July 20, 2015

Why Developers Hate Your API

If you are building APIs, you need to understand the ground rules to gain traction with your user/developer community. In this podcast, IBM API Program Director Andy Thurai and Programmable Web/ API Science founder John Musser discuss a wide array of topics from "Is the call volume the right thing to measure for APIs?" to "What is most boneheaded move that most API providers do without knowing it?"

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July 1, 2015

API Harmony – the matchmaker of APIs and developers

API Harmony is now available in the Bluemix Labs, ready for you. API Harmony allows you to search Public APIs and find interesting relationships amongst them. Until today, finding the most suitable APIs to use in an application was burdensome, requiring manual and time-consuming searches across a diverse set of web sites. Most commonly cited API directories often included stale information, making them unreliable and hard to utilize. Furthermore, the information was primarily limited to a single API, with no indication available about how multiple APIs could work together – any notion of compatibility between APIs was non-existent. This is about to change.

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May 13, 2015

Webinar Q&A: Navigating the API Economy with IBM Bluemix

Thank you all who attended our webinar on Navigating the API Economy with IBM Bluemix. Matt Roberts took us through the big picture concepts of creating an API value chain and then dove into a live demo for making this real. The importance of API economy cannot be overstated in this cloud enabled application world.

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April 23, 2015

Bringing your ideas to life in digital economy

Bringing your life-changing ideas to fruition needs a different mindset (and toolset) in the digital economy. The need for speed with digital innovation is more important than ever, with every start-up trying to push the envelope with their new ideas. In the digital economy, once you get an idea, you cannot afford to sit around and build it for years, not even months, like legacy enterprise software. Because you are a start-up with very limited funding, or you are an enterprise with big IT restrictions, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on building world class solutions. We at IBM want to help you “Build your apps, and let you bring your ideas to life, your way.”

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April 7, 2015

Reaching Enterprise Backend with Bluemix Secure Gateway via SDK API

This document uses a simple hypothetical scenario in which an educational institution wants to develop a mobile or web application to access on-premises information contained in a MongoDB. The user develops an application that will be pushed into Bluemix and uses the Secure Gateway service to access the database. The application will connect to an on-premises instance of the Secure Gateway client that is running in a Docker image. When the client is connected, it will provide a secure connection from the user’s application to their backend database.

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April 6, 2015

Getting started with the Bluemix API Management Service

APIs are rapidly becoming one of an organization's most important assets. Enabling customers and developers to consume APIs through their own applications and services provides a compelling system for innovation and monetization. IBM API Management delivers a powerful mechanism for controlling API access, managing multiple versions of an API, establishing rate limits, and ultimately tracking the performance metrics and analytics of each API in your portfolio. Combined with Bluemix--IBM's signature platform-as-a-service--we enable one-stop shopping and management of APIs from anywhere. If you're new to our API Management tools, this article will help you get quickly up to speed.

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March 11, 2015

Hybrid Integration for the Digital Innovation Platform

Businesses are entering an era of digital transformation. More than ever, companies are relying on a broad ecosystem of digital services to build disruptive new solutions that engage customers and partners in a new way. Often, this requires looking outside of enterprise walls for bright and innovate ideas while at the same time building on top of the treasure trove of data companies are already sitting on - essentially becoming a hybrid business. A hybrid business requires hybrid cloud platform. At Interconnect 2015, we made several new announcements that expanded the capabilities of Bluemix into the premier digital innovation platform that helps power hybrid apps.

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November 20, 2014

Bluemix Private Catalog

With the Bluemix Private Catalog, delivered through our Cloud Integration service, developers in your organization can discover, bind and use your APIs as a service from the Bluemix Catalog. This articles shows the simple steps to * create an API from an on-premises database table * publish an API as a Private Service and * […]

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