Sam Macklin

Sam Macklin

Sam Macklin is Layer 7's Web Content Producer.

June 13th, 2012

Mobile Webinar with Forrester Research, Inc. & Eli Lilly

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Forrester-Eli Lily WebinarOn Thursday June 21, Layer 7 will be presenting a live webinar called How to Make Your Enterprise Applications Mobile Ready, Fast, which will include input from Forrester Analyst Jeff Hammond and Tom Nienhaus of Eli Lilly. With issues like BYOD and iPad field enablement becoming increasingly important for many enterprises, this promises to be an extremely interesting webinar.

These issues raise new and highly significant security and management challenges for enterprises. This webinar will look at the most significant mobile challenges facing enterprises and propose some real-world solutions. The goal is to provide practical insight into how on-premise application functionality can be securely exposed, via mobile-friendly APIs, to apps and the developers who build them.

Space is limited so please don’t hesitate to register for the webinar today.

June 5th, 2012

Layer 7 User Conference & API Workshop

Layer 7 User ConferenceOn June 15, Layer 7 will be holding a special User Conference & API Workshop event at Cisco’s training facilities in San Jose, CA. This is a free event, open to Layer 7 Technologies customers and non-customers alike. The sessions will include a Q&A with Forrester Analyst Eve Maler plus speakers from Adobe, Savvis and Cisco.

It’s an all-day catered event, divided into two sessions (9am-12pm and 1-4:45pm, with lunch served in between). The morning session will focus on best practices for using Layer 7’s API Management, Mobile Access, SOA Governance and Cloud Integration products. The afternoon session will feature a workshop focusing on the topic of API Management.

For more information you can view the full agenda. Space is limited, so if you’re interested in attending, please don’t hesitate to register for the User Conference & Workshop.

May 24th, 2012

Forrester, ProgrammableWeb & Swagger: Upcoming Webinars

Layer 7 Webinars and Tech TalksThese are eventful times for Layer 7, with staff-members appearing at trade shows across North America and Europe. Notably, our CTO Scott Morrison has been undertaking what he’s termed his APIs, Cloud & Identity Tour. Somehow, Scott is also finding time to take part in a couple of the company’s upcoming Web seminars.

On May 29, he’ll be presenting our latest Tech Talk Tuesday meet-up, titled Swagger, WADL & API ‘Scriptions. This interactive session will take a look at the relative merits of different standards for creating formalized, machine-interpretable API descriptions. For full details on how to view and join in with this event, visit the Tech talk Tuesday page.

The following day, Scott will be reprising the recent webinar Identity, Access & Privacy for the New Hybrid Enterprise, featuring Eve Maler of Forrester Research, Inc. This is a special live presentation for the Asia/Pacific region (at 11am Sydney time/9am Singapore time). For more information, take a look at the webinar registration page.

Scott gets a break when Product Manager Dana Crane takes over webinar duty on June 5 for Getting Your API Discovered: The Secret to API Promotion, featuring ProgrammableWeb Founder John Musser. This session will explore a range of best practices for building a community of API developers. Registration is open now and you can click here to sign up.

May 18th, 2012

From the Vault: The Tech Talk Tuesday Archive

Layer 7 Tech Talk Tuesday ArchiveA few months back, Layer 7 launched Tech Talk Tuesday, a series of interactive developer meet-ups focusing on all things API, broadcast through the company’s Facebook and Livestream pages. We know it’s not always easy to catch a live event like Tech Talk Tuesday, so we’ve also been making recordings of the sessions available in the Videos section of our Resource Library.

We have some pretty exciting things planned for upcoming Tech Talks. The next regular Tech Talk will be a discussion of “Swagger, WADL & API ‘Scriptions” on May 29. You can click here to add it to your calendar. We’re also planning to stream a very special Tech Talk from the upcoming Glue Conference. Watch this space for more details.

For all the latest Tech Talk news – as well as quick-and-easy access to archived broadcasts – you can visit the Tech Talk Tuesday page on our Web site.

May 11th, 2012

Tech Talk Tuesday: API Monetization

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Category API, Tech Talks

Layer 7 Elastic Path Tech TalkIt’s almost time for another Layer 7 Technologies Tech Talk. This coming Tuesday, Layer 7’s own Matt McLarty will be joined by guest David Chiu from leading ecommerce vendor Elastic Path Software to discuss API monetization. We’re excited to have our friends from Elastic Path involved and this seems set to be a great Tech Talk – so get your questions ready!

API monetization comes in the form of two very distinct opportunities. First, companies like Elastic Path are creating new revenue opportunities for themselves by opening up their information assets via APIs. Second, some companies are charging third-parties for the use of particularly valuable APIs, creating even more revenue opportunities.

To learn more and throw some questions at our API monetization experts, just visit the Layer 7 Facebook page at noon EDT on May 15 and click the Livestream icon. If you don’t have Facebook, simply click here to watch directly through Livestream. You can submit questions on Facebook or through Twitter, using the hashtag #layer7live.