With APIStrat coming up in just under two weeks, I have been focusing on how the power of open source technologies can bridge disparate programming languages, and how the emergence – actual dominance – of the cloud has made it a requirement.
Are the problems my team faces common to anyone delivering developer tools for a cloud platform?
Many months ago, as I chatted with my ex-collegue David Justice, who has much the same responsibilities as myself (but for Microsoft Azure rather than Oracle Cloud), I realized that the problems my team faces at Oracle Cloud are common to anyone delivering developer tools for a cloud platform. My chat with David turned into a complex discussion of not just what our shared problems were — delivering developer tool support for constantly innovating cloud platforms in an ever-more-fragmented developer landscape — but also what our solutions to these problems were. Some commonalities in our solutions emerged, as well as some differences — with pros and cons to each of our approaches. We decided this discussion was a pretty informative one, and thought it might be useful to a wider audience. And so our APIStrat talk was born! — ‘Delivering Developer Tools at Scale: Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Perspectives’!
Deliver high-quality SDKs and documentation in real-time
In our talk at APIStrat, myself and David will discuss how to leverage the OpenAPI Specification and tooling, as well as the OSS community, to create huge productivity gains — whether you’re delivering a cloud, an app, or anything in between. We live in a cloud-paced world in which developers use a plethora of programming languages, frameworks, and DevOps tools. Like other applications, the cloud is powered by many ever-advancing REST APIs. Providing idiomatic experiences for developers in their languages of choice at the pace of service innovation is impossible without automation.
This post was written by Joe Levy of Oracle Cloud