API Strategy 301: API-as-a-Product

Learn how positioning your APIs as products can contribute to success across all aspects of an API program In API Strategy Lesson 203: Building Business Value with a Framework for API Success, we outline key areas of focus essential to designing and maintaining an effective API program. In this lesson, we explain how positioning your APIs as products in themselves…

API360 Around the World

Get a holistic overview of API strategy, architecture, design and implementation best practices Every day, I’m reading more and more stories about how APIs are being used to disrupt industriesand change the way business is done around the globe. This certainly matches my experience of dealing directly with companies on a daily basis. But, as the API becomes ubiquitous, many of these companies are actually finding…

API Management 101: API Management Basics

In API Design Lesson 202: Architectural Layers, we explain how key API functionality can be abstracted away from the implementation itself and handled via centralized server architecture. Here, we explain the technology components needed for this architecture and how they create the basis for an ongoing process of API Management. When launching an API program, it is necessary to…

API Design 101: API Design Basics

The term “API design” or “API architecture” refers to the process of developing a software interface that exposes backend data and application functionality for use in new applications. In this lesson, we provide an overview of the API architecture process, as a starting point for a deeper exploration of design and implementation best practices in subsequent lessons. In…

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