What’s new in DataPower Operations Dashboard v1.0.8.5

We just released our version v1.0.8.5 of DataPower Operations Dashboard (DPOD), IBM’s monitoring and problem determination solution for applications that are secured and optimized by DataPower Gateways. This latest version brings a myriad of new features particularly around API Connect transaction analysis. But that's not all of it. We have added new features around DevOps,...  Continue reading What’s new in DataPower Operations Dashboard v1.0.8.5

IBM API Connect: Help us improve your documentation experience!

The API Connect Information Development team (in case you don't know us, we write and produce the API Connect Knowledge Center) has already made our New Year's Resolution, and we need your help to keep it! Our Resolution is to improve the API Connect Knowledge Center with more clear and accurate information, with the correct...  Continue reading IBM API Connect: Help us improve your documentation experience!

Why Isn’t My API Achieving the Desired Results?

Let’s assume that you have built a great API. Your plan for the API may have been for internal consumption by your company developers (e.g. creating a mobile app), or for partner engagement or on-boarding, or a public API to allow for comparison Apps written by third parties to send business to you. ...  Continue reading Why Isn’t My API Achieving the Desired Results?

API Connect: Analytics Workflow

Overview In this post, we will explore a basic workflow of analytics.  This will serve as a high-level overview, through each application of API Connect's Analytics page.  First, we will create a saved search.  Next, we will create a visualization based on that search.  Finally, we will create a dashboard that incorporates that visualization.  We will...  Continue reading API Connect: Analytics Workflow

Microservices and APIs: Defining application boundaries

In a recent post on integration architecture Alan Glickenhouse touched on the question of when and where API management should be used in relation to microservice architecture. This post looks at that question at the next level of depth, exploring the positioning of API management to both embrace microservices architecture and yet still manage...  Continue reading Microservices and APIs: Defining application boundaries

The Biggest Impediment to API Economy Growth is…?

API Economy growth predictions are looking great. A search on “API Economy Growth” finds an endless supply of reports and articles showing excellent growth projections – and we are still in the initial stages. Industry standards are starting to form which will drive further use. With this, it seems odd...  Continue reading The Biggest Impediment to API Economy Growth is…?