Home remodeling projects always seem to present some unexpected and unnecessary (particularly in the mind of the frustrated do-it-yourselfer) complexities and headaches. I recently ran into such an issue during my effort to transform my abode into a connected home—and it’s a problem that can be solved by APIs.
For information security professionals, a recent “refrigerator hack” confirmed what had been expected for some time. As non-computing devices are turned into computing or “smart” devices, these types of attacks—and the scope of devices hacked—will only increase. Consumers and businesses are demanding smart devices, but manufacturers continue to ignore the threats and pay insufficient attention to securing against them.
In the past five years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how software is developed for consumers. With more developers mastering mobile development on a daily basis, many are looking to the Internet of Things to create even deeper contextual experiences for their users. Everything, from the lightbulb to the automobile, is being connected to the Internet.
It's a wrap for I ♥ APIs 2013. Huge thanks to each and every one of the over 800 attendees who attended and helped make I ♥ APIs, Apigee’s first user and industry conference, a resounding success this week! Under clear blue skies and with amazing views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz and Angel Island out of every window, we got to see how every industry is touched by digital. A panel of great CDOs kicked it all off in inspiring fashion on Tuesday describing how every business is a digital business and how Chief Digital Officers (whether they have CDO as title on their business card or not) are leading enterprise innovation and transforming physical value networks with digital value networks . . .
I ♥ APIs, Apigee’s first user and industry conference, kicks off next week in San Francisco. Among the countless reasons to attend is an opportunity to see the digital world come to life in our unique, hands on "Internet of Things" exhibit.
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 . . .