2016 API Review: Microservices, Standards, Acquisitions and Security Breaches

December 31st, 2016 |

2016 has been an eventful year on many fronts and not least for APIs. We’ve see the emergence of Microservices as a big new driver for API adoption, numerous high profile security breaches (being DDOSed by your own webcam hurts!), vendor acquisitions, the growth of the Open API Initiative and some more industry events. Some of these trends we already had inklings of at the beginning of the year, but others came very much out of left field.

As is traditional at this time of the year, we’ve been reflecting on 2016 and looking ahead to 2017. Each year we make a set of wild predictions to see what we can guess of the year to come. So, first it’s time to see how we did with our 2016 predictions (look out for our 2017 thoughts early next week!). You can see our original 2016 predictions here.

Taking the predictions in turn:

1. Security will remain a key issue [1 point]: It’s now the second year where security (a…

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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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