How can I keep API keys out of source control?

If you want to use a free source control service, there are still a few options. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Will asks: I’m working on a website that will ...

Amazon says CloudTrail will track all those API calls for risk-averse enterprises

  photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:So just who is making all those API calls to your Amazon Web Services and what are those calls doing? Amazon’s new CloudTrail aims to corral that for you. That companies will move even their mission critical applications to the cloud is not a question of if but when, according to ...

A quick reminder of why cloud computing really matters — the applications

photo: Barb Darrow SUMMARY:Amazon Web Services’ second-annual user conference is around the corner, but its scale is as much about AWS’s platform as it is about the ecosystem of developers and applications it has enabled. Amazon Web Services’ second-annual re:Invent user conference kicks off on Tuesday, and the scale of the thing speaks volumes of ...

REST Hooks and the real-time web

  photo: Shutterstock / Lightspring SUMMARY:Users have grown accustomed to a real-time web, but now they want an easier-to-implement real-time integration between web services. REST Hooks seems to be the emerging standard for such integration. Much has been written about the “real-time” web. Yet, depending on who you talk to, it either happened years ago or ...

CA snaps up Layer 7 as API management arena heats up

This was posted originally on Gigaom. SUMMARY:Last week it was Intel buying Mashery, now it’s CA buying Layer 7. Both Mashery and Layer 7 are in the business of managing application programming interfaces. The management and quality control of application programming interfaces or APIs is hot now. That’s why CA Technologies is acquiring Layer 7 in a ...