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Developer Experience: The Key to a Successful API By Caroline Ambros User experience is the key to adoption. If no one understands how to use your product, they won't buy it. This is equally true in the world of APIs. Developers are more likely to adopt and stick with a platform or service that they enjoy using. The key to the success of your API, then, is the Developer Experience. But what is Developer Experience? Much like for products that target traditional consumers, the usability of your API is key. Thus, the Developer Experience is the aggregate of all experiences a developer has while interacting with your platform. At the intersection of business, technology and UX, your platform's Developer Experience could make or break your organization's growth in today's incredibly competitive technological landscape. "Good" Developer Experience is all about understandi... (more)

IoT Gateways and Security Vulnerabilities | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #Security #SmartCities

How to Protect IoT Gateways from Security Vulnerabilities By Atri Raychowdhury On October 2016, Dyn, a Domain Name Server (DNS) company was the target of a massive coordinated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack leaving the world not able to connect to popular websites such as Twitter, Amazon.com, BBC, Reddit, Spotify, and more. DDoS attacks occur when multiple resources flood the bandwidth and/or resources of a targeted system which in turn overloads it, preventing it from fulfilling legitimate requests. This attack was carried out by installing malware on Internet of Thi... (more)

Self-Driving Software and the Internet of Cars | @ThingsExpo #AI #DX #IoT #M2M #Sensors

Racing Towards Self-Driving Software and the Internet of Cars By Patrick Londa Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Fundamental Change on the Horizon How do cars talk to each other today? One driver can honk at another. It's pretty crude. That is quickly changing though - and, for the most part, that's a good thing. Cars are becoming complex computers, expected to drive autonomously, download software updates regularly, and impress riders with the sound quality and entertainment value of a home theater. Soon, cars will be communicating with each other to do everything f... (more)

The Disruptor That Needs Disrupting | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

The Disruptor That Needs Disrupting By Greg Lord Many people mistakenly believe that Al Gore invented the Internet, but in reality it was Tim Berners-Lee. He created URIs, HTTP, HTML, and the first web browser - all critical building blocks that paved the way for the Internet to operate as the ubiquitous, decentralized network for sharing information that we take for granted today. As a result of his contributions to society, it was recently announced that Tim Berners-Lee has been awarded the prestigious Turing Award. Side note: The A.M. Turing Award is the heavyweight of all com... (more)

OpenAPI 3.0: How to Design and Document APIs with the Latest OpenAPI Specification [On-Demand Training]

The OpenAPI Specification (OAS), based on the original Swagger 2.0 specification, has emerged as the world’s standard for defining and describing RESTful APIs. The next version of the OAS – version... ... (more)