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.

APIs are great! That's for sure! But let's take a closer look at what a REST API is. It’s an interaction pattern; the way systems can interact with each other. The lunch interaction example To understand it clearly, let's use an...
This is the third part of our three-part blog series looking at how the digital government agenda around the world is being enabled by APIs. So far, we have looked at the importance of an API-First approach in government and...
In our major investigation on the platformization of business lines, let's look at the automotive sector this week. Largely shaken by the global lockdown, will it be able to reinvent itself at a time when car manufacturers are seeing...
In a three-part blog series, we review the emerging digital government movement around the world. In the first part, we looked at the trends of governments going digital. This second part will address the benefit of digital government models....
APIs are the key drivers of any business. Companies need to evolve quickly — either scaling up or down. With an API-driven platform, you have the vital tools to fast-track and automate your business. Below are five ways APIs...
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,...