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  • Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

    by Arun Bhattacharya on  Apr 01, 2014

    As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity. Covering topics like business goal definition, API and data security or user experience it provides a broad overview on what to keep in mind while planning an enterprise mobility strategy.

  • Minding the API Hierarchy of Needs with RAML and APIkit

    by Reza Shafii on  Jan 15, 2014

    Reza Shafii explains how to satisfy two fundamental needs of API design and implementation, as defined by the API hierarchy of needs, with RAML, API Designer and APIkit.

  • Don’t jump the SQL ship just yet

    by Lukas Eder on  Dec 18, 2013 4

    The SQL language has been evolving steadily over the last two decades. At the same time, the verbosity caused by the JDBC API in Java client code and the lack of first class SQL support within the Java language have led to the introduction of ORMs such as Hibernate, which was later standardised into JPA and the Criteria API.If SQL and JPA are diverging, where will our data interaction patterns go?

Exposing CQRS Through a RESTful API

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Dec 09, 2013

We demonstrate how to build a RESTful API on top of CQRS systems. The result joins HTTP semantics and REST style with distributed computing concerns such as eventual consistency and concurrency. 4

API Business Models: 20 Models in 20 Minutes

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Nov 06, 2013

In this keynote from the 2013 API Strategy Conference, John Musser, founder of ProgrammableWeb, reviews the API business models that have been adopted by the worlds leading technology companies.

Book Review: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition

Posted by Martin Monroe on  Oct 19, 2013

The Android Developer’s Cookbook is a solid reference book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for sound programming practices. A nice addition to a dev's book shelf. 1

C++/CX Performance Pitfalls

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 09, 2013

Writing applications in C++/CX is not like writing normal C++ applications. The interoperability between pure C++ code and the Windows Runtime (WinRT) can be surprisingly expensive.

Securely Managed API Technologies Key to Fostering Market Innovation

Posted by Atchison Frazer on  Jul 19, 2013

Web services offer distinct opportunities for real-time innovation, but requires new standards in the way APIs are secured and managed at the B2B enterprise gateway level.

The Virtual Tug of War

Posted by Michael Rothschild on  Jul 10, 2013

The battle over security and performance is fought by security professionals and network administrators. These factions have to barter an uneasy truce for the organization to survive.

Adding Flexibility to your REST Implementation with Yoga

Posted by Corby Page on  Jun 27, 2013

In this tutorial, the reader is introduced to the selector capabilities injected in a service by the Yoga framework to provide any API client greater control over the structure of JSON doc responses. 16

Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 19, 2013

This article (the second in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia server based on the API designed for the class scheduling problem domain outlined in part one of the series. 1

Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 05, 2013

This article (the first in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia type, by mapping a particular problem domain to hypermedia messages, as a basis for the API. 1

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