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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 [...]

In Memory Data Grid – TIBCO ActiveSpaces

27 December, 2016|Tags: , |

Facing process/integration performance issue? The solution might be in your head, just put your "memory" to work. It has become increasingly common to see companies struggle in improving the performance of their integration system. They approached it in many different ways and although it looks like they have no more clear options to improve it, [...]

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 [...]

(How) do architects fit into Scrum teams?

20 December, 2016|Tags: , , |

Currently many companies have an architecture department or board. Nevertheless, architecture is mostly kept outside of the Scrum teams. So, I wonder: how do they fit in? Do they still have a reason to exist? Who chooses the "how"? The architect or the team? Keeping architects out of the Scrum teams is not the way [...]

Integration within a changing business environment – a reposted blog

14 December, 2016|Tags: , |

"In a fast, crazy world, monitoring makes real business sense." Today’s business environment is changing faster and faster. The ability to quickly adapt is crucial to survival. To do that, it is essential to have a thorough overview of all your processes, only then can you instantly see potential problems and have a clear view [...]

Klantinformatie 2.0 – meer omzet met je bestaande applicaties

8 December, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nieuwe perspectieven, nieuwe omzet Voor vele MKB bedrijven geldt de gouden regel: praktisch en pragmatisch werken en zorgen voor snelle oplossingen. Altijd is de focus op de klant. Al het werk dat wordt gedaan, staat dus ook in teken van de klant. - Een heel mooi uitgangspunt en zo hoort het ook. Veel bedrijven in [...]

Spotfire security with Excel datasource

7 December, 2016|Tags: , , , |

In our practice, we tend to run into Spotfire projects that use Excel (or CSV) as a data source more and more. Of course our first question (and hopefully yours too) is: “Why not connect to a database?”. In many cases the answer is simple: There is no database that contains this data There is [...]

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 [...]

European Cyber Security Challenge 2016

24 November, 2016|Tags: , , |

Close enough: when hacking infects our daily lives Before I start about the fascinating European Cyber Security Challenge, imagine you wake up in middle of night: You go to the children's room and you hear your child speaking with a stranger; it’s your cheap Chinese baby phone with built-in microphone, speakers and camera. You attached it [...]