Getting Our Hack On This Past Weekend at HackRU

Last weekend, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists (USACS) at Rutgers hosted its bi-annual hackathon, HackRU a 24-hour student hackathon. Top college talent and new coders came together and hacked some awesome apps. See the full recap in our Developer Blog!

How APIs are helping reshape the music industry

APIs are accelerating massive industry shifts in Healthcare, Data, Transportation, Financial Services, and Travel.  However, when it comes to a complete sea change, not

Merging the Mobile and Physical Shopping Experience Through Apps and APIs

Success in retail equals selling more and more “things”.  For traditional brick and mortar retailers, that means getting people in the doors and keeping them there long enough to make a purchase.   With the advent of the Internet, these traditional retailers have had to adapt and create websites to allow their shoppers to shop online.  Now that the vast majority has figured out websites, mobile is bringing a new threat to the traditional retail model.

How to Harden Your APIs

This guest post, written by Andy Thurai, originally appeared on Infosecurity.com. Andy is the Chief Architect & Group CTO for the Intel unit responsible for Cloud/ Application security, API, Big Data, SOA and Mobile middleware solutions. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndyThurai.

Under the Big Top - Why Circus Mashimus was the place to be at SXSWi 2013

Give Your Business the Sixth Sense with APIs

APIs play a huge role in the B2C arena. For example, a retail API allows access to pricing data, product catalog, support and purchases.  These outward APIs ease the creation of apps, integrations, and robust consumer experiences.  Not to mention the ability to track usage and see trends with API management.

APIs Creating a Second Screen Experience

With the Super Bowl/awards season now officially over, we can look back and assess how this year’s season compares with last years in terms of social engagement and second screen usage.  Not surprisingly, social media engagement grew for all the major events this year.   The Super Bowl drew 30 million mentions/comments in the social media space, while the Grammys and the Oscars drew 19 and 18 million, respectively. 

Optimal Use and Reuse

Every large enterprise periodically accumulates what we call "tech debt". It happens even in very well-run companies, those that have built-in processes designed to adapt quickly to capitalize on emerging opportunities, or cope with unexpected problems. In essence, to respond rapidly to these and other market shifts, they have to implement new technologies. Then, with the next shift, they have to do it all over again, basically starting from scratch each time.

Is the CMO now the Chief API Officer?

This guest post, written by Andy Thurai, originally appeared on Programmableweb. Andy is the Chief Architect & Group CTO for the Intel unit responsible for Cloud/ Application security, API, Big Data, SOA and Mobile middleware solutions. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndyThurai.

Mashery API Management Platform: Product Overview Video

See how Mashery's API Management Platform empowers you to manage the three essential elements of a successful API:  your partners, your APIs as products, and traffic.  This video features partner portals from ESPN, TomTom, and CarePass by Aetna.

 

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