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Getting Developers Started with Go, Mobile Identity, API Strategies and more from The New Stack Sponsored Feed

Jul 6th, 2014 11:14pm by
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It’s that time of week to thank our sponsors and take a look at some of their most recent posts in our sponsored feed that appears at the bottom of every post on The New Stack. Posts from the sponsored feed are brought to you this week by Digital Ocean, Kinvey, Apigee, New Relic, Adallom and Virtustream. The items in the sponsored feed link back to the sponsor’s blog. The more the sponsor posts, the more their posts appear at the top of the feed.

Digital Ocean: Get Your Development Team Started With Go

The post share what Digital Ocean has learned about Go, which is fast becoming its favorite programming language. The post explores the following:

  • Using external code
  • Integrating with external
  • Managing Dependencies
  • Writing Go
  • Deploying Go
  • Taking Advantage Of Go’s Ecosystem
  • Write Go For Digital Ocean

Lots of good advice in the post about Go, which has been gaining a lot of awareness and in the process is attracting some of the brightest developers in the Node.js community. Here’s a bit from the post on the topic of using external code:

Use Go’s interfaces to insulate your application from your imported package’s types; in doing this, the focus will shift to fulfilling your project’s needs rather than building around a core you don’t own or have control over.

As an example, if you’re using an external Redis client package, it exports the following:

You could use this code in your application, but you’ll run into two problems: The first problem is that you’ll need a Redis server if you ever want to test code that uses this package. The second is that you won’t be able to easily upgrade or swap the Redis client out if you require additional functionality.

KinveyMobile Identity for the Enterprise: Kinvey Launches Mobile Identity Connect

Mobile Identity Connect from Kinvey secures mobile, tablet, and responsive Web apps with any enterprise identity system.

The service is designed “specifically with mobile in mind,” using an OAuth2 authentication flow for all enterprise authentication use cases. It uses Kinvey’s AuthLink technology, allowing Kinvey Mobile Connect to proxy the authentication to the underlying identity system, and retrieves a token to access enterprise resources. The “token is encrypted and temporarily stored in Mobile Identity Connect token store, and an OAuth2 token is generated and returned to the device. Subsequent requests for resources then use the authentication context to securely deliver data and services to mobile devices.”

Kinvey is providing a way to “give app developers a consistent means of authenticating against different identity systems,  providing a way to  develop secure mobile apps for the enterprise.

Apigee: The Why and How of APIs: Where to Start

In previous posts, Apigee explored the how and why APIs accelerate digital commerce. In its post this week, Apigee explains how a business builds an API strategy. The Apigee blog poses this question:

Is your business seeking to connect with customers, or digitize and streamline internal business processes, or create new channels to work with partners? An understanding of the different kinds of API models, and which one is right for your business, is critical.

The post goes on to explain how “the digital value chain connects users to apps to developers to APIs (and API teams) to enterprise data and services in the backend.”


The Apigee post explains how APIs allow companies to build these digital value chains for internal and external processes:

The role you want developers to fill determines which of three API initiatives comes into play: internal, partner, or open.

Many successful API initiatives are done in stages. With each stage, businesses can build on previous projects, assume more risk, and invest in larger projects more easily.

New Relic: 10 Apps and Gadgets for Nerdy Holiday Fun

A fun post in prep for The Fourth of July and summer!

Here’s one of my favorites apps from the post:

iGrill meat thermometer: When grilling meat, cooking time isn’t always the best measurement of when it’s ready to eat. You need to know the internal temperature, which requires an awkward, hard-to-use meat thermometer—unless you have the Bluetooth-connected iGrill, which lets you check the temperature effortlessly on your iPhone. Sure it costs $100, but you can’t put a price on a perfectly cooked steak.

Posts from last week by Adallom and Virtustream are also on the sponsored feed.

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