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Roll your own API in Amazon's cloud

Amazon's API Gateway promises the ability to create APIs without spinning up a server, but at the cost of more Amazon lock-in

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4 strategies to distribute your data between front end and back end

Where you store and process your data has a significant impact on issues such as privacy or performance, but also on the ability for apps to access and deliver relevant data

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4 no-bull facts about Microsoft's HTTP.sys vulnerability

The latest Web server vulnerability affects desktop systems as well as Microsoft products

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Nginx's new version goes beyond Web serving

Nginx Plus Release 6 adds high availability and expanded load balancing to appeal to a wider audience

Hack your way through the microservices revolution

How can we go from the design of a microservices architecture to code as fast as possible? With a programming language created for the purpose

Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle is launching three new services around customer service and prospect marketing

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Algorithmia aims to be the open source app store for algorithms and APIs

Startup offers programmers a place to host algorithms -- open source or proprietary -- that can be made available through APIs and monetized

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Improving Web API performance

Leverage caching, asynchronous methods, content compression, and faster media type formatters to improve the responsiveness and overall performance of Web API services

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Get ready for the new stack

Almost overnight, a new constellation of container-based cloud technologies has landed, threatening to supplant the old VM-based model. Your developers are probably already giving it a spin

IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

Mobile apps can now utilize IBM's voice-to-text and text-to-voice translation services as well as a new set of analytics

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Why 2015 will be the year of microservices

Microservices architecture appeared on the radar in 2014 as a way to accelerate Web and mobile app dev. This year more organizations will realize the benefits

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Are your applications API-ly working together?

Reflecting on (almost) dinosaur-age programming languages and the evolution of application architectural styles, we can note a definite trend toward object-orientation, reusability and isolation. The most recent style, based on APIs...

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Django REST upgrades focus on developers, then users

Version 3.1, due in a few months, will have developer-centric upgrades, while version 3.2 will emphasize improvements for users

BI startup's cloud service makes big data understandable

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet network-as-a-service effort

Ethernet inventor Metcalfe calls the work of Metro Ethernet Forum a 'new network paradigm'

Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups

Qualified startups will also get tech support via Google Cloud Platform for Startups

Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure about government threats comes amid newly unsealed court documents

Swagger aims to become the de facto standard for APIs

The technology defines an interface to REST APIs for easier discovery and access

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