Thanks to those who attended our recent webcast: Bending the Spoon: Successful Transition from SOA to APIs for the App Economy. Here are the video and slides. Brian Pagano and David Andrzejek discussed an approach to extending SOA with APIs to meet the demands of business in the growing app economy.
SOA has traditionally addressed the needs of corporate information system integration, but apps and APIs are needed to meet today's challenge to interconnect corporate information systems with an explosion of remote systems and mobile devices. This webcast covers the roles APIs and SOA play inside the enterprise and how the growing mobile and apps economy is at the heart of a transformation from SOA-based architectures to APIs.
Some people thought it was unusual for a bunch of networking guys to start a company that wants to simplify the cloud services governance world. But we see parallels all the time between the evolution of networking technologies and web services (SOA, APIs, Cloud services, or whatever you want to call them).
One parallel - constantly shrinking 'islands of complexity' . When IP started happening in the network world, there were many complex technologies like SNA, IPX, CLNS, etc. First IP was used as a much simpler way to connect these 'islands of complexity' because there were such high...
Last week, Scott Metzger of Truecredit.com gave a great case study presentation on how they opened their internal SOA as APIs for partners at the Burton Group Catalyst conference. Specifically, the different policy and governance patterns.
Scott talks about the factors driving them to identify and implement a separate application agnostic layer for 5 major policy patterns including service access, routing, caching, transformations, and operations. (And more details of their implementation in this video.)