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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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Navigating and Defining Requirements for Software App Development
sponsored by OutSystems
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore best practices for defining requirements for mobile apps. Additionally, learn about the importance representational state transfer principles today and how mobile and cloud apps are pushing APIs forward.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

OutSystems

Mobile Middleware Alleviates Mobile App Development Challenges
sponsored by Kony
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide explores the difference between Backend as a Service (BaaS) and mobile middleware, and breaks down how they can help your development process. Plus, you'll learn expert tips on optimizing mobile middleware design to reduce app development time and enhance user experience.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Kony

Making Continuous Delivery Possible
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses ways teams can quickly create, edit and deploy virtual services that accurately simulate the constrained systems they need. Access now and learn how to convert complex app services into developer-friendly APIs, securely share and manage access to them, and manage the available of backend systems.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 | Published: 11 Jan 2016

CA Technologies

Swift'€™s Place in iOS Development
sponsored by Magenic
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn the ins and outs of Swift, including its place in iOS development.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016

Magenic

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


Cloud API Integration Enables Enhanced Rewards Program
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast demo discusses how to use API management in combination with a hybrid cloud infrastructure to build out an enhanced rewards program for customers, securely and quickly.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Oct 2, 2015

IBM

Luminaries Discuss the Major Issues Impacting DevOps Today
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the major issues facing DevOps today, how they could impact you, and what you can do to overcome them. Read on to see if your DevOps strategy is up to snuff, or on the road to peril.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

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

The Curious Case of API Security: Solving the Top 11 API Threats
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: This resource delves into the top threats facing APIs, exploring how these attacks are carried out and how you can thwart them. Read on to learn how to keep your APIs secure.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

Axway

API-Led Connectivity: The Next Step in the Evolution of SOA
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores why driving connectivity with application program interfaces (APIs) is key for making the most out of the digital transformation. Read on to learn how you can harness your APIs to reach a level of connectivity that goes beyond yesterday's integration approaches.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Future-Proofing the Retail Enterprise
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers the changing world of retail, and what role technology can play in it. Read on to discover the challenges facing retailers, especially when it comes to implementing large systems, and what recommendations could help you.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

API Essentials: Defining the Basics
sponsored by MuleSoft
VIDEO: This brief video explains API essentials in easy, understandable terms. Access now to discover what an API is, how it functions, and what important roles it plays in your life.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 02 Nov 2015

MuleSoft

Achieve Digital Transformation in Financial Services
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, gain insights on adopting an integration strategy that can allow you to meet the challenges of digital transformation in in an agile and cost-effective way. Learn use cases, best practices, and more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

MuleSoft

Cheat Sheet: Easier App Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
sponsored by Cloud Elements
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down one of the most common CRM platforms – Microsoft Dynamics CRM – to help you make the application integration process easier.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2015

Cloud Elements

Modern Infrastructure E-Zine – October 2015
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: The October 2015 issue of our Modern Infrastructure e-zine is here, and it brings to the table a variety of interesting topics. Discover insights on thinking out, not up; explore data-aware storage; delve into the shortcomings of email, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

SearchDataCenter.com

Web API Management: New Rules for a New Economy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how a Web API provides a public persona for the enterprise. Learn how to optimize yours by discovering tools that promote application development efforts, so you can exploit the Web API to its fullest potential.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Extend Your Business to New Channels of Profit
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how you can use the design principles of service-oriented architecture to successfully extend your business to new channels while meeting new workload demands. Uncover the 3 key concepts that can enable your enterprise to extend its reach.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

IBM

APIs for Dummies: Leveraging APIs to Solve Modern Business Challenges
sponsored by IBM
BOOK: What is the basic nature of APIs, and what are the key questions that you need to ask before embarking on an API journey? This book is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing the world of devices, whether you're an API provider or consumer.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

IBM

Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of API Management Technology
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The following infographic contains findings on the financial impact of API management technology. Learn how to deliver substantial ROI while efficiently managing APIs with various skill levels.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

The Total Economic Impact of API Management Investments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Top analysts have provided a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of API management tools. Read on and discover how to support API management initiatives that bolster productivity, increase revenue, and improve the user experience.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

CA Technologies.

API Strategy and Architecture: A Coordinated Approach
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This e-book outlines best practices for designing results-focused APIs that can form the cornerstone of your API program's success.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

An Enterprise Architect’s Guide to API Integration for ESB and SOA
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This resource is an enterprise architect's guide to API integration for ESB and SOA, providing an overview of the app economy and enabling you to better understand API management in action. Read on to explore a number of ways that a powerful API management solution can streamline and empower your enterprise.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

The Chief Digital Officer’s Guide to Digital Transformation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines four steps to consider when addressing the digital evolution in your business. Read on to discover how APIs are a key part to many digital trends by connecting mobile apps, cloud platforms, partners, and IoT devices to enterprise data.
Posted: 06 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

CA Technologies.

APIs for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. Access this e-book for a guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

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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