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About this time last year, I predicted that these five IT-related themes would play an important role in 2018: API-first, IoT, Blockchain, Microservices and Automated Stacks. Now, one year later, let’s look back if the predictions became reality and to see what awaits us in the coming year.
When you download WSO2 API Manager and deploy it, it is set to localhost as the hostname. This means you run the API Manager locally (localhost is mapped to the 127.0.0.1). This is perfectly fine if you just want to see what the API Manager does. When you want to go beyond that, for instance doing a Proof of Concept, you will want to install on a server, either locally or even in the cloud. In this blog we will describe the steps you need to take in order to run the API Manager on a different hostname, in this case we will use the api.blog.yenlo hostname and run on an Amazon Instance.
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?
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.