Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Liberating the API Economy with Scale-Free Networks - Mike Amundsen, Director of API Architecture, API Academy @ APIdays Sydney

1,207 views

Published on

Liberating the API Economy with Scale-Free Networks

The Web exhibits a feature found in many complex systems known as "Scale-Free" or "Power-Law" networks, sometimes called the "long tail" Most people think of the "long tail" as an economic and/or social property. However, it also represents physical and informational properties fundamental to the way the Web works. But the steady increase in major service outages indicate that many current Web APIs, services, and even client applications ignore this basic "law of the Web."

This talk explores the "Scale-Free" rule of complex systems and offers clear and simple advice to those planning to build and/or consume APIs for the Web. Such as what to avoid, what to plan for, what to build, and how to identify & steer clear of clients and services that fail to abide by the rules and, in the process, are making it harder for all of us to liberate the API Economy.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

Liberating the API Economy with Scale-Free Networks - Mike Amundsen, Director of API Architecture, API Academy @ APIdays Sydney

  1. 1. Liberating the API Economy with Scale-Free Networks Mike Amundsen CA Technologies @mamund
  2. 2. I come as a messenger…
  3. 3. … and the news is not so good…
  4. 4. SCALE-POCALYPSE!
  5. 5. Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself…
  6. 6. 1998
  7. 7. East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  8. 8. East Lansing, Michigan, USA 1973
  9. 9. Stanford, California, USA
  10. 10. Stanford, California, USA 1994
  11. 11. “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web”
  12. 12. Stanford, California, USA 1998
  13. 13. "...due to rapid advance in technology and web proliferation, creating a web search engine today is very different from three years ago."
  14. 14. "...due to rapid advance in technology and web proliferation, creating a web search engine today is very different from three years ago."
  15. 15. “Free” as in “Scale-Free”
  16. 16. “A scale-free network is a network whose degree distribution follows a power law."
  17. 17. “A scale-free network is a network whose degree distribution follows a power law."
  18. 18. Have we forgotten so soon?
  19. 19. Hub Vulnerability
  20. 20. Hub Vulnerability “Too big to fail.”
  21. 21. Does the power law only apply to search?
  22. 22. What if we changed our model?
  23. 23. Yes, but can you make money with this model?
  24. 24. Let’s re-imagine common hubs…
  25. 25. Advice for API providers…
  26. 26. Beware of the hub vulnerability problem
  27. 27. Explore node-based models
  28. 28. Empower users and reap the rewards
  29. 29. Advice for API consumers…
  30. 30. Is a node-based provider available?
  31. 31. Build client-based aggregators
  32. 32. Empower users and reap the rewards
  33. 33. Wait, I had a message, right?
  34. 34. Be a node and not a hub!
  35. 35. Liberating the API Economy with Scale-Free Networks Mike Amundsen CA Technologies @mamund http://g.mamund.com/apidays-sydney-2015

×