API Strategy 201: Private APIs vs. Open APIs

One of the key considerations that should guide both your API business strategy and your interface architecture is the distinction between open and private APIs. An interface is defined as open or private depending on whether it targets external or in-house developers. In this lesson, we explain the distinction in detail and explore ways it may impact your…

API Strategy 102: The Business Value of APIs

APIs are not just created to meet a technical requirements and API publishing is not merely a technical challenge. Every API is published with specific business aims in mind and API program managers must ensure these aims drive the interface design process. This lesson provides an overview of key drivers behind API programs and how these impact API…

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 what they do….

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 the long term.

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.

Coordinating a Well-Rounded API Program

Creating a well-rounded API program requires coordination between stakeholders with different frames of reference The API Academy is committed to promoting a 360-degree approach to APIs – one that encompasses business strategy, interface design and long-term management. This approach doesn’t simply reflect the interests of the Academy’s experts or the range of services they offer. The fact is companies that…

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