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.

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....
I was in a restaurant recently and the above photograph that was on the wall caught my eye. Four riders on scooters wearing “API” on their backs. Immediately I joked to myself that these are the “four riders” of...
Making money is likely the final goal of any company using APIs. API Management is the common layer processing all API traffic. It provides security enforcement, monitoring and additional integration and governance capabilities. And it is the only meaningful...
It’s important to have a close relationship with your customers. In the second installment of my video series “Serving up Digital,” my friend, Andrea Zulian, API Product Manager at Swisscom, was on hand to assist me to cook up...
Let’s take a look at the banking ecosystem and the environmental changes that have been brought up in the digital age and how they relate to API adoption as an important key indicator. Evolution of Banks: evolving in the Digital...
API Management solutions have been evolving since the beginning. They are now a core component to modernize any Information System and numerous new business applications use it. But new technologies coupled with new usage challenges of API consumption models...
API Economy (also known as API-driven economy) simply refers to the exchange of value between consumers and providers through APIs.  API Economy Examples Take Uber, for example. This simple mobile app disrupted the entire transportation industry by combining public APIs with...
Successful API creation starts with defining the audience. It’s important to meet initial expectations with future-proofing in mind and a focus on concise API documentation. This guide will help you create successful APIs. Successful API creation: API design API design is...