With the recent promotion of OpenWhisk to general availability, you not only get the incredibly powerful, scalable, event-driven programming model for building your actions (functions) using serverless computing, but something else slipped into the release that you may not have noticed: The OpenWhisk API Gateway The API gateway is an experimental new feature that enables you to […]
SendGrid is a cloud-based SMTP provider that allows you to send email without having to maintain email servers. SendGrid on Bluemix means that Bluemix developers have this email feature available at their fingertips.
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are everywhere around us today. Just think – every time you “like” a post or send a friend request on social media, you are talking to an API. But until recently, it was primarily software engineers who were responsible for understanding APIs. Nowadays, the scenario is changing rapidly. Leading enterprises are taking an API-first approach to building their business strategy. This revolution has given way to the open API economy, driven by connected devices and an ever-growing ocean of useable data.
We’re excited to announce the release of IBM API Connect on Bluemix, a complete solution to manage every aspect of the API lifecycle. With integration between IBM StrongLoop and IBM API Management, API Connect is an entirely unique offering on the forefront of the API revolution.
While the acquisition of StrongLoop is still hot off of the presses, you can already use LoopBack and Cloudant together today to accelerate development of a highly secure REST application layer. Combine this with the IBM MobileFirst platform, and you have an even more comprehensive and secure mobile app solution. In fact, both StrongLoop/LoopBack and Cloudant now come as part of the MobileFirst Platform, but you can still get them as independent services on IBM Bluemix. In this post we will examine how to leverage IBM Cloudant as a backend data store with the LoopBack framework and Strongloop Arc tools.
The digital, mobile, API and IoT economies all rely heavily on underlying APIs. There are many signs that will indicate your APIs are duds and will be rejected by your users sooner than later. If you are still unsure about how or when to call an API unreliable, listen to this discussion. More...
Everyone seem to be building API these days. But, in the rush, sometimes they miss the golden opportunities that can make their APIs shine. Learn how to convert your measured API metrics and KPIs into actual revenue, by listening to this discussion with IBM API Program Director Andy Thurai and Programmable Web/API Science founder John Musser. More ...