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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
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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A Guide to REST and API Design
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Representational State Transfer (REST) is a web architecture style with universal constraints, enabling developers to build interfaces that can be used from nearly any device or operating system. This informative resource is packed with information on leveraging REST and API design to build applications that can last a long time.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

How Data Agility Underpins Success for Financial Institutions in the New Digital Economy
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how greater data agility impacts productivity and regulatory compliance in financial services, and discover effective ways to use API technology to open new channels.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Axway

What the Mobile Customer Service Experience Should be
sponsored by Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will discover the key to excelling in customer service, with particular attention paid to reaching customers through mobile devices. Read now to devise your own mobile customer service strategy and uncover how to design an app that will add value to any customer relationship.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Interactive Intelligence, Inc.

Top 10 API Security Considerations
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 10 considerations for security architects looking to tackle one of today's biggest security challenges: APIs.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Axway

Five Simple Symbols You Should Know to Unlock Your PowerShell Potential
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to uncover and learn about the five sysmbols regularly used in PowerShell and become well-equipped to follow the logic of many cmd scripts.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Developer Talent for Your Open APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, you'll learn how opening APIs to developers outside of the enterprise can enable the creation of apps that add value in innovative and unexpected ways—without requiring a direct investment in app development. Read on to learn 5 key ways that smart enterprises attract and nurture top third-party developer talent.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

CA Technologies.

The API Revolution: What it means for Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: DCIM delivers the greatest value when it can effectively manage the data being generated in the data center—and integrate with other enterprise systems. API's are proving to be the key. This must-read paper outlines the expanding role of APIs and how to use them to simplify DCIM integration and extend value.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

Emerson

A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a complete breakdown of OAuth and discover how you can make OAuth implementation easy for your enterprise.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

5 Pillars of API Management with CA Technologies
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about each of the 5 pillars API management.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

S3 API: What is Required to Build Compatible Storage
sponsored by Cloudian
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, discover the benefits of S3 as well as the compatibility concerns you need to keep in mind.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

Cloudian

Simplify Your Software Defined Networking
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Download and discover how to enjoy all of the benefits of OpenFlow compliant SDN without draining valuable computing resources.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Boost Operational Efficiency With a Network Based Data Center Fabric
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining your network within a data center, as well as 5 key technologies that serve as the building blocks for a data center fabric.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover concepts that provide direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers think about where to place their three-to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015

Solidfire

Best Practices for Creating the Network-Enabled Cloud
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a step-by-step guide to help improve your network to handle services delivered from multiple clouds.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

XO Communications

How to Develop Secure Mobile Apps With a Stellar User Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of providing a better application experience, as well as how to secure the mobile application development and delivery process.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

7 Steps to Building Your API Blueprint
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to find out the 7 steps to API success, including defining your business objective and engaging developers. Read on to see if your company is headed down the right API path.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

MuleSoft

Using APIs to Enter the Digital Economy
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper explores the idea of two-speed IT, enabling the people, processes, and technology of a business. Access now to find out how to utilize API-centric layers in IT architecture to enable agile and web-scale innovation.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Apigee

API Testing Myths  - Testing in the API Economy
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper debunks 5 API testing myths that are emerging across the industry, and what you can do to avoid them. Read on to find out essential API testing topics.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Enterprise Mobile Apps: The Time Is Now
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential whitepaper to discover the foundation of mobile apps for enterprise, including 3 key factors businesses need to weight if they're to capitalize on what mobile apps can do for their bottom line.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Why APIs Are Different Than Integration
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, we explore API-centric architecture in detail, and examine some of the important implications of this shift for enterprise application development today.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Apigee

APIs for Dummies: How to accelerate your business with APIs
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This book demystifies APIs, going beyond the acronym to help you understand their strategic significance, as well as providing insight into how they can help your business.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

API and API Infrastructure Security for the CSO
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: Security must be built into the APIs themselves. But that's not enough. Threat protection, identity services, infrastructure security, and compliance also must be top of mind. This eBook provides a framework to help CSOs and CISOs consider API security.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

General information when developing for iOS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation enables mobile application development. Access this resource to learn how to develop iOS apps.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

General information when developing for Android
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find insights into developing applications for Android mobile devices in this guide from IBM.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM
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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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