API Management

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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.

Establishing and running an API program is a step that many organizations have done or are planning to do. The observation often starts from initial experiences with APIs, the goal to better establish and support the API practice, and the idea...
As a follow-up to a previous article on the "network economy," I offer you a sequel in the form of a presentation of our vision of the platform in the new economy. As promised, I suggest we zoom not only...
Some businesses are making API industry standards mandatory. The European Commission has implemented a set of API requirements for the Banking and Financial sectors, called Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2). This is a set of rules that Banks are...
API Journey as a Service is a concept that delves into making an API program accessible. One part that draws consideration is related to the relationship between API providers and consumers. The API Journey as a service starts when...
REST (Representational State Transfer) is an architectural style for designing decentralized systems. It originated from an architectural analysis of the Web and combines a client/server architecture with additional constraints that define a uniform interface. Since an API (Application Programming Interface)...
Many supply chains are facing challenges and require new ways of collaboration. The need for digital transformation has become more pressing than ever. Broadly speaking, digital transformation means to transform an organization and its teams and practices to embrace...
Today's IT architects face many challenges in their API strategies. For many, the shift to APIs was undertaken in the wake of digital transformation strategies several years ago. Nowadays, with the success of Cloud computing, companies are ending up with...
What is screen scraping? Screen scraping is what a developer might do to get access to information that’s usually only shared via a webpage. The idea of scraping the screen, meaning, programmatically taking what the user would normally see on...
Having an API doesn’t matter if nobody’s using it. That’s from the O’Reilly book “APIs: A Strategy Guide”. Gartner, in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management says: Effective API programs lay the foundations for digital transformation by...
There isn't just one type of API (Application Programming Interface) but actually, there are four main types of APIs: Open APIs, aka Public APIs, are publicly available to developers and other users with minimal restriction. They may require registration,...
Dear Geek,   There have been a lot of "First" methodologies thrown around in the past few years: Mobile-First, Code-First, API-First, API-Design-First, Test-First, Contract-First, Model-First, Security-First, Design-First, and many more. Before I throw all these out the window and just start building something, can you tell me which "First" is...
APIs are priceless. APIs allow companies to tap into their complex technology make-ups to create new digital experiences, build new services to grow revenue and provide security. API adoption leads to lower costs and an increase in sales, operating...
API testing refers to testing APIs to ascertain if they meet the requirements for performance, security, functionality and dependability. For starters, APIs don’t have a graphical user interface (GUI), so testing is used as a message layer. This type of...
The beginning of 2020 has been a rocky one. Most organizations around the world are forced to identify new ways to maintain current consumers and reach new ones. It's a change that not everyone was ready for but it's...
APIs are eating the world. APIs are being discussed on the board-level—even written about in Forbes Magazine. APIs are behind everything digital. And APIs are in every discussion when it comes to a modern "transformed" business. Employee Experience. Customer Experience....