NuWave recently put a new demo together, which we unveiled at the 2019 NonStop Technical Bootcamp (TBC). It shows how a typical NonStop payment application might use LightWave Server and REST to make its services more easily available. It also shows how LightWave Client can bring new REST services into the payment application, extending its capabilities. A short video of that demo is available here. If you would like to learn...Read More
NuWave's LightWave solutions can be used in a wide range of environments and provide a huge number of benefits for HPE NonStop applications. With so much on offer, where do you start? When doing a trial of LightWave ServerTM or LightWave ClientTM, you might find a demo in our GitHub repository that you can use to be up and running in a matter of minutes. This article shows you what's available.
First off, what is GitHub, and...Read More
REST-based Web services have become massively popular - there is a Web service for just about anything you can think of. From credit card processing services, such as those available from Visa's VTC API, to blockchain services, real-time stock prices to address validation - there is probably a Web service that can help your NonStop application be more powerful and more relevant in today's world. But how do you enable your...Read More
There’s been a lot of enthusiastic noise around blockchain for a number of years now. From Bitcoin to Ethereum, Corda to IBM Blockchain, there are many frameworks that we can consider if we want to implement a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) solution. The NonStop division at HPE have put their weight behind the R3 Corda solution, and have a brand new reference architecture showing Corda in a hybrid environment...Read More
In a blog last year, titled NonStop Applications and API Gateways -What's the Big Deal? we looked at API Gateways, and how NonStop applications can benefit from working with them. Microservices are an important aspect of working with API Gateways, and while that article touched on microservices, it didn’t get into details.
This blog is intended to introduce the reader to microservices - what they are, why they can be a good...Read More
REST is becoming extensively used in the payments space. Programmableweb.com, which maintains a directory of all public Web APIs, has tracked two significant increases in financial APIs since 2012. The first, in 2012, ties in with a general increase in APIs across the internet. The second is more interesting. Taking place in mid-2016, this increase relates to implementation of various Open Banking initiatives, including, but...Read More
HPE have been promoting the benefits of various blockchain and distributed ledger solutions over the last couple of years, and rightly so. HPE’s partnership with R3 has brought us Mission Critical Distributed Ledger Technology (MC DLT) in the form of the R3 Corda solution optimized for NonStop. This, and other DLT applications such as Ethereum, offer some excellent options for customers wishing to deploy new blockchain-type...Read More
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Many internet-facing companies, including Amazon and Netflix, make extensive use of microservices--it’s said that Amazon uses over 100 microservices to display a product page, and Netflix has over 600 microservices managing their backend. When this many microservices are in use, an aggregation layer, or API gateway, is essential. But what about in the NonStop world, where we often see more monolithic applications than...Read More
One of NuWave’s customers recently implemented an interesting use case with LightWave ClientTM. This customer processes payment transactions, and as part of the transaction authorization process, needed to integrate with a rules engine running on Unix. The rules engine was only available as a REST-based Web service, so the NonStop-based payment solution needed to invoke those REST services.
The customer decided to implement ...Read More