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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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Getting Active on the Field and in the Cloud Using APIs to Power Activity and Empower Partners
sponsored by Intel® Services
WHITE PAPER: Since ACTIVE.com fulfilled the final step of its three-pronged technology strategy by implementing a successful API program, the company and its partners are seeing continuous, incremental month to-month growth - and they've only just begun exploring other opportunities with the API platform. Read this case study to learn more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Intel® Services

Success Story Video: Dun & Bradstreet Direct Service: Liberating data to enable new digital revenue streams
sponsored by Axway
WEBCAST: Kamron Abtahi from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) presents on the company's 'Data as a Service' strategy of liberating the data in the D&B repository by directly embedding the information into its customers systems through an API. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 6, 2015

Axway

It’s Time for APIs to Get Ready for Cloud Apps
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you'll uncover expert advice on how to plan a robust application program interface (API) strategy, and explore how to develop APIs that will allow enterprise architects to quickly turn out business-ready applications.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

IBM

CIOs: Don’t Let Your Business Fall Into the Digital Divide
sponsored by Axway
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

What’s New in VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6.0?
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the latest release of the industry-leading platform that provides insight to IT capacity and performance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

Boost Operational Efficiency With a Network Based Data Center Fabric
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining your network within a data center, as well as 5 key technologies that serve as the building blocks for a data center fabric.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Group-Based Policy for OpenStack
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the new OpenStack Group-Based Policy (GBP) framework designed to offer a new set of API extensions to manage OpenStack infrastructure through declarative policy abstractions. Find out how GBP is based on four main concepts and explore a broad range of use cases.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover concepts that provide direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers think about where to place their three-to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015

Solidfire

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

Case Study: Essent Deploys 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

Enable the Internet of Things Through Efficient API Management
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

IDC Opinion – IBM Connect 2014 – Getting Even Smarter
sponsored by IBM
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

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

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

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
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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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