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

  • Banking on APIs

    Freitag, 29. August 2014

    In my last blog post we discussed how to identify good candidates for APIs.   This week we will apply the techniques to Banking. This is still generic and not specific to any single Bank. Hopefully some of these examples can provoke thought and help you identify APIs specific to you that will benefit your business.

  • Think APIs – Monetize your data

    Donnerstag, 28. August 2014

    This is the API entry point that you have probably heard the most about.

  • Think APIs

    Dienstag, 26. August 2014

    What does it really mean, to “think APIs”? Some people simply point to the API value chain, but is that all there is to it? Is that what the excitement is all about?

  • APIs versus Services – what is the difference?

    Donnerstag, 21. August 2014

    SOA has been main stream for about a decade, modern style APIs are a more recent industry topic. Both have proponents, and both address business and IT concerns alike. So what is the real difference between these two approaches to integration and do you actually need to choose between them?

  • Asda George and IBM are stimulating retail app innovation through APIs

    Dienstag, 19. August 2014

    Guest post by Ben Mann.

  • The New Innovation Economy

    Dienstag, 19. August 2014

    Something profound is happening to the world economy. Our traditional understanding of the Information Economy is giving way to a new variation that will have an enormous impact on jobs, wealth, and entire industries.

  • Identifying Good Candidates for APIs

    Dienstag, 19. August 2014

    What APIs should your business provide? How do you identify good API candidates? Previously we discussed API Economy Drivers and some of the high level use cases that are driving the adoption of APIs.

  • The case for opportunistic APIs

    Montag, 18. August 2014

    One of the questions that I run into frequently is whether APIs should be designed to be reusable. What is important to realize is that reusability implies stability over a relatively long period of time. Such stability is usually appropriate if an API is to be used for partner integration or exposed externally as part of your business model. But what if the API is created simply to improve the collaboration between your mobile development team and the team maintaining a backend system of record?

  • Gateways enforce the T&C’s of managed APIs

    Donnerstag, 14. August 2014

    As discussed in earlier blogs, the key distinction between a managed API and an unmanaged API is that, well, the managed API is “under management”

  • API Economy Drivers

    Dienstag, 12. August 2014

    Gartner predicts that by the end of 2014 75% of the Fortune 1000 will offer public Web APIs and that by 2016 50% of B2B collaboration will take place through Web APIs. Whether or not these predictions come to pass to make such predictions shows the incredible growth rate of Web APIs (also called Business APIs), as we create an API Economy.