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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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Mobile Application Development Is About to Get Even Easier
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, uncover the key differences that enable efficient mobile app production. Additionally, explore the upcoming role Java IDE will have for the future of the development tool space.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

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Overcoming the Seemingly Impossible: Cloud Application Integration
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EGUIDE: Why is app integration such a problem in cloud computing? And, what can provide relief? Find the answers in this expert e-guide that highlights the common contributors that make integration such a headache, and why app integration pain is still acute even in the cloud age.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

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Facebook Secures Remote Access and Optimizes Virtual Application Environment
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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

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Opening an API for Mobile Reach and Monetization
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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

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Security at Scale: Logging in AWS
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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


Hospice Général of Geneva Uses ESB to Standardize and Extend Information System
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CASE STUDY: The Hospice Général of Geneva needed to "secure, standardize and centralize all our interfaces that enable dialog between our applications...to guarantee flawless interoperability," explained Gilles Soler, Assistant Head of their IT Department. Which enterprise service bus (ESB) did they choose to fulfill their needs?
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

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Create a Mobile-friendly To-Do List App with PHP, jQuery Mobile, and Google Tasks
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RESOURCE CENTER: In this brief video, learn how the Google Tasks API enables you to build creative new applications around task management, allowing you to manage your to-do list on the go.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

IBM

On-Premises Application Integration Suites Compared
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ANALYST REPORT: Choosing the right integration tool with the functionality you need can be daunting -- but there's help.Consult this Magic Quadrant report from Gartner, Inc., which compares top vendors in the on-premises application integration space
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2013

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Analyst Report: Nexus of Forces Drives Evolution of Integration Strategy
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ANALYST REPORT: As cloud computing, mobile applications, and other forces change the IT landscape, IT and lines of business must adopt new, more flexible approaches to integration. In this report from Gartner, Inc., explore analyst predictions for integration trends, as well as how integration projects and strategy will evolve.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

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Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
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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

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Building the Next-Gen Apps: Information-driven Applications
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VIDEO: Check out the following video to get a firsthand look at a new a analytics platform that allows for businesses to design and deploy information-driven applications. See how by integrating analytics into design, you can allow employees to work smarter, improve insight value, and more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 19 Jun 2014

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APIs and Cloud Application Integration Strategies Today
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EBOOK: Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasing in popularity as mobile and cloud computing continue to gain traction, but managing APIs in your organization can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, this expert three-part handbook serves as a guide to APIs and cloud integration
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

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Transforming business at the intersection of marketing and technology
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BOOK: Businesses have to change themselves quickly and dramatically if they want to survive and thrive, say Bob Lord and Ray Velez, CEO and CTO of razorfish, in this extract from their book, Covnerge.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

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Enterprise Integration with Public Cloud Services using OAuth
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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

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Build apps faster with PaaS
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VIDEO: In this brief video, learn how you can build and deploy apps faster with an open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS). You'll discover how easy it is to scale applications and support any number of programming languages your organization relies on.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 06 Jun 2013

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Where SOA and the Cloud fit in With API Development
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EGUIDE: According to VP of Enterprise Management Associates Shawn Rogers, application program interfaces (APIs) play a key role in adding value to applications or workflows, as well as extending the reach of your business. As such, companies are looking for ways to speed API development, and many are turning to the cloud.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

IBM

Architecture Plan and Design Best Practices: Outputs, Interfaces, and Scheduling
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EGUIDE: Consult this expert e-guide for advice from Gartner Vice President Anne Thomas Manes and other IT professionals on architecture planning, design best practices, and new approaches to building services with service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

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Inside the world of Web APIs, the cloud and mobile technology
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PODCAST: In this on-demand podcast, Rob Daigneau, practice lead for custom application development at Slalom Consulting, offers his expert insights into the world of Web application programming interfaces (APIs), the cloud and mobile technology.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Premiered: May 23, 2014

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Software May Be Eating the World, but APIs Are Giving It Teeth
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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

SOA architecture: Why You Need API Management
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EGUIDE: Modern, connected businesses need APIs to share information and do business with partners, but API development and management is no easy task. Consult this exclusive e-guide to get advice from software industry experts about key API issues.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

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Challenges of SaaS Application Integration
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EGUIDE: Many companies have fallen behind on cloud app integration, relying on old tools and inefficient methods. Consult this e-guide for integration advice from Garner analyst Benoit Lheureux and other experts, as well as best practices for developing new strategies to beat the challenges of integrating cloud applications.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

MuleSoft

Secrets of a Great API: Core principles for delivering successful APIs
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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 Design: How to Properly Build an Application Program Interface
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EGUIDE: What should you keep in mind while creating APIs? Find out in this expert Solution Spotlight, where you'll receive guidelines for building an API the right way to achieve functional integration and developer loyalty.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

IBM

E-guide: 5 must-have integration competencies for competitive advantage
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EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, explore the latest trends in application integration and learn why better collaboration is critical for a successful integration environment. Also, learn five key integration competencies that will give you a competitive advantage
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

IBM

Enable Mobile in the API Economy
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VIDEO: To achieve success with APIs, you need to manage both their creation and consumption -- but how? Find out in this brief video, where you'll discover a combination of tools that help you through the entire process: from API creation to mobile app development, and synchronization with back-end systems.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 13 Mar 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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