Maersk is a multi-billion dollar Danish giant that specializes in container logistics. The company has previously experimented with building its own APIs for both internal and external purposes, but — as we’ll see — has faced a fair few issues.
In this article, we’ll look at Maersk’s API and digital transformation journey, and discover why the company is now focusing significant efforts on web APIs and smart API management tactics. Read more
NanoVMs CEO Ian Eyberg introduces unikernels, a niche deployment method for microservices that take VMs granular.
It seems like the DevOps world is consistently refactoring it’s existence yet at the same time smashing into other domains of the business. Recently, security has been one of those domains creating the new discipline of DevSecOps — that is, applying DevOps principles towards security. Read more
Docker is a popular new technology that lets development teams bundle applications in virtual containers to easily build and deploy them. We’ve previously seen how Docker reduces the complexity of DevOps workflows and encourages the practice of immutable infrastructure, where the entire application, along with its underlying operating system, is recreated and redeployed as a lightweight container for each change to an application, rather than relying on incremental updates. Read more
The advent of cloud computing has changed the way applications are being built, deployed and hosted. One important development in recent years has been the emergence of DevOps — a discipline at the crossroads between application development and system administration.
Empowered developers have been given a wide new set of tools to enable:
- Application lifecycle management with continuous integration software like Jenkins, Travis CI, CircleCI, and CodeShip;
- Server provisioning with software and metadata using configuration management tools like Chef, Puppet, Salt, and Ansible;
- Hosting applications in the cloud, whether they use an IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, or Digital Ocean, or a PaaS solution like Heroku, Google App Engine, or any technology-specific offering.
One of the major issues universally faced in API development is the management, packaging, and distribution of dependencies. The dependency set required by an API might make it extensible, wonderful to use, and extremely powerful. However, if hard to manage, dependencies could spell adoption limbo. Read more