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API Management Is About Measuring Value Exchange Across The Enterprise

APIs are all about measuring the value exchange that occurs between internal groups, with partners, and occasionally the public when it makes sense. API...

Having Clearly Defined API Discovery Goals Helps Move Things Forward

API discovery has been one of the slower moving aspects of doing APIs over the last decade due to the fact it is something...

Webhooks In Our API Design Toolbox

Another tool in our API Design Toolbox... We talk a lot about how webhooks are the 101 of event-driven infrastructure. Webhooks are where API providers...

Rating The APIs We Collect As Part Of The API Discovery Process

We are working on taking some older research from the API Evangelist on API rating and ranking systems, and distilling it down into a...

Making Sure All Your Enterprise Capabilities Are Well Defined

The final, and most critical element of any enterprise API toolbox, is ensuring that all of your enterprise capabilities are defined as machine-readable API...

Ensuring All Your API Infrastructure Is Reliable

It doesn't matter what your API design processes are, and what tools you are using if you cannot do it reliably. If you aren't...

Being Able To Deliver, Operate, And Scale Our APIs Anywhere They Are Needed

A look into how we scale our APIs... One increasingly critical aspect of any tool in our API toolboxes is whether or not we can...

Have A Reason When You Switch Protocols

Most APIs use HTTP as a transport, but there is always significant number of legacy services, as well as a growing class of more...

Respond In Real-Time, Not Just Upon Request

A well oiled request and response API infrastructure is the critical base for any enterprise organization. However, a sign of a more mature, and...

Have A Clear Vision For Who Will Be Using The APIs

One significant mistake that we see API designers, developers, and architects make over and over again, is not having a clear vision of who...

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What is an API call?

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What is MASA – Mesh App and Service Architecture?

MASA is a new architectural model introduced by Gartner which stands for Mesh app and service architecture. It reflects what has emerged over the...
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