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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 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

ComputerWeekly.com

Digging into Quality: API Best Practices, Problems and Advice
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EGUIDE: "For consumers, a bad API means a longer development cycle and a higher defect rate," said IT architect Peter Hendriks. So how do you avoid these consequences and ensure top-notch API quality from the start? This expert e-guide provides best practices for API quality.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014

IBM

Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites
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ANALYST REPORT: Integration is key to today's complex IT landscape, however with so many integration tools to choose from, selecting the right one(s) can be difficult. Make it easier with this Magic Quadrant report from Gartner, Inc., which compares top vendors in the application integration space, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, Red Hat, and more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2013

IBM

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

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

Forum Systems

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

Red Hat

Better Collaboration for New Era of Application Integration
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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

Where SOA and the Cloud fit in With API Development
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

API Development: Staying Ahead of the Curve
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WHITE PAPER: Although API development isn't new, architects must be aware of its evolution and stay ahead of the curve.  This E-Guide covers API development trends provided by industry insiders and expert advice on how SOA and the cloud fit in with today's evolved API development.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

StrikeIron

Apps Revolution
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from CSC describes the Apps rEvolution: an evolution in technology that is creating revolutionary business and personal change.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Delivering the Data Layer of the Cloud: The Business Case for APIs
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the business case for APIs and learn why it may be a good idea to publish APIs for your organization. Compare the options of building your API capabilities internally and leveraging an API platform provider to achieve end-to-end API management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

StrikeIron

Developing, Deploying and Delivering Web APIs
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WHITE PAPER: Web application programming interfaces (APIs) offer flexibility and add value to your data and software. However, API development, deployment, and delivery is a complicated process. Do you have the API knowhow to ensure scalability, reliability, and security?
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

StrikeIron

API Management Buyers' Guide
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WHITE PAPER: Application programming interfaces (APIs) can dramatically increase the value of your applications by opening them up to a wide variety of new users. However, to get the full value of your APIs you need a comprehensive API management tool. But what should you look for in such a technology?
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

StrikeIron

7 Habits of Highly Effective API and Service Management
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll examine the relationship between APIs, services, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) to get a better idea of API usage. Also, learn seven best practices for API management.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

MuleSoft

Simplify the Move to Cloud Business
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get critical advice on how to simplify your transition to the cloud with an automated solution, and move toward the network agility your business needs.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

HP & Intel®

Top Three Mobile Application Threats
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the top three mobile application threats enterprises today are facing and offers advice on how to mitigate the potential risks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Enable Mobile in the API Economy
sponsored by IBM
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

API Management is the SOA Renaissance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking organizations are moving to more open ecosystems, relying on service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs). Access this insightful white paper to learn about combining SOA and API management to create more engaging applications through comprehensive integration.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Understanding the New Open API Economy
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Open application programming interfaces (APIs) give partners and developers access to your business' data or functionality. Why would you want to use an open API? In this white paper, learn more about the business drivers of the open API economy, and learn what you should consider before deciding if open APIs are right for you.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack & Hijack
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Even though application programming interfaces (APIs) experience the same threats as the Web, thanks to architecture differences, existing Web security methods aren't enough to keep them protected. Read on to unveil 5 best practices to secure your API architectures.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Survey Results: An Emerging Digital Divide
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WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report, view survey results of how companies today are leveraging technology-enabled capabilities such as "big data" and analytics, digital marketing, apps, and APIs. Find out what separates the top performers from the pack, and get key recommendations to help put your business on the right side of the "digital divide."
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Apigee Europe LTD

Essential Guide to API Management and Application Integration
sponsored by Red Hat
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Explore your API options in this essential guide with tips from experts including Alex Gaber, API evangelist. Check out a range of stories that highlight examples of successful API management, trends with the technology, and key terms developers need to know.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Red Hat

Choose the Cloud Platform that beats the competition
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WHITE PAPER: A lot of platforms that call themselves cloud are just virtual servers with a new name. This whitepaper looks at important features that every robust private cloud platform should provide.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

Citrix

Handbook: Converged network, storage and compute infrastructure: Are we there yet?
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EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn how you can make a converged network infrastructure a reality and achieve top efficiency.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

SearchNetworking.com
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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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