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…

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…

API Strategy 101: What is an API?

API publishing is becoming a pressing technology concern for an ever-wider range of organizations. More and more companies and public sector agencies want to realize the business value of APIs but many decision makers lack a basic understanding of the technology behind APIs. In this lesson, we provide an overview of what APIs are and…

API360: An Introduction

In this video taken from the February 2015 API360 Summit in Dallas, Texas, API Academy Vice President Matt McLarty outlines the Academy’s multi-dimensional approach to API strategy, design and management. The API360 model covers every step necessary for an effective API program – from creating appropriate business tactics to designing durable API architecture to securing and managing APIs over…

API360: APIs & IOT

In this video from the Dallas API360 Summit in February 2015, Holger Reinhardt takes an overview of the API landscape within the Internet of Things (IoT) – cutting through the hype to provide a grounding in the reality of IoT. His presentation explores the importance of APIs to IoT and introduces some theories about how connected devices will impact interface design.

API360: APIs are Your Best Products

In this presentation taken from the February 2015 Dallas API360 Summit, Irakli Nadareishvili defines the concept of “API-as-a-product” and explains how to effectively use product management techniques in an enterprise API program. It incorporates lessons learned from working in the field with some of the most exciting API providers.