Empty batteries

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 16 Oct, 2018

We have more and more access to WiFi and charging possibilities for our wireless devices. That means we can just continue to be online as much as we like. When you look from a business perspective there might be two reasons why you should be concerned. One of them is that your employees might be working too much, not taking enough downtime from work, possibly risking burnout. The other thing is: what is this constant stream of traffic doing to your API’s? How do they perform and how could you know?

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Topics: Strategy, APIs, API Management, API, WSO2 API

Innovation is a perpetual process

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 14 Aug, 2018

Innovation is a perpetual process. We in IT know that all too well. As soon as we’re done integrating some sort of hot new technology another piece of technology is already at the horizon. But how do you scout those technologies? You can have your own Research & Development department to do everything yourself, you can do it together with partners and universities or you can even do what big corporations do: buy what they like when the technology is right. But in the end whatever you do it always ends up that it needs to be integrated into your IT landscape and when you’re done it’s back to square one.

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Topics: Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, APIs, API

API Policies – PAP, PDP, PEP and PIP. Oh my!

Posted by Hans Bot on 22 Feb, 2018
WSO2 API Manager can be confusing. In fact, it is a big product, reusing features of many other products - such as the Enterprise Service Bus, the Complex Event Processor, the Message Broker, the Enterprise Store, and Data Analytics Server (which in itself is a collection of products). It covers a lot of ground - such as lifecycle management, policy management, developer engagement and policy enforcement. And all in a single product. No wonder architects and administrators are having a hard time to get their heads around it. In this post, we will try to make sense of it all.
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Topics: API, API Management

Rider experience takes center stage

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 13 Feb, 2018

It’s interesting to see the shift industries make towards customer centric design. Every aspect of a user’s digital journey is being examined and optimized to provide the best possible experience. This movement has completely changed retail, the energy sector, banking and interestingly enough: transit. Suddenly, IT is more than a backbone enabling internal data exchange on bus schedules and paychecks: it’s become the ultimate way to add value for travelers. This phenomenon is called rider experience, and it’s taking transit to a whole new level. What has boosted this development and how can players in and outside the transit sector learn from it? I’ll tell you in this blog.

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Topics: Smart Transit, APIs, API

Why should you make room for APIs in your PSD2 strategy?

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 23 Jan, 2018

A while ago, I wrote about the three rules of developing a PSD2 strategy. Right after rule number 1 (“don’t pout”) and number 2 (“decide on your role”) I mentioned the API. That’s where I left you, as I felt it was better to wait with technical details until you had thought about your own situation and the way you’d prepare for all the changes. But in this blog, let’s dive a little deeper. What is the role of Application Programming Interfaces in your PSD2 story? And even more important: why are they a crucial part of becoming a modern bank? 

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Topics: API, APIs, PSD2