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What Is API Management?

The actual definition isn’t the focus, but the components and features that make up the solution are the answer. Read how an API Management Platform drives digital transformation.

Specifications for Your API Management Project

Succeeding with an API Management project requires good discipline and following 3 major steps: preparation, a list of project specifications, and a good methodology to evaluate vendors.

The core principles of API Management

Having a sound definition in hand allows us to discover the principles of API Management, including the API Catalog, API Client Registry, API Gateway, and Developer Portal.

API Management Solutions

API Management solutions involve many aspects to be effective. For starters, API Management is building secure APIs, publishing them to be reused and to be able to deploy them in an accessible environment.

APIs are products and go through the same lifecycle as all products. They get created, see some usage, get improved over time based on feedback and product management, but eventually, they will be discontinued. This may either be the case...
The vast majority of APIs today are using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to represent the structured data that they are exchanging. While JSON has been popular for a number of years now, there still are APIs out there that use...
One topic that often comes up in organizations past a certain size is the question of API governance. This simply reflects the inherent tension between one of the primary goals and advantages of using APIs, and the potential challenges...
APIs are ubiquitous these days! From entering your information when purchasing something online to mobile phones or e-business applications, all things come back to APIs. This powerful technology enables interaction between systems, applications, mobile devices, and apps. But what is...
APIs are Languages, and like with any language, it is important to think about who is using it, and how to design the language. When it comes to resource-oriented APIs, most APIs today use HTTP and JSON — and then build...
The gradual “opening up” of information flows in Financial Services is pushing the innovation agenda forward. By allowing customers to share data securely, Open Banking brings more productivity to the ecosystem and may impact post-COVID recovery. A more comprehensive view of...
Have you ever heard the word “API,” and wondered exactly what it is? Do you have a vague idea of what you might do with an API? API stands for Application Programming Interface. In basic terms, APIs are a set...
There are many different ways in which you can answer the seemingly simple question: "What is an API?" Previous discussions focused on the technical fundamentals ("it has to be networked and reusable") and on the bigger picture ("it's a delivery mechanism for a...
The main role of APIs is to serve as the connective fabric between different components and capabilities within an organization and across organizations. One important aspect of that is that an API should be reusable so that individual components and capabilities can become building...
Managing API versions are part of the bigger picture of API lifecycle management. Most importantly, the goal is to make sure that API consumption is as little impacted by changes in the API landscape as possible, while still allowing...
The following article is an adapted transcript based on the audio recording of Episode 5 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The audio version is available here. This is quite a personal article for Mr. Open Banking because Canada just...
Semantic Versioning is a versioning scheme for using meaningful version numbers (that's why it is called Semantic Versioning). Specifically, the meaning revolves around how API versions compare in terms of backwards-compatibility. Semantic Versioning makes no sense without a well-defined model of how an...
GraphQL has been around for five years but quite frequently it still is seen as “the new kid on the block.” When it comes to deciding if and when to choose GraphQL for an API, this decision is often...
You all remember the photo of the dress which went viral on the internet a couple of years ago. Viewers of the photo disagreed over whether the dress pictured was colored black and royal blue, or white and gold...
The following article is an adapted transcript of Episode 3 of the Mr. Open Banking podcast. The audio version is available here.  We are about to explore the following question: Is Open Banking exclusively a set of laws and regulations?  After...