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The latest News and Information on API Development, Management, Monitoring, and related technologies.

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Announcing the GA of the LogDNA Configuration API and LogDNA Terraform Provider

We’re excited to announce that our Configuration API and Terraform Provider are now generally available for all LogDNA customers. We received tremendous feedback from our public beta release and, based on that feedback, we are enabling several new features with the GA release that allow for more programmatic workflows with LogDNA. First, we are enabling Preset Alerts as a new resource that can be configured with the configuration API as well as within Terraform.

Back by Popular Demand: Why Dell ISG's DevOps Embraces Collaborator

Dell’s ISG division consists of storage, servers and networking, cloud solutions, data protection, and converged/hyper converged infrastructure. With over 50 product groups and over 10k employees, standardization was a barrier to achieving true workforce collaboration and mobility. In order to reduce duplication of effort and increase alignment and collaboration, Dell-ISG created a centralized DevOps group and chose Collaborator as their single code and peer review tool.
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The Real Cost of Downtime

Last week, the digital world experienced a power outage. A major distributed edge computing platform experienced a software bug that led to the collapse of their Domain Name System (DNS), or the Internet’s way to map domain names (i.e. united.com) to IP addresses. The consequences were costly. So what is the real cost of downtime? When a DNS system within a globally recognized edge platform fails, it causes downtime for a huge amount of international enterprises.

dreamfactory

Creating a Cassandra DB API in Minutes with DreamFactory

Handwriting code for database APIs can be a time consuming and expensive process that often exposes organizations to a variety of risks relating to quality, consistency, and developer effort. DreamFactory specialises in REST API generation for a range of databases that gives you the ability to generate a secure, fully documented API in minutes.

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8 Common API Gateway Request Transformation Policies

API gateway request transformation policies are incredibly powerful. There are many situations when an API developer can take advantage of request transformations to adjust the shape and values of a request to cleanly fit their API. Let’s say you’re deprecating a certain endpoint for your API, but you still need to support the old specification for a transition period.

dreamfactory

API Strategy Fundamentals: Nurture API Adoption

Supporting your digital strategy with the right technology is critically important. However, it’s even more important to recognize that the technology you choose should really center around enabling your organization’s business operations. Although technology alone cannot galvanize and nurture your ideal ecosystem, taking a balanced approach to your digital strategy is critical to success.

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API-Led Data Integration: Key Questions to Ask When Securing an API

Data has become an incredibly powerful tool that helps brands streamline processes and improve customer services. To facilitate this, you will often need an API that moves data between applications without compromising the value of your information or creating vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Securing an API therefore becomes a crucial aspect of any data integration project. An API solution that meets security essentials will make it much more resistant to cyber threats.

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Scaling Service Mesh Globally and Across Environments

A true service mesh should focus on how to manage and orchestrate connectivity globally. Connecting a new service mesh for each use case is a much simpler problem to solve, but doing so won’t help you scale. You’ll just be throwing a service mesh in each cluster and calling it a day.  The more appealing solution is to stitch together environments.