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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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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.
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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.
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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

API Project Planning: Steps to Add Value in Data, App Integration
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EGUIDE: Organizations are jumping on board tomove their data and applications to thecloud – here, is where application programminginterfaces (APIs) will be ableto show true value. This e-guide offers the proper steps to planninga 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

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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

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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

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How to Begin an API Project
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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

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

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API Testing & Gartner
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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

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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

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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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Major New Zealand Bank Slashes API Testing Costs
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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

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API Testing Myths  - Testing in the API Economy
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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.
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API Testing Maturity Model: Picking the Right Strategy
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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

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Research Report: Why Mobile Dev is Moving to the Cloud
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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

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Enterprise Mobile Apps: The Time Is Now
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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

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APIs are Different than Integration
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WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, we explore API-centric architecture in detail and examine some of the important implications of the movement to the API-centric architecture that is underway in enterprise application development today.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Apigee

APIs for Dummies: How to accelerate your business with APIs
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WHITE PAPER: This book demystifies APIs, going beyond the acronym to help you understand their strategic significance, as well as providing insight into how they can help your business.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

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API and API Infrastructure Security for the CSO
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WHITE PAPER: Security must be built into the APIs themselves. But that's not enough. Threat protection, identity services, infrastructure security, and compliance also must be top of mind. This eBook provides a framework to help CSOs and CISOs consider API security.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Apigee

The Service Innovation Mandate in Telecommunications
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WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the key strategies telecommunications companies can pursue in order to most fully capitalize on the opportunities afforded by APIs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

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Building an Android App using MobileData Cloud
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WEBCAST: Watch this video to learn how to augment a simple Android application with functionality provided by IBM Bluemix.
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Build an Android app using the IBM Mobile Data for Bluemix cloud service
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WEBCAST: Discover how the IBM Mobile Data for Bluemix service can store, delete, update and query objects stored in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 21, 2014

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Build an Android app using the MobileData cloud service
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WEBCAST: Watch this video to learn how to augment a simple Android application with functionality provided by IBM Bluemix.
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General information when developing for Android
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WHITE PAPER: Find insights into developing applications for Android mobile devices in this guide from IBM.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

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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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