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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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Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
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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

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The New Innovation Economy of Data, APIs, Mobile Apps and the Internet of Things
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how companies are using PaaS solutions to harness the power of the Internet of Things and drive an explosion of new economic activity.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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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

5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Developer Talent for Your Open APIs
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WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, you'll learn how opening APIs to developers outside of the enterprise can enable the creation of apps that add value in innovative and unexpected ways—without requiring a direct investment in app development. Read on to learn 5 key ways that smart enterprises attract and nurture top third-party developer talent.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

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The API Revolution: What it means for Data Center Infrastructure Management
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WHITE PAPER: DCIM delivers the greatest value when it can effectively manage the data being generated in the data center—and integrate with other enterprise systems. API's are proving to be the key. This must-read paper outlines the expanding role of APIs and how to use them to simplify DCIM integration and extend value.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

Emerson

Five Simple Strategies for Securing APIs
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EBOOK: This guide provides an overview of the unique risk profile of APIs and offers 5 simple solutions to counter common threats to their security.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

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A How-to Guide to OAuth & API Security
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a complete breakdown of OAuth and discover how you can make OAuth implementation easy for your enterprise.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

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5 Pillars of API Management with CA Technologies
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about each of the 5 pillars API management.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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5 Legacy Mobilization Projects to Consider in 2015
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WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights 5 legacy mobilization projects to consider in 2015. Read now and focus on creating solutions that drive customer satisfaction, revenue generation, and employee productivity.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Open Legacy

S3 API: What is Required to Build Compatible Storage
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WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, discover the benefits of S3 as well as the compatibility concerns you need to keep in mind.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

Cloudian

Applications Services Governance: Market Trends You Need to Know
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WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner Magic Quadrant for a breakdown of the biggest players in the application services governance market.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Apigee

Data-2-Device: The Mobile Data Dilemma
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how IT simplify data modeling by moving data closer to the network edge through distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) and why it might be a promising alternative to using API abstractions and caching mechanisms.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

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CIOs: Don’t Let Your Business Fall Into the Digital Divide
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EBOOK: Explore this eBook to discover 3 ways in which an API-first digital strategy can enable you to bridge the digital divide and drive a successful business and IT transformation.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Axway

How to Develop Secure Mobile Apps With a Stellar User Experience
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of providing a better application experience, as well as how to secure the mobile application development and delivery process.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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API Projects Require Proper Planning
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EGUIDE: This expert guide explores key tips for API planning and testing to avoid delays and defects in the development process. Read on to uncover the proper steps to ensuring a successful API project, including 3 general principles that should be applied to creating a REST or JSON API.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

IBM

IDC Opinion – IBM Connect 2014 – Getting Even Smarter
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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

Using APIs to Enter the Digital Economy
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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

Transforming an Industry Leader with APIs
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CASE STUDY: Access this brief case study to see how this top financial company was able to address their API challenges, doubling their customer base in 5 years and reducing the time to develop new APIs from a month to just a few hours.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

MuleSoft

7 Steps to Building Your API Blueprint
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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

API Project Planning: Steps to Add Value in Data, App Integration
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EGUIDE: Organizations are jumping on board to move their data and applications to the cloud – here, is where application programming interfaces (APIs) will be ableto show true value. This e-guide offers the proper steps to planning a successful API project.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

IBM

Where Integration and Policies Come into Play with API Tool Selection
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EGUIDE: What capabilities should you examinebefore choosing an application programminginterface (API) tool? In this e-guide,explore the top three areas to consider: integration, policy enforcement, and service exposure.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

IBM

Why Analytics, Reporting are Important Facets of API Management Tools
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses why analytics and reporting are important facets of API management tools, and how the right platforms will analyze gathered data.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

IBM

How High Quality APIs Equates to Exemplary Services
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EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for advice on API best practices, problems to be prepared for, and essential advice. Read on to find out 3 general principles that should be applied to creating REST or JSON APIs.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Embedded Agile: How One European Tech Provider Revamped Their Development
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CASE STUDY: This case study investigates the Agile processes within a European embedded technology industry provider, delivering technical solutions for sports, health, defence, motorsports and the automotive sector. The report looks to chart the journey towards Agile and its progress across the wider organisation, driven through grassroots adoption.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

IBM

CIC agile case study: US medical device company
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CASE STUDY: This case study report investigates the adoption of Agile processes within a US provider of medical devices. The report looks to chart the journey towards Agile and its progress across the wider organisation.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

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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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