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2015 Predictions: The API Planet Driving the API Economy My previous two years' blogs on predictions were mostly about rapid growth in the API Economy. Increases of adoption of API use, proliferation of API-enabled data connectivity, financial growth tied to API development - these and more like them became the headlining trends that have brought the API Economy to where it is now. Those predictions turned out to become reality, and they explain, to a large degree, why APIs are one of the most important business and tech stories of the past five years. Here I list my 2015 predictions for the API Planet driving the API Economy. APIs have a long legacy, but it's fair to say that in 2015, they are accepted as the single most critical ingredient of running a digital business. APIs and the data they manage are already doing incredible things in almost every corner of the... (more)

We Are Akana By @AkanaInc | @CloudExpo [#API #Cloud #Microservices]

One of the best things about working here is the collaborative nature of our team. We throw around ideas, critique each other's suggestions, and ultimately arrive at some pretty smart decisions through a combination of talking, illustrating, venting, analysis, logic, and insane amount of passion and conviction. And yes, there's a lot of caffeine fueling all of that. This style of working - thoughtful, insightful, respectful - has given us the freedom and courage to make important changes to our products and in the technology we believe in. By the same token, we have wonderful cust... (more)

Internet of Things Will Become The API of Things

When we made our 2013 predictions for the realm of APIs, our premise was that API adoption and use was still a relatively nascent area, but one about to explode once smart people figured out its potential. We were certainly spot-on in that regard, but few believed us when we suggested that the API Economy was about to get as vibrant as it did. It may be safe to say that 2013 was the year that APIs really caught the business world's attention. In these past 12 months, we've seen major acquisitions of API enablement companies, new industry conferences dedicated to the business of A... (more)

SOA and the Cloud: Why Your Cloud Applications Need SOA

Some consider cloud computing to be a cure-all for virtually any type of IT infrastructure. And while the cloud certainly delivers on many of its promises, it will never truly provide all that it's capable of unless it's optimized for integration with other applications and evolution for new requirements. What is the best way to provide this? Use a services-oriented architecture (SOA) as the fabric upon which to build your cloud-based applications. In this article, we'll outline the reasons why an SOA is so important for the cloud, some principles to consider when creating your c... (more)

An API Strategy Is a Business Strategy

It used to be that only application developers knew what APIs were, but things have changed to the point where there are entire conferences dedicated to APIs, websites track them, and people can make a living from doing API reviews. CEOs tout their own APIs in keynote speeches, and CMOs allocate budget to API development. The fact is, however, that what an API is and does hasn't changed. Functionally, APIs were created to expose data to, and across, applications. Originally based on SOAP/XML endpoints, they evolved into Web-based services that enabled ecommerce, data and communic... (more)