A smart bridge is more than a bridge

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 30 Oct, 2018

Bridges have enormous impacts on society. Historically, having a bridge meant that you can trade a new business with the other side, increasing prosperity. Bridges give shelter when it is raining and if you are down on your luck, you might even sleep under a bridge. Even in mathematics, bridges play a role given the Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem. For many people a bridge is a way to get, for instance, across a river. When a bridge out of order for a considerable amount of time, as happened a while ago in my hometown it is a nuisance for most people. Bridges are made of all kinds of materials like wood, concrete, steel or any other combination. Even a cardboard bridge is an option. But did you know that a 3D printed bridge will soon appear in Amsterdam?

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, WSO2 API

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

Everything will have an API

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 28 Aug, 2018

You know that we like APIs. APIs are a simple way to connect to systems and that simplicity is one of the reasons why APIs are becoming more and more popular. Creating a service that is available using an API, as a micro service or as more traditional service, is actually very easy. So I believe everything will have an API in the future. Every mainframe service, every payment service and of course hardware devices in the area of the Internet of Things. Earlier this year an announcement by the company Dynamics Inc. really blew my mind. At CES, the largest tradeshow on electronics (both consumer and business-to-business), they introduced a new credit card called the wallet card. In this blog you will read what’s so special about this credit card.

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Topics: Strategy, API Management, APIs, API Strategy

A first look at WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 23 Aug, 2018

During WSO2Con in the USA we saw the introduction of a number of new versions of the major products from WSO2. This is the current (August 2018) list of versions available for download.

  1. WSO2 Stream Processor 4.2.0
  2. WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0
  3. WSO2 Identity Server 5.6.0
  4. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 6.3.0

In this blog, we will focus on the WSO2 API Manager 2.5.0 and its new features. 

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, Ballerina, Microgateway, Technical

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