Rackspace Cloud Java SDK by Rackspace is an open source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives developers the ability to create applications that are portable across clouds while having the option to use cloud-specific features. Some of the services that this SDK supports are Auto Scale, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud DNS, and Cloud Databases.
Building APIs not only requires discipline; ideally, the process also should be incorporated within the actual development process of the application. With that goal in mind, Zend, a provider of application development tools for building PHP applications, is promoting the adoption of a new open-source Apigility project that provides a standardized way to build and maintain multiple versions of an API.
These days if your business isn’t using a public cloud vendor then you’re likely to be behind. Deciding on which cloud platform to use can be daunting but three of the leading providers offer a free tier that allows you to give them a test run before sinking a portion of your budget into one.