API Management

APIs are the fastest growing, business-influencing technology in the IT industry today. This API 101 doc provides an insight into the world of APIs, API economy and how APIs are transforming the businesses and industries.

You may have noticed that there’s been a lot of buzz lately in the API Management space with the high profile acquisitions of Mashery and Layer7, and the announcement of the IBM API Management product. You’re probably wondering, “What is API Management and why does my company need it?” This blog post outlines the current challenges businesses are confronting and how application programming interfaces (APIs) and API Management can help.

Letzte Blogeinträge

  • What powers the Mobile economy?

    Montag, 17. November 2014

    Recently, Claus Jensen wrote a blog on whether you need API management if you already have a decent mobile initiative. The topic was so good that I thought I would pile on and provide my opinion on it as well. If you haven’t already, I suggest you read his blog first as I am going to build on his theme.

  • The need for API Governance

    Sonntag, 16. November 2014

    Most people acknowledge that Managing APIs is more than API design.

  • Already doing Mobile, why do I need API Management?

    Dienstag, 11. November 2014

    You are already doing well on your mobile initiative, having deployed the first couple of innovative apps.

  • With APIs, Change Happens. API Versioning Options to Consider

    Donnerstag, 6. November 2014

    Guest post by Mohammed Jasim Uddin; IBM Solution Architect, ESB and Integration SME, API Expert

  • What’s driving APIs in Automotive?

    Freitag, 31. Oktober 2014

    Millions of lines of code moving at 60 MPH! The fastest growing aspects in the automotive industry are all about putting intelligence in the car. Accessing that intelligence is all about APIs. The Connected Car topic probably deserves a post by itself and I might do that down the road (pun intended). Today I’ll introduce a few aspects of connected cars, but also cover more generally APIs that might make sense for the Automotive Industry now and in the future.

  • APIs and the Internet of Things – Crossing the boundary between Device and Software

    Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2014

    Crossing the boundary between device and software is non-trivial due to the different operational characteri

  • What are your “undocumented” APIs up to?

    Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2014

    Do you know “Snappening”? It is a story about private Snapchat pictures turning from Casper, the friendly ghost, to a scary Halloween ghost. Recently, there was a second incident at Snapchat in which users had about 200,000 private pictures exposed (mostly pictures of under-aged users, aged from 13-17) online. Most had no knowledge of these photos being stored by anyone. Given the nature of some of those pictures (under aged/minor compromising pictures), these can be considered illegal to possess.

    [Image courtesy: Casper's Scare School]

  • APIs and the Internet of Things – Science Fiction will become real

    Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2014

    I admit that I am a bit of a science fiction buff. What has always fascinated me is that although basically fiction, a figment of the author’s imagination, good science fiction is also rooted in scientific principles and assumptions. Not only that, but some portion of the science fiction of yesteryear is now a tangible reality that we take for granted – one of the earliest such examples being Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

  • Talking SaaS with the APIm dev team

    Montag, 20. Oktober 2014

    We are pleased to announce that we have just released a new podcast talking about the IBM API Management Service (SaaS offering).

    Click below to hear Gary Chapman (technical writer) and John McNamara (information architect) talk with Matt Roberts – the Architect for the IBM API Management Service about what the SaaS offering is and why you might want to use it.

    We welcome your comments on this podcast – either to ask questions about the product, or to share your thoughts on other areas you would like to see discussed by the product team.

  • Healthcare APIs – A cure to accessing Healthcare Systems

    Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2014

    Healthcare is undergoing significant change at a rapid pace. The need for speed to meet changing requirements and new opportunities can be aided through the use of Web APIs. Let’s take a look at Healthcare and the API Economy, once again using the structure I introduced a few weeks ago (here).   This is still generic and not specific to any single Healthcare Payer. My hope is that these examples provoke thought and help you identify APIs that will benefit your business.