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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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Best Practices for Creating the Network-Enabled Cloud
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a step-by-step guide to help improve your network to handle services delivered from multiple clouds.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

XO Communications

Integrated Mobile Access Control Has Become a Top Priority
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one particular financial institution used an application programming interface (API) to simplify its security architecture, while saving software license, software maintenance, hardware and administration costs.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Axway

Manage, Deliver and Secure APIs With a Next-Generation Platform
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Find out how application architecture is evolving in order to handle the rapid delivery of business services via APIs.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Axway

How to Develop Secure Mobile Apps With a Stellar User Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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

CA Technologies.

Case Study: Essent deployes API Gateway
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Essent, the largest energy company in the Netherlands, needed to provide an easy-to-use, secure, robust, and proven system to enable web services and mobile applications for customers, partners, employees, and the general public. Access this case study to find out which API platform Essent deployed to govern the flow of data on the edge.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

Axway

Internet of Things
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Things can be very beneficial, but security and privacy are crucial. Since the devices in the Internet of Things rely on APIs to communicate, the management of these APIs is also crucial. Access this white paper key to learn how to enable the Internet of Things through efficient API management implemented with speed and security.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Axway

Implement a Dynamic Mobile Strategy Within Your Organization
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to learn about incorporating the best mobile practices within your organization.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

API Projects Require Proper Planning
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore key tips on how to incorporate API planning and testing to avoid delays and defects in development. Uncover the proper steps to take to ensure 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

Transforming an Industry Leader with APIs
sponsored by MuleSoft
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
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

API Project Planning: Steps to Add Value in Data, App Integration
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
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

How to Begin an API Project
sponsored by Message Bus
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, uncover valuable steps to take when planning out a successful API project. Additionally, learn why experts have coined the phrase 'API economy,' and how APIs have brought significant challenges in traditional middleware stacks.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Message Bus

API Testing & Gartner
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource examines why it is time to move beyond typical ad-hoc API testing and evolve a trusted, continuous testing process
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Major New Zealand Bank Slashes API Testing Costs
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
CASE STUDY: Read on to discover how this major bank was able to save over $2.1 million NZD in testing and development costs over an 18 month period by identifying 3 key test patterns that would benefit from reusable ESB service tests. Access now to see if a testing automation system like this can benefit your business as well.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

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

API Testing Maturity Model: Picking the Right Strategy
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
RESOURCE: This brief resource considers 5 different API testing maturity models, and discusses essential points that apply to every development team. Access now to see how these models compare.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

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

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

Embedded Agile: How One European Tech Provider Revamped Their Development
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

Research Report: Why Mobile Dev is Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by Kony
ANALYST REPORT: Access this Forrester research report on current strategies and adoption trends of enterprise mobile application developers, and find out why mobile development is moving to the cloud at an accelerated pace.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

Kony

Building an Android App using MobileData Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this video to learn how to augment a simple Android application with functionality provided by IBM Bluemix.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 24, 2014

IBM
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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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