Great APIs are designed to be easy for developers to adopt and to consume. As APIs become the foundation of the new digital world – connecting the apps we use everyday to the data and services that power them – developers are on a quest for high-quality APIs that are built for a mobile world. The best APIs are easy-to-use, intuitive, secure, flexible and lay the infrastructure for new sources of revenue.
Volos is a set of software modules that make it possible for developers to add the common design patterns of great APIs – important functionality like security and traffic management – to their code.
Last week I was thrilled to participate in the Linux Foundation 2010 Collaboration Summit panel "Does Open Source Mean Open Cloud?" The panel was moderated by John Mark Walker director of community at Splunk, and I was joined by James Urquhart, senior market strategist for cloud computing at Cisco and author of the "Wisdom of Clouds" blog at CNET; David Lutterkort, RedHat architect on the DeltaCloud project; and Doug Tidwell, senior software engineer at IBM working in their standards group. Great...
Open source has a role in all types of computing.
It has always reduced barriers to entry to a particular platform or programming model.
But in cloud computing open source plays a new role - driving the rate of evolution of the infrastructure to match pace with the rate of evolution of an early market.
Open Source in Cloud Platforms
Open source platforms like Xen, OpenNebula, and Eucalyptus enable universities and early-stage adopters to deploy the core platforms without financial risk. No up-front commitment in a cash-poor environment like the...