April 4, 2015
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Moving to expand the reach of its API footprint in the cloud, IBM today announced the availability of an open beta for BlueMix. BlueMix is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that is based on the Cloud Foundry framework that IBM decided to support last year. IBM also announced the acquisition of Cloudant, a provider of a NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform.
Business Drivers Motivating API Uptake, Enterprise Issues in API Design, and Where the API Industry Is Headed: The Merling Keynote
In yet a further sign of how APIs are a business capability, Laura Merling, Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T Business Solution described some of the key insights into business processes that are emerging as AT&T reorients itself as a platform in an afternoon 'fireside chat' at API Strategy and Practice. Laura Merling is well known as a key thought leader in the API space, having worked with Alcatel-Lucent and Mashery, and with a background in business analysis at major international brands.
Looking for something cool to do but have no idea where to start? A tool like LairOut could be helpful in this situation. It's basically a web-based event directory that allows users to access information on a number of events happening in and around their location. LairOut also provides the LairOut API that allows developers to access this functionality.