Manuel Xavier

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Manuel Xavier

About Manuel Xavier

I focus on innovation, pioneering, discovery of emerging technologies and open source. Subject matter expert in trends such as: API revolution, rise of Microservices, Continuous Delivery epiphany, Agile Methodologies mindset and Cloud adoption boom.

February 2017

Self-service API Management – Part 4

23 February, 2017|Tags: , |

An API Management Center of Excellence is still one of the cornerstones for the success of any API Management initiative Have you read part 1, 2 and 3? This is part 4 in a series on Self-service API Management. To fully understand this matter we advise you to read part 1 , part 2  and part 3 [...]

Self-service API Management – Part 3

22 February, 2017|

The success of Platform businesses should encourage API Management Platform owners to open their platforms API Management can be viewed as a small-scale Platform business, where many of the Platform key concepts apply – Parker, Geoffrey G., et al. Platform Revolution. Norton, 2016 Have you read part 1 and 2? This is part 3 in [...]

Self-service API Management – Part 2

21 February, 2017|Tags: , , |

A team of experts exclusively dedicated to API Management asset configuration increases project complexity Have you read part 1? This is part 2 in a series on Self-service API Management. To fully understand this matter we advise you to read part 1 of this series first. Part 2 starts here! Taking away the responsibility of asset [...]

Self-service API Management – Part 1

20 February, 2017|Tags: , |

This blog is the first in a series of four blogs on API management. It presents the path to augment the efficiencies of API Management in the Software Delivery Life-Cycle – the enablement of Self-service API Management. In my next blog will outline the importance of the API Management Center of Excellence (CoE) and the Self-service engagement [...]

January 2017

API Integration Patterns

4 January, 2017|Tags: , |

Experience-based APIs As part of any API Management platform rollout project, a new API publication pattern targeting API consumers should be promoted: Experience based APIs. This approach of API integration patterns will become the driver for Self-service API Management, enabling consumer specific API wrappers that are designed and implemented by the consuming teams. In addition [...]

December 2016

Splunk Live Utrecht 2016

21 December, 2016|Tags: , , |

Recently I attended the Splunk Live Utrecht 2016. The agenda was quite solid, with four customer use cases and three branches in the breakout sessions - IT Ops, Security and Advanced. In terms of general sessions delivered by the Splunk team, two topics were brought to Utrecht: Splunk for Security and Splunk for IT Operations.   Focusing on [...]

Best breed of API Management platforms

1 December, 2016|Tags: , , , |

In this follow-up to my previous blog Why invest in API Management? I highlight the need for very mature API Ecosystems. With this blog about the best breed of API Management platforms, I discuss questions such as: What responsibilities are held by such an ecosystem? What capabilities should it provide? And: why should the make-or-buy [...]

September 2016

Why invest in API Management?

14 September, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The increasing demand from Internet Business Models, Internet Streaming Boom and Cloud Adoption is uncovering the need for further investment in the API Management domain. In this blog, I describe the history, the future and the reasons for investing in API Management. 1. APIs and API Management are not a new phenomenon The modern Web APIs [...]

August 2014

TIBCO BusinessEvents referenced concepts in XSLT Mapper

15 August, 2014|Tags: , , , |

In TIBCO BusinessEvents 5, accessing the properties of referenced concepts from within an XSLT mapper does not seem trivial, but it actually is. In this blog I will present a solution I came up with when I was working on one of my projects. This solution is pretty simple and takes advantage of the BE feature [...]