Microservices are a type of software architecture where large applications are made up
of small, self-contained units working together through APIs that are not dependent
on a specific language. Each service has a limited scope, concentrates on a particular
task and is highly independent. This setup allows IT managers and developers to build
systems in a modular way. In his book, “Building Microservices,” Sam Newman said
microservices are small, focused components built to do a single thing very well.
Learn 5 ways to get top mobile app developer talent for your open APIs and see why your organization will benefit from an API portal that allows you to provide a one-stop-shop for registration, documentation, exploration, collaboration, discussion and more.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Feb 06, 2017
APIs are not new. They’ve served as interfaces that enable
applications to communicate with each other for decades. But
the role of APIs has changed dramatically in the last few years.
Innovative companies have discovered that APIs can be used as an interface to the business, allowing them to monetize digital assets, extend their value proposition with partner-delivered capabilities, and connect to customers across channels and devices.
The functional software test automation market is a subsegment of the overall software test tools market (which also includes test planning, performance testing, test data management and other functions). Functional test automation focuses on the automation of tests in a way that simulates the way a real user would interact with an application — by driving the user interface (UI). They can also look at other functional aspects of an application such as testing APIs. In this Magic Quadrant, we focus on the UI automation facilities of tools, because according to our client interactions this appears to be the area of greatest need.
Driven by the acute imperative of digital transformation, enterprises and other organizations are adopting multicloud strategies as springboards to increase business agility and competitive differentiation. At the same time, monolithic application development is being superseded by microservices, which entail the decomposition of previously complex applications into independent, modular processes that communicate with each other using language-agnostic APIs.
"Today’s technology advances at a fast rate. Attempting to adopt modern architectures can uncover a knowledge gap with developers, who might be unfamiliar with new architecture patterns and frameworks. This includes adopting cloud-native architectures to help with greater efficiency and cost benefits.
TIBCO’s integration solutions helps enable you to create an environment that simplifies the building of cloud-native applications, with support for modern architectures, such as microservices, event-driven APIs, serverless, and edge deployment.
Download this solution brief to see how you can help accelerate your development on AWS cloud by:
• Helping reduce your costs with modern application microservices and functions
• Seamlessly migrating your integration workloads to Amazon Elastic Container Service using out-of-the-box migration utilities
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Growing your enterprise is an ongoing priority. And, as the
application economy continues to expand, it’s likely that
you’re looking at digital business initiatives to fuel a significant
portion of that growth. Among the most promising objectives
of such a strategy are:
• Providing superior digital experiences for consumers
• Expanding markets and revenue streams through
• Connecting employees and partners to enterprise
data anywhere, anytime
• Launching innovative new services for the Internet
of Things (IoT)
Successfully executing a digital strategy requires the ability
to launch new apps and coordinate your digital presence with
partners. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) create
the connectivity required to share enterprise data and digital
content with those apps and partners over the Internet.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering
developers to build apps across any channel and enabling
partners to incorporate your dat
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces
(APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new
business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital
transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional
customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect
employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime,
APIs are not necessarily a new technology, but in today’s digital
world, they have risen in prominence and become important
to every facet of the enterprise. This in turn has increased the
demand for effective API management. But what does an effective solution look like?
The API Management Playbook will help you understand:
• Why digital transformation is crucial in the application economy
• How APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation
• Which key stakeholders in your organization are impacted by APIs
• What the API lifecycle is and how it relates to API management
In today’s application economy, interaction between a business and
its customers, partners and employees is increasingly through apps.
And omni-channel access to these applications—from anywhere at
any time—is dependent on APIs. These APIs provide an interface for
developers to code against, and must be robust enough to support
As a result, APIs are perhaps the most critical technology in digital
business design today. APIs sit between your application clients
—apps, websites and devices—and application backends. By
leveraging APIs, you can securely stretch the boundaries of your
enterprise by tapping into a broad array of digital businesses, digital
customers and digital devices.
But just as important as the API, is the application backend itself.
Behind the API, the data access layer and application logic layer are
doing the heavy lifting—implementing business rules, maintaining
data consistency and managing interactions with various data
sources. These three com
To move your business from its current state to the connected enterprise, you have to define a common API to your database and other systems, while providing the infrastructure to support the new model. The new systems must incorporate the security safeguards while ensuring the infrastructure can support the
new growing, but variable, load. With the rapid adoption of mobile and web-based services across the industry, the REST architecture has emerged as the de facto standard for API integration across systems. This white paper addresses the concepts of REST, creating REST APIs for your databases and integrating with other systems:
• What is REST?
• Why use REST for database access?
• Building REST infrastructure for database access
• The REST enabled database
• Integrating REST with other services
• Criteria for selecting REST services platform
CA Live API Creator creates application back-ends exposing enterprise-class REST/JSON APIs, including access to existing
data and applications. It enables developers to create new REST endpoints that join data across diverse data sources using
role-based security and interactive testing.
The CA Live API Creator Reactive Logic model yields systems that are highly scalable and reliable. Its optimized services
run more efficiently and with less fragility than services manually coded by skilled developers and architects.
Increasingly, enterprises are opening their data and applications to partners, developers, mobile apps and cloud
services. APIs provide a standardized way to open up information assets across the web, mobile devices, serviceoriented
architecture (SOA) and the cloud. However, to make API information sharing safe, reliable and cost-effective,
enterprises must deal with critical security, performance management and data adaptation challenges.
CA API Management combines advanced functionality for back-end integration, mobile optimization, cloud
orchestration and developer management. It is unique in its ability to address the full breadth of enterprise
API management challenges.
Der Aufstieg der Anwendungsprogrammierschnittstelle (Application Programming Interface, API) stellt eine geschäftliche Chance und eine technische Herausforderung dar. Unternehmensverantwortlichen bieten APIs die Gelegenheit, sich neue Umsatzquellen zu erschließen und den Kundenwert zu maximieren. Es ist jedoch Aufgabe von Unternehmensarchitekten, die APIs zu erstellen, mit denen Back End?Systeme zur Wiederverwendung in neuen Webanwendungen und neuen mobilen Apps verfügbar werden. Es ist unabdingbar, dass alle Stakeholder verstehen, dass die geschäftlichen Ziele und die technischen Herausforderungen eines API?Programms eng miteinander in Beziehung stehen. Programmmanager müssen die Verantwortung dafür übernehmen, die wichtigen geschäftlichen Ziele einer vorgeschlagenen API den Architekten klar mitzuteilen, die diese API erstellen sollen.
In der digitalen Wirtschaft sind Anwendungsprogrammierschnittstellen (APIs) unerlässlich, um Ideen schnell umzusetzen und neue Geschäftschancen zu nutzen. Sie sind die Bausteine der digitalen Transformation und ermöglichen es Unternehmen, eine herausragende Customer Experience bereitzustellen, neue Umsatzquellen zu erschließen und Mitarbeiter, Partner, Anwendungen und Geräte jederzeit und überall mit Daten zu verbinden.APIs sind nicht unbedingt eine neue Technologie, aber in der heutigen digitalen Welt ist ihre Bedeutung gewachsen, und sie sind für jeden Aspekt des Unternehmens wichtig geworden. Dies wiederum hat den Bedarf an einem effektiven API Management erhöht. Aber wie sieht eine effektive Lösung aus?Im API Management Playbook wird erläutert:• Warum die digitale Transformation in der Application Economy unerlässlich ist• Warum APIs die Bausteine der digitalen Transformation sind• Auf welche wichtigen Interessenvertreter in Ihrem Unternehmen APIs Auswirkungen haben• Was der API-Le
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 07, 2019
A business survives when it extends its core competencies in new ways. Increasingly, one of the paths to innovation lies with application programming interfaces (APIs). APIs allow a business to take traditional revenue (and traditional customer and partner interactions) and carry them into a different technological foundation. This enables new customer and ecosystem relationships that can monetize the organization’s core assets and lead to sustained growth and new value and revenue streams.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Business success is increasingly based on your ability to react to change. As new disruptive
players enter markets and technology upends what consumers expect, organizations increasingly need to change plans in much shorter cycles than ever before. Modern software architectures and processes can make organizations more effective at dealing with this change and
emerging as winners in their markets.
A new architectural framework called agile integration brings together three important architectural capabilities: containers, distributed integration, and application programming interfaces
(APIs). This framework addresses how these key capabilities promote agility and power new processes within your organization to create competitive advantage.
Industries like travel and hospitality have been transformed by new ways of doing business—new
services are now offered, and consumers interact with services differently. This trend of disruptive change is extending across other major industries—from
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
How secure is your cloud data?
Security is still seen as the biggest concern when organizations consider cloud services. In multi-cloud environments, every cloud service has its own security framework, different APIs and different authentication mechanisms. The key question is; how do you make sure you have a consistent security strategy across all your cloud services, that adjusts to different cloud services, is well managed, can adapt to new cloud services and is scalable?
In this session Forcepoint Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ankur Chadda, discusses:
How to gain full visibility into your cloud environment, including shadow IT
Unified policy management and enforcement for on-premises and cloud security
How to control cloud access by unmanaged devices (BYOD)
The rise of the application programming interface (API) represents a business opportunity and a technical challenge. For business leaders, APIs present the opportunity to open new revenue streams and maximize customer value. But enterprise architects are the ones charged with creating the APIs that make backend systems available for reuse in new Web and mobile apps.
It is vital that all stakeholders understand that the business goals and technical challenges of an API program are intimately related. Program managers must take responsibility for clearly communicating the key business goals of a proposed API to the architects who will actually build the interface.
This eBook outlines best practices for designing results-focused APIs that will form the cornerstone of your API program’s success.
Much has been written about Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and its potential to herald a new era of open banking where banks no longer have a monopoly on payment services. Instead they will be forced to provide full access to customer accounts to third parties looking to provide financial services of their own, on top of banks’ existing data and infrastructure.
All of this could prove to be true, just not on January 13th 2018, the deadline for national governments to transpose PSD2 into law. This is because there is still so much to be decided and clarified. The European Banking Authority’s longawaited regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) were issued in March 2017 but missing some of the finer details, such as the methods to remotely access customer data and account information and the measures around the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) and screen-scraping.
Der Aufstieg der Anwendungsprogrammierschnittstelle (Application Programming Interface, API) stellt eine geschäftliche Chance und eine technische Herausforderung dar. Unternehmensverantwortlichen bieten APIs die Gelegenheit, sich neue Umsatzquellen zu erschließen und den Kundenwert zu maximieren. Es ist jedoch Aufgabe von Unternehmensarchitekten, die APIs zu erstellen, mit denen Back End?Systeme zur Wiederverwendung in neuen Webanwendungen und neuen mobilen Apps verfügbar werden.
Es ist unabdingbar, dass alle Stakeholder verstehen, dass die geschäftlichen Ziele und die technischen Herausforderungen eines API-Programms eng miteinander in Beziehung stehen. Programmmanager müssen die Verantwortung dafür übernehmen, die wichtigen geschäftlichen Ziele einer vorgeschlagenen API den Architekten klar mitzuteilen, die diese API erstellen sollen.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 06, 2017
DevOps has become not only trendy, but an important rethink of the IT culture at many organizations. And with good reason
the benefits to adopting DevOps are well-documented. A recent study, conducted by Utah State University and sponsored
by Puppet Labs, revealed that DevOps practices can boost IT performance and ultimately improve a business’s bottom line.
As enterprises embrace adoption of Microsoft Office 365 to drive business and alleviate the complexity and costs associated with on-premise Exchange environments, achieving a balance between identity management and user experience is often difficult. In this white paper, discover how VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) can easily integrate with Office 365 APIs, VMware Identity Manager, and an enterprise’s existing cloud, or on-premise, identity management solution to optimize user experience and ensure data is secure across all devices and platforms.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jun 12, 2018
APIs are a convenient way for enterprises, particularly in the financial services domain, to monetize their services with minimum expenditure. However, making sure that the APIs are always available, scalable, and secure is vital for the API economy to truly realize its potential.
A major financial services firm built an API platform to earn revenue by exposing its backend functions, but needed a partner to make sure the platform was well supported and available 24/7 to partners and developers. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
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