Cisco APIC Technology Uses RESTful APIs to Put Developers in Control

Michael Vizard, November 6th, 2013

Cisco today unveiled a new application management framework driven by RESTful APIs that is tied to an open source controller that will give developers complete control over any piece of physical or virtual resource on the network.

Seagate Releases Open Source API to Eliminate Data Storage Complexity

Michael Vizard, October 23rd, 2013

Seagate want to make it a whole lot easier for developers to invoke storage resources via a new open source API. The providers of magnetic and solid state drives today announced the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform, which provides an API designed to allow applications to interact directly with storage devise without having to directly invoke a file system.

IBM Invests $1 Billion to Drum Up Demand of Power Linux

Michael Vizard, September 18th, 2013

A lot of developers just naturally assume their applications will run on Intel x86 server, but following the announcement of a $1 billion investment in building out the ecosystem around Linux running on Power processors IBM is hoping to alter that perception.

Fusion-io Open Source Contributions Force Flash Storage Issue

Michael Vizard, July 23rd, 2013

Throwing hardware at performance issues is a time honored tradition among developers. In most recent times, the type of hardware being thrown at those problems is Flash memory that comes in a wide variety of formats. The challenge, of course, is that most existing applications were written for magnetic storage. To take advantage of Flash storage developers frequently have to rework their applications.

Frames, Motions, Gestures: A Sneak Peek into the Leap Motion SDK

Amy Castor, June 11th, 2013

Leap MotionLeap Motion sent an email to interested developers last week telling them what they could expect in the Leap Motion SDK. The San Francisco-based gesture-control company plans to open up its developer portal to the public after its product, a tiny USB device that lets you control your computer by moving your hands and fingers through the air, launches in late July. You can view our original Leap Motion API coverage here.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Heralds Arrival of Parallelization Era

Michael Vizard, May 8th, 2013

With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.

Cisco Looks to Make Some Developer Friends

Michael Vizard, April 25th, 2013

Events in the networking world don’t usually garner all that much attention from developers. But Cisco is hoping that developers are paying attention to both OpenStack, an emerging standard for managing IT infrastructure in cloud computing platforms, and Project Open Daylight, an open source implementation of a software-defined networking controller that Cisco supports.

Panoptix Increases Building Efficiency API Count to 10

Eric Carter, January 11th, 2013

PanoptixJohnson Controls launched Panoptix last year to offer developers a  set of tools and APIs that encourage development in the building efficiency space. Developers took their first shot at the Panoptix suite of APIs at Hack-City SF. Panoptix continues to garner attention to its platform, and further enhanced the offering with four new APIs. Panoptix launched with building, space, and meter data APIs; now, the platform added AHU, VAV, and HVAC data.

EMC Says Time for Object-Based Storage Has Finally Come

Michael Vizard, December 12th, 2012

Partnering with a storage vendor may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most developers, but EMC is looking to changd some hearts and minds about the strategic role storage plays in application development.

The Roboearth API: Isaac Asimov Would be Impressed

Greg Bates, December 7th, 2012

RoboEarthIsaac Asimov once said, “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” An interesting opinion, but what if it applied to…robots? Roboearth is a database of robot experiences that can be shared with other robots. The Roboearth API gives developers access to the data stored on a cloud. Through the API you can search for “action recipes”, environments, even individual robots connected to the network.

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