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Introducing Containers & Microservices Bootcamp at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley. SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

Introducing Containers & Microservices Bootcamp at @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on demos and comprehensive walkthroughs. Register for Containers & Microservices Bootcamp Here! Containerization and microservices are the hottest trends in the world of distributed computing. They are revolutionizing the way software is designed, developed and deployed. @ThingsExpo Tickets, Santa Clara. Invalid quantity.

@ThingsExpo Tickets, Santa Clara

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EMC-Windstream Partnering to Drive Cloud Solutions at @CloudExpo

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker BiosMichael Piccininni is Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in the technology industry for more than 15 years in business development and management roles. He supports several of EMC's most strategic Cloud Service Provider relationships, including Windstream. His organization focuses on identification, solution development and joint go-to-market execution. Mike Dietze is the Regional Director for Windstream Hosted Solutions where he manages a that team focuses on building cloud-based solutions for Windstream's customers. The Internet of Things Will Generate Terabytes of Data. The Internet of Things Will Generate Terabytes of Data.

The Internet of Things Will Generate Terabytes of Data

What Will We Do with All of It? By Elle Wood In less than 5 years, "the Internet of Things will transform the data center," says Gartner. This transformation is predicted to trickle across industries and affect business models, how we market products and even inspire new technology developments. With a sensor on absolutely everything - from cars and houses to your family members - it goes without saying there will be some challenges with these massive amounts of data. The API is Dead! Long Live the API! A funny thing happened as I was noodling on this ZapFlash.

The API is Dead! Long Live the API!

I was all set to put the nail in the Application Programming Interface (API) coffin, continuing the discussion of just how awful Remote Procedure Call (RPC) interfaces are, and how we should avoid them at all costs.

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Application programming interface. In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other.

Application programming interface

Detailed explanation[edit] API in procedural languages[edit] In most procedural languages, an API specifies a set of functions or routines that accomplish a specific task or are allowed to interact with a specific software component. This specification is presented in a human readable format in paper books, or in electronic formats like ebooks or as man pages.

For example, the math API on Unix systems is a specification on how to use the mathematical functions included in the math library. The Unix command man 3 sqrt presents the signature of the function sqrt in the form: SYNOPSIS #include <math.h> double sqrt(double X); float sqrtf(float X); DESCRIPTION sqrt computes the positive square root of the argument. . . . . $ perldoc -f sqrt sqrt EXPR sqrt #Return the square root of EXPR. API in object-oriented languages[edit] API libraries and frameworks[edit] Free Your Data and the Apps Will Follow? This guest post comes from Mark O’Neill, CTO of Vordel, which sells products to manage cloud computing, including a cloud service broker.

Free Your Data and the Apps Will Follow?

APIs represent such an important technology trend, that new business models can develop on top of them, sometimes called “The API economy”. The API economy encompasses API developers, the businesses providing the APIs, the businesses hosting APIs, and app developers. This growing API economy has resulted in a philosophical switch in the mindset of many organizations that are now making access to internal data available, enabling partners and customers to develop value-added applications on top of this data.

As such, many organizations no longer hold information close, but actually are seeking to make it readily available for external developers to write apps. Sample screenshot from API Management product showing list of potential security policies.