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Cool APIs - Unlock Your Company’s Value in the New ‘Services’ Economy

Cool APIs are the secret weapons behind today’s most successful companies -- Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, NEST, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and many more.  IDN is launching the ‘Cool API Series’ to help you answer that voice in your head that says: “Geez! That app or business is sooo cool.  Could we ever do that?” 

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Aeromexico Uses APIs To Drive ‘Digital Business’ with Partners Using Akana’s API Management Platform

Aeromexico, Mexico’s flagship air carrier, plans to use Akana’s API management platform to expose its multiple backend systems and data sources to make it easier to connect – even in real-time - with hotel chains, cruise ship lines and other partner firms.

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DreamFactory 2.0 Auto-Generates 100 REST APIs To Instantly Connect with SQL, NoSQL, Other Data Sources

DreamFactory is shipping the first major upgrade to a rich enterprise-grade API platform to make it faster and easier to build mobile, web and IoT apps.  DreamFactory 2.0 offers secure, reusable, scalable and customizable REST APIs that simplify access to popular backend data sources, including SQL, NoSQL, even file storage.

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Next IT’s New Engagement APIs Make Intelligent Virtual Assistants More Pervasive

Next IT is leveraging APIs to power a new wave of smarter and personalized ‘intelligent virtual assistants’ that can run on any device or touch any endpoint.  Next IT’s Engagement APIs use the company’s intelligent assistant platform, Alme.

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Dell Boomi iPaaS Adds API Management; Delivers ‘Unified Platform’ for SaaS, On-Premise Integration

Dell Boomi is changing the face of iPaaS with a ‘unified integration platform’ that combines SaaS integration and API Management to integrate on-premises apps.  To learn how Dell Boomi’s ‘services-based integration’ provides this any-to-any integration on a single platform using identical tools, IDN talks with general manager Chris McNabb.

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MapR 5.0 Brings Real-Time to Hadoop Big Data Apps, Searches and More

MapR Technologies’ latest update to its Hadoop distro delivers a new level of real-time capabilities to big data apps. Notably, MapR 5.0 supports access to transactional data by auto-synchronizing storage, database and search indices. IDN speaks with MapR’s Jack Norris.

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Akana Boosts DevOps, Automation and Security for API Management; Focus on Mobile and IoT

In a sign that APIs are driving wider aspects of enterprise architecture, Akana Inc. has integrated capabilities for DevOps automation and enterprise-class identity management into its API management platform.

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GT Software’s Ivory Service Architect Uses APIs, Web Services To Extend Mainframe Assets

GT Software continues to deliver easier ways to bring mainframe apps and data into the wider enterprise, including mobile, with updates to its Ivory Service integration tools.   Ivory Service Architect 5.0 lets IT better support mobile initiatives and modern integration needs

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With Amazon API Gateway, AWS Opens a New Door on Backend Applications

Running applications for over a million customers in 190 countries, Amazon Web Services is hosting data and business logic in various back-end services, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS Lambda.

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Axway Strikes a Balance for New-Gen MFT: Ad Hoc, Embedded File Transfers with Governance and Security

Axway is pushing managed file transfer to deliver new levels of enterprise-class responsiveness for digital business. The latest update to Axway SecureTransport supports ad hoc and embedded file transfers across traditional, cloud and even mobile  – and ensure security and governance.  IDN speaks with Axway’s Shawn Ryan.

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SmartBear ‘Opens’ SoapUI Open Source API Testing Tool To Monitor Live Systems

If the SoapUI open source tool is as SmartBear Software describes it – a ‘Swiss army knife of testing’ – it has several new blades to give a wide array of API developers more powerful and integrated testing and monitoring options.  SoapUI also adds support for Swagger 2.0, JSON and MQTT.

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Build Your API Like It’s an App; The Importance of Testing & Monitoring

APIs are one of the most attractive of today’s developer trend. SmartBear’s Lorinda Brandon says an overlooked secret to API success is to think about (and build) your API like it’s an application.  She shares a savvy step-by-step guide.

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