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.
Twitter seems like a very simple app on the surface. 140 characters, users following users - building an app like that should be easy, right? It is - until you start to look under the hood. A quick examination reveals that there are a number of fairly complex features that need to be implemented on the back end: user management, activity streams, support for connections (users following users), and all of this packaged up in a nice, easy-to-use API.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, "Skeuomorphs, Databases & Mobile Performance," in which @sramji discussed applying the lessons learned from previous eras' computing models to build better end-user experiences and architect for performance on today's mobile devices.
The video and slides for the session are below. We'd love to continue the discussion on the api-craft forum.
Apigee constantly strives to better serve the needs of developers and to that end, it’s time for us to conduct a usability review of our existing toolset.
If you have spent time making an app talk to an API, and can come by our Palo Alto offices next week, then we'd love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KZH96KW
For years, building web apps has required server-side code and a database. That was great for browsers, but then mobile apps came along and changed everything. Today apps appear on any number of devices, including browsers, and the same app needs to run seamlessly on multiple devices.
Apps are fundamentally different from their web application counterparts. Traditional web applications run on a monolithic, server-side stack, which delivers content in the form of web pages. For the most part, browsers simply display this content. When a user interacts with a web page, requests are sent to the server for additional content....
I sat down with Brian Gracely (@bgracely) and Christian Reilly (@reillyusa) of Bechtel recently to talk about the evolving API and app economy. We had a terrific discussion about the adoption of mobile devices and how open access to data is unlocking tremendous new business value.
Startup Weekend Detroit 4 was hosted the weekend of February 17, 2012, at the M@dison Building, home of Detroit Venture Partners. We've included a 3 minute video - you can feel the positive energy that APIs & the app economy unleash. More than 100 entrepreneurs from around North America attended and created real products and startups during a single weekend.