April 25, 2015
Single purpose API
Github has open sourced a Ruby library it calls Scientist. The idea behind scientist is that it helps developers to replace old clunky (but working) source code "with confidence." In other word, there's less praying when you're ready to cut over to the new version. But can it work for APIs too?
Netflix intentionally creates infrastructure failures to build resiliency (Chaos Engineering strategy). Where Chaos Monkey killed servers, Chaos Kong kills entire AWS regions.
Skytap, enterprise cloud service provider, offers the Skytap API which enables users to automate complex operations related to the Skytap Cloud resources. Zettaset, a big data focused enterprise software company, chose to integrate with the Skytap API. The choice came after early integration tests proved a simple migration progress from on-premise environments to a cloud based solution.