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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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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

The Service Innovation Mandate in Telecommunications
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the key strategies telecommunications companies can pursue in order to most fully capitalize on the opportunities afforded by APIs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

CA Technologies.

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

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.

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

Eliminate Integration Self-maintenance with Pre-built, Packaged Integrations
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Access this data sheet that highlights a portfolio of integration tools that provides pre-built, packaged integrations and connectors and eliminates the need to own or manage any on-premise integration middleware or servers.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Workday

It’s All About the App: Mobile Security That Helps Enable the Business
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the endless possibilities of implementing mobile initiatives into your business while keeping security initiatives in mind.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

CA Technologies.

5 Simple Strategies for Securing APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: APIs share many of the same threats as the traditional web; however, they have an entirely unique risk profile that needs to be managed. View this resource now to discover an analysis of what an API truly is, and how they expose enterprises to new threats.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 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.

API Management: Choosing the Right Tools
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Making application programming interfaces (APIs) available to the general public brings with it a number of challenges and risks. In this white paper, explore the functional and operational requirements in depth and get the key criteria you need to choose the right API management tool for your organization.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

5 OAuth Essentials for API Access Control
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to uncover an application programming interface (API) authentication solution fit for the enterprise. Read on for 5 things to consider before deployment.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Enterprise on the Go: 5 Essentials for BYOD & Mobile Enablement
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: To get the most benefits from enterprise mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, businesses need to deploy applications that give employees the same functionality as on-premise apps without sacrificing the security of critical enterprise systems. While this may seem like a tall order, it's possible with the right strategy in place.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 06 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Even though application programming interfaces (APIs) experience the same threats as the Web, thanks to architecture differences, existing Web security methods aren't enough to keep them protected. Read on to unveil 5 best practices to secure your API architectures.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Securing Identities and Data Across Mobile Apps
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the 3 major challenges in protecting user identities through mobile applications. Read on to discover a mobile gateway solution that offers secure access and user protection.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

5 Pillars of API Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) form the foundation of today's open enterprise, allowing data to be shared between on-premise applications and data with Web apps, smart devices, and the cloud. But APIs open up new concerns for management and security that must be considered for safe, effective API usage.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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

API Management is the SOA Renaissance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking organizations are moving to more open ecosystems, relying on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs). Access this insightful white paper to learn about combining SOA and API management to create more engaging applications through comprehensive integration.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

API Development: Staying Ahead of the Curve
sponsored by StrikeIron
WHITE PAPER: Although API development isn't new, architects must be aware of its evolution and stay ahead of the curve.  This E-Guide covers API development trends provided by industry insiders and expert advice on how SOA and the cloud fit in with today's evolved API development.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

StrikeIron

Delivering the Data Layer of the Cloud: The Business Case for APIs
sponsored by StrikeIron
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the business case for APIs and learn why it may be a good idea to publish APIs for your organization. Compare the options of building your API capabilities internally and leveraging an API platform provider to achieve end-to-end API management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

StrikeIron

Understanding the New Open API Economy
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Open application programming interfaces (APIs) give partners and developers access to your business' data or functionality. Why would you want to use an open API? In this white paper, learn more about the business drivers of the open API economy, and learn what you should consider before deciding if open APIs are right for you.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.

Survey Results: An Emerging Digital Divide
sponsored by Apigee Europe LTD
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report, view survey results of how companies today are leveraging technology-enabled capabilities such as "big data" and analytics, digital marketing, apps, and APIs. Find out what separates the top performers from the pack, and get key recommendations to help put your business on the right side of the "digital divide."
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Apigee Europe LTD
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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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