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Benjamin Ball02/23/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 14): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone. This week's topics include how wrong your API versioning is, Apache Camel cookbooks, APIs performing as the new SOA, best practices for application governance, and defining API governance.

Ross Mason02/21/14
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What does cosmology have to do with integration?

Software integration used to be the customer’s headache in the days of on-premise solutions, but the cloud has changed all that. So why are we still talking about it? This article includes a weekly roundup of top API and integration articles from MuleSoft.

Chris Haddad02/21/14
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Application Services Governance: Best Practices Accelerates Safe Delivery

This article brings heavy emphasis to what exactly Application Services Governance is, and focuses specifically on the best practices to accelerate safe delivery. Application Services Governance is a mechanism to achieve business agility, build a responsive IT organization, and optimize IT effectiveness.

Phil Whelan02/20/14
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PaaS: Service Orchestration Vs Container Orchestration

There is a lot of speculation on the future of PaaS. As a technology, PaaS adoption is not moving quickly enough for some, and they equate rapid adoption to a successful market. PaaS is new, and PaaS is definitely evolving, but we are definitely seeing adoption.

Mark O'neill02/20/14
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Building your API Developer Portal to embrace the API Economy

An API Portal is one of the key components of an effective API Management strategy, along with an API Gateway. They work together hand-in-hand. The API Portal allows developers to self-register and learn about your API, while the API Gateway is the "sharp edge" of your API Management solution.

Benjamin Ball02/19/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (Feb. 19)

The Sochi Olympics gets a new RESTful API for data lovers, Windows finally looks for platform unity, expensive 3D printers can now be yours, Coursera professes love for Scala, Oracle looks to please miffed Java devs, Irrational Games closes its doors, and Valve profusely explains to the gaming community.

Ross Mason02/19/14
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APIs: A New Path to SOA

We have seen the same evolution that happened within the enterprise now happening at a broader level between companies. APIs will keep increasing exponentially in number, and that evolution will be accompanied by a new breed to technologies focused on simplifying the exposing and consuming of APIs.

Alan Cassar02/19/14
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Schema Validation Filter Gotchas with Mule Studio

This article is about delivering a proof of concept around Mule that required the use of the schema validation filter. Well this is the perfect use case scenario for the Schema Validator that is provided out of the box with Mule. Its an element you can drop from Mule Studio palette straight into your flow.

Eric Berg02/19/14
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How to Integrate More Applications Into Otka's Application Network

Okta has integrated thousands of applications into the Okta Application Network (OAN). We’ve opened up the OAN and created an easy-to-use and secure app integration wizard for our customers and partners to add both Secure Web Authentication (SWA) and SAML integrations to the OAN.

Troy Hunt02/18/14
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Your API Versioning is Wrong

Every way you turn there are different takes on REST, what is RESTful, what is not, and if it even matters. This article talks about API changes, the impact on versioning, why there are so many diverging ideas on how it should be done, and why none of the banter is as important as actually getting stuff done.

Maarten Balliauw02/18/14
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Windows Azure Storage magic with Shared Access Signatures

When building cloud applications on Windows Azure, it’s always a good thing to delegate as much work to specialized services as possible. File downloads can be streamed directly from Windows Azure storage to your client, without having to pass a web app hosted on Windows Azure Cloud Services or Web Sites.

Christian Posta02/18/14
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Cooking with Camel: New Cookbook with Recipes for Apache Camel!

Word on the street is that Camel tastes good. Well, I can’t vouch for that (as I haven’t tried it…), but what I can vouch for is that working with Apache Camel for integration projects is awesome! If you haven’t bridled this beast of burden for some integration work, then I bet you’ve been wasting a lot of time.

Benjamin Ball02/16/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 7): Cloud Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Feb. 7 to Feb. 13). Topics this week include setting up Devstack Havanna on a network, a shakedown of AWS S3 archiving, choosing a cloud integration solution, PaaS application requirements, and SaaS obstacles.

Benjamin Ball02/16/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 7): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (Feb. 7 to Feb. 13). This week's topics include configurations in Apache Commons, Apache Karaf versioning, Marvel's REST API, Mule ESB unit testing, and API predictions for 2014.

Eric Berg02/14/14
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The "Stickiness" of the Network Effect in the Enterprise

The top eight enterprise companies to IPO in last eight years are now trading for $48 billion total. There’s a massive opportunity for companies to connect people, applications, devices and even other companies to create more efficient, secure ways of working in the enterprise.