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Guest View: Microservices or death: Defusing the monolith time bomb

When a company embarks on “digital transformation,” it often has to modify its existing software systems. This can become excruciatingly difficult in large organizations with software monoliths—large, custom-built software systems with multiple development teams working on the same codebase. A common response from companies with their backs up against the “monolithic wall” is to hire executives from well-known … continue reading

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Guest View: Opportunity and consolidation in the API industry

APIs have been exploding in popularity as a new way to generate enterprise revenue. Huge companies like Salesforce, Expedia and eBay receive at least half of their total revenues through intelligent API utilization. Enterprises with public APIs saw 300% growth from 2014 to 2015. Companies are looking to take advantage of the API economy, and … continue reading

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Google buys API management company Apigee

Google announced that it’s planning to buy Apigee, an API management company, for US$17.40 per share in cash, which totals approximately $625 million. According to Business Insider, Apigee was valued at $600 million in the summer of 2014, then lowered to $494.5 million when it held its IPO in 2015. In March of this year, … continue reading

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Appmobi Protection Center launched, Sauce Labs taps into Sumo Logic machine data analytics, and Apigee Edge API’s new capabilities—SD Times news digest: July 28, 2016

Appmobi today announced the launch of Appmobi Protection Center, a mobile security solution that detects and resolves attacks at an app level. Appmobi Protection Center was built to defend against threats like code injections, login attempts, and reverse engineering, the company said. The protection center gives IT teams the ability to define actionable rules so … continue reading

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Slack’s hiccup highlights the importance of API visibility

When chat apps or other websites critical to getting a day’s work done experience an outage, panic sets in. Today, some teams were feeling the stress when Slack briefly had connectivity issues, and its API requests were responding with errors, making it behave slowly. Ironically, some users were not even able to access Slack’s status … continue reading

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Helping modern farms increase production with the power of APIs

Software companies are always trying to figure out how they can better provide information to a specific group of people, and the agribusiness industry is no exception. The challenge for agribusiness, though, lies in the robust data that is collected and how developers can access this data to develop new applications for farmers and agriculture … continue reading

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Apigee files for IPO, and Cyanogen announces $80 million funding round—SD Times news digest: March 23, 2015

API software startup Apigee has filed for an initial public offering, which the company expects will be valued at US$86.3 million. Apigee’s API tools and enterprise management platform are in use by customers such as Adobe, AT&T, Dell and eBay. Apigee began the IPO process this January, and will be listed in the stock exchange … continue reading

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Sam Ramji takes helm of Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation was formed in early December of 2014, and already it has found a leader. Sam Ramji was announced as the new director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation this morning. Ramji said that he plans to run the Foundation like a startup. He said that the companies signed on to support Cloud … continue reading

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The big business of APIs

When was the last time you dropped off a roll of film to be developed at the local drug store or supermarket? Walgreens software developers were sure there was a way to get people to come back in to pick up pictures again. But the competition was removing its photo development in the face of … continue reading

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Apigee Institute survey tracks mobile ‘App Master’ tendencies

As mobile device use continues to grow in the consumer space, businesses are having a hard time keeping up. According to a recent survey by Apigee Institute (the research arm of Apigee), 45% of large enterprises struggle to deploy successful mobile applications. “One of the biggest challenges is that not everyone is fully embracing the … continue reading

Tips for making hackathons a success

Apigee’s developer programs leader explains how organizations can extend their developer engagement beyond the event itself … continue reading

Apigee offers new API management service

The former Sonoa Systems has added caching and key provisioning to its API generating and tracking service … continue reading

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