Integration & IT Modernization

What I Learned on Day 2 of the I LOVE APIs Conference

The third day, and last, of the I Love APIs conference is today! “Day 3” starts strong with two keynotes, and continues to Developer, IT, and Strategy forums.

What is I Love APIs? Go here for a run down of the conference by Alexandra Haefele: How to Get the Most Out of the I Love APIs 2015 Conference

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9:00 AMKeynote: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, with Anant Jhingran discusses company software strategies in today’s competitive world. The approach start-ups take for software development, infrastructure, and operations have pioneered provides the principles that enterprises can use to evolve towards agile, relevancy, and competition.

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9:40 AM – Keynote: Apigee Un-Plugged with Ed Anuff, Anant Jhingran, Greg Brail, Shankar Ramaswamy, Martin Nally. Free speaking, unscripted, dialogue with Apigee to answer questions from the public. Chet Kapoor is hosting the discussion.

Chet: When is Apigee open sourcing EVERYTHING?

Greg in short: Apigee will continue to build, and contribute to open source. The amount of open source contribution will continue, and the rest is still being worked on.

Chet: What does Apigee think about AWS?

Ed in short: AWS is good for traffic managed, and offers a great suite of features. The gateway is missing an “intelligent api platform” to work with.

Chet: SOA or REST?

Martin in short: SOA and REST are exact opposites in the sense that operations are invoked through SOA, where REST is the data and the operations are hidden behind as “side-effects”. An API using REST is like database design, where the operations act as triggers. New development should be focused on designing data oriented styles of REST.

Chet: What is the biggest pain with APIs?

Shankar in short: Scaling with evolving changes in design and infrastructure.

Chet: Why is transacting, learning, and adapting not performed as one cycle? Why will Apigee get this right?

Anant in short: Availability of signals has gone up significantly – real time modeling is something new that is available, versus where years ago everything was batch processing. Apigee is acting in this manner to do all in one, and getting it right.

10:30 AMIoT: Building a Home Security System with Apigee Link using Beaglebone DIY kit

We followed a coding session to create functions for our device to create a security alert sensor that picks up noise from the microphone, and alerts with the buzzer. Using Node.JS and Zetta we issued API calls to the device for “beeps”, and also were able to generate “beeps” when the microphone picked up any sound.

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11:40 AM –How Hyper-Connected Consumers Are Transforming Healthcare moderated by Aashima Gupta, Apigee

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API Transformation in Healthcare:

  • Personalizing patient experiences – do what is best for the patient. The data gathered for physicians allows to generate reports that can be extremely detailed about the patient.
  • Connected Health – Liberate people through connecting various devices where one device can feed information to a patient – example used: Amazon’s Alexa should be able to tell me how many steps I walked yesterday.
  • Financial Incentives – Can providers incentivize consumers to walk 15,000 steps a day? Providers would then reward with Example: ‘100’ miles on their airline programs.
  • Predictive Analytics: Combine APIs, and Machine Learning to provide a possible outcome for a patient and to react quickly. Being able to tailor software for every patient provides a reactive approach to patient care.

Aashima: What can you predict for the nxt 10 years in Healthcare?

  • Liberate from the bureaucracy of the Healthcare, a change in the US to change the way healthcare operates.
  • Free your data, patient records, you are the owner – it may become public
  • Ability to see your possible health problems
  • Gene analytics – we can see our genome data to improve our standard of living

 

 

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