SOA Software Brings RESTful APIs to Mainframe Applications

Michael Vizard, January 21st, 2014

There are trillions of dollars in transactions that to this day still depend on mainframes to be processed. This means any API economy that wants to succeed must ultimately include one of the most venerable platforms in all of enterprise IT.


Appirio Relaunches Developer Network Complete with API

Michael Vizard, January 15th, 2014

Well over 600,000 developers participate in a topcoder community that not only allows them to expand their development skills, but also gives them access to projects where they can get paid for participating.


Coverity Upgrades Application Testing Platform

Michael Vizard, January 9th, 2014

Application testing has become both complicated and expensive, since multiple programming languages are often used in application construction. Looking to simplify the application testing process while helping to reduce costs, Coverity this week announced the general availability of version 7.0 of the Coverity Development Testing Platform, which includes additional algorithms for analyzing C# code and Java security.


HP Adds Java SDK to Vertica Big Data Platform

Michael Vizard, November 27th, 2013

Demand for Big Data applications is clearly skyrocketing. But the challenge facing many developers is that the data needed to create those applications exists in structured, unstructured and semi-structured formats. Looking to make it easier to build these kinds of applications, Hewlett-Packard has added support for both a Java SDK and semi-structured data to the HP Vertica columnar database.


Cascading Open Source Development Framework Adds Support for Hadoop 2.0

Michael Vizard, November 22nd, 2013

Concurrent adds support for Hadoop 2.0 with Cascading application development framework. Cascading makes it easier to isolate the data processing and data integration elements of an application.


Tradier Leverages RESTful APIs

Michael Vizard, November 11th, 2013

TradierTrading systems have historically been the province within large financial institutions that as “master of the universe” controlled trillions of dollars in equity. They did this by essentially locking up access to transaction engines and applications that enable most of the trading that takes place on Wall Street and other exchanges across the globe.


PaaS Enviroments Pave Path to Hybrid Cloud Computing

Michael Vizard, September 23rd, 2013

As cloud computing continues to mature the line between private clouds running on premise or a third-party data center and public cloud computing services gets blurrier with each passing day.


Simplifying the Deployment of Hadoop Applications

Michael Vizard, September 11th, 2013

While there’s generally a lot of excitement these days for all things Hadoop the simple fact is that there’s not a whole lot of expertise out there in terms of IT people that know how to build, roll out and then manage an instance of Hadoop. That creates a frustrating conundrum for developers looking to build Big Data applications on top of Hadoop at a time when interest in those applications is staring to reach a frenzy in the enterprise.


Charge for Access to Content with the Tinypass API

Eric Carter, February 4th, 2013

Simply stated: “Tinypass is a powerful e-commerce platform that helps sites charge for access to content.” Developers and site owners can utilize the Tinypass platform by adding a plugin for popular CMS platforms (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.); or, developers can integrate Tinypass functionality into apps and third party sites with the Tinypass API.


Rackspace Launches Java and PHP SDKs That Leverage OpenStack APIs

Janet Wagner, October 19th, 2012

RackspaceRackspace has announced the launch of two new SDKs (Software Development Kits) that make it easier for developers to create applications that utilize OpenStack APIs. The two new SDKs are for Java and PHP, however, Rackspace will be releasing SDKs that support other programming languages in the future.


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