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Orlando
KONG, the king of open-source API management platforms, is in my (totally not biased) opinion an extremely cool tool. From startups to enterprises, companies have tons of APIs (growth of APIs within Mashape) and they need to be managed in a simple and effective way. Instead of building functionalities into each microservice KONG deploys a solution for managing them based on your needs – focus on excelling at microservices instead of the boring stuff.

Microservices just like sushi

When I was explaining microservices to my cousin, and why they’re cool, I told him to imagine microservices like awesome…
Orlando
API Security Trooper Credits: https://flic.kr/p/fJEXeX It is not uncommon to see APIs being served using the “http://” protocol and it’s sad, real sad. So sad that every time I see it, I feel like crying. I remember going to a hackathon few months ago and the idea of a location based Tinder-like app for LinkedIn popped. The question of whether we would let people sniff data flowing through the ether was raised almost immediately. What if people could tap into your stream over insecure WiFi? The decision was easy. We would implement a secure layer which we would allow the…
Chris Ismael
Below is an excerpt from the Data2.0 newsletter article called 4 Trends in 2013 Data Innovation featuring DeveloperWeek winner Callinize 3. More startups will essentially be “Data Startups” – Callinize, the winner of our DeveloperWeek 2013 hackathon last February 1-3, is actually a mashup of 4-6 different data sources like Mashape, Salesforce, and RapLeaf. The end user might not know it, but the power of Callinize to grab intelligence on whoever is calling you (before you answer the phone) is based on the fact that Callinize is really a mashup of API’s. It’s a data startup. Across…
Augusto Marietti
Telco (telecommunication operators) companies have always been CSP (communication service providers) since the beginning. They started and created their power along the road by implanting the infrastructure to let people communicate easily from all over the world by just dialing a number on a machine called “telephone”. A group of typical red London phone cabins The Bell Telephone Company was founded in July, 1877. Long distance calls, at that time, were a dream. Later in 1885, Bell created the American Telephone and Telegraph company (AT&T)  to create a nationwide long-distance network with a commerically viable cost-structure. The mission was to…
Augusto Marietti
Reid Hoffman, Co-founder, LinkedinImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/5VLbLA Seek To Create Disruptive Change. Is this massive and different? Example: Skype Aim Big. It’s the same amount of blood, sweat and tears to build a small company to flip as a big one to change the world. Build A Network to Amplify Your Company. Your network is a store of distributed intelligence that can enable you. It’s important at the board and investor level and the rank and file. Plan for Both Good and Bad Luck. Opportunity will cross your path and you’ll have to pivot to reach it.…
Augusto Marietti
Timeline history of Ikea vs Apple Credits: thenextweb
Augusto Marietti
“.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs Quote from Steve Jobs…
Augusto Marietti
Sign at the HP GarageImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/4CRnvK The HP Garage is the famous birthplace of Silicon Valley where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded. Here’s the famous 11 rules that encapsulated the work ethos of Silicon Valley: Believe you can change the world. Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever. Know when to work alone and when to work together. Share – tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues. No politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.) The customer defines a job well done. Radical ideas are not bad ideas. Invent different ways of working. Make a contribution every…
Augusto Marietti
2000 vs 2010 changes…
Augusto Marietti
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