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Posted on 25 November, 2015 by David Petit & Hisham Alabri

How to reuse functionality across your iOS mobile apps

Many organisations have experienced the benefits of reuse with service-oriented architecture but what about reuse across your mobile solutions? Here at Intelligent Pathways we love reusing core functionality across our iOS mobile applications to maximise cost efficiency for our clients and speed up the time to market of our solutions.

In this blog we’re going to explain how you can best reuse components of your applications using Cocoapods.

Posted on 17 November, 2015 by Kevin Henshall

How to Configure OSB 11g for Key Based Authentication SFTP

In the IT systems landscape, using usernames and passwords for authenticating systems often causes lots of headaches such as password storage and retrieval, hardcoded or deployed passwords, password change frequency and impacts of password changes.

When it comes to SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), a better option is using key pair based SFTP. This blog helps to outline the steps required when you want to configure the Oracle Service Bus (OSB) 11g to utilise key pair based authentication for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). For public key authentication, the SFTP server authenticates the connection with the public key of the OSB service.

Posted on 21 October, 2015 by Craig Parravicini

Choosing the Right Mobile Application Development Platform

The breakout launch of the Apple iPhone heralded a new era of popular mobile computing. With the launch of Android, mobile phones came to be dominated by software platforms, and the pervasion of networked smart phones and tablets in our society is now almost complete. Apple, Google and Microsoft vie for our imaginations with diminishing innovation to differentiate them, so that the choice of mobile platform is now as electable as one’s politics or football team.

So how do you choose the right platform for your business when much of the complexity is hidden from view? For those embarking on a mobile development, I’ll explore the immediate question of which (if not all) to target, and what might be the most effective way to do so.

Posted on 13 August, 2015 by Riaan Ingram

The Importance of Continuous Testing for Cloud-Based Integration Platforms

Most cloud-based integration platforms - and SaaS providers for that matter - follow a pattern of continuous software updates. This of course has many advantages but, it also has the potential of introducing problems. In this blog I’m going to discuss the importance of continuous testing for cloud-based integration platforms and provide a few simple steps to help you get started.