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DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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5 Things to Consider When Comparing Costs for Composable Infrastructure versus Traditional IT
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Composable infrastructure delivers where traditional IT cannot, but is it worth the investment? This Frost & Sullivan report covers five cost and value considerations that will reshape the way you think about composable infrastructure versus traditional IT.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How the Right Infrastructure Can Prepare Your Data Center for Business Disruptors
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how composable infrastructure helps ease the transition to a hybrid future. Learn about the top six reasons to implement composable infrastructure, how to shift your data center paradigm, and how to get started.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Five Steps To Building A Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: You need an infrastructure that enables you turn ideas into products and services and get them to market as quickly as possible. This white paper explores how composable infrastructure enhances your IT and explains the five steps to building your own.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Why The Right APIs Are Critical For Your Cloud's Success
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) are growing in importance as they enable the growth of data center apps. Access this white paper to learn how you can leverage APIs to handle basic tasks from a single platform, the benefits they offer, and more.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Published: 12 Oct 2017

Tintri

2017 Apache Kafka Report
sponsored by Confluent
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the driving factors behind Apache Kafka adoption as well as how organizations are applying it to stream processing, data integration, data pipelines, and even microservices architectures.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

Confluent

Building a Bridge to the 3rd Platform with Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations need to become a service provider to the business, which means speeding time-to-market and increasing IT agility and efficiency. Access this white paper to learn how to transition your IT department from its traditional maintenance role to that of an innovation center, and the role composable infrastructure will play.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Overview of AWS Security: Compute Services
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: AWS has focused on building security into every layer of their infrastructure, as well as each available service. Access this white paper for an overview of the security AWS provides for their services and how they provide extensive security features to enable you to protect sensitive data and applications.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Amazon Web Services

DevOps-Ready IT: Accelerate Software Delivery for Success in the Digital Economy
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Getting new software applications and updates to market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the digital economy. Access this white paper to learn why many organizations are turning to a DevOps approach and how it results in faster, more reliable software delivery, consequent cost savings, and faster time to value.
Posted: 05 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

VMware

Do IT Teams Need UX Professionals to Deliver Great User Experiences?
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: In order for your application to deliver the best user experience (UX), you need to have a deep understanding of your users, their needs, and their behaviors. How many UX professionals does your team need to deliver consistently and at scale? Read on to find out.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 15 Sep 2017

Mendix

Why Artificial Intelligence is the Next Big Boom in Mobile
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how AI could potentially impact mobile app development and learn about the factors currently driving the shift towards combining AI, sensors, and mobile apps.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

Is Your Cloud Delivering What Your Customers And Stakeholders Need?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: A cloud service provider is the way for independent software vendors to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market. This Frost & Sullivan white paper identifies five attributes to look for when evaluating a cloud service provider to support your software development businesses.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

Microsoft

A Comprehensive Overview of the Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Codero
WHITE PAPER: You know how hybrid cloud works in theory, but do you know what to look for or what to do when you implement it? Access this hybrid cloud planning guide to learn what to look for in a hybrid cloud platform, what makes a cloud adoption successful, and the benefits of the strategy.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Codero

Modernizing Java Apps with Agile, DevOps, and the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to incorporate the cloud, Agile, DevOps, and microservices into your Java app development with a Java EE-based app platform that provides support for both traditional and cloud-native apps.
Posted: 06 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Red Hat

Omnichannel Strategies and APIs: Redefine Your Customer Relationships
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: New channels and new ways of interacting with customers emerge rapidly – meaning that creating omnichannel strategies is a key to future-proofing your business, not just a differentiator for the here and now. Explore how an API-led approach helps you deliver successful omnichannel customer experiences.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

MuleSoft

Accelerating Government IT Innovation With APIs and Microservices
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Government IT teams are struggling to keep pace with citizen expectations constantly being raised by the private sector. This white paper proposes a way government agencies can change their IT operating models to an architectural approach focused on APIs and microservices.
Posted: 16 Jun 2017 | Published: 16 Jun 2017

MuleSoft

Pivotal Cloud Foundry and MuleSoft: Partnering for Speed and Agility
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to integrate both legacy and SaaS apps and enhance visibility of all your APIs with unprecedented scalability, agility, strategic reuse of limited assets, and self-service.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

MuleSoft

Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get a look at the concepts providing direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers strategize as to where to place their three- to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

NetApp

Secure DevOps Survival Guide
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you're embarking on a DevOps journey, traditional methods for ensuring app security just won't be able to keep up. This DevOps survival guide explores the elements of accelerated but secure app development. No matter where you are in your journey, uncover critical tactics for implementing secure DevOps.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 04 May 2017

Veracode, Inc.

An Essential Guide to IoT App Development
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: With varying levels of complexity for endpoints, software, security, and integration, the defining elements of IoT can seem overwhelming. To help guide you through IoT adoption, this paper digs down into the anatomy of IoT and explores how to overcome the challenges of IoT app development.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 04 May 2017

Mendix

How to Showcase Your Skills and Become a Star Developer
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today's world where coding languages rise and fall at the drop of a hat, it can be difficult to keep up. In this white paper, learn 3 tricks to developing and showcasing your skills not just to succeed now, but to position yourself for success throughout your career.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 03 May 2017

Veracode, Inc.

Mobilizing Legacy Apps: Help IT Tackle a Complex Challenge with a Simple Solution
sponsored by PowWow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to achieve rapid mobile app development (RMAD). Find out how to leverage a mobile-first platform with automated tools to transform any app for mobile and create native apps that run on any device and on any OS.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 03 May 2017

PowWow

Mobile-Enabling Field Service Teams for Immediate Financial Impact
sponsored by Capriza
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to mobile-enable key workflows and business apps for smartphones and other devices field services personnel use on site. Discover real world examples of how to extend apps out to mobile in a cost-effective, expedient, and secure way.
Posted: 14 Apr 2017 | Published: 14 Apr 2017

Capriza

The Top Six Microservices Patterns: How To Choose The Right Architecture For Your Organization
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations are dragging their heels when it comes to adopting microservices because they see it as having a one-size-fits-all architecture. In reality, it's much more flexible. This white paper approaches microservices as a series of overlapping patterns from which you can pick and choose to adopt depending on your unique situation.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Value Chain Disruption In Insurance: The Road To Insurance As A Platform
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to keep up with the need for speed in today's insurance market. Discover how API-led connectivity enables Insurance-as-a-Service and helps deliver on the accelerated promise of multichannel strategies and partnerships.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Open Banking and the Future of Financial Services: Will You Survive or Thrive?
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines what Open Banking is and explores the disruptive role that APIs will play in the future of financial services. Learn about the developing relationship between the API economy and banking, 3 challenges to Open Banking, Banking-as-a-Service and API-led connectivity, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

MuleSoft
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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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