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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 APIs
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how you can leverage a platform that can ensure your API is highly available while guaranteeing integrity and confidentiality of your information.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

How to Design and Manage APIs
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WHITE PAPER: This guide to setting up an API strategy can help you modernize your apps to bring in new revenue streams. Discover a layered approach to APIs, and dig into important topics, such as: the causes of the API explosion, setting up API management and governance, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Strategic App Modernization Initiatives to Help Your Business
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide digs into the ways you can modernize your apps for today's competitive, fast-paced market. Learn about setting up an API strategy, developing for mobile, and more.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

MuleSoft

Case Study: API Gateway Secures Public APIs and Minimizes Costs
sponsored by Axway
CASE STUDY: APIs can help enterprises roll out apps quickly, but exposing them to third parties can create security issues. In this case study, discover the API gateway that enabled the energy supplier First Utility to secure their publicly available APIs, optimize performance and scalability, and accelerate time to market.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Solving the Top 11 API Threats
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: How can you ensure that APIs offer optimal functionality while minimizing their security vulnerabilities? Discover the 11 most critical API threats and the countermeasures that can help you thwart them.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Key Benefits and Features of Data Management through APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This report describes ways to accommodate internal API initiatives that will help your organization consume data in new ways. Access now and learn how these strategies drive innovation, customer satisfaction and efficiency.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 12 Apr 2016

CA Technologies

Banking APIs: State of the Market
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: As banks increasingly invest in APIs, many are struggling to choose a definition format, manage security, and build internal support for an API strategy. Discover key insights about major API challenges and trends from a survey conducted with API strategists and managers in the financial services industry.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Axway

9 Best Practices to Build a Digital Business Architecture
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: APIs can help you leverage third-party development talent and encourage collaboration, but there are several security and performance issues you have to address in order to ensure responsible, effective use of APIs. Discover 9 best practices to optimize your digital business architecture with APIs.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Total Economic Impact of a Mobile Platform
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, discover the impacts two companies—Homes.com and Virgin Money—saw using a mobile platform that provides native app creation capabilities, mobile APIs, and real-time analytics. Also learn what financial returns you could gain from leveraging this platform.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Axway

3 Ways an API-First Digital Strategy can Drive a Successful Business and IT Transformation
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: If companies still rely on legacy apps that were deployed long before the cloud, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things, they need to quickly adapt to keep up with today's customer expectations. Discover the 3 ways you can drive a successful business and IT transformation by putting APIs first.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

The API Management Playbook: Understanding Solutions for API Management
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: APIs are critical to help enterprises keep up with the rising volume, scale, and volatility of customer-facing apps, but you can only get maximum value out of APIs if you have a strategy in place to manage and coordinate their deployment. Discover how to develop a formal strategy to create, secure, manage, and optimize APIs at enterprise scale.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

20 Ways to Better Deliver, Manage, & Secure APIs
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: In today's increasingly mobile world, organizations need to use APIs to provide customers and employees consistent access to business services and data anytime, anywhere, from any device. Discover 20 ways a unified API platform can allow you to accelerate API delivery.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

Axway

Object Storage: S3 API and Security
sponsored by Cloudian
JOURNAL ARTICLE: This brief article dives into the security features of AWS's online object storage web service, focusing on controlling access to data. Read on and discover how the security features can support your complex application integrations and enable you to deliver value-add functionality that isn't directly included in AWS.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Cloudian

Object Storage: Standardizing on the S3 API
sponsored by Cloudian
JOURNAL ARTICLE: This brief article highlights AWS's online object storage web service and its application programming interface (API). Read on to see how you can simplify your data storage and retrieval with this API.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

Cloudian

Are Low-Code Platforms Fast and Scalable?
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a low-code platform can enable rapid app development while enabling growth in complexity and scale in an integrated and easy-to-manage way. Additionally, explore testimonials shared by organizations that have experienced the benefits of a low-code platform for themselves.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

K2

8 Tips for Drupal 8 Performance
sponsored by NGINX
WHITE PAPER: In this blog post, learn how Drupal's latest version is more adept at handling big projects—including projects that started small but rapidly grew. Also, explore the latest additions to Drupal, and learn 8 tips to maximize performance.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

NGINX

Service Discovery in a Microservices Architecture
sponsored by NGINX
WHITE PAPER: In this blog post, learn about using service discovery in a microservices architecture. Explore this problem in-depth, including patterns for the client-side and server-side discovery, and how the service registry factors in.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

NGINX

Introduction to Microservices
sponsored by NGINX
WHITE PAPER: This blog post serves as an introduction to microservices as an alternative to a monolithic architecture pattern. Learn how microservices are well-suited to tackling the complexity that monolithic applications create, and the ultimate benefits and drawbacks microservices have.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 May 2015

NGINX

Building Microservices: Using an API Gateway
sponsored by NGINX
WHITE PAPER: In this blog post, learn about building microservices using an API Gateway, ensuring that there is a single entry point into the system. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, as well as how to successfully implement it.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

NGINX

Secure API Management Enables Mobile Innovation
sponsored by Axway
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how a payment services provider secured their API web services platform to focus on what really matters: producing and managing payment cards. Discover how the company's strategy allowed its peer-to-peer application to reach the market and flourish.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Axway

Expose Public APIs to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
sponsored by Axway
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how the largest independent energy supplier in the UK achieved their goal of exposing APIs publicly and securely. Gain ideas on how you can receive rapid time to market for new features, by developing and exposing APIs quickly (and securely), for competitive differentiation, and more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Axway

Extending Functionality with Microsoft Azure APIs and IoT Devices
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn about two key features of Microsoft Azure. First, explore APIs that can optimize your cloud apps' functionality. Then, learn about the forthcoming IoT suite that can help you prepare for the rapidly approaching future of the Internet of Things.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Navigating and Defining Requirements for Mobile App Development
sponsored by OutSystems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores best practices for defining mobile app requirements. Learn about the importance of representational state transfer principles today and how mobile and cloud apps are pushing APIs forward.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

OutSystems

Best Practices for Building Mobile Apps in the Cloud
sponsored by OutSystems
EGUIDE: In this 3-part expert e-guide, learn how mobile cloud and native apps compare from the developer's perspective. You'll also explore ways to overcome the problem of developing mobile apps that run across many devices, and how HTML5 can provide a less complex and costly alternative.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

OutSystems

Taking a Mobile-First Approach to Development
sponsored by Magnet
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide examines how to start a mobile-first development approach and provides insight on working with mobile push notifications. Read on to learn expert answers to frequently asked questions.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

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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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