June 27, 2011
One of the big shifts we see taking place here on ProgrammableWeb is how open APIs and mashups are moving from primarily a consumer Internet phenomenon to becoming a force in the enterprise as well. The whole rise of "enterprise mashups" exists at the confluence of a set of trends including software as a service (SaaS), cloud computing, and the model of web oriented architecture (WOA) in which the RESTful design principles that underly the Web itself are influencing enterprise architecture and design. To help provide a forum for learning about and discussing these topics, ProgrammableWeb and InfoQ have teamed up to offer a one-day event covering these emerging trends and practices: the Enterprise Web Conference. The event will be held in New York on October 28th and London on October 30th.
APIs are connecting small businesses and helping create new partnerships. One organization making that happen is the Small Business Web, a consortium of API providers that are working together to create better small business tools. The group is holding its first-ever summit November 11-12 in San Jose and you're invited.