Posts Tagged: saas

Ten New Breeds of Businesses That Have Emerged out of the API Economy

Unprecedented tech revolution often spawns brand new services and companies. As technological evolution opens new possibilities for humanity, is also leads to a flood of ideas and new business ventures never before possible. Now, as hyper-specialization occurs throughout the Internet, the API economy has become a macrocosm in its own right, spawning brand new types of adjunct companies. Read more

API-Driven DevOps: Spotlight on Docker

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.
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Evolving a Company’s IS in the Lego Computing Age: How to Choose a Brick Product

Unlike diamonds, information systems (IS) are not forever. As a company evolves, its IS evolves too. This evolution is induced by a company’s business and organizational transformations, regulation modifications and/or technical revolutions. In this Lego computing age, evolving an information system often means aggregating existing brick products instead of building them to create value. Read more

10 Continuous Integration Tools to Spur API Development

Software development these days is about iterating fast, and releasing often. In the 10 years since Martin Fowler wrote his original paper, continuous integration has become a cornerstone of the software development process. It is a fundamental part of Agile development (being one of the core tenants of Extreme Programming) and has helped to spawn organizational change with the creation of the DevOps approach to application development. Read more

APIs and the Future of Work

However one feels about sites like Freelancer, Upwork and People Per Hour, it’s difficult to deny that two-sided marketplaces have changed the face of on-demand work. Previously, freelancers have had to work (sometimes very hard) to ensure a constant flow of projects, and employers wasted resources finding expert talent. Read more