One-click Deployment of 3scale API Management To Heroku!

August 22nd, 2014 |

At 3scale we keep pushing to make the process of integrating an API with our management platform as easy and quick as possible. When we heard about the new Heroku button we saw a great opportunity to make the setup experience a one-click deployment of the most popular way to integrate APIs with 3scale, namely our API Management via the open-source NGINX reverse proxy.

Now you can deploy an Nginx-based, 3scale API management instance to Heroku — all set and ready to be used with your API — with a single click of a button.
If you have already configured your API endpoints in 3scale you can try it right now:


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3scale To Host The Summer Developer Evangelist Meetup In SF

July 22nd, 2014 |
Summer Evangelist Meetup

On Thursday, July 24th we’ll be hosting the next edition of the San Francisco Developer Advocates Meetup in our San Francisco office. We are thrilled to be hosting The Summer Developer Evangelist Meetup  in our offices on Townsend Street at SOMA Central. This meetup has been around for couple of years and has a great reputation. During the last meetup in April, Steven Citron Pousty shared his ideas around this new job title and what makes a good Developer Evangelist. He gave the same kind of talk at Monki Gras, you can watch it here.

For the upcoming meetup we plan to have lighting talks where Evangelists will share with others tips, tricks and tools that help them to do their jobs – and to help others succeed. So, if you are a Developer Evangelist in the Bay Area or you are interested by this topic, you should join us. You will find more details on…

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Congrats Tech Partner NGINX! Named #1 Web Server for Top 10,000 Busiest Websites Worldwide

June 5th, 2014 |

We are so pleased to congratulate our friends and tech partners NGINX on their being named the #1 web server for the top 10,000 busiest websites in the world. Phenomenal outcome and it truly underscores the ever growing need for speed, performance and reliability for websites – regardless of the size of the site or the scope of traffic demands.

According to WC3, nearly 40 percent of the busiest websites select NGINX as their web service of choice. Further, they have been acknowledged  by users that value predictable performance, with an amazing 20.8 percent of all websites trust NGINX.

We agree. Our open source API Proxy used along with an NGINX web server  provides super powerful on-premise or cloud API traffic management. No proprietary tech, no black box, no redirects,…

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Open Sourcing The UN Data API

April 29th, 2014 |

Link to repository: https://github.com/3scale/un_data_api
Link to wiki: https://github.com/3scale/un_data_api/wiki
Sign up for the API: https://www.undata-api.org/

We are excited to announce that we have open-sourced our UN Data API.

We built this API for a few reasons. First, to make the data more easily accessible – the UN has a lot of interesting and useful data and we thought developers should be able to access it (read on for more detail on what’s included in the data).  It was also an opportunity to provide an example implementation of a RESTful API for those interested in learning more. We hope  putting the…

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APIdaze API Eases The Complexity of Developing Telecom Apps

April 16th, 2014 |

APIdaze provides a second generation cloud communications API that delivers easy-to-integrate development tools for building any web or mobile communication service, with a special focus on WebRTC. Their REST API, powered by 3Scale, eliminates the complexity of working with traditional telecoms for developers, making it easy, secure, and cost-effective to build voice, messaging and WebRTC based applications.

In the past, understanding proprietary languages and protocols, connecting to a carrier, and managing a secure telecom cloud are some of the problems that have been barriers to  building communication applications. By offering a simple XML scripting language, and wholesale voice and SMS services for 80 countries (8000 cities), APIdaze helps developers deliver on the the promise of web and telecom convergence.

Their WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) app…

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Signagelive Player API – Coming Soon To A Screen Near You.

April 11th, 2014 |

Signagelive is a privately held global provider of cloud-based media delivery solutions, providing a platform that supports an unrivaled number of different end devices, from mobile phones to SmartTV. Our UK and head office is based near Cambridge and our North American office is based in Chicago IL. We have an office in Singapore supporting our Asia Pacific customers. We operate globally in over 40 countries, where our Signagelive platform is in use daily powering single devices, through to the largest digital media networks reliably, efficiently and cost effectively.

Signagelive’s API – The Beginning of An “API First” Strategy

Before we created our API our customers were limited to the client (media player) solutions that we offered. This meant that, as we were ‘developing’ any solutions, users that wished to use a new type of client would have to wait until we were able to add support for it. With our 3scale powered 

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The Third Screen Vision Becomes Reality — Enabled by APIs

April 2nd, 2014 |

The idea of consuming rich content on small, portable devices – referred to as the Third Screen vision – has been around for a while. Currently, there is a lot of momentum in this space indicating that this vision is becoming reality. Additionally, third screens are not only used for directly consuming content, a more frequent use case is actually to use mobile devices to augment the content consumption experience on another (larger) screen like a TV.

Several technical advances such as more powerful hardware, better screen technologies and more bandwidth provided by improved wireless transmission technologies are the foundation for this trend. TechCrunch cited a recent study

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3scale Provides API Proxy for Amazon’s AWS

March 21st, 2014 |

Flexible, High Performance, Zero Latency & Free – This Service Get’s AWS Users Up And Running Their APIs in Just a Few Clicks


3SCALE has a large number of customers running their APIs on Amazon AWS.  Until now, they’ve had to go through several initial steps to get setup – so we set out to  make this process quick and easy. It’s also suitable for organizations that have their APIs hosted in places other than Amazon that want to use Amazon EC2 compute nodes to create a virtual API firewall in the cloud. The  3SCALE API Proxy for AWS is available now through the Amazon AWS Marketplace.

Essentially, the new service allows anybody to easily set up an API management proxy on Amazon’s AWS infrastructure service with just a few clicks. The proxy provides rate limiti…

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StartupBus Final Day – Winners Judged by Tech Evangelist Royalty

March 19th, 2014 |

The 4th out of 4 posts about my StartupBus 2014 experience.

After 4 crazy intense days and experiences we finally made it to the final day of our StartupBus journey. Everyone could tell that the pressure was on. While the finalists tried to make the most of every second before the final pitches began, everyone else listened to couple of educational speeches from people well known in the tech community.

The first speaker was Robert Scoble, the Startup Liason from Rackspace. He is well known for his blog, Scobleizer, and discovers and reports on cutting edge technology. The second speaker was Guy Kawasaki. Guy was one of the first evangelists for Apple in the 1980s. He is known for writing multiple books and giving charismatic and educational speeches to the startup community. In 2013 he became an advisor for Motorola at Google. Both gentlemen were part of the panel for the final judging. What a honor! The other talented judges were…

Liz Crawford– CTO at Birchbox

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StartupBus Journey Day 4

March 17th, 2014 |

The 3rd out of 4 posts about my StartupBus 2014 experience.

We made it to our hotel in San Antonio, TX around 1:00AM on Wednesday morning. Finally, all the Buspreneurs were under one roof. After our complimentary breakfast, we all piled back into the buses and converged at Rackspace, our new home for the next 2 days. An appropriate nickname for the place is “The Rackspace Castle” because it resides in an abandoned converted mall.

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