What can we expect in the API world in 2013? Let's explore some of the top themes and trends that we see developing during the next 12 months including (1) APIs become brand drivers - Powerful brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, and FedEx have already extended their brand experience to their APIs . . . (2) Enterprises who embraced APIs break away in their industries . . . (3) BI loses ground to Big Data . . .
As Marc Andreesen penned, "software is eating the world." We are seeing it everywhere from photography to movie watching to navigation and more. There's also a huge shift to software in telecommunications services. Phone calls, conference calls, messaging, which all required dedicated devices can now be provided by software apps. In a new eBook, we explore the imperative for telecommunications companies to make some fundamental shifts in technology and business models if they are to remain competitive in a world being eaten by software.
Video and slides from recent joint webcast with PwC: The Business Value of APIs. Organizations in many industries are embracing APIs and digitizing their business ecosystems, taking advantage of the rise of RESTful APIs to meet the challenges from multiple disruptive trends: Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC).
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an important shift in network-based computing based on breaking existing physical boundaries on switches, routers, and controllers through well-defined APIs.
In this webcast, Sam Ramji and Brian Pagano discuss the evolution of SDN and emergence of software controlled networks and the programmable datacenter.
In this webcast, Amir Nathoo of Trigger.io and Tim Anglade of Apigee discussed the latest trends and technologies in mobile app development, the components of the new mobile stack, and the technical and business consequences of building with HTML versus native.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, Bringing the App Economy to Enterprise IT in which @kevingswiber and @landlessness expanded the popular meaning of apps to explore emerging patterns of IT best practices. The video and slides are below.
A couple of days ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mark Zuckerburg admitted that the "biggest strategic mistake was betting on HTML5 too much". Facebook is taking a multi-platform approach to mobile apps, supporting both HTML5 as well as native app platforms (Android, iOS, etc). Why the shift? Native mobile apps are simply more engaging. After releasing their latest iOS app, consumption of stories increased two fold. That's not to say that mobile web is going away any time soon for Facebook - mobile web traffic accounted for more traffic than all their native apps combined.
This "multi-platform" approach underscores...