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DevOps: REST API Execution Through Bash Shell Scripting

A Simple Framework: Core This is the first part of a paper proposing a framework that enables DevOps teams to issue REST API calls via bash shell scripts. The second part of the paper discusses the extension beyond the core of the proposed framework. The third part shares some experiences learned from real world applications….

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Should Your API Gateway be Considered Part of Your API Management Platform?

Recently at API world I was able to see many new Enterprise API architectures (“marketechtures,” as one engineering director called it, got few laughs but I chuckled quietly to myself) including some high-level diagrams from large well-known providers of services leveraged by enterprises and common end-users alike. Several companies separate the concept of API Gateways…

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API World 2019

API World 2019: Event Recap

For the last eight years, API practitioners and vendors have descended on San Jose, right down the road from the Broadcom headquarters, for the annual API World conference. This year, the Layer7 API Management team was joined at the show by our colleagues from Continuous Testing and AIOps to talk about full lifecycle API Management….

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API World 2019

API World 2019: Event Recap

By Jaime Ryan | October 21, 2019 |

For the last eight years, API practitioners and vendors have descended on San Jose, right down the road from the Broadcom headquarters, for the annual API World conference. This year, the Layer7 API Management team was joined at the show by our colleagues from Continuous Testing and AIOps to talk about full lifecycle API Management….

Should Your API Gateway be Considered Part of Your API Management Platform?

By Geoff Duck | October 17, 2019 |

Recently at API world I was able to see many new Enterprise API architectures (“marketechtures,” as one engineering director called it, got few laughs but I chuckled quietly to myself) including some high-level diagrams from large well-known providers of services leveraged by enterprises and common end-users alike. Several companies separate the concept of API Gateways…

DevOps: REST API Execution Through Bash Shell Scripting

By Thomas Cheng | October 2, 2019 |

A Simple Framework: Core This is the first part of a paper proposing a framework that enables DevOps teams to issue REST API calls via bash shell scripts. The second part of the paper discusses the extension beyond the core of the proposed framework. The third part shares some experiences learned from real world applications….

Alexa, start the car: IoT in the automotive industry

By Charlotte | July 16, 2019 |

How APIs fuel the connected car and why security is essential to IoT development From the outside, today’s cars look similar to their counterparts from 10 or even 20 years ago. But on the inside, they have been transformed by technology. Cars have retained their core functionality, but integrated connectivity, sensors, and systems have led…

APIs and the Smart City

By Amy Vujanich | July 19, 2018 |

Exploring the role of APIs in enabling smart city initiatives As cities grow and evolve, so do the issues that local governments need to address. Leveraging technology to provide public services more efficiently and intelligently is one approach that dozens of cities across the globe are doing. Examples include everything from connected streetlights to full-service…

The Internet of Things – Today

By Bill Oakes, CISSP | March 10, 2014 |

A quick intro: I’m Bill Oakes, I work in product marketing for CA and I was recently elected to write a regular blog about the business of APIs. I’ve been around the block over the years – a coder, an engineer… I even wrote a BBS once upon a time (yes, I’m pre-Web, truly a dinosaur –…

How I Lost Weight & Learned About APIs

By Ronnie Mitra | December 2, 2013 |

Trying to stay in shape is one of those never-ending life battles that I’ve come to expect as I get older. I’ve bounced between being a healthy shape and a not-so-healthy one for years and I’ve managed to live life just outside the edge of ideal fitness. A few months back, I reached an apex…

Cyber Security Awareness Month & the Internet of Vulnerable Things

By Holger Reinhardt | October 1, 2013 |

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US? While I usually emphasize the enormous potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), let’s use the occasion to look at the security risks of the Internet of really vulnerable things. Over the last couple of months, a casual observer could have noticed a variety…

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