APIs

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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OPEN TALK: Observability at Scale: Using AWS Services to Monitor the Performance of Your Microservices
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Andy Hopper
Andy Hopper
Amazon Web Services, Principal Specialist Solutions Architect

Detecting and diagnosing performance issues in microservices can be difficult due to the distributed and decoupled nature of microservice-based architecture. While it is important to have metrics on the individual components, it may be necessary to follow the progress of a request as it travels across multiple service boundaries in order to identify problems. In this session, we will explore how AWS provides native monitoring, logging, alarming, and dashboards with Amazon CloudWatch and tracing through AWS X-Ray and OpenTelemetry to provide the 3 pillars (Metric, Logs & Traces) of an overall observability solution.

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OPEN TALK: Using the JMS 2.0 API with Apache Pulsar
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Enrico Olivelli
Enrico Olivelli
DataStax, Senior Software Engineer

For a long time Java Messaging Service has been the API to handle messaging systems in the Java World, and now the messaging ecosystem is moving to the next generation of streaming services like Apache Pulsar.

Why? Because Pulsar is free, Open Source, Cloud Native and it comes with cool new features that are not well supported by traditional JMS vendors.

In this session you will learn how to use Pulsar in a JakartaEE Web Application deployed on Apache TomEE via the JMS/EJB API, without installing any additional components to your cluster.

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OPEN TALK: Creating a “Virtual First” Work Culture at Dropbox
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Allison Vendt
Allison Vendt
Dropbox, Head of Virtual First, People & Culture

Remote work is a major paradigm shift that comes with unique challenges and big opportunities. As a “Virtual First” company, Dropbox is betting on the future of remote work. Join us for a chat with Allison Vendt, Head of Virtual First, People & Culture at Dropbox, to dig into what it takes to create a virtual first work culture and empower virtual first employees.

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OPEN TALK: Go Beyond Speech Recognition with Conversation Intelligence APIs
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Surbhi Rathore
Surbhi Rathore
Symbl.ai, CEO

Conversation Intelligence (CI) APIs enables to build applications that go beyond basic speech to text, creating a new array of sophisticated AI-driven experiences and functionalities. Basic speech recognition is designed to recognize or respond to explicit words and phrases, while conversation intelligence is capable of contextual comprehension of any human conversations to effectively extract key insights, identify user intent, surface actionable insights, detect sentiment, and more. Conversation Intelligence has given a rise to a new generation of AI driven applications and platforms across various verticals such as revenue intelligence, tele-health, call centers and customer support, collaboration and productivity platforms and more…

Join our session to learn more about Conversation Intelligence, creating new app experiences with it, and how to do so with APIs.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

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OPEN TALK: Add Natural Language Understanding Capabilities to a Browser App in Minutes with the expert.ai NL API
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Antonio Linari
Antonio Linari
expert.ai, Head of Innovation

Ready to get a little hands-on experience working with natural language capabilities? In this session, Antonio Linari, Head of Product Innovation for expert.ai, will provide a coding lesson to develop a Chrome plug-in that uses Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to sift through bookmarked pages more effectively. Save your favorite pages and let the expert.ai NL API analyze the content and automatically generate tags for faster retrieval. No URLs or content will be collected on the server side so that your bookmarks’ list will remain private.

This exercise will help build your understanding of natural language technology, while showing you how easy it is to leverage the expert.ai NL API in the development of web plugins.

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OPEN TALK: Intelligent, Customizable Compression for PDFs with PdfOptimizer
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Kevin Willems
Kevin Willems
iText Software, Junior Java Developer

Boosted by the pandemic, the level of digitalization in document workflows took a steep rise over the last year. While most professionals welcome this evolution, there are important factors to consider to make your digitalization efforts worthwhile, such as the processing performance of document-based operations, and the price of data storage locally or within the cloud.

With PDF being the preferred format for digital documents, a performant and automated solution for optimizing PDFs in high volumes should be at the very heart of your digitalization strategy.

With pdfOptimizer, the latest add-on for the iText 7 PDF library, iText offers an efficient solution to this challenge. In this webinar Cal Reynolds, Pre-Sales Engineer at iText and pdfOptimizer product expert, will

- Show you different ways to compress PDFs without loss of visual quality

- Quantify what these optimizations can save you in time and money

- Guide you through how pdfOptimizer can easily synergize with your document workflows to expedite processes, such as digital signing.

- Answer all your questions in a live Q & A session.

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API as the Key Enabler for Building Platforms
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Vlad Mystetskyi
Vlad Mystetskyi
monday.com, Apps Team Lead,

In this session, Vlad will explore why monday.com changed the technology its API had traditionally run on as the platform matured, and challenges the team overcame as it adjusted to working with GraphQL. Vlad will share monday.com’s journey into building the API and discuss how users across industries are using monday.com's API for custom workflow apps.

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Time to Break the Vicious Circle: Inject Security into API Development!
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Isabelle Mauny
Isabelle Mauny
42Crunch, co-founder and Field CTO

Each time we talk to our customers, the same story repeats. Hundreds of APIs are being built by agile development teams, released several times per week, with limited consideration for how secure they will be. AppSec teams play a constant game of whack-a-mole, trying to patch issues in production, issues which occur because they could not test and review the APIs as they were published. Too many changes, too little time, very few resources.
How do we break this vicious circle ?
This talk is inspired by my experience working with many large enterprises, helping them engrain security into their APIs lifecycle and changing their development culture. I will share the lessons learned as we worked together on breaking the habits that led to 1 billion of data records leaked via APIs in the last 12 months alone. We will use real data breaches to illustrate the mistakes that lead to those security issues and explain how to address them by changing the way you design and develop your APIs.

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OPEN TALK: Kafka or Pulsar: Which One Did I Choose to Build My Streaming Service?
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Chris Bartholomew
Chris Bartholomew
DataStax, Streaming Engineering

In early 2019, Chris decided to start a messaging and streaming SaaS business. He knew he wanted to build on open source technologies. Apache Kafka is the most popular open source technology in this space and would have been the easy answer. Instead, he decided to build using the lesser known alternative, Apache Pulsar.

In this talk, Chris will go over the key reasons why he felt (and still feels) that Apache Pulsar was the ideal choice for a message streaming SaaS platform. He will discuss the key architectural advantages of Pulsar over Kafka, including how Pulsar uses the open-source Apache BookKeeper project to its advantage. I will contrast and compare the open-source feature sets of Pulsar and Kafka. He will also discuss why running Apache Pulsar in Kubernetes simplifies operations and enables me to build a multi-tenant, elastic SaaS service.

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PRO TALK: Good APIs - More Than Just a Payload Definition
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Phil Wilkins
Phil Wilkins
Capgemini UK, Snr Consultant and Design Authority - PaaS

When defining APIs the most common considerations are from what our payload looks like, and then from a implementer perspective.

However, good APIs whether they’re internal or public are far more than just a payload description and need a consumer’s perspective.

In this session we look at what makes up a good API; from OWASP Top 10 implications to ISO and data definitions, to how to make it easy for your consumers, why these points are important and the implications. We’ll explore techniques to overcome of the challenges seen when producing good APIs.

Whilst we all think we know how to define APIs, you’ll be surprised at the things that get overlooked or opportunities to be better.

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Getting Started with REST APIs
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Shweta Palande
Shweta Palande
Cisco DevNet, Developer Advocate

Do you want to get started using APIs and automation? APIs can add great value to any Automation use case and a wide range of platforms now expose REST APIs. The goal of this session is to introduce attendees to the basics of using REST APIs in an application, and to provide them with the skills to start engaging in this growing area. This session will teach participants the concepts needed to create applications that consume REST APIs. We will go through the anatomy of a REST API  and some tools and examples to get you started.

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It All Begins With APIs
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Tanya Vlahovic
Tanya Vlahovic
eBay, Head of Developer Ecosystem & Distinguished Architect

APIs connect businesses, people, and things. They are everywhere nowadays, allowing developers to unlock new opportunities for innovation. This talk is on public API design and governance process. It is meant for technical people involved in creating interfaces that empower 3rd party developers. The audience will learn about the overall governance process with a focus on design, compliance with standards, relying on patterns and the OpenAPI specification.