API Management 101: API Management Basics

In API Design Lesson 202: Architectural Layers, we explain how key API functionality can be abstracted away from the implementation itself and handled via centralized server architecture. Here, we explain the technology components needed for this architecture and how they create the basis for an ongoing process of API Management. When launching an API program, it…

TechTalk: Avoiding Data Silos Using Linked APIs

Practical problems that software architects on modern product teams face increasingly go far beyond the familiar. Case in point: “Big Data” doesn’t just mean petabytes of data or a data-set that doesn’t fit in a single large RDBMS, anymore. A “distributed system” doesn’t just mean a clever multi-tier architecture or even an AWS deployment happily…

TechTalk: Enterprise Mobility and BYOD

Smartphones, tablets and the apps they run are revolutionizing the way we work. With the BYOD movement gaining strength in the enterprise, executives and managers cannot afford to ignore the existence of workforce mobility — or the security risks it creates. Matt McLarty and Leif Bildoy of Layer7 discussed how enterprises can realize the opportunities…