SOURCE: WaveMaker, Inc.

WaveMaker, Inc.

November 24, 2014 09:00 ET

WaveMaker Unveils New API Designer for Enterprise Developers Using Microservices Architecture to Accelerate Creation of Modern Applications

Removing the Last Barrier to Enterprise Rapid Application Development (RAD), WaveMaker Is First to Give Rapid Developers a Complete Toolset for Creating, Managing, and Consuming Applications Under the Microservices Architecture

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 24, 2014) - WaveMaker, Inc., a leading rapid application development (RAD) software company, today announced API Designer, a powerful component for architecting modern applications under the Microservices Architecture (MSA), and the first tool to integrate API publishing into a RAD integrated development environment (IDE). The newest entry in WaveMaker's platform of tools that have disrupted staid, legacy approaches to application development, API Designer streamlines MSA app development by removing API creation as the last barrier to rapid application development.

With API Designer, professional and non-professional developers alike can create MSA-based apps and can virtually automate the process of API development. Doing so allows substantially faster deployment of those apps, the ability to link those applications into larger applications and systems, and easy portability, scalability and reuse of applications.

API Designer accelerates modern, web-scale development, allowing the development of enterprise apps that are easy to integrate, highly scalable, portable and reusable. For example, a sales organization may need to capture information from several disparate systems and make it available on a smartphone for salespeople in near real-time. Even today, that process requires making a requisition to an IT team that may be overburdened by a long queue of projects, requiring the IT team to forego departmental apps that could drive enterprise growth.

But API Designer, as part of the WaveMaker platform, puts RAD into the hands of departmental developers, ensuring the quick development of applications made possible and quickly deployable by easily consumable APIs. What's more, API Designer ensures consistency in APIs, which is critical to effective API governance and management.

The First Toolset for End-to-End MSA App Development

In traditional app-development environments, SOAP-based APIs, for example, are marked by a formality and rigidity that incur lengthy development and implementation times. However, with API Designer, MSA developers can quickly develop RESTful APIs for new applications, and can easily create RESTful API wrappers for legacy or SOAP applications and services. In doing so, they can modernize and reuse those applications and can easily integrate them into larger, cross-departmental applications and systems.

Using API Designer, developers are now armed with a first-in-industry toolset for modern rapid application development with the Microservices Architecture -- and purpose-built to foster the growth of Docker container-based applications. The WaveMaker platform includes:

  • API Designer, for designing and building apps with exposed APIs
  • API Gateway, for managing internal and external APIs
  • RAD Studio, for the rapid creation of responsive multi-device apps and easy building and consumption of APIs for MSA best practices
  • Docker-based PaaS, to app-optimize private infrastructures

WaveMaker stands out in stark contrast with other API management and PaaS companies, which do not provide or support RAD and Docker-based application deployment, and with other RAD companies, which do not provide API publishing or management.

"Non-programmers within business units or departments need to build and deploy applications that IT simply cannot prioritize," said Samir Ghosh, CEO of WaveMaker. "At the same time, pro developers in IT want to retain control of app creation, but they either face severe backlogs or they may not be skilled in the front-end development methods required to build apps for multi-device environments. The WaveMaker platform not only provides the RAD tools they need, but, with API Designer, introduces rapid API creation. By focusing on the lifecycle of modern custom apps for the enterprise, we are providing synergies across the RAD tool, API authoring, API management, and the deployment and re-use of applications, while helping developers enforce MSA best practices."

To try Wavemaker's API Designer, register for free at www.WaveMakerOnline.com.

About WaveMaker, Inc.

WaveMaker, Inc., a portfolio company of Pramati Technologies, is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. WaveMaker has more than two million downloads of its RAD Studio and 30,000 loyal users around the world. WaveMaker has thousands of apps from more than 90 countries running on its Docker management platform, which simplifies Docker on private infrastructures for enterprise IT. For more information, visit www.wavemaker.com, or like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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