhaps an even larger benefit of Agile is that it allows teams to effectivel...
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 est...
Recently an analysis was completed by SmartBear to gauge the sense of what software professionals believe is the core value provided by API virtualization. It was concluded that software professionals, including developers, testers, managers and architects believe that the biggest bene...
Having automated workflows sounds like a sexy thing. And it is. It feels pretty awesome to be able to initiate a process with a button and forget about it while the work gets done. But that doesn’t mean you have to automate every process in your office. I mean, I think people can take...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Impiger Technologies will exhibit in Booth #109 at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Impiger Technologies is a world-class, enterprise software pr...
An Azure platform is running on a virtualized server and hence the above container hosts may not give the same performance as an equivalent container host on a bare metal server. However, this thought process will help organizations to come up with new use cases of utilizing Windows 20...
Agile development is highly iterative, and relies upon the rapid development of software and early feedback. These practices are well understood and practiced in mature application development teams. The shift to an agile software development process has helped teams accelerate time t...
During the early days of my career, I used a variety of development environments, including the most popular Turbo C along with FoxPro, PowerBuilder, and Delphi before finally settling down with Microsoft Visual Studio. The first line of code that I have ever written was in QBasic run...
Data centers have seen a lot of change in a short time. It used to be possible for organizations to run their service from a single data center and house their Domain Name Service (DNS) servers within it. It wasn’t an issue to have them in the same place, since if the data center went ...
Our new upcoming ebook is the ‘Microservices Cookbook'. This will provide a general introduction to the new software design model known as ‘Microservices,' provide a Platform design for their implementation, and describe a number of ‘recipe' scenarios for how they might be applied. A...
Imagine if every PhD dissertation resulted in something that changed the world? That's what happened when Roy Fielding presented his doctoral dissertation on the "representational state transfer" at University of California-Irvine in 2000. This dissertation laid the groundwork for th...
While API virtualization is already over a decade old, many developers, testers, and decision-makers still misunderstand it. Virtual APIs create an environment that teams can use to mimic the characteristics of the production environment and create simulated responses from all APIs th...
If your organization has moved to a public or private cloud you’ve had the conversation about the scope of development environments. Should every developer get an environment in the cloud? Traditional test environment management has focused on QA and staging environments for the quali...
In Angular 2 a parent component can pass the data to its child via binding to the child’s input parameter marked with the annotation @Input(). I’ll blog about it later, but you can see how it can be done in my blog on implementing the Mediator design pattern. In this blog I’ll show yo...
Communications Platform as a Service (cPaaS) Kandy.io has announced that its Visual Attendant for Enterprises and Carriers has been named a 2016 WebRTC Product of The Year Award Winner by TMCNet. “The digital economy is changing everything about the way business is done -- innovation ...
Aria System has announced that Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shoppers with 20 million monthly visitors, has chosen Aria’s active monetization platform to help scale their billing operations to meet the skyrocketing demands of its customer base. Edmunds.com, named one of...
Cohesity has announced Credit Acceptance Corporation has implemented Cohesity and Pure Storage. With the unique combination of Pure Storage’s all-flash array for primary storage and Cohesity’s consolidated secondary storage platform, customers like Credit Acceptance Corporation can rea...
Speed. Performance. Reliability. These are the characteristics you strive for when developing, deploying, and maintaining a truly powerful application. These are also the characteristics your customers will use to form their opinions about the performance of that application. Through...
With new virtualization tools popping up seemingly everywhere, you might wonder why so many testers, developers, QA Engineers, and Operations professionals are virtualizing their web services. Why should you virtualize your APIs? SmartBear Software recently conducted a survey of more...
How well do you know your code? It sounds like a strange question, but please indulge me. Maybe you're a manager or business analyst. If this is the case, you ‘know' the code through a translation layer in which the developers in your organization explain what it does. Sometimes ...
The State of API 2016 Report revealed some important findings about the growth, opportunities, challenges, and processes for the API industry in 2016. Among our most revealing findings, we discovered: Growth in the industry: 1 in 5 respondents began developing APIs in the last two ye...
Take your typical project. New code appears in pieces - the front end is ready, but the API that front end makes request on isn't even on a test server yet. There is a performance optimization project going on the side. One tester is dealing with a critical support issue, another is ...
CIOs and those charged with running IT Operations are challenged to deliver secure, audited, and reliable compute environments for the applications and data for the business. Behind the scenes these tasks are often accomplished by following onerous time-consuming processes and often th...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid pace with millions of new devices getting connected every day. Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use in 2016 and by 2020, the number will reach 20.8 billion. Billions of devices including smartphones, lapt...
Earlier this week it was reported that researchers at Boston-based security company, Rapid7, identified several security flaws in an app connected to a new toy from Mattel's Fisher-Price brand. The news of the security vulnerability caught our attention for a few reasons: The name of...
As software organizations continue to invest in achieving Continuous Delivery (CD) of their applications, we see increased interest in microservices architectures, which–on the face of it–seem like a natural fit for enabling CD. In microservices (or its predecessor, “SOA”), the busines...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the le...
Since launching SwaggerHub in 2015, we've received a ton of great feedback from users about how we can improve the platform to help teams collaborate on and coordinate more effectively across the workflow of the API cycle. To kick off 2016, we are excited to announce a few significant...
Teowaki founder Javier Ramirez kicked off his Future of Web Apps presentation with a striking headline from a local town newspaper: "I've been posting my letters in the dog poo box for two years." In an effort to class up the North Yorkshire town (or perhaps to save on supplies), the...
About this time last year, I began writing ChatOps For Dummies, which was released in early 2015. The concept of ChatOps was one that fascinated me and I’ve spent a great deal of time writing, talking, and presenting on it all over the country. ChatOps is simply the practice of moving...
The AppDynamics Pro product has boasted an agent for instrumenting Node.js application components for several releases now, which is providing many customers with end to end transaction visibility across their applications incorporating Node.js tiers, as well as - uniquely - method lev...
When working with API teams on API testing, almost all of my time went to seeing if the API was functional. Ideally, programmers create, read, update and delete (CRUD) when developing new endpoints. Testers spend time on more complex scenarios trying to discover problems a user might ...
According to IDC, 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017. This has significant implications for the way enterprises need to organize themselves. All enterprises, not just those on the cutting edge, need to adapt their business models...
It's never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what's coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps to automatio...
This demo describes how to use APIs, Docker Containers, and IBM Bluemix in combination with IBM z Systems to build out an enhanced rewards program for customers, securely and quickly.
It's proven time and again how much API documentation matters to your developer experience-in fact, it kind of matters more than anything else as to whether your API is adopted or not. And certainly developer experience matters to your overall bottom line. After all, in the world of th...
Software Measurement is a tricky business. When we all agree on what the thing we are trying to count is, like pieces of candy in a jar, it is simple. Sadly, software isn't candy in a jar. We try to count things like bugs, or lines of code, of number of stories completed in a sprint b...
Does your API suck? Okay, that one needs a little explanation. If you've developed an API, it exposes some functionality to users. It might suck to learn. The documentation might be unclear and the function signatures counter-intuitive. It might suck to use, doing a lot of things, b...
Ten years ago I was a programmer working at an insurance company. The hard IT work of an insurance company is claims processing - taking in new members, getting claims, figuring out how they should be payed, and paying them electronically. That meant a big database. We wrote a lot of ...
Last month, my partners in crime – Carmen DeArdo from Nationwide, Lee Reid, my colleague from IBM and I wrote a 3-part series of blog posts on DevOps.com. We titled our posts the Simple Math, Calculus and Art of DevOps. I would venture to say these are must-reads for any organization a...