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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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Facebook Secures Remote Access and Optimizes Virtual Application Environment
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Facebook wanted to upgrade the performance and availability of their virtual application environment, as well as improve the security of their remote access portal. In this case study, learn how Facebook achieved these goals by implementing an application delivery technology that ensures applications are fast, secure and available.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

F5 Networks

Opening an API for Mobile Reach and Monetization
sponsored by Mashery
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

Mashery

Security at Scale: Logging in AWS
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a service to record API calls and resource changes that helps alleviate on-premises infrastructure and storage challenges. Continue on to learn about common compliance requirements related to logging, and how AWS can help.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013


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.

Enterprise Integration with Public Cloud Services using OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a deployment strategy for an authentication and authorization solution that requires no third-party access to user credentials – so that your information stays within the company.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

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.

Simplify the Move to Cloud Business
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get critical advice on how to simplify your transition to the cloud with an automated solution, and move toward the network agility your business needs.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

HP & Intel®

Simplify Complex Network Tasks With Custom Capabilities
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: The time to automate is the network – you ready? Discover how creating custom automation is crucial to not only facilitate the cloud but also increase visibility, lower costs, and reduce risks.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Survival guide to PACBASE ™ end-of-life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With the news of Pacbase's 2015 retirement, many organizations must find an alternative application strategy. This resource outlines your options in the post-Pacbase world, and offers advice and recommendations for realizing continued application success.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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.

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource for an in-depth examination of the traditional threats to both Web-based browsers and APIs, as well as the risks specific to APIs.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

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

Choose the Cloud Platform that beats the competition
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A lot of platforms that call themselves cloud are just virtual servers with a new name. This whitepaper looks at important features that every robust private cloud platform should provide.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

Citrix

Top Three Mobile Application Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the top three mobile application threats enterprises today are facing and offers advice on how to mitigate the potential risks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

A Different Take on Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: Get a different take on software defined networks, who they help, the benefits you can achieve from deploying one, and key tips for utilizing one within your organization.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

Enterasys

Infrastructure Agility Through Affinities
sponsored by Plexxi
WHITE PAPER: The way your applications take part in your infrastructure – and influence it – is crucial to business success. Unfortunately, this has been inherently complex and costly to achieve. Until now. View this white paper to learn how affinities can help you overcome these challenges.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Plexxi

Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic today. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and the role it will play in achieving cloud success. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Brocade

Next-Generation API Delivery Platform : How to Use an API Server to Manage, Deliver and Secure APIs
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the next generation of APIs: API delivery platforms and servers. Read on for more information and details on API management, security, and delivery, the next generation of application architecture, key app design and usage changes, and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

Vordel now part of Axway

Enterprise API Management Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how your enterprise can embrace and leverage APIs to improve access and stay relevant in a changing world of user experience, both in terms of consumers and in terms of enterprise use.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

Vordel now part of Axway

Enterprise API Management: Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the various drivers of application program interface (API) management and find three recommendations for reference architectures that fit the most common API use cases.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Vordel now part of Axway
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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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