Topic: api

CData releases API Driver to connect applications to unlimited APIs and services

Data access company CData released the CData API Driver that can be used to connect applications to an almost unlimited number of different APIs and services.  “API integration has become a critical factor in driving overall business strategy as more and more data now lives outside of the firewall, stuck behind an explosion of APIs … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews dual-screen SDKs, CloudVector introduces free API observability tool, and Confluent Platform 5.4

Microsoft announced dual-screen preview SDKs as well as new web standards proposals to enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on both Android and Windows 10X. The preview SDK for Microsoft Surface Duo includes native Java APIs and an Android Emulator with a preview Surface Duo image that is integrated into Android Studio.  Additionally, Microsoft … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Khronos Vulkan

Khronos Vulkan, which just released its 1.2 update, is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and computing API.  Vulkan targets high-performance realtime 3D graphics applications such as video games and interactive media across all platforms. The new version includes improved performance, enhanced visual quality and easier development. Last year, Google’s Stadia launched with a host of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visa acquires API startup Plaid, Git 2.25, and Nintex’s RPA capabilities

Visa announced it will acquire Plaid, a technology layer for financial services that enables connections with users’ bank accounts, for $5.3 billion.  “Consumers now rely on fintech services in so many ways: to pay their bills, to send money to friends, to grow their savings, to manage their student loans, and to create budgets they … continue reading

‘API First’ paves the way for agile integration

Until now, organizations have addressed the connectivity issue with middleware or enterprise application integration infrastructure with some form of enterprise service bus at the core. However, today’s cloud-native applications may require new types of platforms and data sources, which is why Red Hat delivered a unified cloud-native integration platform in February 2018. RELATED CONTENT: Agile … continue reading

Is there still a role for integration specialists?

According to Gartner Technical Professionals analyst Matt Brasier, the answer is a definite ‘yes.’ He explained: “First of all, integration specialists will still need to do all of the hard bits of integration; the bits at the back end where you don’t have a REST API exposed by the system because it’s a 15-year-old ERP … continue reading

Data analysis: Batch or event-driven?

Organizations are looking for collect and analyze data faster, and in more real-time as well. So, does moving to an event-driven approach to data improve on batch processing? Gartner analyst Matt Braiser said, “Rather than having your sales figures move in a batch overnight and then having a reporting tool that runs on that and … continue reading

2020: The year of integration

Software development has changed, moving from monolithic code blocks to a cobbling of open source and services. Delivery has changed, as organizations moved from on-premises servers to the cloud, and end points such as smartphones and all manner of IoT devices have become ubiquitous. How data is distributed and consumed has changed, as containers may … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache APISIX

Apache APISIX is a cloud-native microservices API gateway that entered the Apache Incubator in October. The API gateway is intended to handle interface traffic for websites, mobile and IoT applications.  “At some point, traditional monolithic application architectures simply are not able to scale anymore. Inevitably, this happens to every successful software project that is based … continue reading

Report: A majority of companies feel confident about API security

Companies are feeling confident about the security of their APIs, even in the midst of frequent reports of API security breaches and misuse. A newly released report from API platform provider Postman found almost three quarters of respondents feel their APIs were “very secure” or have “above-average security,” and only 2.4% responded that their APIs … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Postman’s API data visualization feature, Parasoft announces support for 2019 CWE guidelines, and Scrum.org’s new training course

Postman announced an API data visualization feature that allows users to easily turn API Data into charts and graphs.  “If you use APIs like me as part of your daily job, you will soon fall in love with the fact that you can now make sense of API data without leaving Postman,” wrote Kaustav Das … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Codefresh’s CI/CD live debugger, Azure Functions Premium, and SmartBear announces ReadyAPI 3.0

Codefresh launched a live CI/CD debugging tool that enables developers to place breakpoints on one or more pipeline steps. According to the company, once the pipeline hits one of them, it will pause and a debugging window will open. From there, users can then test commands, explore the state of the pipeline, and identify required … continue reading

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