Posts Tagged: tools

What is the Difference Between an API and an SDK?

Understanding the difference between an API (Application Programming Interface) and an SDK (Software Development Kit), and knowing when to provide each, is incredibly important for fostering a developer ecosystem. In the modern development landscape, these two tools and the synchronicity between them are the driving force behind web communication and the implementation of third-party APIs. Read more

Review of Red Hat’s Apiman Open Source API Management

It’s no surprise that the growth of the API economy has been accompanied by a proliferation of API management solutions as software vendors endeavor to tap into the needs of a wave of new API providers hitting the market. API management means different things to different people (as we recently discussed), and there are a myriad of commercial solutions available in the market with a host of different capabilities covering basic API management to full API lifecycle capabilities. Read more

The Present and Future of Configuration Management

DevOps is the set of tools, processes and activities that modern software development teams put in place in order to ensure that they can convert code into live applications in a stable and repeatable way. It’s a bit of a catch-all term, and can be broken down into different areas. Read more

Defining the Emerging Role of DevOps

The nature of the IT industry is one of constantly emerging and refining processes and trends. One of these trends that has taken the IT world by storm is the emergence of DevOps. As more and more groups adopt DevOps organizational strata, understanding this new structure is key to keeping fresh and innovative. 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