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Preparing for GIDS

Posted by Sathyamoorthy Sridhar

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

International trips can be a big hassle. Just think about the amount of prep you must go through before you leave: tickets, Visa, demo prep, booth prep, making sure the wife and kids are going to be comfortable, and finally, if your trip is actually heading back to your original home (like I am, to India), you need to think of what to buy for the people back home. God forbid you forgot a trinket for your grandmother! 

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Building Reusable REST API Services (Part 3 of 4)

Posted by Bill Appleton

Wed, Apr 8, 2015

My first post in this series of four discussed the problems and pitfalls of creating your own REST APIs. After that we looked at some of the ineffective ways that companies try to deal with the API complexity problem. Now, I want to talk about the advantages of reusable web services for general-purpose application development.

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Topics: DreamFactory Services Platform

Band Aids Don’t Solve REST API Complexity (Part 2 of 4)

Posted by Bill Appleton

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

In my previous blog post, I examined the problem of REST API complexity in the enterprise. In short, as a company builds more and more web services, the situation server-side becomes increasingly complex, which can reduce portability, scalability, efficiency, and security. It also slows down development, just at a time when enterprises are scaling up development of mobile applications. In this blog post, I discuss some of the solutions that companies use to address this problem, and assess their effectiveness.

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Topics: REST API, Mobile app development, API, Enterprise applications, Enterprise architecture, Enterprise mobility

Don't Build Your Own REST APIs (Part 1 of 4)

Posted by Bill Appleton

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The engineering team at DreamFactory designed and built some of the very first applications that use web services. Over the years, we made many mistakes trying to create the perfect mobile backend for these applications.

In our experience talking to customers, we’ve learned that many companies face the same challenges we’ve had to think about and tackle over the years. One of the biggest challenges is figuring out a winning API strategy. This blog post lays out some of the traps and pitfalls that companies often experience when they decide to build their own REST APIs.

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Topics: REST API, Mobile app development, API, Enterprise applications

#PHPUK15: Innovation is alive and well within the PHP community

Posted by Ben Busse

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

DreamFactory recently participated in the excellent PHP UK Conference in London. The conference was attended by 750 developers who stayed very busy over two days of simultaneous talk tracks given by excellent speakers from all over the world. With a strong emphasis on back-end development and scripting, we were eager to engage with PHP developers and better understand how the DreamFactory Services Platform could help them leverage back-end services such as MySQL databases and other data stores. And we stayed extremely busy at our booth!

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Topics: Events

DreamFactory 1.9.0 Supports Amazon SNS Push Notifications

Posted by Todd Appleton

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

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We're excited to announce that DreamFactory now supports push notifications using Amazon’s Simple Notification Service (SNS). Notifications can be sent to any endpoint supported by SNS. This includes mobile, email, and HTTP endpoints. 

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Topics: REST API, AWS, push notifications

DreamFactory 1.9.0 Has Shipped!

Posted by Todd Appleton

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

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Hi folks, we've been busy cranking on the DreamFactory 1.9.0 release and after many long nights we're happy to announce....drumroll please....1.9.0 is live! Here's a quick round up of new features in the 1.9.0 release. Head on over to Bitnami to install DreamFactory 1.9.0 on your server of choice or grab it from GitHub.

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Topics: DreamFactory Services Platform

Componentized services come to the foreground at Gartner’s AADI conference

Posted by Bryan Stewart

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

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I recently attended Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) Summit in Las Vegas. It was an excellent event, attended by more than one thousand IT and application development leaders and enterprise architects, who had gathered to learn, network with peers, and prepare for what’s next. 

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Topics: REST API, Mobile app development, Enterprise applications, IoT

Add a REST API to Your IBM DB2 Database in Four Easy Steps

Posted by Ben Busse

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

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Got a DB2 database that needs a REST API? Now you can connect to your IBM DB2 with DreamFactory in just a few minutes. In this short blog post I'll explain how to connect to DB2 and use DreamFactory's auto-generated REST API for DB2.

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Topics: DreamFactory Services Platform, REST API, Enterprise applications, DB2

Case Study - How Senske Services Mobilizes their Business with DreamFactory and AngularJS

Posted by Ben Busse

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

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In this blog post, Senske Services explains how they’ve used DreamFactory to quickly mobilize their business and stay ahead of the competition. They describe their experience building a mobile ticketing app for teams in the field that connects directly to their existing Microsoft SQL Server database.

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Topics: DreamFactory Services Platform, REST API, Enterprise applications, AngularJS

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