The Digital Imagination of PostNL

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 12 Mar, 2019
We have been sending fewer and fewer letters in recent years. After all, electronic communication is faster and cheaper. Despite this fact, Dutch postal provider PostNL is working hard on innovations in the field of traditional letterbox mail. Isn’t that strange? A market that is getting smaller and still investing money in innovation? Couldn’t the money be spent better elsewhere?
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Topics: WSO2 API, Digital Transformation, API Management, API Strategy, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Working with the command line WSO2 API Manager tool

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 7 Mar, 2019

The latest version of WSO2’s API manager, version 2.5.0, has an additional tool to download that will make it easier for you to copy an API or an application from one environment to the other. People who are knowledgeable about the API manager can say: hang on, don’t we have that already? And they’re partly right. There is a tool that will allow you to import or export an API that has been created on the API manager. It is called API – import – export and is actually a war file that is deployed on the API manager itself in the webapps directory. My colleague Daniel Stevanović wrote a blog about it way back in 2015. 

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Topics: WSO2 API, API Management, Technical

See the Invisible

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 5 Mar, 2019

There is a saying “he/she has eyes in the back of his/her head”. This means as much as the ability to see what is happening behind you. With the advent of inexpensive cameras mounted in your car this is a reality. Look at dashcams from for instance Nextbase. Just put one in your car and you can record what is happening in front of you as well as behind you. When autonomous driving matures, we will see more and more cameras being mounted in a car together with all kinds of other technology.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Health Checks on WSO2 Products

Posted by Steve Liem on 24 Jan, 2019

For simple health checks directly on a Carbon container, you want to have an interface that exposes just enough information to determine that the environment is healthy. It should also be a lightweight process that has no impact on the load of the system. It should be a secure process that does not expose any sensitive system information that might be of use for potential hack attacks. In this blog I will tell you how you can execute a health check.

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Topics: WSO2 Carbon, WSO2 API, API, REST, XML, JSON

Digital Transformation: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by Vinay Babu Yella on 15 Jan, 2019

Digital Transformation is for a company the difference between winning and losing. Companies that were once great are now extinct. For example: Toys "R" Us was once a successful toys store chain, but now out of business after Amazon shook up the retail market with online e-commerce offering customers with greater selection, lower price, and better customer experience. In some cases, much younger companies (for example: Uber, Airbnb, Stripe) are emerging as major disruptors in their industry, using their digital platforms that prove to be a threat to their competitors. Over the past twenty years, it has been proven that the industry disruptors where the first to embrace Digital Transformation, and those other companies that followed were successful by surviving the competition.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Cloud, Identity and Access Management, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 IOT, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, WSO2 Stream Processor, Microservices, Data Analytics, Strategy, Stream Processor