APIs & SOA News

Software AG Extends Digital Business Platform with DevOps, Visualization; Empowers Agile App Lifecycle

Software AG continues to fill out its modern infrastructure portfolio for digital transformation, known as the Digital Business Platform, with new DevOps capabilities. The launch signals more support for a new-gen agile app lifecycle. IDN discusses the technologies and trends with Software AG execs. 

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RESTful API Design Essentials That All SOA Developers Should Know

APIs are the foundation of a Digital Business, but how to amass just the right APIs in critical mass?  Here are 11 bits of advice to help your company transform your IT staff’s SOA experts into API superstars.  Our thanks for this thoughtful list of API tips from Laura Heritage, director of API strategy at Akana.

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Fiorano Integration Platform Offers Lifecycle Support for ‘Dynamic’ Enterprise Services

Fiorano is bringing together the best of SOA, APIs, microservices and real-time data architectures into a unified platform for code-free integration aimed at digital transformation projects.  IDN looks at how Fiorano delivers customers an “infrastructure for dynamic enterprise services.”

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3scale Ships ‘Dockerized’ API Gateway; Ready-To-Run on Red Hat OpenShift

The worlds of API management, cloud, microservices and containers continue to meld as 3scale is shipping a Dockerized version of its nginx-based API gateway ready-to-run on the Red Hat OpenShift V3 PaaS. 

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SmartBear: Survey Finds APIs Adoption Exploding; Identifies Ways To Improve the ‘API Lifecycle’

A survey of 2300+ IT professionals finds APIs enjoying rapid growth and surging popularity.  The in-depth survey from SmartBear Software, also reveals data on how API adopters and vendors can better ensure performance, security and troubleshooting.  IDN looks at the survey with SmartBear’s Paul Bruce.

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Allied Wallet Launches API-Powered Payment Gateway To Drive Next-Gen Payment Processing Models

Allied Wallet’s Next Gen Payment Gateway relies on API-driven integration to provide a one-stop online payment processing solution to merchants and partners using online and mobile point-of-sale options.

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Restlet Updates its DHC API Testing Tool To Bridge Gap Between API Designers & Consumers

Restlet is shipping an update to its DHC API testing tool, adding automation and other capabilities to let developers better use APIs for web, mobile, cloud and IoT apps. IDN looks at this first major update since Restlet acquired DHC last fall with Restlet founder and CTO Jerome Louvel.

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Cool APIs - Unlock Your Company’s Value in the New ‘Services’ Economy

Cool APIs are the secret weapons behind today’s most successful companies -- Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, NEST, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and many more.  IDN is launching the ‘Cool API Series’ to help you answer that voice in your head that says: “Geez! That app or business is sooo cool.  Could we ever do that?” 

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Aeromexico Uses APIs To Drive ‘Digital Business’ with Partners Using Akana’s API Management Platform

Aeromexico, Mexico’s flagship air carrier, plans to use Akana’s API management platform to expose its multiple backend systems and data sources to make it easier to connect – even in real-time - with hotel chains, cruise ship lines and other partner firms.

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DreamFactory 2.0 Auto-Generates 100 REST APIs To Instantly Connect with SQL, NoSQL, Other Data Sources

DreamFactory is shipping the first major upgrade to a rich enterprise-grade API platform to make it faster and easier to build mobile, web and IoT apps.  DreamFactory 2.0 offers secure, reusable, scalable and customizable REST APIs that simplify access to popular backend data sources, including SQL, NoSQL, even file storage.

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Next IT’s New Engagement APIs Make Intelligent Virtual Assistants More Pervasive

Next IT is leveraging APIs to power a new wave of smarter and personalized ‘intelligent virtual assistants’ that can run on any device or touch any endpoint.  Next IT’s Engagement APIs use the company’s intelligent assistant platform, Alme.

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Dell Boomi iPaaS Adds API Management; Delivers ‘Unified Platform’ for SaaS, On-Premise Integration

Dell Boomi is changing the face of iPaaS with a ‘unified integration platform’ that combines SaaS integration and API Management to integrate on-premises apps.  To learn how Dell Boomi’s ‘services-based integration’ provides this any-to-any integration on a single platform using identical tools, IDN talks with general manager Chris McNabb.

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