REDtalks.live #49 – Imperative vs Declarative APIs /w Kin Lane

My good pal, Kin Lane, is back on the show for his third appearance to discuss the much debated topic of Imperative vs Declarative APIs. Key discussion points on this topic: One is not necessarily better than the other. One persons declarative is another persons imperative, so think about the 'system' of orchestration, and not … Continue reading REDtalks.live #49 – Imperative vs Declarative APIs /w Kin Lane

REDtalks.live #48 – Deep API Monitoring w/ resurface.io

With the evolution of application architecture – from monolith to distributed, microservice – comes the need for modern 'architecture appropriate' monitoring and visibility solutions. Traditional 'packet sniffer' tooling falls short in terms of the requirements developers need to transition from best-effort, educated guesses to detailed usage logging and traceability. To help realize these deep API monitoring … Continue reading REDtalks.live #48 – Deep API Monitoring w/ resurface.io

REDtalks.live #47 – POSTMAN API client w/ creator & CEO, Abhinav Asthana

Very excited about today's episode where I'm joined by Abhinav Ashtana, the creator and CEO of world renowned API client, POSTMAN.   In this episode, hear Abhinav explain how POSTMAN started – how a personal frustration with API interactions presented an opportunity to create something cool. Learn about the journey POSTMAN took and the use … Continue reading REDtalks.live #47 – POSTMAN API client w/ creator & CEO, Abhinav Asthana

REDtalks.live #43 – “API First Strategy” w/ Kin Lane

Welcome to episode #43 where I'm joined by super-famous API evangelist, Kin Lane – yes, the Kin Lane behind apievangelist.com Watch this episode to learn about Kin's background and how he's helped many organizations of different sizes realize the benefits of an "API First" strategy. Or just watch to see if he really does look like … Continue reading REDtalks.live #43 – “API First Strategy” w/ Kin Lane

REDtalks.live #28 – Jason Edelman of NetworkToCode.com

Today we're joined by Jason Edelman, co-founder of awesome network automation training and services company networktocode.com, and co-author of the recently published O'Reilly book titled, "Network Programmability and Automation". As the subtitle states, this book is a reference tool aimed at developing "skills for the next-generation network engineer". Joined by co-authors, Scott S. Lowe & … Continue reading REDtalks.live #28 – Jason Edelman of NetworkToCode.com

REDtalks #18 – Enabling the docker TCP API in AWS

Not a traditional REDtalks post today (no interview/demo), but this took me a while to work out so I thought I'd share. What's this about? It all started with me building REST extensibility solutions for F5 Networks in AWS. I created (Launched) a new AWS AMI Linux instance - yep, the very first one on the list: … Continue reading REDtalks #18 – Enabling the docker TCP API in AWS

REDtalks #17 – Orchestration 2.0 (w/ a side of bacon)

Greeting automators and welcome to edisode #17 of REDtalks. Today's guest is Tyler Hatton who is from WWTs own internal IT Operations team. Tyler is the F5 BIG-IP Subject Matter Expert for WWT and is hell-bent on replacing the mundane with declarative interfaces and orchestration systems. Watch this episode to hear about the interesting culture at … Continue reading REDtalks #17 – Orchestration 2.0 (w/ a side of bacon)

REDtalks #12 – Joe Pruitt on API Lifecycle Management

F5 long-timer, Joe Pruitt, joins me in this episode to discuss API Lifecycle Management! Joe joined F5 back in 1998 to build BIG-IP management and API solutions. He built the original BIG-IP API, iControl, back 2001: first in CORBA, and then SOAP/XML. Click play to hear Joe's experiences with building robust APIs suitable for modern Infrastructure as … Continue reading REDtalks #12 – Joe Pruitt on API Lifecycle Management