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API Wheel of Fortune: 4 levels of APIs

API Wheel of Fortune: 4 levels of APIs

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...
What is REST API style

What is a REST API?

REST (Representational State Transfer) is an architectural style for designing decentralized systems. It originated from an architectural analysis of the Web and combines a...
API Management in 2020

API Management in 2020: The Age of Hybridization [French translation provided]

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...

What are the different types of APIs?

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,...
What is API testing

What is API testing?

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...
API and a Connector

The difference between an API and a connector: When do I use one? 

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a machine and human-readable definition of an access point to a function or service. You never develop an interface, you...
API Design fundamentals

API Design fundamentals: How to find your mythical “Yggdrasil” of APIs

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was bored and decided to start a new game on my PS4. I recently bought a few, one...
API program

The Four Horsemen of the API Apocalypse  

I was in a restaurant recently and the above photograph that was on the wall caught my eye. Four riders on scooters wearing “API”...
API Gateway

What is an API Gateway?

API Gateways are API proxies that are put between the API Provider and the API Consumer. At its heart, an API Gateway is a...
API consumption

How to manage your API in an extended information system

API Management solutions have been evolving since the beginning. They are now a core component to modernize any Information System and numerous new business...
Differences between an API Portal and a Unified Catalog

Differences between an API Portal and a Unified Catalog

As companies are maturing, they’re looking for new ways of shaping their digital transformation. But they soon realize that having just an API Portal...
application-aware service proxies

What are Application-Aware Service Proxies?

To understand the definition of application-aware service proxies, we will first need to understand the need for them. For that, we need to delve...
event-driven APIs

What are event-driven APIs?

APIs have become an economic imperative for many businesses. But APIs solely based on request-response style interactions are limited by the fact that each...

OWASP’s API Security 10 to 1

I'm sure we're all counting down the days until we can put our feet up and surround ourselves with loved ones but before that,...
Top risks to API Security

API Security – Checking it Twice

While everyone's busy making their lists and hoping the big man in the red suit overlooks their indiscretions and brings them something nice, I've...