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Roberto Medrano

API Security Resource Guide

To say that securing the data that is communicated and transacted among applications is one of the biggest concerns for software vendors and online services is accurate, but a huge understatement. Since data is essentially the currency with which companies attract users and conduct business, there is no room for it to be compromised. A… Continue reading →

Simon Barere

Microsoft Predictions for 2014

The end of 2013 coincided with the new product launch of SOA Software’s Intermediary for Microsoft. Not a bad way to end the year. SOA Software has always been committed to first class SOA and API management support for the Microsoft community, and Intermediary for Microsoft marks an exciting next milestone in our Microsoft product… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

2014 Predictions for APIs – Hold on to Your Hats

When we made our 2013 predictions for the realm of APIs, our premise was that API adoption and use was still a relatively nascent area, but one about to explode once smart people figured out its potential. We were certainly spot-on in that regard, but few believed us when we suggested that the API Economy… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Mobile App Development and Unified API Security

San Francisco was overrun with developers and API heads this week as the API World conference held the attention of those who make their living planning, creating and managing APIs. We were at API World this week, a conference dedicated to a huge array of API related issues and trends that included execs, developers, engineers… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Orchestration and Development for Mobile Apps: The Elegance of APIs

Today we announced that we are added orchestration to our API Management solution. This means that our customers now have the ability to dramatically accelerate their mobile development by creating APIs that hide the complexities of the backend applications and services that need to be combined to deliver a comprehensive and usable mobile application. API Orchestration… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Mobile and the Enterprise: Mobile Application Gateway and the necessity of business-critical mobile apps

The Aberdeen Group recently conducted a survey of a variety of different types of enterprises and found that more than 60% of them are either emphasizing a mobile environment, or will do so very soon. And for these organizations, a mobile environment means that they expect that the majority of their business operations become usable… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

APIs and Mobile App Innovation at Nordic APIs

We’ll be spending the remainder of this week in beautiful, historical Stockholm for the Nordic APIs conference, where we are a sponsor, presenter and participant. The lineup is impressive, and it’s a unique opportunity for us to engage with our Northern European stakeholders and customers. Some of us are fans of ligonberries and gherken, so… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Leveraging DataPower for Mobile, Cloud and On-Premise with API Management

There aren’t too many aspects of software innovation in which IBM is not a leader. From big mainframe operating systems to large scale distributed computing environments, Big Blue can figure out a way to deliver tools to enable organizations to capitalize on them. We’ve been working with IBM for a long time and have identified… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Spread the Wealth – Developer Communities for your APIs: Part 1: Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom: Create Opportunities for Others to Enhance Your Product

Guy Kawasaki, a true evangelist if there ever was one (in fact, when it comes to preaching the gospel of software development, he WAS the first evangelist), liked to talk about the concept of “letting a thousand flowers bloom”. He borrowed the concept from Chairman Mao, and all political ideology aside, the gist is this:… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

REST and the Promise of Secure and Efficient Application Delivery

When we started talking about the “API Economy”, we weren’t simply driving a marketing message. We helped create what truly has become an economy, one with all the real factors of what’s involved in a real economic system. The term is catchy, but it’s also what we live and breathe. When organizations use their data… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

API Security

There have been quite a few serious security incidents in cloud computing in recent years (see http://www.cloutage.org/ if you really want get in the weeds).  Still, so far we have not experienced a “game changer,” a Hindenberg-like moment where nothing will ever be the same.   That said, we need to stay starkly aware that the… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

APIs and the Massive Migration

With the massive migration to the mobile platform, increasingly widening net of social media, and the blooming use of the cloud by most businesses, it can be tempting to think that enterprise API development and management will herald a whole new set of rules for the companies of today and tomorrow. The potentially dynamic universes… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

The Art of Building a Developer Community around Your APIs

The proliferation of APIs is a sign of the tech times, with many companies just starting to understand their power in the wake of both the social media explosion and the inroads that mobile marketing are making into the consumer sphere. For the business person who’s just coming onto this burgeoning scene, it’s certainly not… Continue reading →

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Are you Facebook? The case for Enterprise API platforms.

If you read any blog, publication, or marketing collateral on API management you can’t get more than a few sentences before the author throws out everyone’s favorite examples of API nirvana: Facebook, Twitter or the ever popular Netflix. It’s true that these companies pioneered the early days of API centric strategies, and the result changed… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

The API and Your Mobile Brand

According to The Caine Mutiny, a Navy ship is a system “designed by geniuses to be run by idiots.”  You might be tempted to think a similar thought about today’s mobile applications.  Watching teenagers play with a mobile front end to what you and I know is a vastly complex enterprise back end, it’s seductive… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

The Evolution of APIs

Discussions about APIs have changed significantly during the past 10 years. I can remember talking with developers many years ago about very esoteric aspects of routines and data structures and it was all very, well, geeky. But at the same time, there was so much enthusiasm as Web APIs became more common, because to those… Continue reading →