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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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The 4 Secrets of a Successful API
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals 4 secrets of building a successful application programming interface (API), including design for great user experience, optimize for use case, and more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

MuleSoft

7 Habits of Highly Effective API and Service Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll examine the relationship between APIs, services, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) to get a better idea of API usage. Read on and also discover 7 best practices for API management.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

MuleSoft

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

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

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

Explore the New Open API Economy
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the business drivers of the open API economy, and discover what you should consider before deciding if open APIs are right for you. Plus, get a list of questions to determine your readiness and tips for evaluating your options going forward.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.

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.

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

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®

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

Survival guide to PACBASE ™ end-of-life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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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