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7 Reasons Why the Salesforce-MuleSoft Mega Deal is Rocket Fuel for All API Players

Salesforce’s big $6.5 acquisition of MuleSoft is still stirring up waves--buffeting the API sector. A month later, analysts, customers and competitors continue to digest the news. Some competitors may even feel jilted or scared. But, IDN has come up with 7 reasons why the Salesforce-MuleSoft deal will be great for all API players.

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Using APIs and Microservices as a Fast, Low-Cost and Low-Risk Innovation Engine

APIs and microservices are proving key to digital transformation – both to re-architect apps or for moving to the cloud.  IBM’s Alan Glickenhouse points to a third benefit: Rapid Innovation.  He shares guidance, business ideas and even architecture tips to let you take your APIs and microservices to the next level.

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SmartBear Accelerates API Development And Deployment with SwaggerHub Integration with Apigee

SmartBear aims to fill the gap between API design and API management with a new integration between its SwaggerHub integrated API design and documentation platform with API technology from Apigee Edge API management platform.  Apigee was acquired by Google in Nov 2016.

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Oracle API Platform Cloud Service Lets Front-End Developers Design, Build and Test APIs –Without Any Backend Help

Oracle, with its acquisition of Apiary, is changing the game for API workflows.  The just-launched Oracle API Platform Cloud Service sports new tools that let front-end developers quickly design, build and test APIs – all without help from backend IT. IDN speaks with Oracle’s Vikas Anand.

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API Design for Low-Code Development - A Glimpse into Next ‘Best Practices’

As the low-code app platform movement converges with traditions of using APIs for  integration and access backend data, enterprises are looking for new best practices to bridge existing and new API capabilities.   Oracle’s Shay Shmeltzer and Robert Wunderlich share with IDN keen ideas worth consideration.

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MuleSoft ‘Crowd’ Looks To Remove API Speed Bumps; Spur More API Reuse, Collaboration and Fluidity

As APIs have become more critical to enterprise efforts to reshape IT and enable digital transformation, MuleSoft execs say it’s time to remove the speed bumps that can impede API adoption and innovation.  IDN talks with MuleSoft’s Ahyoung An about Crowd, the latest edition of company’s API-led connectivity platform.

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SmartBear Looks To Speed Up Design, Documenting APIs with Updated, Unified Swagger UI and Editor

SmartBear Software is offering a new unified open source Swagger Editor and UI to make it easier to design, document and consume APIs using the OpenAPI/Swagger toolchain.  SmartBear also adds IBM Cloud to its commercial SwaggerHub integrated API platform offering.

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‘Full Life Cycle’ API Management Can Drive Competitive Advantage

As APIs become a popular part of digital transformation, adopters are finding API management across the ‘full lifecycle,’ adds to business impact and ROI.  IDN looks at the study from CA Technologies and Coleman Parkes Research.

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Tibco’s ‘Hybrid Gateway’ for APIs Delivers New-Gen Platform for Digital Business

Tibco Software is unifying API Management, ‘hybrid gateways’ and support for containers with its just-released Tibco Mashery Local 4.0. The product aims to provide a more flexible, secure and reliable end-to-end infrastructure for the digital enterprise -- whether using cloud, on-prem or both. IDN speaks with Tibco’s Ed Julson.

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DreamFactory: Next Chapter in ‘Cool APIs’ May Come with API Automation for App Building

A new dimension of ‘Cool APIs’ in 2017 may be driven by app-centric API automation.  IDN spoke with DreamFactory CEO Bill Appleton about the company’s API automation platform that lets developers assemble apps from a ‘palette’ of reliable, reusable and secure APIs. 

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Cool APIs: Top Tips To Secure Valuable APIs Against Growing Security Threats

IDN continues its ‘Cool APIs’ series with a focus on API Security. As APIs become more and more popular, they are also the target of a growing number of cyberthreats. Experts from Axway, Built.io, CA, MuleSoft, Red Hat, SmartBear, discuss top API threats, how to fight them, effective API Security technologies -- and what’s next.

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CA World: In 2017, APIs Will Be Doorways to DevOps, Digital Transformation

At last month’s CA World, CA Technologies showcased its vision for how an end-to-end approach to APIs has the power to transform IT and business. CA execs share how APIs will be the ‘nervous system’ for digital transformation, and a ‘gateway to DevOps.’

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