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App portability/interoperability

Recent advancements with automation, containerized code, distributed computing and DevOps have enabled software teams to achieve new heights in developing lightweight, portable apps that are dynamic, responsive, flexible and scalable. Find content here about maintaining app portability and interoperability through proper integration, migration and more.

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  • open API (public API)

    An open API, also known as a public API, is an application programming interface made publically available to software developers.

  • REST (REpresentational State Transfer)

    REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architectural style for developing web services. REST is popular due to its simplicity and the fact that it builds upon existing systems and features of the internet's HTTP in order to achieve its objectives, as opposed to creating new standards, frameworks and technologies.

  • application program interface (API)

    An application program interface (API) is code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other.

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BPM and microservices

The combination of BPM and microservices offers a new world of opportunity for organizations looking to digitalize their critical business processes. This section reviews the tools, techniques and technologies that are driving the ability of microservices to truly support BPM needs and explores how organizations can manage this relationship properly.

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  • event

    An event, in a computing context, is an action or occurrence that can be identified by a program and has significance for system hardware or software.

  • EAI (enterprise application integration)

    Enterprise application integration (EAI) is the task of uniting the databases and workflows associated with business applications to ensure that the business uses the information consistently and that changes to core business data made by one application are correctly reflected in others.

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related functions, such as applying for reimbursement, updating personal information and accessing company benefits information -- which was once largely paper-based, or otherwise would have been maintained by management or administrative staff.

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Microservices and development

As microservices continue to take a larger role in the operation of today's organizations, what does this mean for developers? Find content from our experts that looks at the development implications of microservices architecture, including the techniques, tools and guidelines they may need to rely on.

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  • source code

    Source code is the fundamental component of a computer program that is created by a programmer. It can be read and easily understood by a human being.

  • Ballerina language

    Ballerina language is an open-source, cloud-native programming language designed to ease the burden of integration development associated with enterprise applications.

  • content management system (CMS)

    A content management system (CMS) is an application program for creating and managing digital content in a collaborative environment.

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Digital transformation and app modernization

Technology changes rapidly. In order to stay competitive, organizations need to make sure they are on top of their digital transformation and application modernization processes. Here, our experts break down the ins and outs of these processes and examine the tools and strategies that will help push your transformation in the right direction and keep apps up to date.

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  • autoresponder

    An autoresponder is a computer program that automatically sends an email, SMS or a series of emails to a contact list subscriber based on time or event triggers.

  • mobile application development

    Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets.

  • mobile application development platform (MADP)

    A mobile application development platform (MADP) is a type of software that allows a business to rapidly build, test and perhaps deploy mobile apps for smartphones and tablets.

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Managing architectures

No matter where you are on your journey to microservices or SOA, management should be a constant focus. This includes holistic governance, orchestration processes, proper management of APIs and more. This section provides news, tips, case studies and other content that look at how organizations should think about managing microservices architectures and SOA.

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  • dependency injection

    In object-oriented programming (OOP) software design, dependency injection (DI) is the process of supplying a resource that a given piece of code requires.

  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

    PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a file format used for lossless image compression. PNG has almost entirely replaced the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) that was widely used in the past.

  • Kong

    Kong is an open source API gateway and platform that acts as middleware between compute clients and the API-centric applications.

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  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...


  • Port Scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services ...

  • DMZ (networking)

    In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone), also sometimes known as a perimeter network or a screened subnetwork, is a ...

  • quantum supremacy

    Quantum supremacy is the experimental demonstration of a quantum computer's dominance and advantage over classic computers by ...



  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider.