Posts Tagged: platform

Lean and Mean Open Data Machines

Open data folks could have a lot to learn from the API community, and vice-versa is true too. As the open data field is about exposing information, there is much overlap between open data and APIs or Application Programming Interfaces, which expose an application’s data or functionalities for third party integration. Read more

FinTech and APIs: Making the Bank Programmable

With negative public connotation still ringing after the Global Financial Crisis, banking institutions are usually portrayed as monoliths, slow to change even amidst obsolescence and new technological advances. This won’t be for long, as the FinTech sector is becoming increasingly open and programmable. Read more

Living in the Cloud Stack – Understanding SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS APIs

The API world is rapidly changing — the average consumer of an API is far different from the data-processing clients of old, and the business-to-business landscape has steadily pushed the evolution of the API into bigger, bolder directions. In a world so documented and maintained, however, there remains a Wild West — unique in its applications and relatively misunderstood to those who don’t live in it. Read more

Microservices Architecture: The Good, The Bad, and What You Could Be Doing Better

It’s no longer one app to rule them all. From a user experience perspective, the industry has reached what Web Informant David Strom calls a “cheaper, pay by the drink model, [where you] don’t have to implement a particular computing environment or end-point device–now it’s their phone or their tablets.” On the consumer side, we aren’t just offering behemoth platforms like Salesforce, but we are drilling down to add dimension, allowing users to pick and choose their workflows. Read more

API Platform Summit 10 day countdown

The 10 day Countdown to the Platform Summit has Begun

We announced the Platform Summit at the beginning of the summer, and the time to start the 10-day countdown has arrived! We have been working hard these past few months to publish great content explaining the theme behind the summit.To help with this, we have assembled an amazing lineup, and all the details are in order. Read more