Every few months, someone publishes a condemnation of APIs that could easily have readers believing that APIs are more trouble than they're worth. This week alone saw two such posts that compelled ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind to set the record straight about the benefits of APIs.
Oracle APIs (3)
Oracle Service Cloud Knowledge Advanced
||The Oracle Service Cloud Knowledge Advanced API provides numerous functionalities for accessing and developing knowledge resources. The API facilitates the addition, modification, and interaction...||Business||12.15.2016|
Oracle Monitoring Cloud Service
||The Oracle Monitoring Cloud Service API offers alerts, metrics, and reports related to enterprise cloud solutions provided by Oracle. Developers must install a version of cURL that supports SSL. POST...||Cloud||10.19.2016|
Oracle Cloud Stack Manager
||The Oracle Cloud Stack Manager REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Oracle Cloud Stack Manager with other applications and websites. Some example API methods...||Cloud||09.21.2016|
Law professor Pamela Samuelson argues that the Oracle v. Google verdict is dangerous for the software industry and undermines historical court decisions.
The emergence of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings as a foundation to build applications in a way that abstracts traditional middleware is proving to be a boon for developers in the age of the cloud. The challenge is that there is no such thing as a single cloud. The cloud actually consists of a mix of programmable platforms that lie both inside and out of the traditional enterprise. Apprenda wants to make it easier to invoke those cloud resources with the inclusion of an API that allows developers to dynamically scale resources in response to user traffic demands or a specific policy requirement within the PaaS environment.