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: APIs, API Management, API Strategy, 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, Ballerina, API Management, Technical, Microgateway

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

Strange and remarkable APIs

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 31 Jul, 2018

If you are a frequent reader of my blogs it will not surprise you that I am a big fan of APIs. In this blog, I will take a look at the three most strange and remarkable APIs that caught my eye over the last year or so, showing you that everything can actually become an API. Some of them can even become or be a business model helping you to generate money with the services you offer or the data you own.

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

What happened at WSO2Con USA '18 day 2?

Posted by Yenlo on 18 Jul, 2018

By Erik Assink & Vinay Babu Yella

We really enjoyed the first day of the WSO2Con where a lot of announcements were made. The second day of WSO2Con took a deep dive in the technology with a mixture of customer showcases and technology sessions by WSO2 Engineers. Since we couldn’t attend all the parallel sessions we selected some of the sessions which we will cover in this blog.

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Topics: EVENTS, WSO2, Identity and Access Management, PSD2, API Management, API Strategy