API Management and SOA Governance: Governing your API dependencies on backend services

Many large enterprises have made valuable investments in SOA and service governance. In fact, implementing API Management on top of a well-established SOA infrastructure is much easier because the service-oriented discipline, processes and measurements are most likely already in place. But what if you already have a well-established service governance and management process? How can you...  Continue reading API Management and SOA Governance: Governing your API dependencies on backend services

The API renaissance

Ten years ago when the term API (application programming interface) was used it was usually in the context of programming languages like Java or C++, and only application developers really cared about it. Today the term API represents a new business opportunity for many companies across a wide range of industries. It’s not only...  Continue reading The API renaissance

The World of APIs

By now, you have probably been exposed to a lot of information regarding API Management. However, there’s still a significant amount of confusion surrounding API Management: What it is and why it’s important? In fact, it’s easy to become confused as to how API Management relates to and differs from SOA. API Management, like...  Continue reading The World of APIs

Victim of Success: Is Your API Program Ready for a Best Case Scenario?

Every week I meet with API program leads at some of the largest companies in the U.S. I always ask them the same question: Do you feel prepared for the explosive growth of a successful API program? This always seems to provoke a moment of silent consideration – clearly, the day-to-day struggles of designing, assembling, testing,...  Continue reading Victim of Success: Is Your API Program Ready for a Best Case Scenario?

Mobile applications and the need for Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Hidden within the code of any mobile application (app) that communicates to a source of data is an API call. This API call is invoked to request data from a server, for example in a banking app the API call might return your bank balance, or it might send data to the server, such...  Continue reading Mobile applications and the need for Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

5 Things To Know About IBM API Management

IBM API Management is IBM’s offering into the world of API Management. API Management is about the control required when exposing backend data services to applications, in particular to web and mobile applications. APIs are nothing new but have come to the forefront with the rise of mobile working and mobile applications. It’s not hard...  Continue reading 5 Things To Know About IBM API Management

API Management scalability

The popularity of APIs as the primary interface for Mobile, Web and Embedded device applications has been confirmed by wide-scale adoption across multiple industries . APIs have become the de-facto standard due to their simplicity and self-service capabilities for accessing or manipulating digital resources hosted in the public, or enterprise domain. Companies are now increasingly...  Continue reading API Management scalability