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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: APIs In a Post-API World – Uri Sarid, Mulesoft

APIs In a Post-API World – Uri Sarid, Mulesoft Mashups in 2005 – mostly about Google Maps, not much else was available Now we have a huge number of APIs available > 13,000 open APIs today, perhaps millions of enterprise APIs “Integration is the opposite of sexy. Until you call it ‘connectivity’” The new software […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Towards an API Commons – Steven Wilmott, 3Scale and Kin Lane, Presidential Innovation Fellow

Towards an API Commons – Steven Wilmott, 3Scale and Kin Lane, Presidential Innovation Fellow The number of APIs are exploding Need client code to help interact with the APIs Code generation – doesn’t always work well Intelligent clients (e.g. Hypermedia) – can take a long time to do right API copyright is a legal grey […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Sustainable Software Engineering Culture (Without The Ninjas) – Mike Gehard, Pivotal Labs

Sustainable Software Engineering Culture (Without The Ninjas) – Mike Gehard, Pivotal Labs Everyone wants predictability in an unpredictable world Sustainability over time is critical to becoming predictable Sustainable culture = (Transparency + Communication) * Discipline Transparency = honest and open, not secretive (harder is larger companies due to difficulty of communication) Communication = requires common […]

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#DefragCon 2013: Programming with Personal Clouds: A Post-Web Architecture — Phil Windley, Kynetx

Programming with Personal Clouds: A Post-Web Architecture – Phil Windley, Kynetx Personal cloud made up of a constellation of persistent computational objects – picos Picos have identity, storage, open-event network, processing, event channels, and APIs “Mirror Worlds” – David Gelernter – sounds like today, written in 1993 Clouds should center around objects and people Any […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: The Sands of Time: How Cloud is Changing the Role of the CIO — Rod Smith, IBM

The Sands of Time: How Cloud is Changing the Role of the CIO – Rod Smith, IBM LoBs want apps “built and deployed in less than 6 days” Looking for business value first, IT integration second This means working closer with CMOs, CHROs, etc IT using open source, “born on the web” technologies to deliver […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Industrial Entropy and the Future of Work – Chris DeVore, Founders Co-op

Industrial Entropy and the Future of Work – Chris DeVore, Founders Co-op Ronald Coase – “The Nature of the Firm” paper – why companies exist Firms gathered people around knowledge and tools that were often too expensive for an individual to purchase Digitization moved work outside the firm Now tools can be purchased to solve […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Great, Software Ate My World. Now what? – Oren Teich, Heroku

Great, Software Ate My World. Now what? – Oren Teich, Heroku The way that we are engaging and interacting is changing “Software is eating the world” Replace ‘Eating’ with ‘Changing’ “Software is changing the world” We now have a blank canvas It is shaking up the value chain, shifting where the value gets created Clayton […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Developer Marketing: F#%k Leads; Generate Relationships – Tim Falls, SendGrid

Developer Marketing: F#%k Leads; Generate Relationships – Tim Falls, SendGrid Marketing has gotten really hard Relationships > Leads Handshakes > Clicks Two types of marketing: traditional (banner ads, blog posts, SEO, SEM) vs. non-traditional (trust, relationships w/ real people) Both have their purpose, but there needs to be a balance Recommendations to build relationships and […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Unpacking Data’s Baggage: Lessons from Airport Security – Stephen Messer, Collective[i]

Unpacking Data’s Baggage: Lessons from Airport Security – Stephen Messer, Collective[i] BigData will disappoint if you fixate on its size. What matters is getting fast, relevant, accurate results Many don’t think through their business, so they don’t know what they want from their data Big Data has reached the hype cycle and we are now […]

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Software is Eating the Datacenter – Anjan Srinivas, Nutanix

Software is Eating the Datacenter – Anjan Srinivas, Nutanix Emerging trends 1. Taiwan – x86 servers going the laptop way, mass produced 2. Consolidation 2.0 – programmable data centers via virtualization 3. Server-side Flash – TBs of solid-state on servers 4. Amazon – utility consumption is dictating how services will be delivered and the user […]

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