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April 11, 2014

SOA Software's New Lifecycle API Enables Workflow and Governance for Mobile and Cloud Development

SOA Software has added a new API as part of their Lifecycle Manager solution, geared toward enabling cloud and mobile development. The new Lifecycle API lets users embed workflow and governance controls in their development process, providing a flexible means of governing IT and business activities and processes throughout the development of mobile and cloud services.

The Lifecycle Manager solution now offers a set of REST APIs for support of creation, updates and role-based reviews of a variety of governed IT assets like APIs, apps and services. Features may be smoothly integrated into native tools and processes for better organizational agility in response to fluctuating corporate and regulatory mandates.

“Enterprises are increasingly facing demands to extend the functionality of their services to mobile devices and through cloud-based offerings,” said Brent Carlson, senior vice president of SOA Software. “However, in some industries and lines of business, they need to regulate, govern, and examine access to these assets. The Lifecycle API offers a platform an organization can use to easily embed workflow and approval processes, striking a balance between accelerating opening up to new digital channels while maintaining control.”

The Lifecycle Manager solution provides integration with SOA’s API Gateway (News - Alert) and Community Manager, in support of the internal and external development communities. The addition of the Lifecycle API offers a number of new features, which are designed to make identification, management and oversight of APIs and software assets easier.

New GitHub integration extends Lifecycle Manager’s AnySource Asset Adapter automation framework to support GitHub, enabling repository and governance capabilities within cloud-based development environments. The solution also offers layered architecture visualization, enabling users to understand asset-to-asset relationships through graphical representation in a browser or IDE.

Additional expanded features include role-based user actions so administrators may extend core asset functionality with custom user actions and a number of infrastructure enhancements. These include integration support for Oracle WebLogic Application Server 12c, JBoss EAP 6, Microsoft (News - Alert) Visual Studio 2013, Eclipse 4.3 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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