Article: Business Agility Requires Open APIs and Low-code/No-code

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Business Agility Requires Open APIs and Low-code/No-code

As more organizations turn to low-code, no-code programming, success cannot be fully realized without the accessibility provided by truly open APIs.

As the pressure to quickly adapt working models and integrate technology continues to be a key factor in business success, more and more organizations will turn to low-code, no-code programming as a method to alleviate support required from IT and development teams. But this success cannot be fully realized without the accessibility provided by truly open APIs. Only then can the organizations rely on a truly agile software backbone to set them up now and into the future.

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Article: When it comes to open source, culture continues to eat strategy, policy for lunch

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When it comes to open source, culture continues to eat strategy, policy for lunch

Castle said one common thing he heard about open source is as time, money and people remain in short supply, they see open source as a path to get new capabilities in place more quickly.

Castle said his research showed there is more awareness and understanding of open source and the benefits it brings. He said the requirement in the 2016 memo for agencies to publish at least 20% of their code expired in 2020, so he would like to see OMB update the policy and reinstate the requirement.

“I would really love to see open source by default. Why not put it out there because it is a public good, just like anything else, and it’s paid for by taxpayers, and you have to justify why you can’t publish this,” he said.

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Article: API Management: What CIOs Should Know

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API Management: What CIOs Should Know

“Many of our customers want to go to this future where they actually have an API economy and an API catalog and they expose data across all the silos of their company,” Charles Lamanna, corporate vice president for the low-code application platform at Microsoft, tells CIO.com.

Using an API gateway or other API management solutions with a low-code platform “unlocks tons of opportunity, because developers can build those microservices and publish them for other developers to consume, and citizen developers can consume them via the Power platform,” Lamanna says, by way of example.

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Article: 4 ways open source gives you a competitive edge

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4 ways open source gives you a competitive edge

Building a tech stack is a major decision for every organization. While picking the right tools will set your team up for success, picking the wrong solutions or platforms can have devastating effects on productivity and profitability. To succeed in today’s fast-paced world, organizations must make smart investments in digital solutions that enable them to move faster and increase operational agility.

Here are four reasons why adopting open source technology can help organizations drive competitive advantage and experience better business outcomes.

  • Extensibility and flexibility
  • Security and high-trust collaboration
  • Freedom from vendor lock-in
  • Top talent and community

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