Neo4j the graph database
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Richard Harris
ADM: What is Neo4j?
Hunger: Neo4j is an open-source, native graph database that provides an ACID-compliant transactional backend for your applications. Initial development began in 2003, but it has been publicly available since 2007. Neo4j is referred to as a native graph database because it efficiently implements the property graph model down to the storage level. T...
How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...
eBays Buy APIs generate $1B GMB globally
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
eBay’s Buy APIs (APIs geared towards third party developers) have now generated $1 billion in GMB (gross merchandise bought) globally – just three years after launch.
eBay’s Buy APIs empower third-party developers to integrate eBay inventory into websites and applications for partnered social sites, merchants, marketplaces, or any other p...
From monolith to microservices: Why Credit Karma made the switch
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Credit Karma, the personal finance technology company powering more than 100M members, migrated from monolith to microservices, which they say has vastly increased developer efficiency for its engineering team, which makes up more than half of Credit Karma’s 1000+ employee base.
We caught up with Nick Nance, VP of Engineering at Credit Karma, to chat about w...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
API Manager 3 from WSO2 released
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
APIs are the essential building blocks of digital businesses—assembling data, events and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. This is driving new demands for organizations to create and monetize APIs and API products; maximize adoption and reuse across internal and external portals and API marketplaces; and ensure API s...
Serverless computing benefits with Tejas Gadhia from Zoho
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Serverless computing has changed the way apps and services are both built and consumed. With the recent rollout of its serverless platform, Catalyst, Zoho aims to take that a step further thanks to a unified technology stack and underlying framework built over the course of the past two decades. Developers understand that serverless computing eliminates the need to mana...
Embracing operational analytics for better development
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Operational analytics defines how we use business analytics to improve business operations. Amazon DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT and other applications that need low-late...
Kubernetes platform from Red Hat gets updated
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Red Hat Inc., has announced Red Hat OpenShift 4.2, the latest version of Red Hat's trusted enterprise Kubernetes platform designed to deliver a more powerful developer experience. Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 extends Red Hat's commitment to simplifying and automating enterprise-grade services across the hybrid cloud while empowering developers to innovate and...
The rise of microservices with Anypoint Service Mesh
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft has announced Anypoint Service Mesh, a new solution that dramatically simplifies how companies can discover, manage and secure microservices. Anypoint Service Mesh brings security and reliability to any microservices-based application, regardless of language or deployment model, freeing developers from custom code. Customers can also now publish and discov...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
IT has changed dramatically and the server administrator that used to stage, monitor, support, and maintain physical servers has changed too. It's a different day for software, and cloud-native adoption is growing at a fast pace. We recently caught up with Mark Palmer, senior vice president, and general manager, data and analytics for TIBCO, about their analytics so...
WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0 is here
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Integration is becoming an integral part of software development as the applications driving today's digital businesses combine data, events, and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. As a result, IT organizations increasingly need to adopt a range of integration styles and architectural integration models while keeping pa...
What Render announced at TechCrunch Disrupt SF's Startup Battlefield
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Render announced three major additions to its platform - Disks, Infrastructure as Code in the form of render.yaml and Deploy To Render button - onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield showcases the most promising early-stage and fundamentally disruptive startups.
When it comes to hosting applications in the cloud, developers ...
All about Reactive Foundation,The Linux Foundation's new baby
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications. The foundation is made up of Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal as initial members and includes the successful open source RSocket specification, a...
Ballerina cloud native programming language launches
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices are creating an explosion of endpoints, from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets. Developers today need a more modern and agile approach to connect to these endpoints than a traditional centralized enterprise service bus (ESB) can offer. Ballerina 1.0, n...
NGINX 2019 F5 announcements for DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
At NGINX Conf, F5 Networks announced several new solutions designed to help DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams better collaborate in delivering modern applications.
“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as...
Service mesh for all
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kong Inc. announced the release of an open-source project called Kuma. Based on the popular open-source Envoy proxy, Kuma is a universal control plane that addresses limitations of first-generation service mesh technologies by enabling seamless management of any service on the network. Kuma runs on any platform – including Kubernetes, containers, virtual machines,...
Splunk acquires software company Omnition
Friday, September 6, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Splunk, a stealth-mode SaaS company that works in distributed tracing and improving monitoring across microservices applications recently acquired SignalFx, and now they have acquired the software company Omnition.
"Today, we’re happy to announce that Splunk has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Omnition, a stealth-mo...
Kong Summit 2019 in San Francisco call for speakers
Monday, August 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kong Inc. announced that Kong Summit 2019, the conference focused on building the next era in software, will take place in San Francisco at the Hilton Union Square on October 2-3.
The call for speakers is now open until June 16. If you are interested in learning more or applying to speak about topics such as APIs, microservices, service mesh, cloud-native, multi-clou...
How to deliver software faster
Friday, June 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Driven by the trend of microservices creating complexity in code delivery and every company becoming a technology company, the software development community is under enormous pressure to deliver high-quality, leading-edge, and scalable code to an insatiable market.
Data from a new survey by Codefresh exposed the relentless pressure, with 32 percent reporti...
Postman funding series B reaches $50M
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Postman announced the completion of a Series B financing round totaling $50 million. The funding was led by CRV and included participation by Nexus Venture Partners. And CRV General Partner Devdutt Yellurkar has joined the Postman board of directors.
“Postman has created a powerful collaboration platform for the entire API development lifecycle. CRV is de...
RapidAPI raises $25M to continue scaling API marketplace
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced that it has raised $25 million in Series B financing. The funding round is led by M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), with participation from DNS Capital, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Green Bay Capital. The round brings total funding to date to $37.5 million.
Since its Series A funding announcement in March 2018, RapidAPI expand...
Automatic app monitoring agent operator for Red Hat OpenShift lands
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instana is making it easier for DevOps teams to manage orchestrated applications with its first release of agent technology as an Instana Agent Operator and has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification. This new deployment option offers deployment flexibility to users, who can also run the agent as its own container, host process or microservice.
What's new in NGINX Plus R18
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.
NGINX’s flexibility, ...
A serverless search engine for Data Scientists and Developers emerges
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockset announced the general availability of a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks.
Current trends in technology - smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omnichannel retail, machine learning, microservices, and real-time business dashboards - all require clean...
API security testing just got easier with 42Crunch's new scanner
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
42Crunch officially released the 42Crunch API Platform, an API security cloud platform to discover vulnerabilities in APIs and protect them from attack. The 42Crunch Platform can protect SaaS, Web, or IoT APIs, as well as microservices.
This follows the launch of the free API Contract Security Audit tool at APISecurity.io earlier this month. The tool helps API d...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.
Prevoty offers new Autonomous Application Protection capabilities
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Imperva announced the expansion of its application security offerings with two new Autonomous Application Protection capabilities.
The update extends customers’ visibility into how applications behave and how users interact with sensitive information. With this expanded view across their business assets, customers will have deeper insights to understand and mit...
Red Hat launches a unified integration platform for cloudnative apps
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced an expansion of its integrated product portfolio with new components and capabilities for connecting applications, data, and devices across hybrid architectures. The additions are featured in the latest release of Red Hat Integration, and include Red Hat AMQ Online, Red Hat AMQ Streams, new connectors for Red Hat Fuse Online, and end-to-...
Kubernetes and AI are like peas and carrots
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carmine Rimi
Kubernetes (commonly known as k8s) started out as a small cluster management project within Google in the early 00s. Today, it’s by far the leading container management tool, with 83 percent adoption, according to the latest Cloud native Computing Foundation survey. Forrester has declared, “Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance and...
API standards are a real problem says Smartbear
Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new global survey from Smartbear reveals API standardization is the number one technology challenge teams face when developing APIs. The report titled "The State of API 2019 Report" uncovers API standardization as the top challenge facing API teams as they support the continued growth of microservices. The survey prompted more than 3,000 responses from ...
Even without Kubernetes Google dominates code commits across CNCF
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google dominates all code contributions made across projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), dwarfing all other contributors, according to the analysis done via Stackalytics, an open source code analysis framework hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. Google is not only the largest contributor with 52.9% of all code commits, but it has seven times more co...
Pulse Secure launches new vADC Community Edition
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pulse Secure announced the launch of a new Community Edition of its powerful software-based virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) to help application developers create innovative application solutions with dramatically lower costs and time to market.
Pulse vADC Community Edition integrates easily with common DevOps tools for automated provisioning and orches...
The difference 5G will make to your apps
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Since 5G will allow for higher volumes of data to be processed at much faster speeds, new technologies like public edge platforms are emerging as necessary tools to help developers reduce latency and enable their software to function as desired. With this new era of computing, the ability for developers to deploy code securely, reliably, and quickly to the edge of the n...