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News: Evangelist Kin Lane on the benefits and pitfalls of public APIs

  1. TheServerSide caught up with Kin Lane at the 2012 Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in Las Vegas, and had the chance to quiz him about the topic he knows best. Lane styles himself the "API Evangelist" (that's the name of his blog as well), and sees his role as that of a messenger, bringing the good news about APIs to stakeholders outside the development sphere. He wants business leaders and business owners to grok the true benefits of APIs, and why they deserve a place in the IT budget.

    Read the full story: API evangelist Kin Lane is still spreading the word

  2. In my opinion the pendulum is about to swing back away from remote Web Open API's to local runtime Open API's by way of code mobility funneled through Web Open API's.

    http://www.jinspired.com/site/visions-of-cloud-computing-paas-everywhere

    With Java gettinga powerful and high performance Javascript engine then throw in an activity based costing/metering compilimented with adaptive runtime control and resource management, and you have got the makings of a new mainframe era in the cloud ;-)