APIs

  • The rise of APIs Crunch Network

    The rise of APIs

    It’s been almost five years since we heard that “software is eating the world.” The number of SaaS applications has exploded and there is a rising wave of software innovation in the area of APIs that provide critical connective tissue and increasingly important functionality. There has been a proliferation of third-party API companies, which is fundamentally changing the… Read More

  • Oracle CEO claims it discounted Java by 97.5% to beat out Android on Amazon’s Paperwhite

    Oracle CEO claims it discounted Java by 97.5% to beat out Android on Amazon’s Paperwhite

    Oracle and Google continue to fight it out in a retrial over $9 billion that Oracle claims Google owes it for using its Java code in its popular Android mobile platform. And in the process, we’re also hearing details about other companies that may not have been known before. Today it was the turn of Amazon, which Oracle today said ran Java in its Kindle Paperwhite, but only after… Read More

  • Microsoft gives developers new options to plug into Office 365

    Microsoft gives developers new options to plug into Office 365

    At the Build developer conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced a series of new Office 365 developer tools designed to enhance how they interact with the Office 365 platform. Microsoft outlined three new ways for developers to work with Office 365, including Graph APIs to provide intelligent integration inside third-party applications using content from the Microsoft Graph… Read More

  • Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong Crunch Network

    Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong

    It’s time to hold companies to a higher standard when it comes to APIs. As software “eats the world,” it seems like it’s not enough for a business to just serve its customers and hopefully make a profit, they also have to be “platforms” — and, as any developer would respond, these days you just can’t be a platform without an API. Read More

  • Partnerships And Interoperability Matter Most In Cloud-Mobile World

    Partnerships And Interoperability Matter Most In Cloud-Mobile World

    Once upon a time, companies built huge proprietary systems to track their customer information, content, accounting, business intelligence and every other business function you can name. These were expensive, monolithic systems that took years to implement and compatibility between systems was not a huge priority. Usually the technology choices had a lot more to do with the needs of IT than… Read More

  • The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path Crunch Network

    The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

    APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come. When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already known — the dawn of a new era in software engineering. Read More

  • MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

    MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

    MuleSoft, the company that helps connect different types of software and services, scored an enormous $128 million investment today. The Series G round was led by Salesforce Ventures with ServiceNow and Cisco Investments also participating. In addition, it saw some public market institution investment including Adage Capital Management, Brookside Capital and Sands Capital Ventures. Read More

  • Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform

    Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform

    When you think of Cisco, it’s easy to pigeon-hole them as a networking equipment company, but Cisco also has a communications and collaboration side that includes WebEx. Today, it announced its intent to buy Tropo, a Twilio-like communications platform for adding telephony, messaging and other communications tools to any application. As I wrote yesterday, APIs are making it simpler… Read More

  • Apigee Closes Its First Public Day Worth $16.68 Per Share, Down 1.9% From Its IPO Price

    Apigee Closes Its First Public Day Worth $16.68 Per Share, Down 1.9% From Its IPO Price

    Apigee, a company that helps organizations build and manage API connectors, went public this morning at $17 per share, briefly jumping to $20 per share before closing at $16.68, down 1.88 percent in its first day of regular trading. After-hours, the company is flat. The company sold 5,115,000 shares in its IPO, raising $87M according to its CEO Chet Kapoor. It trades under the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Developers Learn To Simplify Under Pressure

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Developers Learn To Simplify Under Pressure

    Under the pressure that is the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, one team found itself stuck. The product was too complex to complete on time. The team members were tired and depressed and ready to give up until one member of the team, software engineer Alessandro Diogo Bruckheimer came up with an idea to simplify their goal and the app Should I Ride My Bike? was born. Read More

  • To Raise Its Game In Travel Big Data, Sabre Launches New Developer Portal, Advanced APIs

    To Raise Its Game In Travel Big Data, Sabre Launches New Developer Portal, Advanced APIs

    A month into its new life as a public company, Sabre is unveiling some new services to raise its profile with developers, in a bid to grow its business through third parties. Today the travel data company is launching a new portal, the Sabre Dev Studio, which gives access to some 150 APIs, testing tools, documentation, prototypes and sample code; as well as a new set of APIs focussed on… Read More

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