CA Technologies Enhances API Management for Mobile Development
Improvements to CA Technologies' API management offerings help mobile developers create app back-ends and use open source components, among other new functionality.
Among several announcements was the release of CA Live API Creator, which provides point-and-click functionality to create APIs from existing enterprise data in order to more easily create and deploy back-ends for mobile development projects and other initiatives.
CA Technologies said the interactive, graphical tool can help developers create APIs up to 10 times faster than hand coding, generating code that is up to 40 times more concise, with no professional database skills needed.
"CA is dramatically changing the application development dynamic for how APIs and entire application back-ends are created," the company quoted KuppingerCole analyst Alexei Balaganski as saying. "CA Live API Creator is a valuable addition to the company's already first-class API management portfolio."
The company also announced convenient access to open source CA Mobile App Services components, including software development kits, on the GitHub open source code repository.
In addition, CA Technologies announced its CA Mobile API Gateway now supports the Android mobile platform. Related functionality includes multi-factor authentication for API access. Finally, the company announced its CA API Gateway now supports Docker container technology.
"Digital transformation is more than just embracing mobile and cloud. It's also about transforming how the applications that drive today's economy are built," said company exec Rahim Bhatia. "The new releases in CA's API Management portfolio arm API and mobile developers with powerful tools that make their jobs easier, and we're engaging other key stakeholders in the development process so organizations can accelerate time-to-market for new apps and services."
David Ramel is editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine and Application Development Trends Magazine.