API Management

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API MANAGEMENT MUST-READ

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.

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...
API linting is the process of making sure that APIs are not just technically correct (which is the realm of validation tooling), but that they also comply with a set of additional constraints that often are documented in the...
What is an API? This is an interesting question that can be answered on many levels. There certainly is a technical side to it, then there is the perspective of looking at it as a way to interact with valuable capabilities,...
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...