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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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Getting Active on the Field and in the Cloud Using APIs to Power Activity and Empower Partners
sponsored by Intel® Services
WHITE PAPER: Since ACTIVE.com fulfilled the final step of its three-pronged technology strategy by implementing a successful API program, the company and its partners are seeing continuous, incremental month to-month growth - and they've only just begun exploring other opportunities with the API platform. Read this case study to learn more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Intel® Services

What’s New in VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6.0?
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the latest release of the industry-leading platform that provides insight to IT capacity and performance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

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

Group-Based Policy for OpenStack
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the new OpenStack Group-Based Policy (GBP) framework designed to offer a new set of API extensions to manage OpenStack infrastructure through declarative policy abstractions. Find out how GBP is based on four main concepts and explore a broad range of use cases.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Integrated Mobile Access Control Has Become a Top Priority
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one particular financial institution used an application programming interface (API) to simplify its security architecture, while saving software license, software maintenance, hardware and administration costs.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Axway

Manage, Deliver and Secure APIs With a Next-Generation Platform
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Find out how application architecture is evolving in order to handle the rapid delivery of business services via APIs.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Axway

Case Study: Essent Deploys API Gateway
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Essent, the largest energy company in the Netherlands, needed to provide an easy-to-use, secure, robust, and proven system to enable web services and mobile applications for customers, partners, employees, and the general public. Access this case study to find out which API platform Essent deployed to govern the flow of data on the edge.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

Axway

Enable the Internet of Things Through Efficient API Management
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Things can be very beneficial, but security and privacy are crucial. Since the devices in the Internet of Things rely on APIs to communicate, the management of these APIs is also crucial. Access this white paper key to learn how to enable the Internet of Things through efficient API management implemented with speed and security.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Axway

IDC Opinion – IBM Connect 2014 – Getting Even Smarter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC Insight summarizes the key themes presented and announcements made at the IBM Connect 2014, an annual IBM customer and partner event held in Orlando, Florida.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

IBM

Behavior-Driven Development: Agile Testing with Red Hat JBoss BRMS
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource dives into one middleware solution that can help with rules-based app challenges. View now to find out how this system can increase speed to market thanks to business analysts and software developers using the same tools, and how you can reduce the gap between what the business wants and what IT delivers.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Opening an API for Mobile Reach and Monetization
sponsored by Intel® Services
WHITE PAPER: In this brief case study, learn how JamBase, an online database of concert listings, ticket information, and tour dates, outsourced an API management technology to manage and monitor their data distributed to the public.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Intel® Services

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

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 the movement to the API-centric architecture that is underway in 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 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

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

5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Development Talent for Your Open APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Using APIs to open up on-premise databases and applications allows developers to build apps that enhance value. Access this informative whitepaper to discover the 5 ways to get mobile app developer talent. Read on to discover the key to create new revenue streams and expand customer reach without sacrificing quality.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

CA Technologies.

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 5 best practices to help thwart API threats, which require different strategies than traditional Web infrastructures.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Software May Be Eating the World, but APIs Are Giving It Teeth
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: To exploit the latest tech trends while streamlining IT processes and services, savvy businesses are relying on application programming interfaces (APIs.) Consult this insightful white paper to learn why APIs are the glue that holds the modern IT organization together.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

MuleSoft

Secrets of a Great API: Core principles for delivering successful APIs
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) offer tremendous value to modern companies as they can enhance developer productivity, help monetize digital assets, and add value to the business by allowing developers to enhance your services. This informative resource uncovers four secrets of building a stellar API.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

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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