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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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Interoperability and the Cloud in Connected Health
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WHITE PAPER: Learn how to conquer the interoperability, compliance, and security issues holding your organization back from leveraging cloud platforms to develop revolutionary applications.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016


Unified Workspace eBook
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Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Lenovo Software

Cast Study: Deploying API Web Services for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mobile Payments
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how mobile payment company CETREL adopted off-the-shelf API web services technology and how this provided them many benefits, including rapid time to market, faster and easier onboarding of new customers, stability, reliability, speed, security, and more. Discover how this technology could benefit you own organization.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

The One Overlooked Key to Retail Success
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the key challenges for retailers today as well as recommendations for overcoming them. Discover why API-led connectivity in particular is where retailers will gain an edge, and see two case studies of retailers who are succeeding in the face of disruptive change.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 26 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Protect Your APIs
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: APIs have become a key part of business strategy for many organizations. But how can you ensure APIs provide the agility you want without risking costly data breaches? Discover how you can ensure your API is highly available while guaranteeing integrity and confidentiality of your information.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

How to Design and Manage APIs
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide to setting up an API strategy can help you modernize your apps to bring in new revenue streams. Discover a layered approach to APIs, and dig into important topics, such as: the causes of the API explosion, setting up API management and governance, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Strategic App Modernization Initiatives to Help Your Business
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide digs into the ways you can modernize your apps for today's competitive, fast-paced market. Learn about setting up an API strategy, developing for mobile, and more.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Solving the Top 11 API Threats
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: How can you ensure that APIs offer optimal functionality while minimizing their security vulnerabilities? Discover the 11 most critical API threats and the countermeasures that can help you thwart them.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Banking APIs: State of the Market
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: As banks increasingly invest in APIs, many are struggling to choose a definition format, manage security, and build internal support for an API strategy. Discover key insights about major API challenges and trends from a survey conducted with API strategists and managers in the financial services industry.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Axway

9 Best Practices to Build a Digital Business Architecture
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: APIs can help you leverage third-party development talent and encourage collaboration, but there are several security and performance issues you have to address in order to ensure responsible, effective use of APIs. Discover 9 best practices to optimize your digital business architecture with APIs.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Total Economic Impact of a Mobile Platform
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, discover the impacts two companies—Homes.com and Virgin Money—saw using a mobile platform that provides native app creation capabilities, mobile APIs, and real-time analytics. Also learn what financial returns you could gain from leveraging this platform.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Axway

3 Ways an API-First Digital Strategy can Drive a Successful Business and IT Transformation
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: If companies still rely on legacy apps that were deployed long before the cloud, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things, they need to quickly adapt to keep up with today's customer expectations. Discover the 3 ways you can drive a successful business and IT transformation by putting APIs first.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

20 Ways to Better Deliver, Manage, & Secure APIs
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: In today's increasingly mobile world, organizations need to use APIs to provide customers and employees consistent access to business services and data anytime, anywhere, from any device. Discover 20 ways a unified API platform can allow you to accelerate API delivery.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

Axway

API-led Connectivity: The Next Step in the Evolution of SOA
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Existing application integration approaches can't keep up with the new rate of change posed by technologies like SaaS, mobile, and the Internet of Things. Discover how API-led connectivity can empower you to increase developer productivity, predict code changes earlier on, and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Future-Proofing the Retail Enterprise
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers the changing world of retail, and what role technology can play in it. Read on to discover the challenges facing retailers, especially when it comes to implementing large systems, and what recommendations could help you.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Achieve Digital Transformation in Financial Services
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, gain insights on adopting an integration strategy that can allow you to meet the challenges of digital transformation in in an agile and cost-effective way. Learn use cases, best practices, and more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

MuleSoft

Five Simple Symbols You Should Know to Unlock Your PowerShell Potential
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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

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

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

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
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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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