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

  • APIs and the Apple IBM partnership

    Montag, 11. August 2014

    Apple, Inc.

  • Some APIs are un-managed

    Montag, 11. August 2014

    Everyone knows that modern APIs must be powered by an API management solution, right? Not so fast…. not all API’s are necessarily managed. In a previous blog I talked about managing APIs. But what does it mean for an API to be un-managed? Let me consider the three basic characteristics of a managed API and identify the key differences:

    - An un-managed API (still) has a well-defined interface.

  • Why the growing API economy gives developers limitless opportunities

    Sonntag, 10. August 2014

    Guest post by Jerry Cuomo.

  • Managing APIs is more than API design

    Donnerstag, 7. August 2014

    To an API consumer, a great developer portal is everything. To an API provider, having a community centric developer portal is only the visible tip of the iceberg. Under the waterline are the business and IT concerns that make APIs practical to deploy and operate.

  • Developers want easily consumable APIs

    Montag, 4. August 2014

    The developer conversation on APIs is all about innovation and experimentation. To a developer:
    - Reuse is about speed to deliver
    - Sharing is about expediency
    - Encapsulation is about less to learn

  • From APIs to API Economy

    Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2014

    In my previous blog, I talked about the nature of APIs. The API Economy emerges when APIs become part of the business model, become a route to market. There are well known examples of public or partner APIs that are the strategic enabler for a particular business model:

    - The twitter APIs easily have 10 times more traffic than the twitter web site. The twitter business model focuses on tweet mediation, letting anyone who wants to provide the end user experience.

  • What is an API and why do I care?

    Montag, 28. Juli 2014

    APIs are a hot topic in the industry, but what is an API really and why is it any different from old school Application Programming Interfaces? Modern APIs are a flexible way of projecting your capabilities to an audience outside your own team. Think of an API as a product – you carefully craft it so that it is attractive to the intended consumer, so that it “sells”.

  • Meet your makers

    Dienstag, 22. Juli 2014

    Guest post by Michael Curry. Michael Curry is VP of Product Management for IBM Application & Integration Middleware.

  • Digging Deeper with Analytics in IBM API Management

    Montag, 16. Juni 2014

    IBM API Management provides a range of built-in analytics to help you understand and manage the system, your APIs and your consumers. Operations can keep an eye on server and cluster health in the Cloud Console. API providers can manage their APIs by understanding the usage of their APIs. Application developers can understand how their applications are using the APIs they signed up for.

  • APIs and Connected Cars at API Days SF 2014

    Montag, 2. Juni 2014

    Our basic expectations have changed due to the constant connection we maintain with mobile devices. This assumption or expectation is expanding out to the “Internet of Things” (IoT) connecting all things in our lives. The transportation industry is no exception and in fact is leading in adoption. By 2020, 90% of cars are expected to feature built-in connectivity, up from just 10% today with an estimated 210 million connected cars hitting the road over the next few years. This is transforming the relationship between car owners and manufacturers beyond the driving experience.