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To deliver on AI’s promise: Take the brain from the jar

Companies need to take the AI brain “out of the jar”; using application networks that enable AI to plug in and out of any data source or capability.Everyone, including MuleSoft, is talking about artificial intelligence (AI). The…
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How IoT can enhance customer experiences

Rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach, the most successful businesses are rapidly tailoring offerings for customers in real time.The internet of things (IoT) has emerged as an effective method for providing real-time value. Across…
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Should businesses bank on APIs to solve the legacy conundrum?

It is imperative for banks and other financial services businesses to ‘go digital’, in response to legislation (i.e., PSD2) and to increasing pressure from smaller, more nimble fintechs.Traditional financial services firms have a…
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What are perceived and actual security concerns for APIs?

APIs are rapidly becoming one of the most important infrastructural layers of the Internet while at the same time becoming a critical component of modern day attacks. They are difficult to secure and determined hackers are extremely tenacious…
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How to build for change in a cloudy world

The cloud market is on the rise, with organizations drawn to the promise of increased agility, reduced costs and improved operational efficiency. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21.4 percent,…
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From monolith to microservices – an architect’s first-hand account (Part 2)

This is a guest blog from a member of the MuleSoft community. Brad Cooper is a senior developer with more than 20 years professional experience in a variety of tools and languages, including Anypoint Platform. He holds numerous MuleSoft certifications,…
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Why GDPR compliance is a ready-made problem for APIs

If you were existing anywhere but under a rock for the last few weeks, then you were probably subjected to a gauntlet of GDPR notifications from the websites that you frequent, including ProgrammableWeb. They may not have even mentioned…
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APIs in the world of IT operations

In a previous life, I worked primarily with the operational side of the IT business, which is concerned with monitoring and operational alerting. The requirements we implemented were variations on a theme that typically started with the business…
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ProgrammableWeb’s Most Popular APIs of 2017

Last fall we wrote an article that examined which APIs draw the most interest from developers. In that article we relied upon the API tracking functionality that each profile has as the metric for determining which APIs are the most popular.…
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Why APIs are not just for tech companies

Looking across the entire landscape of software that businesses buy, it is clear that APIs are becoming a competitive differentiator for companies of all sizes. Beyond external, monetized APIs, companies that develop internal APIs for themselves…