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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.

A successful enterprise is like a productive human being. A flourishing human (for whatever success means to each of us) starts their life knowing nothing. We learn to walk, to interact with the environment, and how to cope with challenges....
Like anything in life, APIs come in different "flavors." In the case of APIs, these are called "API Styles," and there are five major styles in the API space. Many of today's APIs use the resource style, and this can...
There’s a certain level of nostalgia about software. We often hate to let it go, or circumstances don’t allow us to. Take Microsoft Windows, for example. More than a third of computers were still running Windows 7 on January 14,...
Your API strategy stands little chance of adoption if you don't have an API Catalog. But it's more than a registry — built the right way, it can drive innovation and collaboration for your digital initiatives as a true...
APIs and API management creates the most value when the APIs are closely aligned with value production and flows so that it becomes easier for organizations to tweak and improve value chains. This becomes more critical (and challenging) the...
API platforms are an essential ingredient of digital transformation. APIs provide digital access to assets and capabilities of your organization, and all APIs together (your API platform) are the digital representation of your organization, they're your organization's digital building blocks. Quite...
The promise and challenges of loose coupling One of the main aspects of APIs is that they should provide loose coupling, meaning that providers and consumers of services have more independence and autonomy to evolve than in more tightly coupled approaches....
In the past few weeks and months, there has been a lot of talk and controversy around Apple's new Tracking Transparency API. The IDFA The discussions center around access to the Identifier for Advertisers or the IDFA. The IDFA is an ID that...
When selecting the right API Management tooling to support your digital initiatives, platforms, and transformation, it's critical to factor in some key criteria that will correlate to your success. In this article, we’ll share a few observations to consider that...
API Rate Limiting is simply controlling how many requests or calls an API consumer can make to your API. You may have experienced something related as a consumer with errors about "too many connections" or something similar when you...
In order to better understand the "REST vs. GraphQL" debate, it's useful to look at where GraphQL comes from. It started with Facebook's observation that their HTTP-based API powering the UIs was too chatty and did not allow more...
2021 Digital Transformation Trends are a key indicator for the future of APIs. APIs run the world and 2020 saw a huge increase in the dependency on API creation, management, and consumption. We will see this increase even more...
APIs are the fundamental building blocks of Digital Transformation: They expose capabilities, and when used in the context of an API-First Strategy they also demand that everything that is getting built is conceived and designed as an API from the early stages of...
How fit do you need to be?  How fit does your API need to be? It may not be the case that your API needs to be “fit” enough to compete in the Olympics but running in a local 5km may be good enough. The point...
Part of the Axway Catalyst mission is to help organizations on their API Journey. As part of this mission, we speak to many organizations in various stages of their journey. There still are many who haven't yet started, but they see the...