September 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Backend as a Service (BaaS)

    There is an emerging trend in mobile application development, that people are calling backend as a service (BaaS), also known sometimes known as mobile backend as a service (MBaaS). With the growth in the number of mobile devices like iPhone from Apple, Android from Google, Windows Phones from Microsoft and the historic contender Blackberry, a […]

  • The Building Blocks of a Successful API

    The current API movement has been built on existing web technologies, using HTTP to transmit valuable business resources, via meaningful, descriptive URL endpoints. When anyone talks about APIs or Application Programming Interfaces, the conversation is immediately dominated by technical jargon, arguing about the finer points of HTTP or REST-­-­while in reality there are many more […]

  • Enterprise API Patterns For Cloud & Mobile

    This CITO Research paper, with insight from Dan Woods, coauthor of APIs: A Strategy Guide (O’Reilly Media, 2011), describes several API usage patterns. By adapting these patterns, enterprises will be able to follow best practices in API security. Download the “Enterprise-class API Patterns for Cloud & Mobile” by clicking here

  • Mobile Middleware Buyers Guide

    If you’re currently evaluating tooling and infrastructure – middleware – to rapidly expose apps to a wide range of mobile devices, this guide will assist you in the decision making process and help you make an informed choice. The first two sections describe the common business use cases where mobile middleware is deployed. The following […]